Texas Business Lawyers

At the Francis Firm, our Texas business and corporation litigation and arbitration attorneys provide effective, solutions-oriented legal representation to clients involved in a wide variety of commercial disputes.

From relatively simple legal matters to the most complex of commercial disputes, our legal team is standing by, ready to protect your rights, your financial interests, and your reputation. To get immediate assistance from an experienced Texas business lawyer, please contact our law office today.

Hire the Francis Firm for Your Commercial Litigation Needs

With over 25 years serving businesses and professionals throughout the state of Texas, our business and corporate litigation attorneys have extensive experience handling commercial disputes and other business law cases. Our reputation rests on providing the best service possible in a diverse business law practice. We represent clients in:

Employment Law

Our Southlake, Texas employment lawyers know how to protect the rights of both employers and employees. Among other issues, we have experience with wage and hour claims, employment discrimination cases, non-competition agreements, and many other employment matters.

Increasingly, issues surrounding discrimination and harassment receive coverage by the press. A company that wants to preserve its reputation must act quickly to respond to any complaint. This response should include investigation and swift but fair punishment or corrective measures.

Of course, putting in place adequate training, compliance, and grievance procedures can also help a company respond swiftly. The goal should not be to clean up a mess after it has happened but to prevent them in the first place. Our Texas business lawyers are ready to help if your company is facing allegations of discrimination or harassment.

Construction Litigation

In Texas, there are many unique rules and regulations that affect construction law and construction litigation. Tackling a dispute when you are unaware of the rules or the law could spell disaster for your company and its employees. If you or your company is involved in a construction-related conflict, put our experienced lawyers in your corner.

Contract Disputes

We represent individuals and businesses in all manner of breach of contract claims, including issues surrounding anticipatory breach, liquidated damages, and misrepresentation. 

If you or your company sustained damages due to a contract breach, you need a contract lawyer to calculate your losses, explain your rights and pursue recovery where practical and if you have been sued for a breach of an agreement, our contract dispute attorneys can help you understand your risks and build your defenses to the claim. 

Real Estate

Whether you are a buyer, seller, contractor, broker, or a real estate investor, it is essential that you understand the legal obligations and protections that affect your transactions. Missing contingencies and other errors can cause a client to lose considerable sums of money when an unforeseen circumstance arises.

Leases are another area where businesses are often unprotected. Commercial real estate leases without maintenance responsibility can drain a client's funds. Appropriately protecting your rights requires more than using a form real estate transaction contract or lease. Instead, you need a document that works with your needs. 

We represent individual investors and businesses in all legal matters related to commercial and residential property, offering experienced real estate legal services at the contract level as well as in litigation or arbitration matters. Speak with a business lawyer in Southlake today.

Partnership and Corporate Disputes

Disputes between business partners have the potential to cause serious damage to the underlying value of a company. The sooner you take action, the easier it will be to reach a successful resolution.

Some of the disputes that a corporate lawyer can help with include:

  • Piercing the corporate veil, primarily if a company's assets get allocated for personal reasons. When the curtain falls, a corporation or LLC loses its limited liability protection.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty, such as the duty of loyalty.
  • Embezzlement and other actions committed by a manager or director that directly harm a company.

If you are involved or expect to be involved in a partnership or corporate dispute in Texas, we can help.  Call us for immediate legal guidance.

Trade Secret Litigation

For many companies in Texas, trade secrets are among their most valuable commercial assets. They carefully guard them and make sure that employees sign a confidentiality agreement designed to prevent any disclosure. Unfortunately, despite a business' best efforts, trade secrets sometimes fall into a competitor's hands. 

Our Southlake commercial litigation lawyers have experience navigating state and federal trade secret laws, including the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA).

Resolving Business and Commercial Disputes

If you are involved in any type of business or commercial dispute, it is time to act. The longer a dispute is allowed to persist, the more challenging it will be to achieve the best results. Our Texas business attorneys are committed to providing our clients with the fully personalized legal representation they deserve. Offering trusted legal insight and with a practical business sense, our Southlake, Texas business attorneys represent companies in:

  • Commercial negotiations
  • Business mediation
  • Business arbitration
  • Employment law matters
  • Commercial and corporate litigation

We understand the fears that clients have about the costs of litigation. Those fears are most prominent in today's competitive business environment where profit margins are slim. For that reason, we lean on our experience to provide efficient business and commercial litigation services that help a company retain as much value as possible.

We pursue all avenues with our clients, including early settlement and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, such as mediation or arbitration. Our business and corporate clients are indeed partners as we work to resolve their legal disputes satisfactorily.

Talk to a Southlake Business Attorney Today

At the Francis Firm, our top-rated Texas business litigation attorneys have decades of experience representing individuals and companies in a wide range of commercial matters. To set up a fully private initial consultation with a skilled Texas corporate litigation attorney, call our law office today at  (817) 329-9001 or contact us online.