Zach Wyatte focuses his practice on helping clients with corporate and tax matters. He drafts and reviews key legal documents; conducts thorough due diligence for transactions; and drafts commercial agreements pertinent to the normal operations of a business, including mergers and acquisitions. Zach employs a service-oriented approach to client service developed through his U.S. Coast Guard and private practice experiences.

Prior to joining McNees, Zach worked at an AM Law 100 firm, where he assisted corporate clients, including lenders and financial institutions, municipalities, political subdivisions and public officials in various commercial disputes. He also gained complex maritime law experience, including drafting complex maritime agreements consisting of vessel construction, purchase and sale, time, voyage and bareboat charterparties, master service agreements and indemnity and insurance provisions.

Before that, he was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard for seven years, where he served as a Maritime Casualty Investigator and Lieutenant and Assistant Chief of Inspections Department (ACID). Zach was part of a team that responded to pollution-related incidents and other vessel casualties in real time, managing civil and criminal consequences.


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

    • Dean’s Achievement Award – Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • The Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
    • Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
    • Texas Parents Attending Law School (Texas PALS), Board Member
    • Thurgood Marshall Legal Society
    • Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program
    • Legal Eagles Flag Football

American Military University, M.A. in Homeland Security

    • President’s List – 4.0 GPA

United States Merchant Marine Academy, B.S. in logistics, intermodal transportation

    • Most Valuable Player, Men’s Varsity Basketball Team


American Bar Association

Houston Bar Association


Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America

    • Commercial Litigation, 2024
    • Transportation Law, 2024


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

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