Catherine Than is a seasoned business attorney with experience representing companies in commercial disputes. She advises and represents businesses with contract negotiations, contract disputes, and prosecutes and defends claims of tortuous interference with contract, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and fraud. Her clients include small and large corporations in a variety of industries, including banking, financial, accounting, mortgage brokering, manufacturing, healthcare, distributorships, construction, oil and gas, and insurance.

Ms. Than is often called upon to act as a virtual general counsel to advise on a full range of business issues, and also helps new and existing business owners regarding business formation and corporate organization.

Representative Experience

Some examples of Ms. Than’s work include:

  • Represented foreign entities in the purchase of multi-million dollar notes and assets from financial institution
  • Represented an international petroleum company in the review of crude oil
    sales, exchange, and terminalling agreements
  • Successfully assisted a multinational oil company in avoiding sizable amount of litigation in multi-district toxic tort litigation
  • Represented subsidiary of multinational oil company in breach of contract dispute involving gas purchase agreement and obtained favorable resolution
  • Represented start-up companies in formation, organization and corporate matters
  • Defended supplement/food company in suit alleging anti-trust, breach of contract, and fraud claims and obtained favorable resolution of case
  • Defended restaurant against non-competition, fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract claims and obtained non-suit of all claims in less than a month
  • Defended a national bank against DTPA, wrongful dishonor, negligence, and breach of contract claims in a three-day AAA arbitration and obtaining a take-nothing verdict and award of fees and costs
  • Defended an electric company in jury trial and obtaining a take-nothing verdict against twenty individual condominium owner plaintiffs
  • Defended a national loan servicer against DTPA, fraud, negligence, and breach of contract claims; obtained dismissal of all claims with prejudice
  • Prosecuted a staffing company’s claims for unpaid services against engineering firm; obtained judgment and award of attorneys’ fees
  • Represented a lender that recovered most of its collateral from debtor’s reorganization in bankruptcy
  • Represented a lender and obtained a sizable distribution in Chapter 7 liquidation
  • Represented engineering company for trademark matters
  • Represented a plaintiff minority shareholder in a breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and shareholder oppression litigation

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Best Lawyers Under 40 Award (designation given to only 20-25 attorneys in the country each year)

National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys; President, 2015; Board of Governors, 2012-Present; National Conference Co-Chair, 2012

Asian American Bar Foundation of Houston, Inc.; Co-Founder, Chair, Vice Chair, and Member, Board of Trustees, 2005-2014

Asian American Bar of Houston: Board of Directors, 2009-2012; President, 2008; President-Elect, 2007; Corporate Counsel Committee Co-Chair, 2006; Vice President of Membership & Mentorship, 2005; Gala and Silent Auction Co-Chair,2004

Miami Alumni Group, Houston Chapter; Recruiting and Scholarship Chair, 2007, 2006

Mayor’s International Affairs and Development Council/Asia-Australia, Member 2008

State Bar of Texas, Appointed Member, Standing Committee on Local Bar Services, 2012 – present

State Bar of Texas, Appointed Member, Standing Committee on Women in the Profession, 2008-2012