Cassandra M. McGarvey

Bio

Cassie McGarvey is a Partner at Sanders McGarvey LLP. She has experience litigating business disputes, with a focus on real estate and general business matters. She serves as general counsel for her clients to help them grow their businesses and, when possible, avoid litigation.

Cassie represents companies and individuals in a wide variety of commercial disputes. Her current practice is focused on real estate, including title curative work, commercial property, landlord-tenant disputes, development issues, purchase and sale agreements, and breach of contract and business tort actions. Additionally, Cassie assists businesses in creating, implementing, and enforcing technology practices to protect confidential information and establish standards for use and access of company data.

Cassie’s experience with real estate enables her to effectively handle probate and fiduciary litigation. Cassie works to uphold the wishes of those with established estate plans and defends fiduciaries wrongly accused of mishandling estates. Additionally, she helps beneficiaries who have been damaged by mismanagement by fiduciaries.

Cassie is also interested in the intersection of technology and the law. She speaks to various organizations regarding the ethics of technology and preserving confidential information in the digital age. Currently, Cassie is working on issues involving the use of Blockchain and cryptocurrency in real estate transactions.

Outside of the office, Cassie is an actively involved with the Houston Bar Association. Currently, Cassie is the chair of the Houston Bar Association Real Estate Section which provides continuing education and networking opportunities to the city’s real estate attorneys. She also serves on the Houston Bar Association’s Law Week Fun Run Committee, which produces the John J. Eikenberg Law Week Fun Run benefitting The Center (and served as a co-chair of this committee from 2016-2018). Cassie is a member of Leadership Houston Class XXXIV. Cassie also founded the McGarvey Launch Group in September 2016. McGarvey Launch Group is a business-to-business networking group for professional women.

In her spare time, Cassie enjoys running, biking, and swimming. She has run more than ten marathons, two Iron Man triathlons, and numerous half-marathons, half-Iron Man triathlons, and sprint distance triathlons.

Education

University of Houston Law Center
Doctor of Law (J.D.)
2006

University of St. Thomas (TX)
B.A., Political Science
2003

Bar Admissions

State of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas

Memberships

State Bar of Texas (Litigation, Real Estate, and Technology Sections)
Houston Bar Association (Litigation and Real Estate Sections) – 2018-2019 Chair of the Real Estate Section
Houston Bar Association Real Estate Section, Chair 2018-2019; Chair-Elect 2017-2018; Counsel 2016-2017
Houston Bar Association Law Week Fun Run Committee, Co-Chair 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Rotary Club of Friendswood

Presentations

Ethics of Negotiations, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Fall 2017

New Ethics Opinions on Confidential Information and Metadata, State Bar of Texas CLE / Webinar, April 2017

Ethical Issues When Your Firm Has a BYOD Policy, Houston Paralegal Association, April 2017

New Ethics Opinions on Confidential Information and Metadata, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Spring 2017

BYOD Advice for Business Owners, Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, March 2017

Real Estate Basics for Probate Attorneys, Houston Attorneys in Tax and Probate, March 2017

Ethical Issues in BYOD, State Bar of Texas CLE / Webinar, December 2016

Ethical Use of Cloud Computing, Houston Bar Association Real Estate Section, December 2016

Life in the Clouds: Protecting Confidentiality in the Virtual World, HBA Real Estate Section, December 2016

BYOD: Ethical and Strategic Considerations, Texas Bar CLE Webinar, December 2016

Real Estate Issues in Litigation, Northwest Bar Association, August 2016

Put Down the Smartphone: Live and Work with Focus and Intention, Women's Energy Network, June 2016

BYOD: Advice for Employers and Employees, Houston Bar Association, May 2016

BYOD: Advice for Employers and Employees, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Spring 2016

Life in the Clouds: Protecting Confidentiality in the Virtual World, The Driven Speaker Series, January 2016

Head in the Clouds: Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege in the Digital World, HBA Oil & Gas Section, November 2015

Has Anyone Seen My Phone? Protecting Confidential Information in the Digital Age, South Texas College of Law, 2015 Energy Law Institute

Quick, Where's Your Floppy Drive? Document Retention in the Age of Constant Format Change, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Spring 2015

Attorney Client Privilege with Cloud Computing, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Fall 2014

Surface Use and Access in Oil & Gas Development: Introduction, EUCI Course, November 12, 2014

 

Accolades

Houston Bar Association President’s Award, 2017, 2018
Texas Lawyers Rising Stars 2015-2018
Houstonia Magazine Top Lawyer – 2016-2017

Cassandra M. McGarvey

Title: Partner
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