About S. Loyd Neal

Licensed to practice law in 1987, Loyd became Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Litigation in 1999. He has represented hundreds of clients in state and federal courts throughout the State of Texas. A representative list of the types of matters that Loyd has successfully handled for his clients is set forth below.

Loyd is an expert at evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of cases, and is an effective communicator. He is known for his ability to distill complicated legal issues and fact patterns into understandable presentations in court. He is especially adept at presenting his clients’ claims and defenses in a logical and credible manner in the courtroom. Because of his unique abilities and years of experience, Loyd is frequently retained by other attorneys to help them try difficult cases. Loyd brings a professional and thorough approach to the practice of law. He combines a conscientious attitude with creativity and a tireless work ethic to give clients “winning” legal representation in litigation, arbitration, and appellate matters. Drawing upon his litigation experiences, Loyd also counsels and advises clients on risk avoidance and matters relating to the formation and operation of their businesses. He also negotiates, drafts, and reviews contracts and other documents on behalf of his business and individual clients.

Loyd is an active member of his church and participates in numerous civic and community organizations and activities. An avid sports enthusiast, Loyd coached youth basketball, baseball and football teams for over 20 years, and served on the board of a large youth sports association in the North Houston area for 5 years. While he has many hobbies and interests, Loyd’s favorite recreational activities involve supporting Texas Aggie football, basketball, and baseball teams in their never ending quest for an elusive national championship.

Phi Delta Phi. Member, 1985-1986, and Associate Editor, 1986, St. Mary’s Law Journal, 1985-1986. Author: “Punitive Damages: A Solution to an Insurance Problem,” St. Mary’s Law Journal, Spring, 1987. Chairman, Greater Houston Partnership Professional Service Council, 2001-2003.

Education

  • Texas A&M University, B.B.A., 1984
  • St. Mary’s University, J.D., 1987

Professional Affiliations

  • Greater Houston Partnership: CEO Round Table; Past Chairman Professional Services Council
  • Houston and American Bar Associations
  • International Transportation Management Association
  • Rotary Club
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Past Board Member: Legal Director, Spring Klein Sports Association

Civil Litigation Experience

  • Ancillary Relief: Temporary Restraining Orders, Temporary and Permanent Injunctions
  • Appeals: State and Federal Courts
  • Bankruptcy/Adversary Proceedings
  • Business Disputes: Ownership/Management/Operations/Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Collection/Lender Liability/ Fair Debt Collection Practices Act//Foreclosure
  • Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure/Non-Compete Agreements
  • Construction: Commercial and Residential
  • Consumer/DTPA
  • Commercial Agreements/Contracts
  • Defamation/Libel/Slander/Business Disparagement
  • Directors/Officers Liability
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment and Employment Discrimination:
    • Race, National Origin, Sexual Orientation, Religion, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination, State and Federal Civil Rights, Title VII, 1983, ADA, EEOC, FLSA, FMLA, and Fair Credit Reporting Act, and NLRB
  • Environmental Contamination: Surface/Sub-Surface Trespass; Toxic Waste/Toxic Exposure
  • Equine Liability
  • Fraud/Fraudulent Inducement/Fraudulent Transfer of Assets
  • General Contractors/Sub-contractors
  • Group Health Insurance Coverages and Plans/ERISA/Retirement and Benefit Plans
  • Indemnity and Warranty Agreements
  • Insurance: Insurance Code/Good Faith and Fair Dealing/Policy and Coverage Disputes
  • Intellectual Property: Misappropriation/Misuse of Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Landlord/Tenant: Eviction/Foreclosure/ Forcible Entry and Detainer /ADA
  • Lease Agreements: Commercial and Residential
  • License Agreements
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-Subscriber Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Oil & Gas/Energy
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death: Products Liability, Premises Liability, Vehicular Accidents
  • Probate and Trust
  • Professional Liability/ Malpractice: Attorneys, Engineers, Architects, and other Professionals
  • Real Estate: Commercial and Residential
  • Shareholder Disputes/Securities/Shareholder Derivative Actions/Fiduciary Duty
  • Software and Technology
  • Theft of Confidential, Proprietary and Trade Secret Information
  • Theft of Corporate Opportunities/Conversion
  • Tortious Interference
  • Transportation/Logistics
  • Trespass/Nuisance

Contracts and Transactions: Negotiated, Drafted, Reviewed

  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Business Ownership and Business Development Agreements
  • Commercial and Personal Contracts
  • Commercial and Residential Construction Agreements
  • Commercial and Residential Purchase and Lease Agreements
  • Consulting and Service Agreements
  • Contractor’s and Sub-Contractor’s Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Manuals
  • Employee Severance Agreements
  • Equine Liability and Release Agreements
  • License Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure/Confidentiality Agreements
  • Premises Access and Hold Harmless Agreements
  • Professional Service Agreements
  • Product and Business Marketing/Advertising
  • Release and Indemnity Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Transportation and Logistics Agreements
  • Waiver of Liability and Hold Harmless Agreements
  • Warranty Agreements