General Business Litigation

The firm handles a variety of business litigation matters, including businesses suing other businesses for breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, business disparagement, antitrust violations, and other business controversies. We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in suits involving corporations (both publicly traded and closely held), shareholders, limited liability companies, and their members concerning claims against officers and directors by shareholders and shareholder derivative actions. Our attorneys engage in partnership litigation dealing with breaches of partnership agreements, transfers of partnership interests and properties, partnership accountings, and breach-of-fiduciary-duty claims against managing and other partners. We also litigate contested corporate and partnership matters arising in connection with divorce cases.  The firm entertains employee-related suits, including those over employment contracts, consulting contracts, non-compete agreements, and employee stock-option plans. We further handle lawsuits involving corporate buy-sell agreements, stock-restriction agreements, and stock-voting agreements, as well as cases stemming from corporate acquisitions (whether stock or asset).

Our business litigation practice includes oil and gas lawsuits, such as royalty owners suing producers for underpaid royalties and disputes involving unitization and pooling agreements, joint operating agreements, and accounting issues. We also undertake more general real estate cases, including trespass-to-try-title actions, Deceptive Trade Practice Act suits, real estate sales contract actions, community property and partition cases, commercial lease controversies, and federal Interstate Land Sales Act claims.

Finally, the firm engages in federal and state income tax, employment tax, franchise tax, sales/use tax, and property tax controversy work before all levels of the Internal Revenue Service and Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, as well as in all state and federal courts with such tax jurisdiction.