The Lanier Law Firm’s experienced team of business litigators helps businesses large and small in high stakes “bet the company” cases. Our vast experience across a variety of industries and our flexible fee arrangements set us apart from other law firms.
Business litigation can be complex and industry-specific. An experienced business litigation attorney is familiar with diverse areas of law who has a team and resources to go “toe-to-toe” with the largest law firms in the world. Lanier Law Firm has that expertise and capability.
Our business litigation team includes attorneys with experience in the following areas among others:
- Oil and Gas Disputes
- Complex Real Estate Disputes
- International Litigation
- Securities Fraud
- Shareholder Class Actions
- Antitrust litigation like the multi-state lawsuit against Google
- False Claims Act (Whistleblower) Cases – “Qui Tam”
- Environmental Contamination Class Actions like the Camp LeJeune water contamination lawsuits or the Red Hill water contamination in Hawaii
- Patent infringement
- Trademark Infringement
This list is just a small subset of the types of litigation that The Lanier Law Firm’s legal team has handled. We’ve represented multiple clients in billion-dollar lawsuits. When a larger business tries to take advantage of a smaller business using illegal methods, we step in to seek justice for our clients.
Why You Need a Business Litigation Attorney from The Lanier Law Firm
Litigation can be devastating for your business. It can also save a business. For example, you put in years of time and money to develop a product, and then someone steals it from you or illegally shares it with another company. There is no way for you to compete in that situation; you can only recover by winning a business litigation lawsuit.
The attorneys at The Lanier Law Firm have handled cases like this before. Not only do we have the experience to prove that another party has illegally breached a contract or cheated your business, but we also have the skills to recover each and every loss you’ve suffered as a result.
Importantly, YOU set the litigation goals at the outset, and we aggressively pursue them until they are met. In other words, our clients decide what “success” would be, not us.
Oil and Gas Industry Law
One important area that a number of our attorneys have experience with is oil and gas disputes. Many clients near our Houston office need attorneys who understand the industry without needing the terminology explained to them. Our team has the knowledge needed to make your lawsuits go smoothly.
Our Proven Record of Success
Our team has won cases or negotiated settlements for:
- Represented businesses in lawsuits filed against group purchasing organizations over allegations of anticompetitive business practices that restrained fair market competition.
- Trial counsel for a pharmaceutical company in a multibillion-dollar action related to prior qui tam litigation. A confidential settlement, satisfactory to our client, was reached immediately prior to trial.
- Served as lead counsel for a company’s breach of contract and breach of faith and fair dealing claims against a competitor in multiyear and multivenue litigation. A confidential settlement was reached on the eve of trial.
- Negotiated a precedent setting settlement during the second week of trial for a national trade group and several large U.S. manufacturers regarding a false promotion and unfair competition lawsuit.
- Represented a key leader in the oil and gas industry with respect to his ownership interest of a very successful exploration company in South Texas.
If your company needs a business litigation attorney, contact The Lanier Law Firm today.
Our Experienced Business Litigation Attorneys
Learn more about our skilled business litigation attorneys below:
Alex J. Brown
Alex J. Brown is the Managing Attorney of The Lanier Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation section. He represents companies and individuals in federal and state courts across the nation at both the trial and appellate level and in domestic and international arbitration forums. He has represented multinational corporations in complex business disputes involving international project development, partnerships, oil and gas ventures, corporate governance and shareholder’s rights, real estate development and mass tort litigation.
Zeke DeRose is a member of The Lanier Law Firm’s Commercial Litigation section. He brings extensive experience to plaintiffs and defendants in a range of disputes before courts and in arbitration, including complex commercial and business litigation, antitrust, licensing disputes, merger disputes, qui tam (under both state and federal False Claims Act), federal securities, and intellectual property. He has represented both large and small clients across the nation in federal court, arbitration, and state court.
M. Michelle Carreras
Michelle Carreras has been an attorney at The Lanier Law Firm for more than a decade and handles complex appeals and trial-level briefing and research. She has worked on a wide variety of cases, including mass tort, product liability, personal injury, commercial litigation and sports law litigation. She has also worked in the firm’s Bankruptcy Litigation group, where she focused on litigation matters arising out of corporate bankruptcies. Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, she spent six years as an associate at a prominent Texas defense firm, where her efforts were focused primarily.
Chris Gadoury joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2015. He serves the firm’s clients in complex commercial and environmental litigation matters. His work has involved all aspects of trials and appeals of complex commercial litigation, as well as white collar criminal defense matters, including shareholder derivative litigation, fraud, contract disputes, business torts, fiduciary litigation, environmental crimes, intellectual property infringement, class actions, trade secret theft, antitrust, employment litigation, qui tam actions under the False Claims Act and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. Mr. Gadoury also has extensive experience representing clients in all sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Matthew D. Przywara is an associate in the Business Litigation section of the Lanier Law Firm, representing a wide variety of complex clients on a diverse array of complex commercial litigation matters.
During law school, Matt served on the Editorial Board for The Journal of High Technology Law and gained valuable litigation experience while serving as a legal intern in the Major Crimes Unit for the United States Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts. He further served as a law clerk at two Boston law firms where he handled numerous litigation matters including medical malpractice, business litigation, and real estate transactions and disputes.
Ryan D. Ellis is a trial attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a variety of civil litigation matters. Named a “Lawyer on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer magazine in 2017, Ryan focuses his practice on business disputes—such as fraud claims, contractual disputes, business torts, employment disputes, trade secrets and other intellectual property disputes—as well as on environmental class action matters. Individuals and companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries have relied on Ryan to represent and advise them throughout all stages of litigation in both state and federal court, as well as in private arbitration.
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