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POSTED ON 8TH DECEMBER 2010 BY WDA
In his wide range of assistance to non-US clients he has also provided less typical services. For example, he has helped develop shopping centers throughout Texas and New Mexico, closed several US subsidiaries of German companies while avoiding bankruptcy, helped save a Greek art collector from US estate taxes, discovered fraud in the administration of a trust and recovered the missing assets, enforced a creditor’s rights by locating and taking possession of assets and helped market technology created by the South African Atomic Energy Corporation.
Mr. Houck is active in The American Council on Germany (Business Board Member), Atlantik-Bruecke e.V. and the Friends of the Atlantik-Bruecke (Board Member) and the American Institute for Contemporary German Culture and is past officer and director of the Deutscher Verein and German American Partnership Program.
Mr. Houck has published articles on topics such as controlling legal fees, punitive damages, rights of first refusal, M+A agreements, management buy-outs, operation of US subsidiaries, anti-discrimination laws and letters of intent in The Practical Lawyer, Andrews Mergers & Acquisitions, Executive Counsel, M&A Review (University of St. Gallen); Management Review, German American Trade and Mergers & Acquisitions (Beck-Fachdienst).
Admitted to Bar: Pennsylvania (1972), New York (1981). The University of Texas at Austin (B.A with honors, Plan II, 1969); The University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1972); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. 1981); The University of Munich (1967-68); The University of Frankfurt / Kronstein Institute (1979-80).
He speaks German.