Dallas Business Litigation Defense Attorneys
Headquartered in Dallas, our firm represents local business clients and out-of-state companies in all types of complex business litigation. Put our senior litigators and former federal agents on your side.
For companies that are facing litigation, making strategic and cost-effective decisions requires a clear understanding of the legal, financial, and practical circumstances involved. Companies facing litigation need to understand what is at stake and their risk of exposure, and they need to know what claims and defenses they have available. Company leaders need to know what they can expect, and they need to feel confident that they are making the right decisions with their shareholders’ best interests in mind. They need Oberheiden P.C.
A Business Litigation Law Firm Headquartered in Dallas, Texas
Oberheiden P.C. is a business litigation law firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Our litigation team is comprised entirely of senior attorneys and former high-ranking federal agents who assist with all aspects of investigations, due diligence, discovery, and litigation strategy. With our integrated in-house team, we are able to offer unparalleled efficiency, and we are able to continuously make strategic decisions in real time focused on protecting our clients’ businesses and keeping them moving forward.
The members of our business litigation attorneys and affiliated counsel include:
- Dr. Nick Oberheiden, Founding Attorney
- Joe Brown, Former U.S. Attorney and Former District Attorney
- John W. Sellers, Former Senior Trial Attorney (U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ))
- Elizabeth K. Stepp, Partner
- Roger Bach, Former Special Agent (DOJ Office of Inspector General (OIG))
- Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, Former Supervisory Special Agent (Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI))
- Chris J. Quick, Former Special Agent (FBI and Internal Revenue Service (IRS))
- Ray Yuen, Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)
We Handle All Complex Business Litigation Matters in State and Federal Court
Our business litigation practice encompasses all types of disputes between companies and their owners, executives, employees, vendors, competitors, and customers. We handle litigation in state and federal courts in Dallas, throughout Texas, and across the country, and our Dallas federal criminal lawyers also have significant favorable experience in out-of-court settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings.
We regularly represent clients in matters including:
Shareholder, Partner, and Member Disputes
Disagreements among business owners and shareholder derivative lawsuits can threaten companies’ finances and disrupt their operations. If your company’s owners have reached an impasse, finding a resolution that protects the business needs to be a priority. This can mean different things under different circumstances, from negotiating a buyout to pursuing mediation, and from exercising rights granted by the shareholder, partner, or member agreement to fighting to save the business in court.
Shareholder derivative lawsuits present unique challenges and unique risks; and, here too, finding a way to achieve a favorable result requires a strategic and forward-thinking approach. In some cases, litigating the dispute through trial may be necessary; however, it will often be in all parties’ best interests to work toward a mutually-agreeable outcome. Whether this can be done without initiating formal litigation or some amount of discovery and motions practice is required will depend on the specific circumstances involved.
Breach of Contract
Breach of contract disputes can involve a broad range of issues, and they can arise under a broad range of scenarios. We represent companies in contract disputes with their customers, clients, vendors, suppliers, licensees, shareholders, executives, and employees involving:
- Breach of Payment and Performance Obligations – Payment and performance disputes can arise for a verity of different reasons, from disagreements regarding contract interpretation to financial inability to perform.
- Breach of Confidentiality – Breaches of confidentiality can have immediate and permanent ramifications, and responding to confidentiality breaches promptly can be essential to recovering damages and preventing additional harm.
- Breach of Non–Competition and Non-Solicitation Covenants – Breaches of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants can cause significant financial losses for companies as well. Our business litigation lawyers have experience litigating non-compete and non-solicitation disputes under the laws of Texas and other states.
- Breach of Warranties, Representations, and Indemnification Obligations – Warranties, representations, and indemnification obligations are critical risk-shifting clauses in many different types of commercial contracts. We help our clients enforce (and challenge the enforcement of) these clauses in all types of scenarios.
- Breach of License, Service Level Agreement (SLA), and Other Key Terms – License violations, failure to meet SLAs, and various other issues can also lead to significant losses for contracting parties. We help our clients enforce their contractual rights in Dallas and beyond.
