Clients appreciate that I treat the practice of law as a customer-service business. I respond promptly to their questions and requests, and I strive to provide advice and legal work that are clear, practical, and straight to the point. I want my clients to come away with a result they can use and understand. I know the laws well because I deal with them in depth all day, every day, and I keep up with any changes. When clients come to me, they know they’re going to get an answer quickly because most likely I’ve come across the issue before so I can help them effectively and efficiently. Having owned my own business, I understand that clients want value for their money.
With two decades of experience in the consumer financial services arena, as well as business formation, operations, and governance, Paul Kellogg focuses his practice on compliance and regulation in mortgage lending, retail consumer lending, licensing, and credit unions. He combines this experience with an extensive background in drafting partnership and LLC agreements, business formation, and contracts for a practical business approach. Paul counsels a range of clients nationwide, including depository and non-bank lenders, technology services companies, equipment and manufacturing concerns, entrepreneurs, retail businesses, and individuals.
Many national lenders turn to Paul to help them navigate the complicated labyrinth of Texas’ unique homestead laws, marital property rights, and community property rights. He truly enjoys helping clients with their complex lending questions by digging in and figuring out these unusual situations and fact-scenarios.
As an advisor who has gained his clients’ trust, Paul counsels small businesses from his perspective as a former business owner. Because of this experience, he can provide clients with tactical, logical solutions to help their businesses thrive and prosper. Paul’s deep familiarity with issues related to the formation and initial growth of business entities and non-profits includes specific knowledge of partnerships and LLCs, as well as contracts, financing, private offerings and investments, noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements, protection of intellectual property, employment and contractor agreements, and the purchase and disposition of assets and stock.
Previously, Paul worked as a community liaison and issue analyst for two Houston mayors, and he still draws upon the communication skills he honed in the political arena. He emphasizes fast responsiveness to client inquiries. Clients appreciate Paul’s informal and relaxed style and his direct, nuts-and-bolts answers to their questions. He builds and maintains relationships with the people he serves as well as those in many of the business and political communities.