HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, was ranked alongside some of the city’s oldest and biggest law firms in the Houston Business Journal’s annual listing of law firms by size and practice area. AZA was included among the 30 largest and made the top 10 list of intellectual property law firms.
The newspaper’s Book of Lists 2018-2019 includes the largest companies in Houston in a variety of industries, including a full section of law firms in several practice areas. AZA was ranked the seventh largest IP law firm and the 27th largest law firm overall in Houston.
“Our firm has grown in size and power over the last decade and we are proud to have earned praise for the way we handle complex commercial litigation and intricate intellectual property cases,” said firm founding partner John Zavitsanos.
AZA represents Fortune 500 clients including: Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC), Apache Corp. (NYSE:APA), Chevron (NYSE:CVX), Enterprise Products Partners LP (NYSE:EPD), Group 1 Automotive (NYSE: GPI), Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL), Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN), Liberty Mutual, National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE:NOV), Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) and NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG).
AZA’s intellectual property lawyers were ranked among the best Texas patent litigation firms for the fourth year in a row by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018. And the 2018 IPR Intelligence Report by Patexia Inc. ranked AZA seventh among the best-performing law firms in the country in a study of more than 1,100 firms active in inter partes review (IPR) patent cases over the past five years.
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized by Chambers USA 2018 among the best in Texas commercial law; by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for seven years running including 2019; and previously by Law360 as a Texas Powerhouse law firm. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000.