Business and Commercial Litigation
If you are engaged in business, then you know that litigation is a part of business. Business Litigation can range from the legitimate commercial dispute between companies to the “anyone with $250 can file a lawsuit” variety. Business litigation, whether bet the company or part of routine business, is time consuming and costly. Our firm’s experience and approach allows for a timely resolution that is within your budget and for the results you want. We have a significant advantage over the “big firms” because our cost to the client is much smaller and our attention to each case is personal.
Unlike the “big firms” our focus is purely on litigation and not every other area of law that exists. This allows us to thoroughly prepare each case with the attention it requires and deserves. Our firm knows the federal and state judiciary and their staffs, as well as the juries that each venue may produce. These insights allow us to provide the most cost effective, thorough litigation approach that “big firms” simply cannot offer due to their size, overhead and focus on all areas of law.
Our clients range from individuals to large companies. We have experience working on all types of business disputes including but not limited to:
- Contractual disputes
- Business torts such as fraud, DTPA, trade secret violations, misrepresentation and conversion
- Fiduciary duty matters
- Partnership and business organization disputes
- Tortuous interference claims
- Consumer rights
- Debt collections
- RICO and theft liability
- Joint ventures
- Restrictive covenants
- Non-compete and non-solicitation matters
- Oil & gas
Our commercial litigation representation provides businesses and individuals with aggressive representation in every facet of the litigation process. Our goal is to resolve disputes and claims in ways that are cost-effective while protecting the client's image and business interests.
In addition to the standard hourly fee arrangement common in most commercial litigation disputes, we also understand and accommodate our client’s needs by being flexible. We often offer our business clients the option of handling matters on a contingency fee basis or a hybrid fee, in cases where the “big firms” require large retainers and significant hourly billing. The ultimate goal is for our clients to achieve the objectives they deserve. In other words, we want our clients to be better off after the litigation is over and attorney's fees and costs are calculated. We understand that in some cases this requires flexible billing practices on our part.
When you or a loved one is injured due to the wrongful acts of another person or company our law firm will dedicate ourselves to protecting your rights and achieving the best possible result the civil justice system affords.
Our lawyers have experience in the following types of personal injury cases:
- Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability
- Assault and Battery
- Product Liability
- Drunk Driving and Dram Shop cases
- Truck Accidents
- Car Wrecks
- Railroad Crossing Litigation
If you or a loved one has been injured you should immediately contact a personal injury attorney. Not having legal representation by a personal injury attorney puts you at a distinct disadvantage in proving and winning your case, maximizing fair and reasonable monetary compensation and issues related to statutes of limitations.
Our firm brings extensive experience to employment litigation matters. We represent both employees and employers in disputes arising under state and federal anti-discrimination laws, the Texas Human Rights Commission Act and similar laws regarding employment discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment. Our substantial employment litigation experience includes representing clients before state and federal courts; Texas Workforce Commission; Civil Rights Division; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Texas Human Rights Commission; and similar Fair Employment Practice Commission agencies. In addition, our firm works with our clients’ human resource professionals to address employment issues in advance and to develop personnel policies and procedures.
Our firm prosecutes and defends the entire range of employment and labor related matters including but not limited to:
- Prosecuting and defending the enforcement of confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
- Representing clients in wrongful discharge claims alleging discharge in violation of public policy, breach of employment contracts and retaliation
- Prosecuting discrimination and retaliation claims
- Prosecuting sexual harassment claims
- Prosecuting and defending wage and hour claims
- Prosecuting civil rights claims
Business Formation and
Whether starting a new business or restructuring an existing business enterprise, business formation and corporate governance are important methods to limit personal liability and provide protection of assets as well as maximizing business efficiency and profits. If you need help in accomplishing these goals or believe you could benefit from a new or different business structure we can help to achieve that.
Moreover, corporate governance and the keeping and maintaining of corporate records should be kept of all major transactions and updated quarterly and certainly annually. These record keeping requirements are statutory and can help further protect your personal assets. While we will not provide you with tax or securities advice, we can provide you contacts in the area that specialize in those disciplines.