Matthew J. Swantner is an associate in the Litigation section of Jackson Walker. His practice focuses on commercial litigation including contract disputes, business torts, creditor's rights, collection matters, oil and gas disputes, mineral and construction liens, and bankruptcy matters throughout Texas and New Mexico. Mr. Swantner also has extensive experience in post-judgment remedies such as issuing writs of execution and writs of garnishment, abstracting judgments, post-judgment discovery, asset searches, and filing construction and mineral liens.
During law school, Mr. Swantner interned for the Honorable Robert Pitman, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas.
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- Defended bank in breach of contract and fraud action brought by borrower to prevent foreclosure of large commercial property. Obtained summary judgment in favor of bank on all borrower's claims, foreclosed on property, obtained more than $2,500,000 deficiency judgment against borrower, and collected more than $200,000 from borrower by garnishing accounts identified in post-judgment discovery.
- Represented agricultural chemical company in more than 40 collection lawsuits throughout Texas and New Mexico. Lawsuits typically resulted in summary judgment or settlement and the entry of an agreed judgment.
- Represented joint operator in lawsuit brought by landowners to terminate mineral lease. Lawsuit resulted in favorable renegotiation of lease.
- Represented well servicer in multiple lawsuits to collect reimbursement of amounts owed for goods and services provided.
- Represented numerous property owners in lawsuits brought to terminate mineral leases for non-production, non-operations, or breach of mineral leases.
- Represented subcontractor in lawsuit filed to foreclose mineral lien.
- Defended numerous banks and other financial institutions in account disputes involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
- Represented equipment manufacturer to collect balance owed by customer. Negotiated settlement agreement and agreed judgment that provided for payment of all amounts owed and attorneys' fees.
- Represented construction subcontractor in lawsuit to collect more than $500,000 owed for services rendered. Lawsuit resulted in favorable settlement to subcontractor.
- Represented owner in lawsuit against general contractor to recover overpayment of construction costs. Lawsuit resulted in favorable settlement and entry of agreed judgment that provided for recovery of attorneys' fees and costs.
- Represented numerous health care providers in lawsuits brought to recover reimbursement for services provided to patients.
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Mr. Swantner was recently accepted to the North Chamber of Commerce of San Antonio's Leadership Lab Class of 2012. He also participates annually in the Bexar County Community Justice Program.
Mr. Swantner also serves on the board of directors for Project Mend, which provides donated and refurbished medical equipment to low income persons with disabilities.
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