Practices

Corporate

Litigation

Insurance

Real Estate

Education

J.D. Texas Tech School of Law, 1976, with honors, Order of Barristers

B.A. Louisiana State University, 1971

Bar Admissions

State of Texas, 1976

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Carter Ferguson has practiced for over 30 years in the area of corporate law, real estate, insurance coverage and litigation, and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in general corporate matters and business transactions, including corporate governance, commercial contracts, compliance, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and dissolution. He also advises clients regarding entity selection and formation.

Mr. Ferguson has successfully represented public corporations, private entities, and individuals in a wide variety of commercial litigation. He has represented domestic and international insurers, including Underwriters participating in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market, in federal and state courts throughout the State of Texas.  Mr. Ferguson also serves as coverage counsel for domestic and international insurers.

Mr. Ferguson is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review, signifying the highest level of professional excellence and adherence to the highest ethical standards – a distinction achieved by fewer than 5% of attorneys nationwide.

Mr. Ferguson previously served as Vice President and General Counsel for a Fort Worth-based American Stock Exchange Company.

Experience

Successfully negotiated the $100 million sale of an oil and gas pipeline company to a publicly-traded company.

Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. KKM, Inc., 215 S.W.3d 486 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2006, pet. denied)
Property damage case under a commercial property policy addressing fortuity doctrine.

Sands v. Estate of Buy, 150 S.W.3d 684 (Tex. App.-Fort Worth 2005, no pet.)
Obtained reversal of temporary restraining order based on misappropriation of trade secrets.

Corfield v. Dallas Glen Hills, LP, 355 F.3d 853 (5th Cir. 2003)
Represented Liberty Corporate Capital in decision determining issue of complete diversity for Lloyd’s of London policy.

Presentations

A Mock U.S. Trial in a U.K. Courtroom, Seminar for Lloyd’s of London Syndicates and Companies

Emerging Issues in Hurricane Ike Claims, Seminar for Lloyd’s of London Syndicates and Companies

Adjusting Claims in the Era After Ike: Litigation of Property Damage Claims, Seminar for Lloyd’s of London Syndicates and Companies

Texas Updates, Seminar for Lloyd’s of London Syndicates and Companies

Keeping a CAT in the Bag . . . Appraisal and Deposition Strategies for CAT Claims, Seminar for Lloyd’s of London Syndicates and Companies

Lloyd’s of London, Texas Independent Insurance Adjusters Association

We’ve Got You Covered: Avoiding E&O Pitfalls, Independent Insurance Agents of Texas, Joe Vincent Management Seminar

Community

Leadership Fort Worth

Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial Country Club, Tournament Committee

 

Professional Recognition

Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Limited Liability Company Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas

Corporation Law Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of Texas

Insurance Law Section, State Bar of Texas

Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Tarrant County Bar Association

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Sustaining Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Fellow, Tarrant County Bar Foundation

Texas Surplus Lines Association