Jansen Law Firm, PLLC is routinely asked to handle business disputes for individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. We have successfully tried or settled a variety of business disputes involving contracts, deceptive trade practices, fraud, fiduciary duties, partnerships, shareholders, tortious interference, unfair competition, defamation, and business disparagement.
Businesses and their representatives are expected to behave lawfully in their practices and dealings. Business persons and their clients have a right to expect contracts to be honored and competition among businesses to be conducted fairly. A party’s failure to meet this expectation, though, can cause significant damages. At Jansen Law Firm, PLLC, our business dispute attorneys provide professionals in the Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, Texas areas with legal representation. We have helped a number of local and national businesses reach fair resolutions to their disputes.
Our firm accepts business dispute cases involving a variety of disagreements, including:
Breach of Contract If one or more parties involved in a contractual agreement fail to hold up their contractual obligations, a breach of contract is said to have occurred. This term may apply whenever a party fails to carry out its obligations within the designated period of time, impedes the other party’s ability to perform its duties, or fails to perform its duties entirely.
Unfair Competition and Anti-Competitive Behavior This type of business dispute involves cases of trademark infringement, false advertising, use of confidential information to solicit customers, trade secret misappropriation, libel, “bait and switch” (in which customers are lured in by one bargain-priced item but are then encouraged to buy another similar but more costly item), and antitrust violations. In a notable business dispute case, our attorneys recovered damages for a Swedish company that had suffered a loss in profits after a competitor made defamatory statements about the quality of the company’s work.
Intellectual Property Disputes Our business dispute attorneys can help arbitrate cases involving intellectual property infringement, including those that pertain to the protection of copyrighted books, art, software, design, trademarks, and other protected property.
Partnership and Shareholder Disputes This type of business dispute often involves disagreements over financial matters such as the share of a company’s profits to which each party is entitled or the allocation of assets after a company breaks up.
Restrictive Covenants Employers and other entities often establish restrictive covenants in order to protect themselves from competition from former employees or business partners and to prevent the exploitation of confidential information and trade secrets. When a former employee, partner, or other party violates the terms of a restrictive covenant, a business can sustain serious losses. Our business dispute attorneys have helped numerous businesses in Austin, San Antonio, and other areas of Texas resolve disputes over restrictive covenant terms and violations.
Personal Injury Litigation
The attorneys of Jansen Law Firm, PLLC have extensive experience representing persons who have been seriously injured by defective products, trucking or other motor-vehicle accidents, construction or other workplace accidents, and aviation accidents. If needed, we sometimes will partner with other attorneys and firms who may have particular expertise in your type of case to ensure that you receive the best results possible for your particular case. We also have extensive experience in successfully defending companies and persons who are sued for claims of personal injury of all types.
Texas State Tax Litigation
The attorneys at Jansen law Firm, PLLC routinely represent taxpayers who are currently under audit by the Texas Comptroller for sales and use taxes, franchise taxes, mixed beverage taxes, and more. We represent taxpayers who are facing a variety of enforcement actions from the Texas Comptroller or Texas Attorney General, whether they be bond demands, asset seizures, or revocation of permits. If a taxpayer has been unable to work out an acceptable result with the Comptroller, we are able to represent taxpayers during the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) process. If needed, we represent taxpayers by filing a lawsuit in District Court appealing the assessment from the Comptroller. If the Texas Attorney General is referred the case from the Comptroller then it is very important to obtain representation who can protect your interests. Jansen Law Firm, PLLC is experienced in handling all aspects of litigation with the State of Texas, Texas Attorney General, and the Texas Comptroller.
The attorneys of Jansen Law Firm, PLLC advise our clients and assist in the negotiation, drafting, and preparation of documents and agreements that are important to a particular business. We assist our clients by helping complete transactions in a way that protects their business and legal interests, including contracts, leases, real estate transactions, insurance, labor and employment issues, and state tax issues.