Dallas Business Litigation Attorney Protects Your Interests
Dedicated legal representation for companies and individuals
For any company, managing disputes effectively is an essential part of doing business. By identifying problems early and taking timely, decisive steps, your company can control losses due to business and commercial disputes and enhance the overall value of your business enterprise. On the other hand, mismanagement of business disputes can stall operations and drain resources to the breaking point. At the Law Office of Paul R. Clevenger, I focus on resolving business controversies swiftly and cost-effectively. Drawing on more than 30 years of litigation experience, I protect your rights and interests and work diligently towards a favorable resolution.
Skilled litigation of various business disputes
An experienced business litigation attorney must be candid with clients about the case, available remedies, and the cost of pursuing various alternatives. I am conscientious about serving your best interests. I start by providing a cost-benefit analysis, so you can fully understand the situation and set realistic goals for the litigation. Once we have decided on a course of action, I develop a carefully planned strategy to achieve your goals.
In business litigation matters, I provide personalized and highly responsive service throughout the legal process. I explore options, such as mediation and arbitration, to resolve matters swiftly and at a lower cost than trial. When trial is necessary, my firm goes to court fully prepared.
Business litigation matters that I commonly handle include the following:
- Breach of Contract — A “Breach of Contract” means that a contract is broken, due to a failure to fulfill any contract term without a justifiable, legal excuse. For example, breach of contract may include not completing a job, not paying in full or on time, doing something prohibited by the terms of the contract, substituting inferior or significantly different goods, or committing any act which shows that the party will not complete the work. Breach of contract is one of the most common causes of lawsuits in Texas.
- Business Torts — In general, business torts are wrongful acts committed against business entities that either negligently or intentionally cause financial loss. Business torts may include deliberate interference with the business relationships or contracts of another, misappropriation of a business’s trade secrets, or trademark infringement.
- Business Fraud — Basic business fraud occurs when a defendant deliberately or recklessly makes a false representation to a plaintiff. The representation must relate to an important matter, and the defendant must make it with the intention that the plaintiff act on it. The plaintiff must then act on the representation, and be damaged in some way because of that reliance. Under some circumstances, a defendant may also be guilty of fraud by failing to disclose important information that the defendant had a duty to disclose, when the plaintiff relied on such failure to his or her detriment.
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty — When a person is under a duty, created by law or contract, to act or give advice for the benefit of a second person, that person has a fiduciary relationship with the second person. A person who is a fiduciary has a duty to act with loyalty, good faith and integrity toward that second person. If the person breaches his or her fiduciary duty, the second person has a cause of action for any injury that results from the breach.
- Collection Matters — Collection matters can involve everything from conducting simple payment negotiations to extensive post-judgment discovery. The goal is to collect as much as possible while minimizing the cost of litigation.
- Shareholder and Partnership Disputes — Shareholder disputes often arise in small corporations when one or more shareholders object to certain specific corporate actions, such as a merger, exchange of shares or sale of assets. Shareholders may also bring derivative actions, which are suits on behalf of the corporation to recover for injuries done to the corporation itself. Partnership disputes may occur when one or more partners violate the terms of the partnership agreement, or otherwise interfere with the rights of the other partners. Shareholder and partnership disputes may be time consuming and costly, and should be resolved quickly to prevent wasting of corporate or partnership assets.
Contact a skilled business litigation attorney in Dallas
For skilled business litigation services at a reasonable cost, you can trust the Law Office of Paul R. Clevenger. Call me today at 469-212-9764 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation. My office is in northeast Dallas at 6510 Abrams Road, close to the White Rock Creek Greenbelt