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Business & Commercial Litigation Lawyers in Austin

Aggressive, Relentless, Smart Representation for Small & Large Businesses

Many businesses and business people are scared of or don’t trust juries. Our experience will show you that juries want to protect businesses and business people that have been wronged. You need a team of real trial attorneys that know how to unlock and free that power in a jury and know how to leverage that power for maximum protection and results for your business. Howry Breen & Herman is that team of real trial attorneys for businesses and business people. Our business and commercial litigation experience and results prove you can count on the trial attorneys of Howry Breen & Herman to fight and protect your business health, from isolated issues such as contract or intellectual property disputes to bet the company litigation. Put our record-setting verdicts and recognition as the best in the bar commercial and bet the company trial attorneys in your business corner.

Running a business of any size typically involves a number of legal matters, from drafting and negotiating contracts to navigating shareholder agreements to handling mergers and acquisitions. Often, business owners find themselves facing legal disputes. In such instances, it is crucial to have the experience and skill of a proven and feared business litigator on your side.

At Howry Breen & Herman, our Austin business litigation lawyers have decades of jury trial experience. We have tried almost a thousand cases before judges and juries, including all types of business law matters and disputes. Our team can help you navigate the legal process and work toward the best possible outcome.

We regularly handle business litigation related to the following and more:

We have assisted businesses of all sizes across every industry, including local small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. No matter how difficult or complex your case may be, we are here to help.

Contact us online or by phone at (512) 430-4844 to find out how we can help you and your business. We offer free, confidential consultations.

Handling All Types of Contract Disputes

Contracts are the heart of any business. These legally binding documents or handshake agreements are crucial for everything from vendor agreements and budgeting to distributor arrangements to partnerships and client agreements. Sound contracts are often the key to a business owner’s success. But contract disputes often can and do arise. It is not uncommon for a business owner to not see eye-to-eye with a vendor, distributor, customer, or another party. When this is the case, you have a contract dispute on your hands.

At Howry Breen & Herman, we handle all types of contract disputes and related matters, including but not limited to:

  • Breach of contract
  • Business to business disagreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Sales contract disputes
  • Operating agreement disputes
  • Warranty disputes
  • Partnership and shareholder claims and disputes

We also assist businesses with contractual issues involving commercial real estate leases, as well as land use, property rights, and environmental law. We have litigated on behalf of numerous businesses in the area and have successfully resolved countless contract disputes. Our Austin contract dispute attorneys are prepared to aggressively advocate for you, both in and out of the courtroom.

Understanding Business Torts

A business tort involves unlawful actions committed against businesses that result in financial loss. Though they are sometimes caused by negligence, these actions are often intentional in nature. Individuals and other businesses seeking to intentionally inflict financial harm, or those who negligently cause such harm, can often be held liable for the loss.

Our firm handles a broad range of business torts, including:

  • Tortious Interference: Wrongful interference by one party with a business contract or relationship of another party
  • Restraint of Trade: Any illegal act that reduces another party’s ability to conduct normal business (e.g. monopolies, tortious interference, etc.)
  • Fraudulent Misrepresentation: The intentional misrepresentation of another party in the context of a business transaction.
  • Trade Libel: When one business entity publishes untrue and harmful statements about another business entity; considered a form of defamation; also referred to as commercial disparagement
  • Trade Secret Theft: Discussing proprietary information that is usually protected in order to provide another entity with a competitive advantage

These are just some examples of the most common types of business torts. No matter your situation, our Austin business tort lawyers can help you navigate the legal process. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty & Shareholder Claims & Disputes

Howry Breen & Herman can also assist you with shareholder claims and disputes. We handle a wide range of shareholder dispute matters, including those involving breach of fiduciary duty, disputes between minority and majority shareholders, disagreements regarding operation guidelines, and more. Whether you are dealing with a seemingly minor disagreement or facing a major dispute, it is invaluable to have the assistance of an experienced shareholder claims and disputes attorney in Austin.

Our team has nearly 25 years of experience with fiduciary and shareholder issues and other business litigation matters. We utilize our extensive legal knowledge, vast resources, and cutting-edge trial techniques to aggressively advocate for you and your business.

Get in touch with us at (512) 430-4844 to learn more or to schedule your free case evaluation in Austin, Georgetown, or the nearby areas.

  • Howry Breen & Herman is proud to have been nominated as “America’s Premier High-Stakes Trial Lawyers®” – 7 Figure Litigators®, 8 Figure Litigators®, ®, which is meant to recognize the nation’s most respected and preeminent high-stakes trial lawyers based on their verifiable verdicts and/or settlements.
  • Howry Breen & Herman is proud to have been nominated as “America’s Premier High-Stakes Trial Lawyers®” – 7 Figure Litigators®, 8 Figure Litigators®, ®, which is meant to recognize the nation’s most respected and preeminent high-stakes trial lawyers based on their verifiable verdicts and/or settlements.
  • Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America® recognizes top legal talent throughout the U.S. via a rigorous peer-review process. At Howry, Breen & Herman, we are proud to have several attorneys who have earned a place in The Best Lawyers in America® list.
  • Best Lawyers 2018
    Inclusion in Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most highly regarded legal peer-review publications, is regarded by both attorneys and clients as an extremely high honor. Our firm is proud to have multiple attorneys selected for this honor.
  • Top 50 US Verdicts All Practice Areas Texas 2017
    Our attorneys were honored by for recovering one of the Top 50 Verdicts in Texas in 2017. This is an honorable distinction, reserved for those attorneys that achieve the highest settlements and verdicts in the state.
  • Best Lawyers Best Law Firms US News 2016
    Howry, Breen & Herman is proud to have been selected as one of U.S. News’s Best Law Firms. Law firms are selected for inclusion in in this prestigious ranking based on a series of quantitative and qualitative criteria.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Several of our attorneys are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a renowned legal organization whose membership is restricted to trial attorneys who have achieved seven-figured settlements and/or jury verdicts.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    A number of our lawyers are invited members of The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100, a highly respected legal organization that limits its members to trial attorneys who have been nominated by their peers and met strict qualification requirements.
  • Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    We are proud to have numerous attorneys who are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In order to become a member, an attorney must demonstrate that he or she has successfully achieved at least one six-figure settlement or jury verdict.
  • Top American Lawyers
    Membership in Top American Lawyers is limited to only 1% of all attorneys in the United States. We at Howry, Breen & Herman are proud to have a number of attorneys who have been accepted as members of this exclusive organization.
  • AV Preeminent
    Martindale-Hubbell® is widely regarded as one of the most renowned peer-review rating organizations in the legal field. Several attorneys at Howry, Breen & Herman have achieved the organization’s highest distinction of AV Preeminent®.
  • Super Lawyers
    Each year, Super Lawyers® magazine publishes its list of peer-nominated/evaluated and independently reviewed attorneys. We are proud to have several attorneys who have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Super Lawyers® list.
  • Texas Monthly Top Attorneys - Sean E. Breen
    Top Attorneys As Published In Texas Monthly
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Business Tort Top 10 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers 2019
  • Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year | Personal Injury - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year | Litigation - Trusts & Estates
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