Business Formation, Corporate Governance & Business Litigation

Business representation is vital part of our firm's success. By partnering with our business clients we are able to forge a relationship that allows us to support our clients' growth and see them prosper. From start-ups to established businesses, we represent business entities in all types of corporate matters. We strive to understand our clients' business philosophies, strategies and goals and, as a result, our representation is more efficiently directed to deliver innovative and responsive solutions to legal problems. Our representation includes business formation, contract review, and general corporate counseling.

 

Business Litigation

Our experience and experitse in the courtroom allows for efficient and effective representation of a business or individual. If you feel it necessary to pursue a cause of action against another party, or if you are forced into the unenviable position of having to defend yourself, our firm can assist in ensuring that you receive outstanding representation and that your rights under the law are protected.

 

Business Formation Entity Selection

We advise family businesses, entrepreneurs, and established companies about all facets of business startup, organization, and operations. We assist new business clients in determining which the type of entity best suits their business objectives, capital structure, and risk tolerance. We can help you choose from among the following forms: corporation, partnership, limited liability partnership or company, or trusts.

 

Business Management

Our firm assists businesses with identifying the risks and opportunities involved with acquisition of new businesses and business assets, divestiture and winding up of part of an existing business, merger with another company and joint ventures, just to name a few. We also assist our clients in a wide array of general corporate governance including consent agreements, exchange agreements, annual meetings and minutes, as well as a number of other critical responsibilities of directors and officers in specific situations. Our objective is to provide you with sound legal advice and maximize your businesses potential while minimizing your exposure to risk.

Services

Management Succession Planning

Particularly in closely-held or family businesses, there comes the time to make provisions for the transition to the next generation of ownership and management. Alternatively, you might wish to plan for the dissolution of your business, the sale of substantially all of its assets, or an alternative exit strategy. We can help you choose from among your options, and make sure that whatever decision you make is properly documented and reflected in your estate-planning instruments.

 

Business Transactions and Litigation

We assist clients in the negotiation and drafting of various documents related to sales transactions, commercial financing, commercial lease agreements, employment agreements, distribution agreements, contracted employee agreements, or any other aspect of your business operations. Our number one priority is to help protect your rights in any business transaction.

 

Landlord/Tenant

We have vast experience in dealing with Landlord/Tenant issues in both the Residential and Commercial arena. Our experience includes commercial lockouts, evictions (forcible detainer lawsuits), and appeals. We also represent Landlords and Tenants regarding pastdue rent and security deposit issues.

 

Consumer Litigation

• Deceptive Trade Practices Act- Texas Debt Collection Practices Act Claims • Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Claims • Lemon Law Claims and Defense • Identity Theft • Credit Card Litigation

Estate Planning, Wealth Management and Probate

Estate planning is an essential process for the protection and distribution of assets to loved ones upon death or disability. Through proper estate planning and organization of assets, we seek to provide the maximum conservation and protection of our clients' estates and related assets. By working closely with our clients and keeping open lines of communication we are able to provide estate planning services tailored to the individual requirements of each client. From the smallest estate planning issues to the most complex estate planning issues we can help clients achieve their objectives and carry out their final wishes. We handle the administration of trusts, estates and other related family entities, the drafting of wills and estate plans, and the creation of succession plans for privately owned businesses.

The following represents just a few of the estate planning probate services we assist our clients with:
• Preparation of Wills (Simple & Complex)
• Revocable Trust & Asset Preservation Trusts
• Estate Administration
• Living Wills
• Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
• Durable Power of Attorney
• Medical Power of Attorney
• Physicians Directives
• Business Succession Planning
• Guardianships
• Estate Administration
• Probate Administration and Litigation
• Partition and Exchange Agreements
• Heirship determinations
• Will Contests
• Representation of Executors and Administrators

 

Real Estate Services

We work closely with various title companies to provide our clients assistance with any real estate needs.
• Document Preparation Services for Commercial and Residential Real Property Transactions
• Lender Representation
• Foreclosure
• Buyer Representation
• Seller Representation
• Deed Restrictions
• Contract Formation
• Oil and Gas Leases
• Abstract Services
• Title Opinions

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