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Jay Krystinik works tirelessly to solve his clients’ legal problems. Because of Jay’s unwavering commitment, his clients are able to focus on their businesses instead of managing legal matters.

Mr. Krystinik focuses his practice exclusively on commercial business matters. For nearly 15 years, he has both litigated and tried cases for companies involved in the real estate, healthcare, technology, and aviation industries. He has advised on countless other matters in the same industries that were solved without the need for litigation.

Mr. Krystinik is the rare practitioner who is an expert in procedure in both federal and state court. Jay’s clients include public and private companies doing business around the globe.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Super Lawyers - Texas Rising Stars 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Duke Club of North Texas
    • Alumni Association, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
    • Volunteer Basketball Coach, St. Rita Catholic School
    • Alumni Association, Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
    • Volunteer Basketball Coach, St. Rita Catholic School
    • Volunteer Basketball Coach, St. Rita Catholic School
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Professional Affiliations

    • State Bar of Texas
    • American Bar Association
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Dallas Bar Association
    • Dallas Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • Lead counsel for numerous court appointed receivers in state and federal court, including SEC Ponzi scheme receiverships
  • Obtained take-nothing summary judgment in favor of developer regarding claims of breach of contract, fraud, fraudulent inducement, and breach of fiduciary duty
  • Obtained take-nothing summary judgment in favor of lender regarding claims of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and wrongful disclosure
  • Obtained $51 million judgment against guarantor of loan cross-collateralized by four hotel properties
  • First chair in waste case regarding damage to multifamily property; obtained $1.5 million judgment, affirmed by White v. JPMC 2004-C3 Trails Apartments LLC, No. 02-12-00164-CV, 2012 WL 6632776 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Dec. 21, 2012, no pet.)
  • Second chair in waste case regarding damage to multifamily property; obtained $1.8 million judgment, affirmed by White v. MLMT 2004-BPC1 Carlyle Crossing, LLC, No. 02-10-00233-CV, 2011 WL 3672022 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Aug. 18, 2011, pet. denied)

Publications

  • “Beyond ASARCO: Fee Shifting and Recovery in Bankruptcy Litigation,” 2017 Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, The University of Texas School of Law
  • “What's Old Is New Again - Does The General Motors Decision Change Anything In 363 Sales?”, 91st Annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, October 8-11, 2017, Las Vegas, NV
  • "The Complex Web of Conflicting Disciplinary Standards in International Litigation," 38 Int'l L.J. 815, 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • "Legal Ethics in Texas: Client Solicitation," Lorman Education Services Legal Ethics Seminar, October 2007