Intellectual Property (IP) Infringement and Misappropriation
Intellectual property disputes can have extraordinarily high stakes, and in many cases both parties will be deeply entrenched in their respective positions. We help our clients protect their valuable IP assets and fight allegations of infringement and misappropriation involving:
Privacy and Corporate Espionage
Business litigation involving privacy issues and corporate espionage has become far more prevalent in recent years. Our attorneys and former federal agents are on the forefront of these issues, having litigated and investigated numerous large-scale federal white-collar enforcement matters on behalf of the federal government prior to entering private practice. We have litigated numerous disputes in this area on behalf of private parties as well, achieving key early victories through pre-trial motions for injunctive relief and other remedies.
Fraud allegations can arise in various contexts, and litigating fraud claims can mean different things in different scenarios. We represent clients in business litigation involving all types of fraud, from fraudulent inducement claims to allegations of bank, mortgage, and insurance fraud.
In fraud litigation, we rely on our attorneys’ and litigation consultants’ past experience in federal law enforcement matters. While private civil litigation and federal enforcement proceedings are very different, the legal principles involved are similar, and we are able to strategically advise our clients based on insights gained from decades of experience handling large-scale and extremely high-stakes matters. Whether your company needs to take legal action to protect its interests or you personally are being accused of fraud, we can act swiftly to minimize the time and cost involved in achieving a favorable result.
Tortious interference litigation often involves multiple types of common law and contract-based claims, and the factual issues involved tend to be particularly complex. As a result, achieving an efficient outcome requires a strategic and proactive approach, and this is where our Dallas-based business litigation attorneys excel. We have had substantial success litigating tortious interference cases in multiple jurisdictions, and we can utilize this experience to advise your company’s leadership team and in-house counsel regarding how to move forward.
In addition to disputes between commercial entities, we also represent business clients in employment litigation. This includes trial court litigation as well as administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Texas Workforce Commission, and other federal and state agencies. Our attorneys’ experience includes successfully representing Texas employers in matters such as:
- Discrimination and equal pay claims
- Employment contract disputes
- IP ownership and infringement disputes
- Wage and hour disputes
- Wrongful termination claims
Antitrust and Securities Litigation
Antitrust litigation between competitors and other businesses involves complex issues, and the stakes tend to be very high. The same is true of securities litigation, which often involves a blend of statutory and common-law issues under state and federal law. With our senior attorneys’ and litigation consultants’ unique backgrounds, we are well-positioned to advise clients regarding antitrust and securities issues, and we have the resources and capacity required to handle large-scale litigation in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Litigation
Disputes that arise during mergers and acquisitions can involve an array of complex issues as well; and, particularly when these disputes arise prior to closing, an efficient resolution will be required. We handle pre-closing and post-closing M&A disputes in Texas and other states around the country, working closely with our clients to examine their priorities and pursue strategies that serve their long-term business goals.
As with many of the other types of business disputes discussed above, while some form of dispute resolution will often be necessary, in the pre-closure M&A context, an amicable resolution will in many cases be most desirable. In this type of scenario, our attorneys and former federal agents work diligently to explore all possible opportunities for securing leverage and proposing creative solutions that ensure our clients’ deals remain on track for closing.
A significant portion of our practice is devoted to representing businesses in emergency litigation. If your company is in crisis, our business litigation team can take action immediately to prevent unnecessary losses. We handle emergency situations as plaintiff’s and defense counsel, and we are prepared to swiftly seek appropriate temporary and provisional relief in Texas’s state and federal courts. If you do not have time to waste, contact Oberheiden P.C. now and our business litigation lawyers will get to work today.
Contact the Sophisticated Dallas Business Litigation Defense Lawyers at Oberheiden P.C.
If you need legal advice or representation for a business dispute in Dallas, contact us to speak with a member of our business litigation team in confidence. We are available 24/7, so call 888-680-1745 or tell us how we can reach you online now.