SERVICE AREAS

Commercial Litigation
Franchise & Distribution
Real Estate

EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Abilene Christian University, B.A., 1987, summa cum laude

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas

 

SUPPORT STAFF

Kathi Alexander
Legal Administrative Assistant
T: 512.499.3632
E: kathi.alexander@strasburger.com

Merritt N. Spencer

Of Counsel

720 Brazos Street
Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
T: 512.499.3625
F: 512.536.5712
E: merritt.spencer@strasburger.com

    
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Merritt N. Spencer provides advice and counsel in the areas of Texas regulatory matters and real estate.  His scope of practice includes representing the following:

  • businesses and professionals with licensing issues before Texas regulatory agencies,
  • manufacturers and distributors with regulated dealer network matters,
  • industry representatives with Texas agency rule-making proceedings,
  • buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate,
  • developers of commercial and residential real estate projects,
  • commercial landlords and tenants in connection with leasing matters, and
  • motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors with lemon law administrative agency proceedings.

EXPERIENCE

REGULATORY MATTERS 

  • Obtained a favorable decision on behalf of a motor vehicle manufacturer in an agency-initiated enforcement proceeding alleging a violation of agency rules
  • Obtained a favorable decision in a FINRA-governed securities arbitration
  • Resolved state agency licensing disputes for clients in various professions, including service contracts, electrician, air-conditioning installation, and cosmetology
  • Obtained a favorable decision on behalf of a motor vehicle manufacturer in a dealer-termination proceeding
  • Obtained favorable decisions in lemon law proceedings on behalf of a luxury recreational vehicle manufacturer and an engine manufacturer
  • Represented a motor vehicle manufacturer trade organization in a rule-making proceeding before a Texas state agency.

REAL ESTATE

  • Represented owners of developed and undeveloped commercial property in central Austin with the sale and leasing of the properties
  • Assisted custom home builders with new residential developments, including development of covenants and restrictions and construction contracts
  • Assisted purchasers of existing commercial developments in connection with purchase contracts and due diligence issues
  • Represented commercial tenants with the negotiation and drafting of new and amended commercial lease agreements
  • State Bar of Texas
  1. Administrative Law Section
  2. Public Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce
  1. Board of Directors, Member (2008)
  • Rotary Club of Tomball
  1. Past President (2007-2008)
  • Tomball I.S.D.
  1. New Facility Steering Committee member (2006)

Merritt N. Spencer provides advice and counsel in the areas of Texas regulatory matters and real estate.  His scope of practice includes representing the following:

  • businesses and professionals with licensing issues before Texas regulatory agencies,
  • manufacturers and distributors with regulated dealer network matters,
  • industry representatives with Texas agency rule-making proceedings,
  • buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate,
  • developers of commercial and residential real estate projects,
  • commercial landlords and tenants in connection with leasing matters, and
  • motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors with lemon law administrative agency proceedings.

EXPERIENCE

REGULATORY MATTERS 

  • Obtained a favorable decision on behalf of a motor vehicle manufacturer in an agency-initiated enforcement proceeding alleging a violation of agency rules
  • Obtained a favorable decision in a FINRA-governed securities arbitration
  • Resolved state agency licensing disputes for clients in various professions, including service contracts, electrician, air-conditioning installation, and cosmetology
  • Obtained a favorable decision on behalf of a motor vehicle manufacturer in a dealer-termination proceeding
  • Obtained favorable decisions in lemon law proceedings on behalf of a luxury recreational vehicle manufacturer and an engine manufacturer
  • Represented a motor vehicle manufacturer trade organization in a rule-making proceeding before a Texas state agency.

REAL ESTATE

  • Represented owners of developed and undeveloped commercial property in central Austin with the sale and leasing of the properties
  • Assisted custom home builders with new residential developments, including development of covenants and restrictions and construction contracts
  • Assisted purchasers of existing commercial developments in connection with purchase contracts and due diligence issues
  • Represented commercial tenants with the negotiation and drafting of new and amended commercial lease agreements

ORGANIZATIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  1. Administrative Law Section
  2. Public Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce
  1. Board of Directors, Member (2008)
  • Rotary Club of Tomball
  1. Past President (2007-2008)
  • Tomball I.S.D.
  1. New Facility Steering Committee member (2006)
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