Houston Business Legal Dispute Attorney
In the business world, it’s simply a fact of life that disputes will arise from time to time. A fraction will need some level of formal legal intervention to resolve, and you may even find yourself on either side of a lawsuit at some point. What’s important in any business dispute is that your rights are protected and that your vital business interests are fully considered in any resolution. There may be other important factors to consider as well: your reputation may be at stake; or valuable business relationships may be on the line. At the Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC, our experienced Houston business attorney considers all the factors relevant to your dispute and works to resolve it favorably and efficiently. Contact the Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC for help with any business or commercial dispute in Houston or Harris County, including breach of contract, business torts, employment disputes, and corporate disputes.
Breach of Contract Disputes in Harris County
All business dealings are ultimately based in contract, and when a dispute arises, the terms of that contract govern the outcome of the dispute. Contracts place duties on both parties to perform some act, and the failure of a party to perform a duty when called for is potentially a breach of contract. A party believing the other party will not perform when required may also withhold performance, which may give rise to an anticipatory breach. The Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC helps in the resolution of contract disputes by arguing for the correct interpretation of contract terms, whether express, implied, oral or written. From sending demand letters to filing suit in Harris County courts, we’ll work to resolve your matter efficiently and favorably.
Houston Business Torts Attorney
Business disputes can arise without the existence of a contract at all. Such disputes may be between competitors or with members of the general public. A tort is a civil wrong, not based in contract, for which the law provides a remedy. Remedies can include injunctions to stop wrongful behavior and money damages for the full extent of any harm done. Examples of business torts include:
- Unfair Business Practices
- Deceptive Trade Practices
- Consumer Fraud
- Unfair Competition
Every business owner is also an employer, and depending on the number of employees and other factors, you may be subject to innumerable laws and regulations at the Houston, Harris County, Texas and federal levels. These include rules regarding employment discrimination and sexual harassment under laws such as Title VII and the ADA, as well as wage and hour laws covering the payment of overtime and minimum wage. Other labor and employment disputes may involve the enforcement of a nondisclosure agreement or non-compete agreement, or the theft of company trade secrets or intellectual property. Let Houston business lawyer Leigh Meineke counsel you on your rights and options and represent you in the resolution of any Houston employment dispute.
As an experienced business lawyer who handles every aspect of business and commercial law from entity formation to business transactions and general counsel services, Leigh Meineke and the Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC are well-equipped to handle corporate disputes among officers, directors and shareholders, including director and officer appointments and liability, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder derivative suits, partnership disputes and private investor relations.
Call the Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC with Your Houston Business Dispute
The Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC is prepared to settle your business dispute through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation in Harris County and Texas courts. We’ll provide thoughtful, strategic advice pre-suit considering factors such as risk management and loss mitigation, and we’ll provide smart, strong, effective representation to get your matter resolved to your satisfaction. For help with a business dispute in Houston or Harris County, contact the Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC online or by calling 713-463-6000.