Arlington Business Litigation Lawyers
Oberheiden P.C. is a local Texas law firm with national reach and reputation. Our Arlington office allows us to conveniently serve the businesses of greater Tarrant County in all manners of business disputes. Whether your business is facing a lawsuit or needs to file a lawsuit of its own, contact one of our attorneys today for a free, confidential consultation.
Business disputes take up valuable time and distract business owners from the real work of running their companies. Regardless of the character of the dispute, resolving it in a timely and cost-effective manner is fundamental to mitigating the overall financial and reputational impact of the dispute as well as to returning things back to normal.
No two business disputes are the same. Some require nothing more than a phone call or a quick negotiation, while others require more in-depth involvement, ranging from discovery, to motion practice, and even sometimes to trial. And other disputes, especially in the commercial context, require alternative methods of resolution entirely, such as through arbitration or mediation.
Experienced Litigators in State and Federal Court
At Oberheiden P.C., we don’t just employ the best business attorneys in Texas, we also employ an expert team of in-house litigation consultants to assist our senior attorneys in all phases of litigation, including investigation, discovery, negotiation, and trial preparation. We also regularly work with expert outside counsel to put our clients in the best position for success. We’ve successfully represented companies from a diverse array of industries in a wide variety of business disputes, and we regularly litigate cases in both state and federal court.
Our litigation support team includes former high-ranking federal officials from the FBI and other agencies, and our senior attorneys include former federal prosecutors and other veteran trial attorneys. So, regardless of your industry or the nature of your business dispute, Oberheiden P.C. has the resources, knowledge, and skills to achieve a favorable result in a timely and cost-effective manner.
We Litigate All Manners of Business and Commercial Disputes
Oberheiden P.C.’s business litigation practice is dedicated to serving the needs of companies in all industries. We diligently enforce our clients’ rights with respect to competitors, suppliers, and customers. We also regularly represent company owners in internal disputes between partners, members, and directors.
Just a few of the areas in which we regularly practice include:
Shareholder, Partner, and Member Disputes
Business disputes between partners, members of an LLC, shareholders, or corporate directors are uniquely delicate and require a particularly tactful approach. But given the distinct character of intra-company disputes, such situations also present novel opportunities for mutually beneficial solutions, as amicably resolving the dispute is often in the best interest of both parties and the company as a whole. Our senior attorneys and business litigation consultants possess the knowledge and skills to efficiently resolves all types of internal disputes while preserving business relationships and public perception.
Breaches of Contract
Every business encounters a contract dispute at one point or another. Whether your company needs to litigate a conflict with a vender, supplier, or customer or whether your company needs to defend itself from a breach of contract claim, it is crucial to have a team of attorneys who are deeply familiar with the substantive rules of contract interpretation, enforcement, and avoidance doctrines as well as the procedural rules all parties must follow when litigating a case in court.
When we take on a case, the first thing we do is take a detailed assessment of the situation in order to identify all relevant factors in the litigation, focus on the most important ones, and develop a personalized solution that fits the precise needs of each individual client. We then throw full the full weight of our firm behind the case in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our client.
Infringement and Misappropriation of Intellectual Property
Because companies’ intellectual property is so valuable-indeed, it is often a companies’ most valuable asset-infringement on and misappropriation of intellectual property can have major consequences for a company, both present and over the long term. Conversely, culpable parties face major liability for violating the law of intellectual property rights. Thus, it is crucial to hire a law firm that specializes in the unique area of intellectual property litigation to fully enforce your company’s intellectual property rights. Doing so will ensure your company is able to reap the full benefit of the ideas that it rightfully owns for years to come.
Hacking, Privacy, and Corporate Espionage
In a somewhat related vein, hacking and corporate espionage pose a substantial risk of intellectual property theft. But the dangers of data security compromises reach further than just the loss of intellectual property. Data breaches also risk exposing the sensitive personal information of company clients, damaging public trust and your company’s perception in the public’s eye.
The attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. are experts in mitigating the damage caused by data breaches, including in seeking and obtaining immediate injunctive relief when necessary. Our business litigation team also possesses the knowledge, skills, and experience to help your company develop a comprehensive data security plan, providing your company with the peace of mind of knowing it is protected from data breaches in the future.
Matters of business fraud often arise during the course of other forms of business litigation. And despite the conceptual simplicity of business fraud, litigating a fraud claim is far from easy. Legally, the doctrine of fraud is complex and nuanced, requiring proof of a number of elements of conduct in order to succeed. But our senior attorneys revel in the doctrinal complexity of business fraud cases, vigorously pursing and defending fraud claims on our clients’ behalf.
Moreover, our attorneys effectively leverage the pretrial discovery process to secure favorable settlements for our clients. But if settlement negotiations break down, your company can rest assured knowing our team of career trial attorneys are perfectly comfortable taking your case to trial and trying it to verdict if necessary.
