Litigation / Dispute Resolution

Bankruptcy Litigation
The bankruptcy process inherently involves litigation disputes between various contingencies within the case, including disputes between the debtor and its creditors and between various creditor/equity contingencies.  Our firm has represented debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, equity holders, and trustees in innumerable pieces of bankruptcy-specific litigation (including, among other matters, disputes over lien validity, disputes over claim validity, disputes over the validity of clawback actions brought by trustees, and disputes surrounding state court issues which the bankruptcy code permits to be brought in a bankruptcy forum).  This experience across numerous forums in both bankruptcy and federal district courts has resulted in a wealth of experience which has produced largely successful results for numerous constituents within the bankruptcy context.
Business Litigation
In addition to specialization in bankruptcy litigation, our firm also represents clients in traditional non-bankruptcy litigation matters throughout Texas in state court, federal court, and arbitration proceedings.  Our attorneys have spearheaded and been involved in major complex litigation and trials, as well as straightforward matters that require the assistance of counsel to achieve the best possible outcome.  We are retained often to evaluate potential claims for likely plaintiffs and defendants, and that early planning allows us to get a jump start on formulating a plan of attack when litigation begins. We have extensive experience in business disputes, officer & director disputes, contract litigation, fraud claims, tortious interference with business relationships, construction litigation, landlord / tenant litigation, consumer debt recovery, eminent domain, and trade secret litigation.  This experience has translated into numerous successful outcomes, both through settlement and prosecution to judgment through trial.
Our firm’s attorneys have been integrally involved in the following litigation engagements under bankruptcy, federal, and state law:
  • Lead Counsel to Eland Energy, Inc. in indemnification litigation in State Court in Louisiana
  • Lead Counsel to Vincent P. Young in breach of contract and fraud litigation against former advisors
  • Lead Counsel to Trieagle Energy in numerous breach of contract litigation and collection actions
  • Lead Counsel to ABM Security Services in breach of contract litigation in Texas State Court
  • Lead Counsel to Star Tex Energy in breach of contract litigation and collection actions
  • Lead Counsel to Eland Energy Inc. and Sundown Energy LP in breach of contract and product liability litigation in Texas State Court
  • Co-Counsel to Chipmos Technologies in litigation in Federal Court
  • Lead Counsel to Taiwanese company in breach of contract and collection litigation in Federal Court
  • Counsel to Harbor America in contract termination litigation in Texas State Court and Federal Court
  • Lead Counsel to Eland Energy, Inc. in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and confirmation of arbitration award in Federal Court
  • Lead counsel to individual employee involving dispute over paid real estate commission in Texas State Court
  • Lead counsel to pharmaceutical tenant in Texas state court litigation involving dispute over landlord/tenant rights
  • Lead counsel to employee in out-of-court workout with manufacturer of 3D printing software over potential wrongful termination under Texas law
  • Lead counsel to owner of information technology company in interpleader dispute with chapter 7 trustee in Texas Bankruptcy Court
  • Counsel to individual involving preference litigation in Texas Bankruptcy Court
  • Lead counsel to numerous chapter 7 trustees, chapter 11 trustees, and post-confirmation trustees in litigation for the recovery of fraudulent transfers, preferences, and wrongful postpetition transfers under the bankruptcy code