Hirsch & Westheimer Adds Two Texas Exes to their Roster

Hirsch & Westheimer Adds Two Texas Exes to their Roster

by Onyinyechi Muilenburg

Jeffrey A. ShadwickHOUSTON, TXMarch 9, 2021 –Hirsch & Westheimer, P.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Ingrid Silfvast-Kaiser and Kim Lewinski to the Houston firm.

Ingrid’s practice focuses on real-estate transactions. She concentrates mainly on the acquisition and disposition of office buildings and commercial shopping centers, the commercial development of land, and the leasing of office buildings and retail shopping center spaces, for both landlords and tenants.

Ingrid attained her law degree cum laude from South Texas College of Law Houston, where she served as Articles Editor for the South Texas Law Review. She was a Dean’s Honor List and Presidential Fellow recipient. She also served as a member of the STCL Texas Exes Chapter and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society. Before law school, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the firm, Ingrid clerked with Hirsch & Westheimer through the Summer Clerkship Program.

Kim has represented Fortune 500 oilfield services companies and their subsidiaries as creditors in their various vendor bankruptcy filings, both domestic or international, and advised and updated clients on the status of bankruptcy cases with recommendations for potential recovery of debt. Before joining Hirsch & Westheimer, Kim was a litigator at a Commercial Finance Litigation firm. She has represented credit unions in collecting defaulted auto loans, loan agreements, and credit cards. She also assisted mortgage servicers in foreclosing on defaulted mortgages.

Kim earned her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and her bachelor’s from The University of Texas at Austin with honors in Human Development & Family Sciences. She was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2019.

Commenting on the addition of Lewinski, group leader, Michael Durrschmidt stated, “Kim brings much-needed experience and bench strength to the firm’s creditors’ rights and business bankruptcy section. Kim’s selection to the Super Lawyers ‘Rising Stars’ demonstrates her commitment to excellence in her chosen field.” Of Silfvast-Kaiser, real estate section leader, Brad Rauch added, “We are elated to have Ingrid working as part of our team. She brings a sharp mind as well as an enthusiasm and sincerity to her work, that enhances our transaction group.


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Hirsch & Westheimer is a Houston-based law firm. Our team consists of many recognized leaders in their fields in a broad array of matters, including advising executors of multi-million dollar estates to sellers in stock and asset transactions, and representing oil and gas companies in complex multiparty litigation. Hirsch & Westheimer’s clients include individuals, families, trusts, estates, major financial institutions and American and foreign business interests engaged in real estate development and management, aviation, upstream oil and gas, construction, insurance, retailing, wholesaling, manufacturing and merchandising. Throughout our 105-year legacy, our attorneys embody the culture of stability, hard work, service, professionalism and loyalty. We stand strong today as a historical landmark in Houston’s business and legal community. For more information, please visit www.hirschwest.com