He also advises clients on matters related to bankruptcy and international disputes.
In the commercial litigation area, Mr. Schwartz represents a variety of interests in both prosecuting and defending actions for breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud, fraudulent transfer, trademark infringement, landlord-tenant disputes and deceptive trade practices. His clients include lenders, factors, landlords, equipment lessors, and commercial and individual creditors.
Mr. Schwartz’s creditors’ rights practice includes representing secured and unsecured creditors in actions for debt, garnishment, sequestration, execution, attachment, turnover, and other creditor causes of action and methods of relief. In the area of international litigation, Mr. Schwartz represents businesses and individuals with cross-border disputes, engaging counsel in Mexico when necessary to obtain relief in that country.
Mr. Schwartz is a Senior Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. Membership is awarded to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers and is by invitation only. Senior Fellows are selected based effectiveness, accomplishment and dedication for seven years of being a Fellow in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer from 2010 through 2019.
Mr. Schwartz has been a frequent lecturer on creditors’ rights topics since 1993 on behalf of the State Bar of Texas, the University Of Texas School Of Law, and the University of Houston Law Foundation. A list of his recent lectures and topics is available on this page. He has served as Course Director for the Collections and Creditors’ Rights Course as well as the Advanced Creditors’ Rights Course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas. In 2008 he was appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to its Ancillary Proceedings Task Force, which was tasked to review and recommend revisions to Texas’ current rules of procedure dealing with attachments, executions, garnishments, injunctions, sequestrations, and other rules affecting the creditor-debtor relationship.
Mr. Schwartz has the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer rating of AV Preeminent. An AV Preeminent peer rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
Mr. Schwartz is active in local politics, having served as County Commissioner (appointed). He is also the former Chairman of the City of El Paso’s Ethics Review Commission, having been appointed to the Commission by the Mayor of El Paso, and previously served both as a member of the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission to address issues with the El Paso Housing Authority and as past Chairman of the El Paso International Airport Board of Directors.
Community service is important to Mr. Schwartz. Currently, he is Capital Campaign Chairman and Vice-Chair of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank and a board member at Temple Mount Sinai. He previously served as President and Treasurer of the Jewish Federation of El Paso (and twice served as Chairman of its annual Campaign) and Vice Chairman of the El Paso Public Television Foundation.