Kyle B. Fonville

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Associate
Breach of Contract
  • Freedom of contract is a sacred and protected right in Texas, but not all contracts are created equal. Whether you are being asked to sign a contract, you need to enforce a contract, or whether someone is accusing you of breaching a contract, it is important to find an attorney who is familiar with your type of contract. Kyle handles disputes involving a wide range of contracts on a daily basis, including contracts for commercial services, intellectual property, construction, real estate, lending, employment, and oil & gas. Kyle is experienced in handling contract disputes and can help you understand and protect your rights.

Business Divorce
  • Going into business with someone is like getting married. That is the good news. The bad news is that ending your relationship oftentimes resembles an actual divorce. Whether you own an interest in a corporation, limited liability company, or a partnership, divorcing your business partner can be a complex and time-consuming process. It usually involves allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and even fraud. Kyle has experience handling these types of allegations as well as finding amicable solutions to allow you to end your business relationship for good.

Real Estate Litigation
  • When the real estate market is strong, deals happen often and fast. But things don’t always go as planned. Kyle represents both buyers and sellers of real estate, homeowners’ associations, lenders, landlords, and residential home builders whose deals have turned bad. He also represents landowners who are faced with a neighbor dispute regarding boundary lines, easements, utilities, and other rights of access.

Bankruptcy
  • Many creditors and landlords receive a notice of bankruptcy shortly after they seek to enforce their rights. This can be extremely frustrating, but there are ways that you can and should enforce your rights even when your borrower or tenant files bankruptcy. Regardless of whether you want to foreclose, evict, or simply collect the money that you are owed, Kyle can help you accomplish your goals despite bankruptcy.

Appeals
  • Kyle believes that representation on appeal starts at the trial level. Whether he is serving as lead trial attorney, second chair, or as appellate counsel, Kyle is constantly looking to avoid or protect appellate issues. Regardless of whether your trial counsel prepared for your appeal or not, Kyle can help you navigate the appellate process.

BIO

Kyle represents clients faced with complex legal disputes, both before and during litigation and on appeal. He is experienced in finding practical solutions for client problems involving breach of contracts, shareholder and partnership disputes, construction, oil & gas operations, real estate, and bankruptcy. Kyle knows that resolving disputes at the courthouse is not always in the client’s best interest and often searches for ways to avoid that result. But sometimes trial is necessary, and Kyle is always prepared for and welcomes the chance to present his client’s case at trial.

Kyle graduated first in his class at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law). In addition to participating in national appellate competitions while in school, Kyle interned for the Second District Court of Appeals for Fort Worth and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division. Kyle obtained his appreciation for and attention to detail while serving as the Managing Editor for the Texas Wesleyan Law Review. He is admitted to practice before all Texas courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.

  • Education

    Harding University (B.S., 2010)

    Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2013)

    • Managing Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review (2012–2013)
    • Moot Court (2012–2013)
    • Associate Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review (2011–2012)
  • Court Admissions
    • Supreme Court of Texas (2013)
    • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (2015)
    • United States District Court & Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas (2014)
    • United States District Court & Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas (2016)
    • United States District Court & Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Texas (2018)
  • Awards & Recognition
    • “Tarrant County Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2014-2018)
    • National Order of Scribes (2013)
    • National Order of Barristers (2013)
    • Best Brief Award, 31st Annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology & Privacy Law (2012)
  • Publications

    Personal Guaranty or Lawsuit Guaranteed?, Building Savvy Magazine (2014)

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