Kaylan’s practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on complex energy, banking, and real estate disputes, and fiduciary litigation with an emphasis on trust and estate disputes. Kaylan excels at courtroom advocacy and legal writing. Clients value her adeptness in quickly mastering complex facts and legal arguments to evaluate and develop compelling case strategies from the inception of a case. These skills, coupled with Kaylan’s niche for creative advocacy, have led her to assume the role as lead and co-counsel on multiple cases just days or weeks before the start of trial.
Throughout her career, Kaylan has successfully represented clients across industries in matters involving breach of contract, negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, trespass and other torts in state and federal court, arbitration and mediation. Kaylan’s clients include both public and private energy companies, commercial property owners, national banks, tech start-up companies, trust companies, private equity firms and individuals alike.
In her fiduciary litigation practice, Kaylan has represented fiduciaries and beneficiaries in multimillion-dollar lawsuits involving executors, trustees, guardians, and other fiduciaries. She has represented clients in will contests, will and trust interpretation disputes, guardianships, cy pres matters, and prosecution and defense of various fiduciary claims.
She is actively involved in Hunton Andrews Kurth’s initiatives as co-chair of the Houston office’s Diversity and Inclusion committee and serves on the firm’s pro bono and women’s mentoring committees, annually committing between 100 and 200 hours to diversity and inclusion, pro bono, and mentorship initiatives. Kaylan a director on the Board of the Houston Bar Association, co-chair of the HBA’s Habitat for Humanity Committee and on the Board of the HBA’s Dispute Resolution Center. In addition, she serves on the Lawyers for Literacy and Bench Bar committees of the Houston Bar Association and was recently nominated to serve as a board member on the Litigation Committee. She recently completed two terms as a director of the board of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and continues to serve as Chair Emeritus for the State Moot Court competition.
Kaylan is a frequent contributor to internal and external publications and speaker at industry conferences.
Updated June 2021