In the past, our firm has secured favorable results for our clients in fraud cases in a variety of sectors, including accounting, banking, consumer protection, health care, insurance, and securities.
Tortious interference refers to a company or individual improperly using a third party to interfere with your business in order to create an unfair advantage. Because tortious interference commonly involves surreptitious activity on behalf of the interfering party, these claims require extensive investigation and discovery to uncover the extent and full ramifications of the interference. Our litigation support team, comprised of former high-ranking federal officials and investigators, built their careers on investigating some of the most complex schemes in the world. Our investigators regularly leverage this experience to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients.
Just as employees have certain rights against their employers, companies too have certain rights and privileges with respect to the employer-employee relationship, which they are entitled to enforce. Still, along the same lines as intra-company disputes involving officers and directors, disputes with employees present special challenges and require a delicate touch to resolve.
Our senior business litigators will help your company fully assess a situation, set out a list of possible courses of action, weigh the pros and cons of each, and ultimately help your business decide which avenue is the best fit for its particular commercial and financial situation.
Our expert advice enables our clients to make fully informed decisions at every step in the process of resolving an employment-related business dispute. We have helped companies successfully resolve claims involving employment contracts, claims of employment discrimination, matters concerning ownership of intellectual property, wage and hour claims, and claims of wrongful termination.
Antitrust and Securities Litigation
Matters involving securities and antitrust issues are often some of the most high-stakes cases that companies face. Companies face substantial exposure for securities and antitrust violations. Companies facing government enforcement actions in this area, therefore, must approach the situation with grave seriousness. Still, the skilled attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. possess substantial knowledge and experience defending such enforcement actions in both federal and state court, several of our attorneys having begun their careers prosecuting those very claims. This provides our firm with a unique insight into the enforcement process, which we leverage to our clients’ full advantage in every matter we litigate.
Business doesn’t stop when the whistle blows or the clock strikes 5:00. You know this, and our attorneys know this. For this reason, our attorneys and litigation support team stand ready to take action 24/7 to protect our clients’ interests. Our Arlington business litigation team is prepared to seek immediate injunctive relief in either state or federal court in response to all manner of legal crises that your company may experience. Whether you’ve discovered a data breach, a competitor infringing on your intellectual property, or, conversely, you need to defend against an injunction sought against your company, our senior attorneys are ready to do whatever it takes to protect your company’s interests.
Q&A with Arlington Business Litigation Attorney Nick Oberheiden, PhD
Q: How often do business disputes lead to formal litigation?
Business disputes arise all the time in nearly every context imaginable. But despite the large volume of business disputes that arise on a daily basis, it’s much less common for matters to get to the point where actual litigation becomes necessary. Still, some disputes will invariably end up in court. When that happens it’s extremely important to hire a law firm with the skills and knowledge necessary to protect your business’s interests.
Involving our team of attorneys, local counsel, and litigation consultants early in the process often facilitates favorable resolution of business disputes either through settlement or alternative dispute resolution processes. However, as a dedicated business litigation firm, our trial attorneys are not afraid to take our clients’ cases to court when doing so is necessary to protect their interests.
Q: How often does your business litigation team defend against government enforcement actions?
The majority of business disputes arise between private parties. But there are some areas, such as securities and antitrust, that carry considerable potential of triggering government scrutiny. Several of our attorneys are former federal agency officials and federal prosecutors, so they’re quite familiar with the enforcement process. They leverage this experience to provide our clients with a robust and comprehensive defense against both state and federal civil enforcement actions as well as criminal charges.
Q: What sets Oberheiden P.C. apart from other firms?
One key factor that distinguishes our firm from others is our focus on practicing in federal court. Modern companies increasingly do business with out-of-state parties, which leads many business disputes to take place in federal court. Litigating a case in federal court can be quite different from litigating in state court, especially in Texas. Our experienced federal attorneys have decades of experience complying with detailed federal rules of evidence and procedure, placing them in a great position to zealously advocate for our clients.
The second factor that I would say sets us apart from other firms is our composition. While cases at other firms are typically handled by a single partner and a handful of junior associates and paralegals, we only hire established senior attorneys fully capable of handling all aspects of a case on their own from start to finish.
This leads me into our third distinguishing characteristic. Although each one of our attorneys is perfectly capable of handling all aspects of their cases, our firm employs a dedicated team of litigation consultants and investigators to assist in the litigation process. This team includes distinguished former federal agents and other public servants. They provide our firm with a unique insight into government enforcement actions, and they leverage the skills they learned while serving our country to now serve our clients. Very few other law firms have a similarly dedicated in-house team of litigation consults at their disposal.
Contact Our Arlington Business Litigation Team for a Free Consultation
Whether your company is facing a lawsuit or needs to file one of its own, the senior attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. can help. Call our Arlington office now for a confidential consultation at 888-680-1745 or request a free online case assessment, and a member of our team will contact you shortly to discuss the details of your case.