Kevin S. Wiley, Jr.

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Practice Areas:

  • Construction Law
  • Employment
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Business Litigation

Biography

Mr. Wiley focuses his practice in the area of corporate bankruptcy where he consistently obtains favorable results for small to mid-size companies seeking to protect their rights over the course of adversary litigation during bankruptcy proceedings.  Additionally, Mr. Wiley's litigation practice includes representing creditors during post-judgment collection proceedings such as garnishments, turnover actions and post-judgment depositions.  Over his thirteen years of practicing bankruptcy law, Mr. Wiley's clientele has included individuals and organizations involved in construction litigation, the sports and entertainment industry, oil and gas entities, private equity firms, independent insurance agencies, and securities firms.

Mr. Wiley's practice also involves a variety of complex commercial transactions.  He assists and advises clients on forming corporate entities such as limited liability companies, corporations under Sub-Chapter (S) and (C), limited partnerships, tax exempt entities pursuant to 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and joint ventures.  He also assists clients in drafting, negotiating and interpreting contracts for mergers and acquisitions, construction and real estate agreements, and drafting private placement memoranda for potential investors.

Finally, Mr. Wiley's commercial litigation practice extends to representing both employers and employees in employment related matters including interpreting and drafting employment contracts, non-compete/non-disclosure agreements, and also representing clients litigating violations of Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Texas Commission of Human Rights Act, and the Texas Worker's Compensation Act. 

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Honors: St. Mary’s Scholar, Law Journal on Minority Affairs, 2000
    • Honors: St. Mary’s Board of Advocates, 1998-2000
  • Trinity University
    • Masters - 1996
    • Major: Urban Administration
  • Rhodes College
    • B.A. - 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2000
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy Law, El Centro College of Dallas, 2014-present
  • I Knew the City was Broke, but…Bankrupt? An Overview of Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy Law” – National Association of Credit Management-Credit & Financial Development Division, oral presentation on Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcies, 2014
  • “Lecture on Establishing Secured Property” – El Centro Paralegal Studies Program, oral presentation on establishing mortgages, mechanics liens, security of personal property with valid UCC-1 description, 2013
  • “Principles of Contract Law” – El Centro College Paralegal Studies Program, oral presentation with materials on the fundamentals of contract law in Texas 2011: “The Rule Against Perpetuities Basics” – El Centro College Paralegal Studies Program, oral presentation with materials on the Rule Against Perpetuities , 2012
  • “Legal Implications for Failing to Incorporate Your Business” -Black Contractors Association, oral presentation with materials regarding formation of legal entities and the liability implications for sole proprietorships that do not form legal entities, 2010
  • "Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in Construction Contracts: How to Make Key Provisions Work for You," Women's Business Council – Southwest – ACE Group (oral presentation, 2010
  • “The Law of the Internet” - El Centro College Paralegal Studies Program, oral presentation with materials on the current law of the Internet including formation of electronic contracts, trademark issues, and arbitration procedures for domain name disputes, 2009
  • : “Sports and Entertainment Law Basics” - El Centro College Paralegal Studies Program, oral presentation with materials on concepts of sports and entertainment law, 2009
  • “The Uniform Commercial Code” – Brookhaven College Executive Studies Program, oral presentation with materials on the effects and utilization of security instruments in business, 2009
  • “International Business Transaction Basics” – Brookhaven College Executive Studies Program, oral presentation on the concepts of international contracts, the effects of trade agreements, basic tax implications on international trade, and liabilities associated with conducting business in foreign countries, 2008
  • “Basics of Bankruptcy Law” - El Centro College Paralegal Studies Program, oral presentation with materials on concepts of contract law and bankruptcy law for paralegal studies
  • “Campfire Incredible Kids Day Presentation” - Campfire USA, Lone Star Council, oral presentation to the City Council of Irving regarding the need for after-school care for at-risk youth, 2007
  • “Life Beyond Rhodes College” - Rhodes College Alumni Association, panelist regarding career opportunities for post-graduates and need for giving financially to the institution
  • “Life Beyond Rhodes College” - Rhodes College Alumni Association, panelist regarding career opportunities for post-graduates and need for giving financially to the institution, 2006
  • “Statute of Frauds Discussion” – El Centro College Paralegal Studies Program, oral presentation on the requirement of written contracts, 2005
  • “Offer and Consideration” – El Centro College Paralegal Studies Program, oral presentation on the basic formation of contracts, 2005
  • “Rhodes Career Panel” - Rhodes College Alumni Association, panelist regarding preparation for graduate studies, interview processes, and preparation for life beyond law school, 2004

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Alumni Board, Dallas Chapter, St. Mary’s University Law School 2014-present

Professional Associations

  • Campfire U.S.A., Dallas Chapter, President of Board of Directors, 2010-2011