(the Firm) is an El Paso-based law firm comprised of thoughtful professionals who expertly balance legal proficiency with client relations. By treating each client as a person, not just a case, we provide efficient and effective legal services. Prospective clients can expect an exceptional, yet relaxed, legal team committed to achieving success.
As a boutique firm with a focus in business transactions and business-related litigation, our practice areas include business and corporate law, real estate, litigation, tax, government law and land use planning, mediation and a strong international based transactional practice.
Since its inception, the Firm has established a reputation as an efficient alternative to the more traditional local and regional firms, embracing innovative strategies to obtain successful results. Our expertise in international and interstate transactions is unparalleled, due to our geographical proximity to the Texas and New Mexico border, and the U.S. and Mexico border; with many of the attorneys possessing bilingual fluency in English and Spanish. In addition to being licensed in Texas, many of the Firm’s attorneys are licensed in New Mexico and Colorado.
We are seasoned professionals with diverse backgrounds, including experience practicing at larger firms, with a number of attorneys maintaining licensure or certifications as CPA’s and real estate brokers, allowing us to provide clients with a unique perspective from a comprehensive knowledge-base.
It all started as an idea on the back of a napkin in 1994 when five El Paso-area attorneys came together with a common idea, to leave the convention of a big law firm and start a high quality business boutique law firm that allowed the Firm to focus on client satisfaction. With the advent of the internet - giving attorneys instant access to large law libraries and other critical information - the opportunity was there and the timing was right.
Originally located off Viscount in East El Paso, with no furniture, limited space and computers hooked up to extension cords to prevent tripped breakers, Andrew B. Krafsur, H. Christopher Mott and Carlos A. Miranda III began representing clients in early March. By April, Patrick R. Gordon and Gary D. Sanders joined the Firm, named Krafsur Gordon Mott Sanders & Miranda, PC. The areas of practice included tax, corporate transactions, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights.
Over the next few years, the Firm added new partners and associates and expanded their practice areas to meet demand and better serve clients. In 1997, the addition of Darren G. Woody brought an expertise in construction and Harrel L. Davis III focused on bankruptcy and litigation.
By 1998, the Firm had outgrown the Viscount location and moved to it’s current location on Mesa, in West El Paso. Since then, the Firm has expanded practice areas and added more attorneys while continuing to serve clients and maintain a commitment to our core values of trust, integrity, respect, accountability, dedication, and excellence. In August 2010, the Firm became Gordon Davis Johnson & Shane P.C. and opened a larger wing of the current office, increasing the Firm’s attorneys to the 17 practicing today.
From the outset, the Firm has focused on a set of values that govern our provision of legal services and have allowed us to maintain client relationships, many in excess of twenty years. We understand that when clients select an attorney or firm to represent them, they want someone willing to take the time to understand their legal issues, and provide a level of service that includes accountability and excellence.
Our client relationships are based on a mutual level of trust and respect that we value highly and seek to develop throughout our representation. Since 1994, the Firm has represented over 10,000 clients, including large financial institutions, publicly traded companies, multinational corporations, prominent local families and leading enterprises in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Our Firm provides value to our clients by offering comprehensive services across the business spectrum. We’ve developed relationships with several law firms across the United States and around the world, allowing us to assist our clients on a national and international level. Clients are able to leverage these relationships to their advantage from a cost perspective, creating an opportunity for the Firm to provide top-notch legal services to even the largest of clients.
The results-oriented approach that we take has allowed us to achieve what many other larger law firms could not deliver on, while making sure we hold true to the reasons why the Firm was started in the first place: to provide a high level of service to our clients without the constraints of the traditional law firm model. Over the years, the relaxed nature of the Firm has created a level of comfortability with clients that has led to continued professional relationships and developed into many friendships.