Hankinson LLP defeated an effort to place its client, the Dallas Mavericks, into receivership. A minority stakeholder in the team sued for the appointment of a receiver, claiming that the team was insolvent or in imminent danger of insolvency. Finding no merit to the claims, the trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the Mavericks. On appeal, the Hankinson LLP team successfully defended the trial court’s ruling. Deborah Hankinson argued the case to the Dallas Court of Appeals. Rick Thompson and Joseph Morris drafted the appellate briefs. See Hillwood Inv. Props. III, Ltd. v. Radical Mavericks Mgmt., LLC, No. 05-11-01470-CV, in the Fifth Court of Appeals.