Jeremy Sáenz, Partner

Email: jsaenz@rlattorneys.com
Phone: (281) 652-5651

Jeremy Sáenz is a Partner in the Houston office of Resnick & Louis, P.C. and is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As part of his practice, he advises clients on both federal and state employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, WARN, the Immigration and Control Act of 1984, and the Texas Labor Code. Jeremy represents his clients in front of government agencies including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition to his employment expertise, Jeremy represents employers in their day-to-day business operations, advising clients on corporate, transaction, and real estate issues.

Jeremy regularly counsels business owners on the structuring of their companies and assists them with their essential business functions, including drafting employment-related agreements, negotiating contracts, and purchasing and selling real estate.

Jeremy Sáenz is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As part of his practice, he advises clients on both federal and state employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, WARN, the Immigration and Control Act of 1984, and the Texas Labor Code. Mr. Sáenz represents his clients in front of government agencies including the Texas Workforce Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In addition to his employment expertise, Mr. Sáenz represents employers in their day-to-day business operations, advising clients on corporate, transaction, and real estate issues. Mr. Sáenz regularly counsels business owners on the structuring of their companies and assists them with their essential business functions. Mr. Sáenz has nearly twenty years’ experience drafting and negotiating contracts and purchasing and selling real estate. Mr. Saenz has litigated lease matters and successfully enforced restrictive covenants for retail establishments.

Throughout his career, Mr. Sáenz has authored articles for professional and trade associations on employment issues as they relate to current events in the business community and spoken to employers on employment related topics. The following are some of Mr. Sáenz's speaking engagements:
• Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (Houston, TX, 2012)
• Discrimination in the Workplace (Houston, TX, 2012)
• The I-9 Form: Employer's Compliance Responsibility (Dallas, TX, 2011)
• Advertising Under the Rules - Texas Minority Counsel Program (Houston, Texas, 2008)
The following are some highlights from Mr. Saenz's practice:
• Presented Oral Argument on behalf of his client before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Welsh v. Fort Bend Independent School District, 860 F.3d 762 (5th Cir. 2017).
• Presented Oral Argument before the Texas Supreme Court.
• Assisted in securing summary judgment, and affirmation of the judgment, at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the City of Houston in a million dollar False Claims Act case regarding the use of federal funds following Tropical Storm Allison (U.S. Ex. Rel Farmer v. City of Houston).
• Managed twenty-six million dollar acquisition of local grocery chain by private equity investors.
• Negotiated leases and advised on real estate purchases for local grocery chain.
• Assisted client in securing twenty million dollars in federal funds for use in revitalizing multi-unit residential complex.
• Reviewed and negotiated real estate contracts for multi-unit residential complex.
• Successfully defended restaurant chain in Fair Labor Standards wage claim, preventing collective action.
• Negotiated beneficial settlement with the Department of Labor on behalf of national breakfast dining chain.
• Assisted client with twelve million dollar acquisition of multi-unit residential complex.
• Successfully represented multiple employers before the Texas Workforce Commission-Civil Rights Division, and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

He obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration, in Finance, from the University of Texas in 1997. He moved to Houston in 1998 and attended the University of Houston where he received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, and his Master of Business Administration, in Finance, from the Bauer College of Business

Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and United States District Court - Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Northern District of Texas, and United States Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit.

Education:
  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas J.D. - 2001
  • University of Houston - Bauer College of Business, Houston, Texas M.B.A. - 2001
  • University of Texas – McCombs School of Business, Austin, Texas B.B.A. - 1997

Professional Affiliations:
  • State Bar of Texas - Labor & Employment Section
  • State Bar of Texas - Business Law Section

Licenses & Admissions:
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court - Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit

Honors:
  • Board Certified - Labor & Employment Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (under 40), 2015

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