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Commercial Litigation

Houston Texas Business Litigation Attorney

Litigation can have a significant impact on a company’s ability to protect itself in a competitive market; as well as, to achieve its business objectives. Contract dispute, the accusation of fraud or breach of fiduciary duty can have the effect of putting your business on hold until the matter is resolved. At Kirkpatrick Law Office, we help businesses involved in litigation assess their options and make decisions consistent with their goals and objectives.

Our Law Office has experience in business lawsuits and other civil litigation matters.  Rather you need help setting up your business structure, employment disputes, breach of contract or any other issues we are here to help you. If your company has been sued or threatened with litigation, it is important that you contact experienced business litigation attorneys. Likewise, if your company has been the victim of misconduct by another company or individual, it is important that you act promptly and obtain counsel to protect the interests of your business.

Some common business legal matters we assist on are:

  • Business contracts
  • Breach of contract 
  • Partnership disputes
  • Insurance disputes
  • Fraudulent inducement
  • Tortious interference
  • Business torts
  • Employment disputes
  • The Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) Act
  • Buy-sell agreements and dissolution of a business
  • Unfair competition
  • Civil conspiracy and corporate conspiracy
  • Intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement, patent litigation and trade secrets disputes

Business Formation

If you are starting a business, then understanding how to form your new company and the structure of your company is key.  Let the Kirkpatrick Law Office help you understand your options.  We will skillfully guide you through the formation process, helping you to best understand your options, informing you of the risks and benefits of each entity, and help you to make the decisions that will best serve your purpose.

We can:

  • Help you understand the various business organization forms available to you.
  • File the right documentation to properly form your business.
  • Help you determine the exact terms of any formation agreements for partners and/or members.
  • Make sure you understand the tax implications for the business entity you choose to form, make sure the tax structure you choose is in your best interest, and ensure that it is properly documented for the IRS.
  • Ensure that your business is in compliance with state rules and regulations for licensing and naming.

Business Litigation

Litigation is never what you want to experience in any business relationship.  It can cause undue stress and mounting expenses. This is why Eric Kirkpatrick works endlessly to limit the scope of any business litigation.  His goal is to quickly and efficiently resolve the dispute so both parties can move on quickly.

In most business disputes, there is a window of opportunity during which expensive business litigation can be avoided. We pride ourselves on creating and recognizing the opportunity to equitably resolve business disputes before thousands of dollars are spent on litigation.

We will never encourage our client to accept a compromise that is unsatisfactory.  We will vigorously pursue a claim, to make sure our client is whole.  Eric Kirkpatrick has significant trial experience and will pursue trial if need be.

Employment Litigation

Employees and independent contractors are your business’ core. Making sure that you are meeting both Texas and federal laws regarding their rights and your obligations towards them is essential. Our Law Office can provide exceptional counseling with regards to employment practices and other areas surrounding employee law.

If your company is dealing with accusations of discrimination or unfair labor practices, you need to protect your business. Our Law office is experienced in employment law defense cases.  We know the Fair Labor Standards Act.  We know how to defend and protect your business.

 Hire An Experienced Commerical Lawyer

The business litigation process can be intimidating. When the legal matter, your business is facing is important, make sure you have an experienced business litigation lawyer, like Eric Kirkpatrick, who makes the time to discuss your situation with you, explain your options, and represent you. Contact the Kirkpatrick Law Office Today.