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Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson Welcomes Partner Kevin Schutte

Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP (SBBO) announced that Kevin T. Schutte has joined the law firm’s Dallas office as a partner.

Schutte’s practice focuses on general commercial and business litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels, as well as arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Kevin Schutte to SBBO,” said Christian Otteson, chair of the firm’s banking, lending & financial institutions practice group. “Kevin adds a wealth of experience to our team, particularly in the banking and financial services arena, where the firm has garnered a growing reputation for its work in M&A, regulatory and compliance issues, corporate governance, financial institution litigation, and other matters.”

Schutte becomes the third SBBO partner in three years to join the Dallas office, bolstering the firm’s growing presence in Texas. He joins John Podvin, a nationally recognized banking and financial services attorney and John Leininger, who is experienced in bankruptcy, bankruptcy-related litigation, and commercial litigation matters.

While Schutte represents clients in a variety of industries, he has particular experience representing banks and other financial institutions with matters concerning mortgage banking, mortgage-backed securities (MBS) litigation, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Texas and Federal debt collection practices, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), data breach/privacy litigation, derivative shareholder disputes, and corporate fiduciary duties.

In his general commercial litigation practice, Schutte represents clients in disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, securities fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, real estate, healthcare, trademark and copyright infringements, oil and gas/mineral rights and product liability.

Earlier in his career, Schutte served as the interim deputy general counsel-litigation, for a publicly traded financial institution, focusing primarily on mortgage banking.

Schutte received a B.A., Finance, magna cum laude, from Ouachita Baptist University and he is a 2001 graduate of the Baylor University School of Law.

Schutte was previously a partner in the Dallas office of Bracewell LLP.

About Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP
With offices in Denver, Colorado and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson LLP is a law firm committed to providing its clients with knowledgeable, responsive and cost-effective representation in the areas of financial services, capital markets, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, insolvency, and insurance coverage. Founded in 2001 by former partners of national law firms, the firm provides financial institutions, companies, and individuals with legal counsel in a broad range of commercial litigation, business, and regulatory matters. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized nationally for their industry-leading work.