Houston Business Litigation Lawyers Helping Businesses Resolve Conflicts
A business entity finding itself involved in some manner of contract disputes or other business litigation should not be taken as a failure. On a long enough timeline, every business will be involved in legal disputes and litigation at some point or another. It makes no difference whether the business is national in scale or a small, family-based operation; disputes arise that sometimes cannot be resolved without the help of legal representation experienced with these types of business issues.
For many Americans, the most significant investment they will ever make is buying a home or a piece of land for their family. But other more enterprising individuals may elect to go into business for themselves. It is an ambitious aim but one that can and has rewarded millions of Americans with success in the past. Even more than their family home, their business may become their most significant investment. And so, when something comes along to threaten that investment, one should not cut corners when it comes time to protect their intellectual property.
Our business litigation lawyers offer a free case evaluation to business entities, employees, and managing partners looking to resolve disputes and get back to business as usual. Every case is unique; not all business disputes require litigation, and not all business lawsuits are going to shake out the same. But we feel confident that you will find helpful legal representation from a business dispute lawyer at our law firm. To discuss the particulars of your case and better determine how to proceed, please call The Shariff Law Firm, PLLC today at 713-881-9739 to schedule your free initial consultation.
What Types of Disputes Do Our Business Litigation Attorneys Handle?
If you elect to retain the services of a business litigation attorney from our firm, you will be working with a legal professional experienced in a range of different business transaction and commercial litigation cases.
A business litigation lawyer at our firm can assist you with any of the following types of cases:
- Accounting and business malpractice.
- Breach of contract.
- Breach of fiduciary duty.
- Breach of implied or expressly stated warranties.
- Breach of an oral agreement or ‘handshake’ deal.
- Business fraud.
- Business ownership disputes.
- Copyright infringement.
- Construction disputes.
- Contract disputes.
- Dissolving of a partnership, LLC, or joint venture.
- Employment law violations.
- Franchise disputes.
- Intellectual property infringement.
- Landlord/tenant legal dispute resolution.
- Merger and acquisition disputes.
- Misuse of business assets.
- Non-compete agreements.
- Real estate disputes.
- Shareholder litigation.
- Theft of trade secrets.
- Trademark infringement.
- Violation of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
- Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) disputes.
What Types of Litigation Can I Pursue?
The specific kind of litigation to pursue your business disputes varies based on several factors, including what parties are involved and what allegation has been brought. A skilled business dispute lawyer can go over the facts and context of your case to see which of the following types of litigation you should pursue to protect your business.
Commercial litigation is the same thing as business litigation. Many types of business disputes fall under the umbrella of commercial litigation. Business torts, a breach of contract, an employee lawsuit, shareholder disputes, and class action lawsuits brought against a business entity all qualify as examples of commercial litigation.
If you are involved in a business lawsuit, you should seek legal representation to defend your rights and pursue your goals. Please note that a business litigation attorney and a commercial litigation lawyer perform the same tasks; they are just two different names for the same field of practice.
The commercial litigation lawyers of The Shariff Law Firm have years of experience providing helpful legal aid to clients in need across the greater Houston area. Protect your business interests and personal assets by scheduling a free case review with our lawyers today.
Civil litigation is a non-criminal legal dispute. A civil lawsuit is common, both between individuals and businesses. For example, an individual may file a civil suit for a personal injury case against an at-fault party. That at-fault party may be another individual, or it could be a place of business that did not take necessary precautionary measures to keep visitors and employees safe.
A business dispute is a type of civil litigation. These cases may be between individuals working at the same company, two companies at odds in a potential merger, or multiple businesses in other types of business deals. These legal matters can be challenging to resolve without the help of a professional arbitrator. Hire the business litigation attorneys of our firm to assist you through arbitration.
Employment disputes occur between businesses and their employees and include:
- Discrimination claims.
- Harassment allegations.
- Severance agreements.
- Wage disputes.
- Working conditions.
- Wrongful termination accusations.
Internal and External Business Disputes?
Business owners may have to contend with both internal and external conflict. Internal conflict may arise if an employee has an issue with their wages, terms of their contract, or dangerous workplace conditions. Additionally, partnership disputes may arise from within and require arbitration to be resolved.
Examples of external business disputes may include mergers going wrong, accusations of intellectual property theft, or business lawsuits between multiple unrelated companies.
Real Estate Litigation
The most common real estate litigation arises from the early cancellation of a contract. Unfortunately, communication issues are also common and can lead to expensive mistakes.
Additionally, while we trust a real estate agent to act in our best interests, this third party can sometimes be responsible for grave mistakes and misrepresentations.
Tortious Interference Cases
Business tort interference refers to a third-party interfering in the partnership, negotiations, or contract signing between two other parties. This interference often results in the collapse of a deal and financial losses for at least one of the parties.
If there is a business dispute involving a party interfering with contract negotiations and it can be shown that the interfering party intentionally caused disruption, it may be possible to recover damages in civil court.
Business Partnership Disputes
Business partnership disputes occur between legally bound partners of a business and include:
- Breach of the partnership agreement.
- Failure to uphold financial responsibilities.
- Insider trading.
- Unauthorized disclosure or sale of intellectual property and trade secrets.
- Violating non-compete clauses.
Examples of fraud that a business dispute lawyer can assist you with include:
- Securities fraud.
- Tortious interference.
How Can a Houston Business Litigation Lawyer Help Your Case?
Business litigation can be complex and costly. Quick resolutions are rare. If the disputes continue, your business and your livelihood could be jeopardized. That’s why it’s wise to work with professional legal counsel who has handled cases like yours before. A business litigation attorney at our law firm would be proud to assist you in pursuing your goals.
Whenever possible, your business dispute lawyer will attempt to avoid potentially costly and long-winded litigation. As your lawyers, we will pursue negotiation and compromise through mediation and arbitration to reach a satisfying conclusion for all involved.
Whether by filing a lawsuit or entering mediation, The Shariff Law Firm, PLLC, would be proud to lend our legal services to you as you attempt to resolve your commercial disputes. Please contact our Houston office to schedule a free case review with a member of our legal team by calling (713) 881-9739.