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Firm attorney Camisha L. Simmons published an article in Law360 titled “Update Deep-Sea Law To Spur US Mining Projects”

The deep seabed is the final vast Earthly frontier of exploration, mining, production and development of rare earth minerals, hydrocarbons, including oil and gas, and other natural resources. Trillions of dollars’ worth of unmined rare earth minerals and other natural resources are on and underneath the deep seabed in the high seas. Mining the seabed for these critical natural...

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Update Deep-Sea Law to Spur US Mining Projects

The Biden Administration and legislators recently have voiced their concerns that failure to address China’s grip on the global supply chain for minerals, including rare earth elements, which are critical to U.S. national security and our way of life could be fatal to the U.S. Numerous thought leaders have proposed solutions to the U.S.’s rare earths supply chain problem....

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Attorney Camisha L. Simmons quoted in Bisnow article “Sale-Leasebacks Are Back, Baby” by Kerri Panchuk

Business owners may consider sale-leasebacks to remove debt obligations from their balance sheets in rough economies, in this case particularly if they have been hit hard by the pandemic, said Dallas real estate attorney Camisha Simmons, managing member of Simmons Legal PLLC.  In the past year, several major retailers in DFW, including Tuesday Morning and Havertys, offloaded commercial real estate in sale-leaseback deals. In both cases, the firms entered into...

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Attorney Camisha L. Simmons quoted in Bisnow article “30% Down But Not Out: Law Firms Look To Shrink But Not Eliminate High-End Offices” by Kerri Panchuk

“If they are going to try to reduce operating expenses, [firms] are going to get creative in terms of saying, ‘maybe we don’t need all of these people physically in the office space,'” she said.  While Simmons doesn’t see it happening overnight, particularly at the larger firms, she does warn that like it or not, the legal industry is changing...

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Firm attorney Camisha L. Simmons participated in Corporate LiveWire’s Virtual Round Table discussion titled “Bankruptcy and Restructuring 2017.”

Firm attorney Camisha L. Simmons participated in Corporate LiveWire’s Virtual Round Table discussion titled “Bankruptcy and Restructuring 2017.”  Ms. Simmons along with 7 other restructuring professionals from across the Globe provided commentary on recent developments in the restructuring industry.  Commentary included, among other discourse and analysis, a discussion of key industries facing bankruptcy & restructuring challenges such as oil...

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Firm founder Camisha L. Simmons, Esq. has been named a 2016 “New York Metro Rising Star.”

Firm founder Camisha L. Simmons, Esq. has been named a 2016 “New York Metro Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Rating Service. The honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. No more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in New York are named to the “New York Rising Stars” list. The New York...

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Firm Founder Named 2016 “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Rating Service

For the third year in a row, Camisha Simmons, founder and Managing Member of Simmons Legal PLLC, was named to the annual “Texas Rising Stars” list published by Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters rating service.  No more than 2.5 percent of eligible lawyers in the state of Texas are named to the “Texas Rising Stars” list.

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New Trust Protects Fiduciaries of Distressed Companies

In 2012, Iowa-based Dahl’s Foods Inc. was ranked in the Top 100 of the largest majority employee-owned companies in the United States.  Two years later, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Iowa. At the time of its bankruptcy filing, Dahl’s was 97% owned by its Employee Stock Ownership...

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Firm Founder Camisha L. Simmons, Esq. Honored as National Black Lawyers “Top 40 Under 40”

Firm founder Camisha L. Simmons has been named by The National Black Lawyers as one of its “Top 40 Under 40.”  The honor is bestowed upon outstanding Black attorneys under the age of 40 who exemplify superior leadership, reputation, influence, stature and profile as a black lawyer. Only 40 black lawyers from each state or region are selected for membership each...

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