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Our Practice Areas.

AREAS OF FOCUS

Legal Practice Areas

We are a corporate boutique law firm with a creative and accommodating approach to legal work. Our lawyers are driven by simple and precise solutions tailored to even the most complex of client needs.

Who We Represent

Business Owners | Franchisees | Landlords | Entrepreneurs | Start-ups | Real Estate Developers

Commercial & Civil Litigation

Commercial Property Damage Claims

Contact us to learn how we can simplify your business’ Commercial Property Damage Claims.

Disputes & Claims

Contract Disputes | Business Disputes and Dissolutions | Construction & Development Disputes | Landlord/Tenant, Collections, Bankruptcy, and Land Use/Zoning | Insurance Coverage Claims, Actions, and Failure to Cover Claims | ADA Accessibility Defense – Defense of ADA and FHA Claims and Lawsuits | Employee/Employer Disputes | Texas Workforce Claims | Workplace Injuries | Financial Losses | Insurance Claims

Commercial Real Estate

Construction

Negotiate/Prepare Construction, Construction Management, Sub-Contract, Supply and Mining Services Agreements | Negotiate/Prepare Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) and Design/Build Contracts | Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act Claims (DTPA) | Delay Claims | Construction and Contract Disputes | Tender Disputes | Engineering Claims | Lien Claims | Insurance Issues: Liability, Builder’s Risk, Errors and Omissions and Professional Liability Coverage | Regulatory and Municipal Planning Approvals | Preparation of Construction Security Documentation | Representation at Arbitrations/Mediations | The Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA) | Construction Defects 

Economic Development

Development incentives: Tax Abatements and Exemptions | Economic and EB-5 Development | Tax Increment Financing | Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone | Land Use, Development and Zoning Incentives and Credits | Texas Tax Code 313 Economic Development Act Advisement | Texas Local Government Code 372 Public Improvement District Advisement

Eminent Domain/
Condemnation/Inverse Condemnation

Reasonable Market Appraisal of Tangible Property | Damages | Fixtures, Equipment, and/or Developments regarding Property | Pre-condemnation Damages | Relocation

Financing (Equity & Debt)

Buyer / Seller Representation on Lending Matters | Commercial Loan Restructuring and Modifications | Project Financing Advisement | Real Estate Financing Advisement | Commercial Lending & Small Business Administrative Loan Advisement | FDIC Matters and Proof of Claims | Foreclosure (prosecute and defend) | Commercial Mortgage-Backed Security (CMBS) transactions | Subscription Agreements (private placements) | Subscription Booklets

Purchase/ Sale

Draft, review and negotiate Purchase and sale agreements | Review Title Documents | Closing document review | Financing Document Review | Title Curative Matters

Property Tax Litigation

Valuation and Assessments

Chapter 41 Litigation | Equal and Uniform | Market Value Claims | Chapter 25 Litigation

Exemptions and Special Appeals

Wildlife | Religious Organization | Charitable Organizations | Community Housing Development Organization

Other

Tax Abatements | Delinquent Tax 

Corporate & Business Law

Corporate/Entity Formation

Corporate Documents: Formation Documents, Operating Agreements, Resolutions | Corporate and Partnership Dissolutions, Winding-Up | Mergers and Acquisitions | Joint Venture Agreement | Employment Agreements | Non-compete | Agreements | Interest Transfers

Franchise

Review/Negotiate Franchise Agreements, Terms, Non-Compete Clauses and Territory Protections | Review/Negotiate Franchise Disclosure Documents | Lease Review and Negotiation | Review and Draft Ancillary Documents or Agreements | Property Improvement Plans (PIP) and Franchisor Requirement Negotiations | Buying and Selling Franchised Businesses | Transfer, Assumption, or Termination of Franchise Agreements | Negotiate Terms, Fees, and Liquidated Damages Provisions

Hospitality

Transactional Matters | Franchise Disputes, Negotiations, Terminations, and Re-Licensing | Company Formation, Agreements, Dissolutions, and Modifications | Contractor Disputes | Breach of Contract (Employment, Business) | ADA Compliancy Matters | ADA Accessibility Defense – Defense of ADA and FHA Claims and Lawsuits | Construction and Post-Build Claims | Insurance Claims and Negotiation | Vendor and Service Provider Disputes

Intellectual Property

Patents | Trademarks | Copyrights | Contracts | Trade Secrets | IP Litigation | Confidentiality Non-Disclosure Agreements

Employment

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) | Overtime Pay | Family and Medical Leave | OSHA and Safe Working Conditions | Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation Agreements | Wrongful Termination | I-9 Compliance | I-9 Audits

Startup Ecosystem

Equity and Funding | Stock Vesting and Purchase Agreements | Contract Drafting and Review | Service Agreements | Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements | Series Funding | Employment Law | Severance Agreements | Disputes & Claims | Intellectual Property Protection and Counseling | Patent Law Counseling | Founders Agreements

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Patel Gaines is simply an outstanding group of attorneys. I have worked with many law firms through the years. Few, if any, have more dedicated approach to maximizing their clients best interest.
Chip Rogers
Former Georgia Senate Majority Leader
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