Kevin S. Wiley, Sr.
- Corporate Bankruptcy
- Business Litigation 20%
- Commercial Transactions 10%
- Corporate Finance 10%
- Real Estate Development 10%
- Private Placements 10%
- General Advice 10%
- Reorganizations and Restructurings 10%
Kevin S. Wiley, Sr. began his law practice in 1975 in San Antonio with Matthews, Nowlin, MacFarlane & Barrett, (now Cox Smith Matthews) where he was associated for seven (7) years, specializing in commercial transactions and bankruptcy. He participated at Matthews in the then largest breach of contract action ever filed in the Federal Courts. Between 1976-1978 he was assistant trial counsel in the case brought by South Texas Nuclear Project and 37 other utility plaintiffs consolidated in multi-district litigation against Westinghouse in a suit for an aggregate $1 billion for alleged breach of 38 separate uranium supply agreements. The suit was settled after two years in litigation in a settlement valued in excess of $750 million dollars.
Wiley was lead counsel at Matthews in the reorganization of Commonwealth Oil Refining, where Matthews represented the largest unsecured creditor, Transocean Gulf with a $78 million dollar claim that was successfully paid in full.
After this major case, Wiley continued to work in the commercial transactions area and complex business reorganizations. He left Matthews in 1982 to join the firm of Chapman Reese, PC, which soon became Chapman Reese & Wiley, PC where he continued his commercial and complex reorganizations practice. Wiley left Chapman in 1991 to become an officer and director with Pro-Line International, Inc. There he expanded his commercial transactions background and experience in the global arena concluding brand acquisitions in Brazil and South Africa and managing the legal and regulatory affairs in the other 76 countries that the Company actively sold ethnic hair care product.
Wiley led the team that sold Pro-Line in a merger with Alberto-Culver, Inc., now Unilever in 2001. After this sale, Wiley at the urging of the former owner of Pro-Line, Comer Cottrell, who decided to invest heavily in television syndication, embarked on a career as a television executive with the African Heritage Network in New York and as a consultant to the ethnic hair care industry. AHN ultimately became the largest syndicator of ethnic programming in the United States.
Wiley moved back into the active practice of law in 2013, starting a law firm with this son Kevin, Jr., The Wiley Law Group, PLLC. ("WLG"). WLG continues to specialize in commercial transactions, reorganizations, and real estate finance.
Lead counsel in roll-up of Engineering Firms with leveraged buy-out transactions over $25 Million.
Lead counsel to an Ethnic Cosmetic Manufacturing Firm, maker of popular brand "Bump Stopper" in succession planning for sale of business and brands in a $10 million dollar transaction.
Lead counsel to major distributor of Ethnic Hair Care products and product planner for Wal-Mart stores in finance, distribution, an corporate transactions.
Lead counsel to a major investor in real estate in transactions for development of over 127 acres including a 27 acre site needed by the Texas Central Railroad for high speed rail in transactions over $10 million dollars.
Lead Counsel for a real estate developer seeking equity for renovation of medical office building in opportunity zone in transaction over $3 million dollars.
Current Employment Position
- Managing Member
- Matthews Nowlin MacFarlane & Barret, Associate, 1975 to 1981
- Pro-Line Corporation, Vice President, 1991 to 2001
- Tyrone Burroughs
- Robert Pitre
- Robert Rocque
- H.R. Phillips
- Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1975
- Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1970
- Honors: summa cum laude
- Texas, 1975
- Distinguished Faculty Member
- Longevity Award
Classes & Seminars
- Real Estate Law, El Centro College, 1991 to 2014
- Contract Law, El Centro College, 1991 to 2014
- First Choice Sales and Service, Inc. - Memphis, TN
- High Time Products, Inc. - Reno, NV
- R.K.C.J., LLC - Dallas, TX
- Aerial-One, LLC - Chicago, IL
- In Re Commonwealth Oil, 596 F.2D 1239, 5th Circuit
- American Bar Association, Member
- State Bar of Texas, Member
- National Bar Association, Member
- Dallas Bar Association, Member
- State Bar of Texas, Commercial and Business Section , Member
- Southwest Management Consultants, A Business Consultant to the Ethnic Cosmetic Industry