Ian practices general civil litigation, primarily in the areas of Debtor/Creditor, Real Estate, and Mineral Rights. Ian has handled cases involving deed restrictions, mechanic’s liens, mortgages, lien subrogation, class actions, the Texas Mineral Interest Pooling Act, title disputes, fraud, deceptive trade practices, evictions, foreclosures, lift stay motions and bankruptcy-related matters, post-judgment collections, breach of contract, insurance claims, cases under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, contract-for-deed litigation, etcetera.
Before law school, Ian spent about four years as a banker for J.P. Morgan Chase where he held a Series 7 license and served as both a stockbroker and a loan officer. During law school, Ian won the 2011 Gershon Moot Court Tournament, served as Executive Editor of the Law Review, and competed interscholastically in Mock Trial. Also during law school, Ian interned for the Honorable D. Michael Lynn, Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Texas, served as Intern to General Counsel at a manufacturer, and served in the Summer Honors Program at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Ian is an award-winning legal writer, having been inducted along with four out of his 126 classmates into the National Order of Scribes in 2013 in recognition of the exemplary quality of his legal writing. Ian graduated law school in the top four-percent of his class ranked 5th out of 126 students. Ian has published two scholarly articles in legal journals, one on securities and administrative law issues, and another on issues that can arise during a bankruptcy proceeding involving income-producing property. Hyperlinks to these articles can be found below.
> Texas Wesleyan (now A&M) School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2013,
Magna cum Laude
> Texas Christian University, B.B.A., Double Major in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management, 2006
> Ian D. Ghrist, How to Sufficiently Consider Efficiency, Competition, and Capital Formation in the Wake of Business Roundtable, 14 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 221 (2013).
> Ian D. Ghrist, The Saga of Income from Income-Producing Collateral Treatment in Bankruptcy for Undersecured Creditors, 23 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 457 (2015).
> Practical Lessons in Oil and Gas, Sixth Annual Texas A&M Law Review Energy Symposium (Texas A&M University School of Law, March 2014).
> Urban Mineral Rights, All-Star CLE Presented by the Texas A&M University School of Law — Office of Marketing and External Affairs (September 2014).
> Delinquent Tax Case Law Panel, Presenter, State Bar of Texas Property Tax Committee Meeting & Legal Seminar (April 25, 2016).
> Practical Pointers in Business Formation & Company Operating Agreements for the Texas Real Estate Investor, Dallas Real Estate Investment Group (August 17th, 2016).
Awards & Recognition:
> Inducted into the National Order of the Scribes, 2013
> Medal of Excellence Winner, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2012
> Preeminent Advocate Award, Wesleyan Board of Advocates, 2013
> Pupil, Mahon Inn of Court, 2013
> State Bar of Texas (2013)
> U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (2014)
> U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas (2014)
> U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas (2015)