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Henry James Fasthoff IV

Hank Fasthoff
Contact: 713.652.5151
Law School: University Of Houston
Jurisdictions: Eastern District of Texas
New York
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
5th Circuit
6th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


About Henry James Fasthoff IV
I have a wide and varied practice in the commercial litigation, entertainment and technology fields. In the area of commercial litigation, I have broad experience involving creditor's rights, real estate litigation, commodities fraud cases, insurance coverage disputes (on behalf of policy holders), employment litigation (particularly with noncompete and non-solicitation agreements), and a host of other business torts and contractual disputes.

I also maintain a nationwide intellectual property and entertainment litigation practice, having handled cases in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville, in addition to those in cities throughout Texas. I have extensive experience prosecuting and defending copyright and trademark infringement cases, right of publicity claims, defamation cases, and royalty claims, and have acquired from infringing third parties dozens of infringing domain names on behalf of celebrities and other trademark owners.

In the entertainment field, my clients include numerous Grammy® and ASCAP Award-winning recording artists, songwriters, and producers; major and independent record labels; music publishers; management companies; advertising agencies, and more.

Among the many services I provide on the transactional side are advising and counseling clients in developing and protecting intellectual property assets and structuring business deals; negotiating and drafting of music industry agreements and licenses; preparation of endorsement agreements for music and sports personalities; software, technology and digital media agreements and licenses; web design and development agreements; website user terms and conditions, privacy policies, and mobile application software agreements; advising clients in connection with sweepstakes rules and regulations; preparing contest and sweepstakes rules; and more
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Communications & Internet Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Technology & Software
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of Texas 
New York 
Southern District of Texas 
Western District of Texas 
5th Circuit 
6th Circuit 
U.S. Supreme Court 
University Of HoustonDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Florida State UniversityB.S. (1994)
Professional Activities
Member, Council Member Entertainment & Sports Law Section, Houston Bar Association 2003-Current
Member, Council Member Entertainment & Sports Law Section, State Bar of Texas 2003-Current
Member Litigation Section, State Bar of Texas 2003-Current
Board of Advisors, Member SMU Law School Computer & Tech Law Symposium 2004-2005
Council Member Computer & Technology Law Section, State Bar of Texas 2002-2005
Editorial Board Member The Houston Lawyer Magazine 2003-2004
State Bar Liason SMU Computer Law Review & Technology Journal, State Bar Liaison 2003-2004
Council Member Law & The Media Committee, Houston Bar Association 2003-2004
Council Member Cyberlaw Section, Houston Bar Association 2002-2004
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Texas Monthly/Law & Politics Magazines
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Texas Monthly / Law & Politics Magazines
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Texas Monthly / Law & Politics Magazines
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Texas Monthly / Law & Politics Magazines
Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Texas Monthly / Law & Politics Magazines
Karen Susman Volunteer of the Year, Texas Accountants & Lawyers for the Arts
AV-Rated (Highest), Martindale-Hubbel
Professional Associations
Member, New York Bar
Member, Texas State Bar



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Adams and Reese LLP
1221 McKinney
Suite 4400
Houston, TX 77010
Telephone: 713.652.5151
Fax: 713.652.5152