Michael J. Lang

Michael J. Lang

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Crawford, Wishnew & Lang PLLC
 | 1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2390
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-817-4500
Fax: 214-817-4509
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (30%),
  • Bankruptcy: Business (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michael Lang's practice focuses on complex business, bankruptcy and probate disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country. He regularly handles lawsuits involving allegations of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, and tortious interference.  This experience includes representing individuals and businesses across a number of industries including banking, manufacturing, real estate, private equity, energy and technology.



    About Michael Lang

    Admitted: 2002, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.cwl.law/michael-lang


    • Texas Rising Stars, 2010-2015, by Thomson Reuters
    • Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2017, by Thomson Reuters

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Admissions: State Bar of Texas, 2002; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth and Seventh Circuits; United States Supreme Court


    • Commercial Litigation: Defended breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract claims in partnership dispute resulting in recovery of attorneys’ fees for the defendant after trial.  Prosecuted breach of contract claim in commercial arbitration on behalf of an international tax company, obtaining a substantial financial recovery for the client.
    • Probate Related Representation: Defended trustee and executor in family dispute involving breach of fiduciary duty claims.  Obtained favorable settlement for client on eve of trial. Prosecuted breach of fiduciary duty claims against trustee in Probate Court No. 1 of Bexar County, Texas. Obtained judgment against fiduciary.
    • Bankruptcy Related Representation: Secured take-nothing jury verdict in fraudulent transfer action brought by federal equity receiver in Ralph S. Janvey, in his capacity as court-appointed receiver for The Stanford International Bank, Ltd et al. v. Dillon Gage Inc. of Dallas and Dillon Gage, Inc., Cause No. 3:10-cv-1973, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.   Represented Wellness International Network, Ltd. in an adversary proceeding in the Northern  District of Illinois against a debtor and obtained a favorable judgment invalidating a trust, which was subsequently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in Wellness International Network, Ltd v. Sharif, 135 S.Ct. 1932 (2015) as permissible under Article III and within the jurisdiction of the bankruptcy court upon the parties' consent.  Prosecuted fraud and contract claims with damages in excess of $75 million on behalf of liquidating trust and obtained a favorable settlement following jury selection in MC Asset Recovery, LLC v. Castex Energy, Inc. et al., Cause No. 4:07-CV-076-Y, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.  Prosecuted avoidance and fraud claims against controlling entity and entity's former directors and officers on behalf of liquidating trust and obtained favorable settlement in Holliday v. K Road Power Management, LLC et al., Adversary No. 12-01879, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Educational Background:

    • Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 2002
    • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1999
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    Office Location for Michael J. Lang

    1700 Pacific Avenue
    Suite 2390
    Dallas, TX 75201

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    Last Updated: 3/16/2020

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