Business Owner Disputes
Houston Business Litigation Lawyers Serving Texas
Disputes within businesses arise in a variety of contexts, but those involving owners are common when businesses are smaller or closely held companies. Though avenues for resolution and remedy are available under Texas law, owners engaged in disputes require representation tailored to their particular needs, situations, and goals – especially if they have personal and financial ties to their smaller business, and greater potential for contention and challenges as a result.
At Hendershot Cowart, P.C., our Texas trial attorneys have leveraged over a century of experience to establish our firm as highly knowledgeable business law and litigation practice. Our depth of experience provides the insight business owners need to protect their rights and interests in a range of cases involving businesses and conflict of all types, as well as the dexterity to handle delicate disputes among small business owners with the precision they require.
If you have questions about a business owner dispute in Houston or the state of Texas, our team is available to discuss your options and how we can guide you toward a resolution. Call (713) 909-7323 or contact us online to speak with an attorney.
Resolving Business Owner Disputes: Closely Held Companies
Closely held companies have distinct business and legal needs, particularly when things don’t go as planned. While the individual facts of a case dictate available options, there remains the constant need to understand the context behind disputes, as well as how the unique structure of a company, personal and contractual relationships, and potential for disruption may affect owners, businesses, and their futures.
In addition to providing proactive counsel for services such as contract drafting, shareholder agreement negotiations, and strategic setup and safeguard guidance that help prevent and reduce risks of disputes, our team also assists business owners in responsively addressing disputes when they arise. Our services include tailored approaches and exploration of various remedies for a number of issues, including those involving:
- Contractual breaches
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Fraud, misrepresentation, and embezzlement
- Trade secret misappropriation
- Intellectual property disputes
- Minority shareholder oppression
- Squeeze-outs and freeze-outs
- Buy-sell agreements
- Construction disputes
- Inactive business partners
- Business dissolution
Disputes in Larger Businesses
When conflict arises in a larger business, the stakes and challenges can be elevated. As such, partnership and shareholder disputes within larger companies require calculated investigations, ample preparation, and experienced execution of appropriate resolution approaches – be they driven by litigation or negotiation and mediation.
Our firm has extensive experience handling complex business disputes ranging from infringement, fraud, and theft of trade secrets to oil and gas litigation, deceptive trade practices, hostile takeovers, and oppression, for which we may seek remedy in the form of:
- A court appointed rehabilitative receiver
- Breach of fiduciary duty claims
- injunctions and temporary restraining orders
- Breach of contract claims
You can learn more about our business litigation and shareholder dispute services on our website, or may discuss your unique situation and options personally with an attorney from our team.
Aggressively Defending Your Interests. Call (713) 909-7323
Hendershot Cowart, P.C. is a Houston-based law firm with a regional presence and national reputation. Since 1987, our legal team has proven our ability to aggressively defend the rights and interests of our clients in even the most complex endeavors, and tenaciously tackle disputes involving a range of industries, scenarios, and circumstances. To speak with a member of our firm about your potential matter and how our award-wining Texas trial lawyers can be of assistance, contact us online or call (713) 909-7323.