Our firm represents clients in litigation, appeals, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Business and Commercial
Our firm actively represents a wide range of clients in litigation (including appeals), arbitration and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. We assemble appropriate teams of attorneys, paralegals and support staff in order to formulate innovative approaches to assist our clients in dispute resolution. We have experience assisting clients with litigation and alternative dispute resolution in matters involving, but not limited to, business and commercial litigation, general civil litigation, disputes concerning contracts, fraud, deceptive trade practices, labor and employment issues, landlord/tenant and lease issues, real estate, shareholder, officer and director liability, property damage, tortious interference, software and technology disputes, and shareholder suits (of privately-held companies), as well as trust and probate litigation.
Our firm represents clients involved in litigation, arbitration, and all forms of dispute resolution proceedings involving construction disputes. The firm has experience in assisting both property owners and contractors in disputes involving construction and design defects; Residential Construction Liability Act issues; payment issues; mechanic’s lien perfection, foreclosure, and removal; payment bond claims; and the enforcement of construction contracts.
Copyright & Trademark Litigation
Our firm actively represents a wide range of clients in litigation (including appeals), arbitration and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. The firm assembles appropriate teams of attorneys, paralegals and support staff in order to formulate innovative approaches to assist our clients in dispute resolution. We have experience assisting clients with litigation and alternative dispute resolution in matters involving, but not limited to, copyright and trademark disputes, whether representing the copyright or trademark owner that is seeking to protect existing rights against an infringing party, or assisting a party in the defense of their proper use of a given trademark or copyrighted works.
Our firm has extensive experience in representing creditors and debtors in both bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy enforcement activity. The firm maintains a collection practice for creditors to collect accounts and also represents creditors in foreclosure activities. The firm’s experience includes litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts to enforce creditor claims.
Our firm represents clients in litigation, arbitration and all forms of alternative dispute resolution proceedings involving the relationship between employers and employees. The firm has experience assisting clients with employment law matters including, but not limited to, non-competition and trade secret litigation, work place harassment, employee benefits, tort and contract claims, OSHA matters, race discrimination, age discrimination, gender discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation claims, responses to administrative charges of discrimination, hiring, and termination. We also represent clients with respect to investigations conducted by the Texas Workforce Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Texas Commission on Human Rights.
In its fiduciary litigation practice, the firm is able to bring together its litigation proficiency with expertise in other practice areas of the firm to assist clients in trial and appellate courts as well as various alternative dispute resolution forums. In the estate context, the firm’s litigators work closely with the attorneys in the Estate Planning and Probate group to draw on their comprehensive knowledge of trusts and estates law in representing beneficiaries, trustees, executors and guardians in all types of disputes, including will contests, trust reformation, heirship determinations, breach of fiduciary duty cases, defense of estate plans and more. In the business context, the firm’s litigators handle complex fiduciary matters, including disputes involving officers and directors, partners, and other type of special fiduciary relationships.
Marital Property Rights and Divorce
Our firm has experienced attorneys who handle complex marital planning matters, including the preparation of Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements. The firm also represents clients in family law litigation involving issues concerning divorce, support, property division, change of name and other related matters. We concentrate on cases involving division of community estates involving closely held businesses, real estate and other significant assets. The firm’s tax and business planners are available to assist in complicated property division issues.
Probate and Trust Litigation
Our firm represents a wide range of clients in litigation, arbitration and all forms of alternate dispute resolution proceedings with respect to probate and trust matters. The firm assembles appropriate teams of attorneys, paralegals and support staff in order to assist our clients in dispute resolution. The firm has experience assisting clients in matters including, but not limited, to will contests, breach of fiduciary duty claims, removal and replacement of trustees, trust modification, obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service, conflicts over estate administration, family settlement agreements, matters incident to probate, appointment of temporary administrators, temporary restraining orders and injunctions related to a decedent’s estate, and resolution of disputes regarding estate assets.
Real Estate Litigation
The firm’s real estate litigation practice combines the firm’s experienced litigators with the firm’s knowledgeable real estate attorneys to represent buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords, land owners, and secured parties in various disputes before trial and appellate courts and in various alternative dispute resolution forums. The firm’s real estate litigation practice handles a wide range of real property disputes, including:
- Commercial landlord/tenant disputes
- Disputes over construction defects
- Contract disputes involving the sale of real property
- Property tax disputes and tax exemption issues
- Premises liability disputes
- Lis pendens issues
- Specific performance actions
- Quiet title and ejectment actions
- Forcible entry and detainer actions
- Disputes over the existence and use of easements and rights of way
- Mechanic’s liens disputes
- Title insurance claims
Trade Secret Litigation
We recognize that trade secrets and other confidential information constitute a business’s most valuable and highly-protected assets and the unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets and other confidential information can cause irreparable damage. Whether disputes arise as a result of a former employee’s disclosure, breach of a confidentiality agreement, or otherwise, our firm can take the necessary actions (which may include demand letters, emergency motions and hearings, and the commencement of litigation) to help prevent or halt unauthorized disclosures and to seek damages where the harm has already occurred.