Our Practice Areas.


Legal Practice Areas

We are a contemporary law firm, representing business owners, franchisees, landlords, entrepreneurs, startups, and real estate developers and investors, facing complex business decisions or other challenges.  Our lawyers are driven by simple and precise solutions tailored to even the most complex of client needs.

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

Recognition & Awards