Gordon is a commercial litigator, with an emphasis on financial services litigation and bankruptcy. Gordon represents institutional lenders and banks, boutique commercial and residential lenders, and a variety of financial services players. His practice focuses on protecting and asserting the rights of his clients in commercial litigation, commercial collection, judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, financial services defense, and commercial and consumer bankruptcy matters.
Gordon has overseen complex commercial cases that include construction litigation, commercial loan disputes, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy. His work for commercial lenders has produced seven-figure awards. He has successfully defended clients against aggressive plaintiffs—including winning a defensive summary judgment in a highly contentious DTPA lawsuit. Gordon has taken on and defeated prestigious attorneys, winning dismissal and summary judgment motions in foreclosure disputes and defending a lender against a wealthy individual seeking to overturn a foreclosure sale.
Gordon is a Dallas native who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin before attending law school on the west coast at Pepperdine University. The education he received at Pepperdine, and the values instilled in him as a young Texan, inform and motivate Gordon’s practice. Gordon prides himself on practicing with the utmost integrity, and his dedication to service drives him to achieve the optimal outcome for his clients.
- Represented bank in federal commercial loan dispute with various corporate borrowers and guarantors which resulted in seven-figure award for client on summary judgment, despite various defenses raised by the defendants that the bank failed to deal in good faith, mitigate its damages, and conduct a UCC sale in a commercially reasonable manner. (2021–2022)
- Represented company, its CEO, and employees in RICO lawsuit filed by secured lender of corporate predecessor. A Rule 12(b)(6) motion filed on behalf of the clients was granted against the plaintiff’s 150-page complaint accusing the clients of conspiring with other companies to defraud the plaintiff. The federal court held that the plaintiff, despite voluminous pleadings, failed to allege that the actions taken by the clients were RICO actions or that the clients were RICO persons under the law. (2021–2022)
- Defended consumer lender in state court litigation filed by high-net worth individual seeking to overturn foreclosure sale of property and succeeded to dismiss case, in part through dismissal motions, and in full on summary judgment. (2020–2021)
- Defeated consumers on summary judgment in highly contentious Deceptive Trade Practices lawsuit which sought seven figures in damages, including exemplary damages, against client auto dealership. (2020–2022)
- Represented residential and commercial landlords in eviction proceedings and defensive matters, including toxic-tort litigation. (2020–2022)
- Represented institutional clients in the mortgage banking and financial services industries in various litigation matters, including wrongful foreclosure, title curative work, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy. (2017–2020)
- Prosecuted bench trial in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding as sole attorney against three attorneys representing the debtor. The entire relief sought by the client, including denial of confirmation of the debtor’s plan, relief from the automatic stay, and granting of the entire amount of the client’s monetary claim, was awarded by the bankruptcy court. (2017)
- Oversaw large law firm’s entire Texas bankruptcy practice. (2015–2017)
- Representation of commercial banks, small and institutional lenders, mortgage servicers, and other creditors in collection matters, foreclosure matters (both non-judicial and judicial), and bankruptcy proceedings. Scope of representation involves initial client meetings and preparation of litigation strategy, filing pleadings, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, arguing and defending motions to compel, defending and taking depositions, attending mediation and informal settlement negotiations, and trial preparation. (2012 to present)
- Dallas Bar Association (Business Litigation and Bankruptcy Section)
- State Bar of Texas (Litigation and Bankruptcy Section)
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Foundation (Fellow)