BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL LITIGATIONBreach of contract, fraud, class actions, and patent & trademark infringements

Business & Commercial Litigation

Fee, Smith & Sharp’s Business & Commercial Litigation Practice Group represents the firm's individual and corporate clients regarding business disputes in both state and federal courts throughout Texas.

Our Business & Commercial Litigation team handles the full spectrum of client litigation needs in partnership with our core practice areas including construction, government & municipal, healthcare, insurance, labor & employment, and transportation. The team litigates matters involving breach of contract, fraud, class actions, patent and trademark infringements, and real estate disputes. When litigation necessitates specialized training and experience, Fee Smith works with a variety of accounting, tax, intellectual property, real estate, and other professional experts to achieve the best results for our clients. Fee Smith’s Commercial Business Litigation team also resolves pre-suit business disputes involving lease agreements, debtor and creditor issues, construction liens and bonds, warranty claims, claims under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, partnership disputes, directors and officer liability, mergers and acquisitions, and the enforcement of foreign judgments. For any challenge that arises in today’s business world, from routine to the most complex, rely on the strength of Fee Smith’s cross-functional Commercial Business Litigation team.

Frequently Asked Questions

What steps should my company take to prepare for potential litigation in Texas?

If your company is facing the possibility of litigation in Texas, it’s essential to take certain steps to prepare. First, gather and organize all relevant documents, contracts, and communications related to the dispute. Consult with your in-house legal team or engage outside counsel to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case. It’s crucial to preserve any electronic or physical evidence that may be relevant to the litigation. Finally, communicate openly and regularly with your trial lawyer to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the situation and develop an effective legal strategy.

Can my company be sued in multiple jurisdictions in Texas?

Yes, it’s possible for a company to be sued in multiple jurisdictions within Texas. This can occur if the company has operations, employees, or significant contacts in different counties or cities across the state. In such cases, it’s crucial to work with an experienced trial lawyer who understands the complexities of multi-jurisdictional litigation. They can help you navigate the various procedural rules and strategize the most effective approach to handle the litigation in each jurisdiction.

How long does the litigation process typically take for a company in Texas?

The duration of litigation can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Complex commercial disputes involving companies often take longer than simple personal injury cases. The litigation process in Texas generally involves several stages, including pleadings, discovery, pre-trial motions, trial, and potentially an appeal. It’s challenging to provide an exact timeline, as each case is unique. However, your trial lawyer can provide a rough estimate based on their experience and knowledge of the specific court where the case is being litigated.

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