Valery is the primary attorney at the Sparkman + Foote Dallas/Fort Worth office, where she practices in the areas of commercial litigation and real estate and business transactions. Valery manages the litigation docket for the firm’s Dallas/Fort Worth office, which focuses on the representation of clients in business and partnership disputes, subcontractor and development disputes, tenant and commercial lease disputes, and general contract and real estate disputes. Valery has experience representing developers, property owners and investors, general contractors, property management companies and commercial landlords in litigation and pre-litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, Valery practiced with a national litigation firm, where she handled a variety of cases in state and federal courts across the country for sophisticated corporate clients and some of the nation’s leading insurance companies. Valery also has experience handling appellate litigation.
Valery concentrates her real estate practice on acquisition, disposition, development, and leasing transactions, with a particular emphasis on retail and multi-family projects. Valery has experience in contract drafting and review, title and survey review, conveyance document preparation, and commercial lease review. In addition to representing commercial clients, Valery also assists individuals in a variety of residential legal matters, including deed preparation, lien removal, ownership disputes, homeowners’ association issues, and residential sales contracts and property disclosure disputes. Valery also has experience handling legal issues arising from foreclosures and ad valorem tax sales.
Valery’s corporate/business practice includes assisting clients in forming, converting and dissolving business entities, and preparing organizational and related business documents.
Valery graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University, earning a journalism degree with minors in business administration and Spanish. While studying for her law degree at Baylor Law School, Valery served as Articles and Technical Editors for the Baylor Law Review, was a member of the Order of Barristers and clerked for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office in the 396th District Court.