As a Houston Native, Fiza Syed witnessed early on the snowball effect poor legal representation can have when she volunteered at local legal justice clinics. Early on, she knew she wanted to pursue a law career. After college graduation, Ms. Syed interned at the Attorney General Child Support Division to better understand family legal matters. She then moved to Dallas to complete law school at SMU Dedman School of Law.
During law school, she interned and clerked at various law firms in order to obtain real-life experience in criminal, family and business law. While in law school, she also worked as a student attorney at the SMU Tax Clinic in order to help working-class individuals and families obtain legal services with tax law. Upon graduation and admittance to the State Bar of Texas, Ms. Syed served as general counsel for several small businesses and real estate companies. During her time as such, she regularly negotiated contracts, purchase sale agreements, and sophisticated settlements. She assisted clients in strategic business and tax planning in order to avoid legal pitfalls in the future.
She believes in passionate advocacy on behalf of her clients and will do her best to obtain the best outcome for her clients. Her practice focuses on criminal and family issues.
With knowledge, experience, and passion, Merchant Law provides unparalleled service to our clients. Our team of paralegals, law clerks, investigators, and an attorney will research, and bring about the most effective resolution, in order to ensure our clients get the most competent and diligent legal representation possible.
We are proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation. We are determined to work hard to earn our clients loyalty every day.
Meet The Team
Elizabeth Uribe was born in raised in Houston, Texas. As a child, Liz would advocate for her individuals in her community. Her mom would bring Liz Spanish speaking pro bono clients, so that she could help translate immigration petitions and assist them in filling the petitions out. Liz knew she wanted to become an attorney as a child, because she received great satisfaction from helping others. Prior to attending law school, Liz was employed at Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP. She later, worked for the city of Houston in the Real Estate Division and obtained her real estate license. While attending Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Liz was a law clerk at Owsley & Associates and later a law clerk at an immigration firm. Liz has extensive knowledge of various areas of law, including family and immigration. Liz prides herself in being a staunch advocate.
Gabriela was born in Brunswick, GA. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the College of Coastal Georgia. She has a passion for helping others and does whatever she can to help clients.
Frank Gonzalez was born and raised in Houston, TX. He attended & graduated from University of Houston in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting all while working various jobs in different fields & gaining experience & knowledge along the way. In 2013, Frank decided to take a different career path and starting working customer service and appointment setting jobs. He enjoys working with the firm and speaking with various people, as well as providing them with the best customer service experience he can when they come into the office. He is currently applying for Law School on path to joining our team as a lawyer.