Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Prosecuting and defending the full range of business disputes for today’s complex business environment.

Our trial and appellate team begins by understanding our clients’ objectives. Then we develop an effective strategy to position a case for trial and to achieve the desired outcome. Our litigation capabilities are broad and our clients are diverse, including business entrepreneurs, real estate developers, lending institutions and public and private companies.

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Our litigation experience encompasses prosecuting and defending the full range of business disputes including:

  • Antitrust & Non-Compete Disputes
  • Business Torts
  • Civil RICO
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Governance Disputes
  • Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • Lender Liability
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Partnership & Corporate Disputes
  • Securities Fraud
  • Shareholder & Derivative Suits
  • Intellectual Property, Trade Secrets & Trademark Disputes

Recent Business Litigation Representative Matters

  • Represented a startup in the bio algae industry in a dispute with a member and former manager of the LLC. Both sides sough injunctive relief on behalf of the LLC, each claiming to independently control the company, and filed simultaneous lawsuits in federal court for patent infringement and securities violations. The parties reached a creative and favorable settlement agreement which involved the drafting of a new company agreement, consulting agreement, and other corporate documents to protect the interests of the company’s investors.
  • Obtained multiple defense verdicts in favor of numerous Texas grocery store chains in actions against the State of Texas for violations of contracts to deliver food services under the Woman Infants and Children’s Program in Texas.
  • Represented an energy company in litigation with foreign governmental entities and companies over contract dispute, tortious interference and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a bank and its holding company in a shareholder suit.
  • Represented a Texas-based energy company in numerous contractual disputes over environmental reporting.

The knowledge and experience Steve Kesten brings to my business has been a key competitive advantage over the last fifteen years. Moreover, his wisdom with regards to focus and prioritizing issues has been a key to our success. Steve in an indispensable part of my team.

Cody W. JohnsonCEOCore International Group

It is hard to find a firm that understands business and provides timely legal counsel that is also fee sensitive. I have found that BoyarMiller has all three of these components. Led by Chris Hanslik, our team at BoyarMiller has demonstrated that they are not afraid of the big law firms and can represent us in any transaction or lawsuit, big or small. When it comes to matters in the courthouse, opposing counsels, be aware, Q’Max is in good hands here. Only with a firm like BoyarMiller supporting us in our transactional and litigation matters will we be able to take our company to the next level.

Manuel Sanchez-AlvarezVice President of AdministrationQ'Max Solutions

I was referred to Chris Hanslik by a friend of mine, who was a partner at one of the larger law firms in Houston. My friend held him in high esteem and after working with Chris for a number of months, I understood why. Chris is one of those rare individuals who, though very detail-oriented, doesn’t lose sight of the forest for the trees. My case was a very difficult case. Chris was quickly able to dissect it and present it in a way that anyone could easily understand. To do this took thoroughness, insightfulness and finesse, and Chris demonstrated all of the above. During the process of the case, I found Chris to be a very bright and capable attorney, who exercised excellent judgment and never lost sight of reality. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

BoyarMiller represented Bradmark Technologies, Inc. in a lawsuit against three of its former officers. The claims asserted by Bradmark in the lawsuit include breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy to breach fiduciary duties and fraud.

Brad TashenbergPresident and CEOBradmark Technologies

Litigation Group Contacts

Chris Hanslik

Andrew Pearce