Client Focused.
Results Driven.

Integrity. Experience. Success.

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A firm dedicated to protecting your future.


We are a litigation and insurance coverage boutique committed to providing our clients with high-value legal services in an efficient and flexible manner. We make the effort to understand and to find the right solution to achieve our clients’ goals while upholding our firm’s core values of service, integrity, collaboration, passion, and diversity.

About Us

who we are

Our Team

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After spending decades in some of the world’s largest law firms, our founding partners decided to create a firm that would provide exceptional service to its clients from a more accessible platform. We pride ourselves in understanding our clients’ business objectives and collaborating with them on creative solutions to achieve those goals. All our attorneys are active members of the Texas legal community and are continually recognized for their successes.

Our Team
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what we do



Business is challenging. Sometimes, those challenges can morph into a dispute, including disputes with former partners, clients, customers, as well as regulators and other government entities. Our clients rely on us to help them navigate these challenges. We evaluate each new challenge at the outset and determine the best strategy to help our clients achieve their objectives. Whether that strategy calls for early negotiations or aggressive litigation, our attorneys have the experience and skill to protect our clients’ interests and achieve their goals.

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Financial institutions face unique legal challenges. Not only are there numerous state and federal regulations that financial institutions must abide by, but financial institutions can also face a variety of civil claims. Working with an experienced team of attorneys is crucial for these types of companies. Our attorneys are experienced in representing financial institutions in the courtroom, before regulators, and in internal investigations.

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Our attorneys have extensive experience representing and advising employers on a myriad of issues. Our firm represents employers and employees in employment disputes and works with employers to minimize the potential for future disputes. Our attorneys also help employers protect trade secrets and ensure security of competitively-valuable electronic data.

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Our attorneys have experience representing domestic and foreign insurers in litigation involving claims for declaratory judgment, breach of contract, bad faith, and alleged prompt-pay violations. Our attorneys have represented insurers with a wide-range of exposures, from a million dollars to several billion dollars, arising out of directors and officers, management liability, pollution legal liability, professional indemnity, errors and omissions, CGL, property insurance, title insurance, and excess insurance policies. In each matter, we work relentlessly to position our clients and prepare their case for a judge or jury.

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Coverage Advice
& Monitoring

Our insurance clients often face complicated coverage issues and turn to us to help them navigate their challenges. We have extensive experience advising insurers on their risks, responsibilities, and rights arising out of wide-range of insurance policies including, directors and officers, management liability, private equity liability, pollution legal liability, professional indemnity, errors and omissions, CGL, property insurance, title insurance, and excess insurance.

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Policy Drafting
& Wording Advice

Coverage disputes can be costly and time consuming for an insurance company. They can also lead to a policy being broadly construed against an insurance company resulting in an insurer having to cover unintended risks. The best way to avoid these unnecessary expenses and burdens is to have clear policy language from the outset. Therefore, we frequently work with our clients to provide advice and consultation as they draft and develop their policy forms and endorsements.

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We represent the interests of both reinsurers and cedents. We understand reinsurance disputes and the business objectives driving them and are always looking for creative and effective solutions. When the parties cannot arrive at a resolution, our attorneys have the experience to litigate your reinsurance dispute.

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Legal Malpractice

When an attorney or firm is named in a lawsuit, emotions run high. Attorneys take pride in their work, and allegations of malpractice sting. Our attorneys have successfully defended legal malpractice lawsuits across the country. These claims have ranged from a lawyer’s alleged failure to execute his client’s instructions, to alleged fraud in the application of client funds, to allegedly incorrect tax advice provided to hedge fund owners. From initial assessment to jury verdict, we have experience representing and guiding clients through malpractice allegations.

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Law Firm

Law firms face unique problems, including issues with departing and underperforming partners, compliance with regulations and client standards, cybersecurity, and complicated ethics and conflicts issues. The lawyers in our firm have advised clients on the range of issues facing firms. Barry Chasnoff was previously General Counsel to the international law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and served on that firm’s management committee for 15 years. This unique experience and expertise allows our firm to provide our law firm clients with rapid and tested advice when confronting pressing issues.

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Texas Supreme Court

Texas Supreme Court Recognizes and Expands “Northfield Exception” to Eight-Corners Rule

This morning the Texas Supreme Court issued a significant decision recognizing additional instances where an insurer may consider extrinsic evidence in assessing its duty to defend. Texas courts have long followed the eight-corners rule when assessing an insurer’s defense obligations. Under this rule, an insurer’s duty to defend is determined by the pleadings and the…

Chasnoff Addition

Chasnoff | Stribling Adds Two New Attorneys

Chasnoff Valkenaar & Stribling, LLP (Chasnoff | Stribling) is pleased to announce the addition of Mary Ibarra-Myers and Dylan Fedderman to the Firm. Both Mary and Dylan will be joining the Firm’s commercial litigation practice. About Mary J. Ibarra-Myers Mary’s focuses her trial practice in the areas of contracts, commercial and personal injury litigation, insurance coverage…

Chad and Megan

Chasnoff | Stribling Adds Two New Attorneys

Chasnoff Valkenaar & Stribling, LLP (Chasnoff | Stribling) is pleased to announce the addition of Chad Schreiber and Megan Sturm to the Firm. Chad joins as Counsel in our insurance coverage group, while Megan will be an Associate in the Firm’s commercial litigation group. About Chad W. Schreiber Chad’s practice includes a focus on representing domestic…

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What we do for our clients

Our Experience

Below are just a few of the ways we’ve helped our clients in the past:

  • Represent underwriters of D&O, PI, and excess policies in numerous suits brought in state and federal courts relating to multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme orchestrated by insured.
  • Represent multiple oil field service providers in prosecuting and defending claims for breach of contract, quantum meruit, unjust enrichment and other related theories.
  • Represent law firm dealing with FBI and CIA concerning foreign agent’s hacking of law firm’s network.
  • Prosecute federally regulated financial institution’s claims against former executive for breach of severance agreement and clawback of payments.
  • Represent CGL insurer in coverage dispute with construction-materials manufacturer arising out of dozens of claims against manufacturer for allegedly faulty product.
  • Defend financial institutions against claims that they aided and abetted fraudulent schemes allegedly perpetrated by their customers.
  • Represent lawyer that allegedly gave improper advice concerning the payment of death and brain injury claims, successfully obtaining jury verdict in lawyer’s favor.
  • Represent underwriters of pollution legal liability policy in coverage dispute concerning prior knowledge exclusion.
  • Advise federally regulated financial institution on a wide range of issues, including regulatory compliance, executive compensation, and general corporate governance.
  • Advise domestic insurers with respect to lawsuits against their insureds by former employees and/or their families for catastrophic workplace injuries.
  • Counsel law firm on ethical responsibilities after a partner pled guilty to crime connected to his practice with the firm.
  • Represent Economic Development Corporation prosecuting claims based on unauthorized use of groundwater for large-scale secondary recovery operations in the Permian.