Press Release


Henry Jakob, Cheryl Worley of Hughes Watters Askanase
to Speak at Landlord-Tenant Seminar

HOUSTON (Oct. 11, 2007) - Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. (HWA) attorneys Henry Jakob and Cheryl Worley will be speaking at the Landlord-Tenant Law in Texas seminar on Nov. 13 in Houston. Jakob and Worley will present on the Bankruptcy Reform Act and how it affects landlords, tenants and ethics in landlord-tenant law, focusing both presentations on evictions.

Worley was chosen as a presenter because of her real estate and bankruptcy experience, and Jakob was chosen because of his experience in real estate, collections and creditors' rights.

The Landlord-Tenant Law seminar is sponsored by Sterling Education Services, a non-profit continuing legal education (CLE) company. Attendees will qualify for CLE credit. To register or for more information on this seminar, visit

HWA, a law firm based in Houston, has extensive bankruptcy experience in addition to expertise in real estate, litigation, corporate transactions and consumer finance.

"As a litigator, I spend most of my time in court, so when Sterling asked us to present I said ‘yes,'" said Jakob. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to discuss ethics with other attorneys in this industry because I find the topic very interesting."

Jakob, who joined HWA in 1998, focuses his practice on consumer and commercial litigation and counsels clients on a variety of landlord/tenant disputes and proceedings in bankruptcy. Worley, who joined HWA in 2005, concentrates her practice on bankruptcy, consumer financial services and litigation. She frequently represents clients in bankruptcy litigation regarding adequate protection, fraudulent transfers, dischargeability and preference complaints. For full biographical profiles on Jakob and Worley, please visit

"It's important to maximize the provisions of the bankruptcy code for the benefit of the client," said Worley. "The code's intricacies make that job fascinating, and I'm thrilled for the opportunity to present on the subject."

About Hughes Watters Askanase

For more than 29 years, Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P. has helped business organizations, financial institutions and individuals succeed with their business endeavors. The firm's attorneys play a strategic role and support clients through every stage of existence and operation, from formation to liquidation. The practice focuses on the six interrelated areas which provide the greatest opportunities and most challenging obstacles: bankruptcy, business planning and strategy, commercial finance, commercial real estate, consumer financial services, and litigation. For more information on Hughes Watters Askanase L.L.P., please visit


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