Houston Business Litigation Attorneys
Faced with a business dispute? Do you know where you stand?
Sometimes you need to bring a lawsuit to enforce your business dealings,
and sometimes you need to defend against the claims of others. Whether
you are facing disputes involving partners or shareholders, contracts,
or other individual or company matters, you can benefit from the experienced
Houston business litigation team at
Hendershot Cannon Martin & Hisey, P.C.
Any litigation practice is only as good as its trial lawyers. Hendershot,
Cannon, Martin & Hisey, P.C. has some of the best attorneys with more
than 25 years of experience in state and federal court. We serve clients
throughout Texas and across the U.S. Call (713)-909-7323or
contact us online for a confidential consultation.
Our Areas of Trial Practice
Partnership & Shareholder Disputes:Our team of business law attorneys provide representation in partnership
and shareholder disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty claims, disputes
over how to divide company profits, business dissolutions or buyouts,
and other issues facing the management of businesses.
Shareholder Oppression & Enforcement of Shareholder Rights: Are you subject to minority shareholder oppression? Do you believe your
corporation has been mismanaged? Is a business partner abusing business
assets? We can help.
Litigation in Business Dissolution:The process of dissolving a business can put you at risk in a number of
ways, particularly when disputes arise. We help manage these risks through
skilled litigation and other methods of enforcing your rights.
Contract Disputes: We have a robust business contract dispute practice representing clients in
breach of contract claims involving a wide range of contracts, including intellectual property licensing
agreements, medical industry contracts, construction contracts, distribution
agreements, and oil and gas contracts.
Theft of Trade Secrets & Non-Compete Violations:Does your business need to enforce a non-compete agreement? Have you been
sued alleging a violation of a non-compete? Does your business need to
prevent a former employee or business partner from improperly competing
or stealing confidential or proprietary information? Our team of business
lawyers have extensive experience in this evolving area of business law.
Intellectual Property Disputes:We handle all varieties of intellectual property disputes, including intellectual
property theft, copyright and trademark infringement, patent infringement,
defense against patent trolls, breach of trade secrets, and dissolution or sale of businesses with trade secrets.
Fraud & Misrepresentation:Is your business a victim of deceptive practices? Have you been falsely
accused of fraud? We represent clients as plaintiffs or defendants in
all business fraud and misrepresentation matters.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty:We handle disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty by corporate officers,
directors, investors, trustees, business partners, shareholders, and others
who have a fiduciary duty to a person or entity.
Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights:Our law firm helps to stand up for the rights of business creditors when
their debtors file for bankruptcy. We handle proof of claims filing, objections
to bankruptcy discharge, fraudulent transfers and preference actions,
and complaints to determine dischargeability of certain debts.
Deceptive Trade Practices Act:Are you involved in a dispute involving the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices
Act? We represent plaintiffs and defendants in select cases, usually those
with more than $50,000 in dispute.
Insurance Litigation:If your commercial insurance or general liability carrier has failed to
pay a claim for damages, we can help. We have handled cases of insurance
companies attempting to use pollution exclusions, the anti-indemnity statute,
coverage periods, and many other allegations to avoid coverage.
A Multidimensional Approach: Preventing & Resolving Major Issues Involving
Businesses of all sizes find themselves in increasingly complex contractual
relationships, and resolving disputes through litigation demands a multifaceted
approach only truly experienced law firms can provide. Our Houston law
firm draws from a wide breadth of experience in commercial litigation
that enables us to effectively and cost-efficiently guide clients through
the litigation process, no matter the nature of their dispute or business
Because our Houston law firm handles many diverse areas of law we are able
to advise clients from an all-inclusive perspective – regardless
of which side you are on. Should business matters bleed into other areas
of law, such as the need to handle issues before state or federal administrative
agencies, our law firm can help.
Business dispute examples our Houston law firm handles:
- Obstructed access to books and records
- Refusal to declare dividends
- Termination of employment
- Misapplication of corporate funds
- Manipulation of stock values
- Fraudulent transfers
- Non-compete agreements
- Shareholder Breach
- Minority shareholder oppression including freeze-outs, squeeze-outs and lockouts
- Breach of fiduciary claims
- Theft of trade secrets
- Confidential agreements
- Non-solicitation agreements
- Hostile takeovers or buyouts
- Compensation claims
- Disputes over funding of business operations
Request an Initial Consultation: Call (713) 909-7323
Hendershot, Cannon, Martin & Hisey is a full-service business law firm
that understands the complex needs of our commercial clients. Because
we understand how to effectively advise and counsel businesses, we are
exceptionally equipped with the insight to
protect, mitigate, and recover when litigation is necessary.
If you have questions about our litigation team and how we can be of service to you,
contact us for a confidential consultation. We serve clients from solo entrepreneurs
to large, international businesses throughout Houston and the state of Texas.