SAN ANTONIO | FORT WORTH | HOUSTON

Patel Gaines
Attorneys at Law.

PATEL GAINES PARTNERS

Our Founders

As a pioneer of thinking outside the box, and building collaborative partnerships, Rahul B. Patel continuously finds new ways to break barriers in traditional service industries. In just seven years, a go-getter mentality and strong emphasis on providing simple, fast, and deliberate litigation has resulted in Patel | Gaines expanding its core practice and marketing with offices in San Antonio, Houston, and Fort Worth. Click to Learn More about Rahul.

Rahul B. Patel

Managing Partner

Named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in America, Grant M. Gaines has a fearless attitude and insightful knowledge of the transactional and litigious sides of the law which enhance his ability to successfully serve our clients in a diverse array of legal matters. With many years of practice in the legal, commercial, real estate, and municipal industries, Grant uses an aggressive approach and deep integrity to make him a zealous representative for his clients. Click to Learn More about Grant.

Grant Gaines

Partner

Rahul B. Patel

Managing Partner

Grant Gaines

Partner

More than JUST A LAW FIRM

Meet Our Team

A native of Fort Worth and a University of Texas School of Law alum, Luke Beshara is a partner at Patel | Gaines who uses his tenacity, diligence, and originality to support our clients’ best interests while striving to resolve the issues at hand in the most successful, timely, and cost-effective way possible. Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate | Corporate and Business Law | Commercial and Civil Litigation

Lance H. “Luke” Beshara

Partner (Fort Worth)

With a strong foundation of legal and business experience, Drew Senulis represents his clients in a broad range of complex commercial real estate litigation and transactional matters. Notable Awards/Accolades: 2x Best SA Lawyer (publication) Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate | Corporate and Business Law | Commercial and Civil Litigation

Drew A. Senulis

Junior Partner

Kathlyn's ability to fiercely advocate for her clients and her unparalleled ability to manage high-volume property tax litigation matters makes her an invaluable asset to her clients. Practice Areas: Property Tax Litigation

Kathlyn Hufstetler

Senior Associate Attorney (Houston)

Jabbar Fahim has successfully represented clients involved in intellectual property litigation, commercial real estate transactions, and complex commercial litigation. Jabbar's engaging, confident yet personable style, and excellent communication skills allows him to explain difficult legal concepts to his clients. Practice Areas: Corporate and Business Law | Startup Ecosystem

Jabbar Fahim

Associate Attorney

Lance H. “Luke” Beshara

Partner (Fort Worth)

Drew A. Senulis

Junior Partner

Kathlyn Hufstetler

Senior Associate Attorney (Houston)

Jabbar Fahim

Associate Attorney

Cyra Dumitru works tirelessly to assist clients with commercial real estate matters, commercial litigation, and franchise law matters. She also aids clients with hiring, retention and termination disputes. Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate | Corporate and Business Law | Commercial and Civil Litigation

Cyra Dumitru

Associate Attorney

Having previous work experience on cases through the Texas Supreme Court, Milo displays an unparalleled tenacity towards representing his clients in business and civil litigation matters. Practice Areas: Business and Civil Litigation

Milo Bobbitt

Associate Attorney

Working with our Property Tax team, Kendal’s works to aid his clients on a variety of matters regarding managing property tax litigations. He has extensive knowledge in the area of federal construction. Practice Areas: Property Tax Litigation

Kendal Carnley

Associate Attorney

The lead attorney and manager of our employment-focused immigration division, Deepak Ahluwalia consults with corporations and clients on I-9 compliance and audits of the firm. Notable Awards/Accolades: 10 Under 10 Winner (St. Mary’s University Gold Council). Practice Area: Employment Law

Deepak A. Ahluwalia

Of Counsel

Cyra Dumitru

Associate Attorney

Milo Bobbitt

Associate Attorney

Kendal Carnley

Associate Attorney

Deepak A. Ahluwalia

Of Counsel

With a strong background and experience in finances, Taylor Gaines leads our accounting department by producing and maintaining budgets, forecasting, and managing bookkeeping.

Taylor Gaines

Chief Financial Officer

With a knack for creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset, Brooke Byrum leads the firm’s marketing department in branding strategies, content output, and graphic design.

Brooke Byrum

Chief Marketing Officer

As the leader of all administrative affairs of the legal team since the beginning, Rachel Valdez is paramount to the firm’s success. Rachel works tirelessly to coordinate and manage all of the firm's case files.

Rachel M. Valdez​

Director of Litigation

An unparalleled work ethic that spans thirty years, Mary Rosales is truly invaluable to our firm with her attention to detail and extensive legal background while managing our business’s operations.

Mary Rosales

Director of Accounting

Taylor Gaines

Chief Financial Officer

Brooke Byrum

Chief Marketing Officer

Rachel M. Valdez

Director of Litigation

Mary Rosales

Director of Accounting

As the head of firm operations, Candy Rios leads the firm's case management activities. Additionally, collaborates with our property tax team by drafting pleadings, reviewing case responses, and handling administrative responsibilities between clients as well as opposing counsel.

Candy Rios

Director of Appeals

As legal coordinator of our Fort Worth office, Stephanie Sharp handles and assists with all legal and administrative matters in our continuously growing office.

Stephanie Sharp

Operations Coordinator

As our Branding Coordinator, Cheyanne Larsen ensures our firm’s branding, flows seamlessly - both internally and externally. From photography to video to social media, she keeps Patel Gaines looking its best.

Cheyanne Larsen

Branding Coordinator

Gabriella Esquivel is the first point of contact for all arriving guests and never ceases to greet each guest with a shining smile and great conversation. She also assists with all events and administrative tasks with attention to detail and a positive perspective.

Gabriella Esquivel

Administrative Coordinator

Candy Rios

Director of Appeals

Stephanie Sharp

Operations Coordinator

Cheyanne Larsen

Branding Coordinator

Gabriella Esquivel

Administrative Coordinator

As support to our property tax team, our Protest Coordinator, Cathryn Newman plays a fundamental role in reviewing case responses and conducting property research.

Cathryn Newman

Appeals Coordinator

As part of our accounting department, Christy Dailey works alongside our CFO by maintaining budgets, forecasting, and managing bookkeeping.

Christy Dailey

Accounting Coordinator

Gabriella Esquivel

Administrative Coordinator

Gabriella Esquivel

Administrative Coordinator

Cathryn Newman

Appeals Coordinator

Christy Dailey

Accounting Coordinator

Daria Flowers

Marketing Coordinator

Cheyanne Larsen

Branding Coordinator

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Patel | Gaines are an invaluable resource in the ever changing property tax climate. They were not afraid of going to trial and taking on the challenge. I would suggest their aggressive approach for anyone looking for exceptional representation.
Dennis Skelly
VP, Real Estate Operations Liberty Property Trust
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