Corporate Litigation In Texas

Texas corporate litigation is an intricate and time-consuming process that can be incredibly overwhelming for any business to manage on their own. Whether you’re dealing with contract disputes, intellectual property issues, or regulatory compliance, it’s crucial to have a skilled legal team to navigate the legal system’s complexities.

At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, our experienced attorneys deeply understand the unique challenges and risks that businesses face in Texas and are equipped to provide comprehensive and effective representation for a wide range of corporate litigation matters.

What Is Corporate Litigation In Texas?

Corporate litigation refers to legal disputes that arise between companies or a company and an individual. These disputes include a range of issues, including contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, shareholder disputes, and employment disputes.

Disputes related to mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy proceedings, and other matters that affect a company’s financial and legal health also fall under corporation litigation. The nature of these disputes can be complex and multifaceted, requiring a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations that govern corporate activities.

Different Types Of Corporate Disputes In Houston, Texas

Corporate disputes can arise in various areas of business operations. At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we are equipped to handle the following types of legal matters:

Construction Law

Construction law disputes can be very complex and include various legal issues such as contract disputes, defective construction claims, payment disputes, liens, and delay claims, which must all be addressed to come to a successful resolution.

These disputes can arise between contractors and owners, contractors and subcontractors, and other parties involved in the construction process.

Construction law disputes can also involve zoning, building codes, and other construction project regulations.

A construction law dispute in Texas could be a contractor vs. property owner dispute over payment and work satisfaction.

Real Estate Law

In Texas, real estate disputes can include contract disputes, boundary disputes, disputes over property rights, and zoning. These conflicts can happen between property owners, landlords and tenants, buyers and sellers, and other parties involved in real estate transactions.

These types of disputes may also involve property taxes, eminent domain, and other regulations governing property ownership and use.

A dispute between a buyer and seller where one party claims the other failed to disclose defects or fulfill obligations outlined in the sales contract is an example of real estate litigation.

Landlord-Tenant Disputes

In Texas, disputes between landlords and tenants can include a variety of issues, such as contract disputes, eviction proceedings, disputes over property damages, and security deposits.

These conflicts can also involve housing codes, zoning regulations, and other laws governing rental properties.

An example of a landlord-tenant dispute can be seen when a tenant takes legal action against a landlord for not fulfilling their contractual obligation to make necessary repairs to the rental property.

Intellectual Property Disputes

Intellectual property disputes in Texas can encompass a wide range of issues, including disputes over patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

These disputes can arise between partners, companies, and other parties involved in a partnership agreement.

As an illustration, one business entity may assert that another has violated its patent rights, while an individual may assert that their copyrighted material has been used without consent.

Partnership Disputes

Partnership disputes in Texas can include a wide range of issues, including disputes over management and control of the partnership, disputes over profits and losses, and disputes over the dissolution of the partnership.

These disputes can arise between partners, companies, and other parties involved in a partnership agreement.

For example, one partner may claim that another partner has misused company funds or that they have been excluded from important business decisions.

Contract Litigation

Contract litigation in Texas involves disputes over the terms and conditions of legally binding agreements between parties. This can include disputes over contract interpretation, performance, and enforcement.

These disputes arise between businesses, individuals, and other parties involved in a contract and can include breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation, and failure to deliver goods or services as agreed.

An example is a construction company and a property owner having a dispute over the quality of work and timeline of an addition built on the owner’s property, resulting in a breach of contract lawsuit.

How We Handle Corporate Dispute Resolution 

When faced with a corporate dispute, there are several ways you may solve the matter without pursuing litigation. At Quadros, Migl & Crosby, we may handle your case in the following ways depending on the unique circumstances: 


When faced with a corporate dispute, it may be beneficial to attempt to resolve the issue before going to court by negotiating with the opposing party or their legal representatives. Generally, with an attorney engaging in the discussion, disputes may resolve sooner. Additionally, having a corporate litigation lawyer on your side indicates that you are prepared to take formal legal action if the party does not attempt to correct the matter on their own.

Mediation and Arbitration

If you cannot work to negotiate the matter with the opposing party, we may recommend mediation, where we facilitate communication and negotiations between the parties to reach an agreement. Additionally, our legal team will examine any applicable contracts that mention dispute resolution provisions. In some instances, contracts may require you to mediate or arbitrate rather than take the matter to court.

The following are some examples of alternative dispute resolution methods: 

Mediation as a Strategy for Dispute Resolution 

Mediation involves both parties sitting with a neutral third-party mediator, where they listen to various arguments and review the situation, then attempt to facilitate cooperation and mutual resolution between the parties. If an agreement is reached, both parties will be required to follow the terms of the mediation agreement. A corporate litigation lawyer will provide legal counsel, ensuring that any agreements are in your best interests, and will create a legally binding contract to ensure the mediation agreement is enforceable.

Arbitration as an Alternative to Litigation

In some cases, contracts may include arbitration agreements, which release the parties’ rights to litigation. Instead, they must rely on arbitration to resolve disputes. Arbitration requires that both parties appear in front of an arbitrator or a panel of three arbitrators, each presenting their case as they would in court. Arbitrators determine how to resolve the matter, and their decisions are legally binding. While arbitration resembles a court hearing or trial, the process is typically faster and less formal than litigation. 

While mediation and arbitration are alternatives to litigation, you want to have the experienced Houston business litigation lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby on your side during either process, as there is a lot at stake in mediation or arbitration as in a civil case.

When Seeking Litigation Is Necessary 

If you are not contractually bound to alternative dispute resolution and cannot resolve the matter out of court, it is likely necessary to turn to litigation. This is often a last resort because it can be more costly and time-consuming. However, in some instances, it is the only option if an agreement cannot be reached.

Contact the Corporate Litigation Lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby 

Corporate litigation lawyers at Quadros, Migl & Crosby play a crucial role in handling dispute resolution for Houston clients. With our 60 years of combined experience and commitment to achieving a favorable outcome, we ensure that disputes are addressed efficiently and effectively, no matter the scope or tenure of your business. 

To speak with one of our skilled corporate litigation attorneys, call us today at (713) 300-9662 or fill out a contact form