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Jeffrey Tasker Jeffrey Tasker
Partner
Flower Mound
Texas


E-mail: jtasker@taskerpeterson.com
Phone: 972-355-5959
Fax: 972-692-8200



 Jeffrey Tasker Bio

Mr. Tasker has substantial experience in federal and state courts representing individuals and corporate entities in a variety of matters. He handles a broad range of tort and complex business litigation and commercial transactions on behalf of individuals, privately held businesses, financial institutions and publicly traded companies. Mr. Tasker has served as lead attorney in arbitrations, trials and appeals before state, federal and bankruptcy courts in Texas and Oklahoma. He is a qualified Mediator and has extensive experience in litigation resolution strategy. Mr. Tasker works with his clients to think strategically to lessen, if not avoid, litigation costs. To that end, Mr. Tasker serves as General Counsel to several corporate entities and is frequently called upon to negotiate and prepare complex commercial agreements.

Scope of Practice

Litigation. Complex commercial and business litigation; mediation; corporate employment litigation; insurance defense; commercial transaction; family law; wills and trusts; medical malpractice defense; nursing home abuse and neglect allegations; construction litigation; partnership and equity disputes; trustee and fiduciary liability; ERISA litigation; real estate disputes; financial institution defense; products liability; premises liability; auto liability; inadequate security; bad faith; wrongful death; and general civil litigation.

Transactional

Various complex transactions including asset sale/purchase agreements; stock sale/purchase agreements; vendor agreements; redemption agreements; oil/gas lease agreements; oil/gas pipeline agreements; employment agreements; separation agreements; commercial real estate agreements; asset acquisition and disposition agreements; choice of entity and entity formation; corporate restructuring; customer contracts; software license agreements; general counsel representation.

Previous Representation

  • Fortune 500 retailer (top 15) in zoning and land use dispute
  • Fortune 500 manufacturer in product quality dispute
  • International manufacturer in age discrimination claim
  • Engineering firm in catastrophic oilfield explosion resulting in death
  • Driver and trucking company in bodily injury and brain damage claims
  • Defense of over 85 nursing home abuse, neglect and wrongful death matters
  • National employer in employment discrimination claims
  • National employer in age discrimination and ADA claims
  • Builder in commercial and residential construction defect claims
  • Homeowner in multi-million dollar construction defect claim
  • National financial institution in ERISA litigation
  • Multiple medical practices in disputes regarding reverse roll-up and fraudulent transfer claims
  • Negotiation and preparation of $30,000,000.00 Services Contract

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration - Baylor University, 1992
Juris Doctor - Baylor University School of Law, 1996

Awards and Publications

Named by Texas Monthly magazine as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2004 and 2005 - A designation awarded to lawyers under 40 years of age who are viewed by their colleagues as preeminent in their respective practice areas.

  • Collecting Judgments in Texas: Getting the Judgment is Only Half of the Battle - Presented in April 2008
  • Practice Tips from Denny Crane - Presented in April 2007
  • The Texas Fraudulent Transfer Act: A Simple Explanation of a Complex Statute- Presented in February 2006
  • Community Activities and Affiliations
  • Flower Mound Town Council, Councilmember 2005 to present; Deputy Mayor Pro Tem 2006-2007; Mayor Pro Tem 2007 to present
  • Denton County Road Utility District, Vice Chairman 1998-2004
  • Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board of Directors, Member
  • Lakeside DWF Stakeholder's Commission
  • Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce
  • Flower Mound Summit Club
  • Rotary Club of Flower Mound, Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas County Bar Association, Business Litigation and Trial Skills Sections
  • Federalist Society

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, all state Courts and Courts of Appeals
  • State Bar of Oklahoma, all state Courts and Courts of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court