San Antonio Business Litigation Lawyers
Oberheiden P.C. is a Texas-based law firm that represents companies in business litigation in San Antonio. If you have questions or concerns and would like to speak with an attorney, contact us for a free case assessment today.
If your company is facing a dispute, achieving a favorable resolution in a cost-effective manner is important. Not only will this mitigate the direct financial impact of the litigation, but it will also allow your company to get back to business as usual as quickly as possible.
Of course, some business disputes are very different from others. While some lend themselves to quick resolutions, others require extensive discovery and motions practice before it becomes clear where the other party’s priorities lie. Additionally, in many cases, contracted parties are bound to pursue alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – either mediation or arbitration – prior to initiating formal legal proceedings in state or federal court.
Texas Litigators Handling Business Disputes in State and Federal Court
At Oberheiden P.C., we represent companies in business litigation in San Antonio involving all types of circumstances. Whether it is in your company’s best interests to settle or to pursue complex litigation in federal district court, we have the team and resources that are required.
Our attorneys and local counsel have proven records of success in litigation, and our in-house team of investigators and litigation consultants is comprised of former high-ranking agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other agencies. We are prepared to represent clients in all types of business disputes, and we are prepared to do what is necessary to achieve a favorable result that avoids unnecessary costs.
We Handle All Types of Business and Commercial Claims
Our business litigation practice encompasses all types of disputes between companies as well as disputes between companies and their owners and employees. This includes disputes such as:
Shareholder, Partner, and Member Disputes
Disputes involving company owners present a number of unique challenges and risks. The also often present unique opportunities for resolution, as it will often be in all parties’ best interests to achieve a result that keeps the company in business while protecting the owners’ respective investments. However, this is not invariably the case, and some shareholder, partner, and member disputes do end up in court. Regardless of the circumstances involved in your particular case, our attorneys and business litigation consultants will work diligently to achieve a positive outcome.
Breach of Contract
Breach of contract disputes involving vendors, suppliers, lenders, clients, customers, and other parties can lead to costs and delays with downstream and upstream implications. When we represent clients in business contract litigation, we carefully examine all relevant factors in order to determine what is necessary to fully protect our clients. By first understanding what is at risk, we can then implement a defense strategy that is custom-tailored to the circumstances at hand. This, in turn, allows us to pursue an outcome that is custom-tailored to our client’s specific business needs.
Intellectual Property (IP) Infringement and Misappropriation
Intellectual property infringement and misappropriation can have immediate and lasting consequences. This is true for companies that have had their IP rights infringed as well as alleged infringers that stand to face substantial liability in court. We have significant experience in IP litigation, and we are prepared to take immediate legal action in San Antonio if necessary in order to secure injunctive relief or prevent an order from being imposed.
Privacy and Corporate Espionage
Instances of corporate espionage can lead to IP misappropriation as well as the exposure of sensitive private information. If your company’s information technology (IT) infrastructure has been compromised, our business litigation team can seek emergency relief in state or federal district court in San Antonio. We can also assist you in uncovering the source of the breach and implementing adequate data security and privacy protocols on a company-wide scale.
All types of business fraud claims have the potential to lead to complex litigation. We vigorously pursue and defend fraud claims on behalf of our clients, utilizing strategic pretrial discovery and motions practice to secure leverage for settlement negotiations when possible, and preparing our clients’ cases for trial when necessary. Our experience includes securing favorable results for clients in matters involving:
- Accounting fraud
- Bank fraud
- Consumer fraud
- Contract fraud
- Corporate fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Securities fraud
Tortious interference litigation often involves complex factual scenarios, and this makes the ability to conduct an effective investigation particularly important. With our team of former federal agents available to investigate claims at a moment’s notice, and with our senior attorneys’ extensive experience in all phases of business litigation, we are able to quickly gather the information required in order to pursue and defend against high-stakes tortious interference claims.
Disputes involving employees presents a host of different considerations, and companies must determine what is in their best interests by carefully weighing all of the various costs and benefits of litigation. We help our clients make informed decisions at every turn, and we provide strategic representation for all types of disputes. This includes disputes involving:
- Employment contracts
- Discrimination and harassment claims
- IP ownership and infringement
- Wage and hour disputes
- Wrongful termination litigation
Antitrust and Securities Litigation
Civil antitrust and securities litigation present similarly broad ranges of issues, risks, and opportunities. As much of our practice is devoted to federal litigation, we have particular experience handling these complex and often extremely high-stakes matters. Whether your company is being sued or you need to take legal action in order to put a stop to unfair or anticompetitive practices, our attorneys and federal litigation consultants can position the litigation for a favorable result. We handle antitrust and securities cases involving mergers, acquisitions, disputes between competitors, and all other pertinent scenarios.
When a business dispute requires immediate attention, you need to know that your company’s legal counsel is ready to take action. We are prepared to react immediately in response to legal crises in San Antonio and other cities around the country. Whether your company has been hacked, another company is using your company’s principal trademark, your company needs to defend against an emergency motion for injunctive relief, or any other circumstances require immediate and undivided attention, we are prepared to step in and do what is necessary to protect your company.
Q&A with San Antonio Business Litigation Attorney Nick Oberheiden, PhD
Q: How common is it for business disputes to lead to litigation?
While business disputes arise all the time, it is relatively uncommon for disputes to lead to formal litigation. That said, the volume of business litigation in the United States is still enormous, and companies cannot hesitate to initiate formal legal action when such action is necessary in order to protect their assets or their shareholders.
When companies get our team of attorneys, local counsel, and litigation consultants involved early, we are often able to steer disputes toward favorable out-of-court resolutions. However, as a business litigation law firm, we will absolutely pursue litigation when it is in our clients’ best interests to do so.
Q: How common is it for business litigation to go to trial?
Even once litigation has been initiated, the vast majority of business disputes are still resolved short of trial. Whether this means negotiating a settlement during the discovery process or reaching an eleventh-hour resolution on the eve of trial depends on the particular circumstances involved.
Q: How often do business disputes lead to administrative or regulatory enforcement action?
This is an important consideration, as many types of business disputes do have the potential to trigger government scrutiny—particularly at the federal level. In addition to representing companies in business litigation, we also provide defense representation for all types of administrative, civil, and criminal federal law enforcement investigations. We have particular experience in the areas of:
- Antitrust compliance
- Consumer data privacy compliance
- Healthcare fraud
- Securities fraud
- White-collar criminal investigations
Q: What does Oberheiden P.C. do differently from other law firms?
There are several aspects of our practice that we believe set us apart from other law firms. The first of these is our focus on federal practice. Many business disputes end up in federal district court, and litigating in federal district court is very different from litigating at the state level.
The second of these aspects is our firm’s composition. Unlike other litigation firms that are comprised largely of paralegals and junior associates, we only employ senior attorneys. This ensures that there are decades of experience behind every decision we make and every recommendation we provide.
Our third major differentiating factor is our in-house team of investigators and litigation consultants. This team is comprised of former and retired high-ranking federal agents, many of whom spent decades in civil service. By bringing the investigation and litigation consulting roles in house, and by entrusting these responsibilities to highly experienced federal experts, we are able to offer insights and efficiencies that few, if any, other law firms can match.
Discuss Your Company’s Business Dispute in Confidence
If you need to speak with a business litigation attorney about a legal matter in San Antonio, we encourage you to get in touch. To speak with one of our senior attorneys in confidence, call 888-680-1745 or inquire online now.