Our Areas of Practice

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

Our Clients Are
Our Best Ambassadors

We had several liens on our property claiming over $127K in unpaid wages to a sub contractor. Rahul and Luke from PatelGains got them all settled for less then $15K.

Vic Ragha

Rahul serves as an extended member of our team, a true partner in every sense. I have worked with him on a number of complex projects and he is always responsive, diligent, and proactive. I consider Rahul and the entire Patel Gaines team an invaluable asset to my business. Their work culture mirrors ours – fun, vibrant, and hard-working – a far cry from almost all other law firms.

Ajay Gupta

Grant …always looking out for my best interest and will protect me and my company. [He is] responsive, organized and makes himself available to me when I need his professional opinion.

Glenn C. Gonzales

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

Patel Gaines are an invaluable resource in the ever changing property tax climate. They are not afraid of going to trial and taking on the challenge. I would suggest their aggressive approach for anyone looking for exceptional representation.

Dennis Skelly

Very Aggressive, Terrific ResultsWorked on our property tax valuation case and achieved excellent results. Quick response, kept us informed when we requested information, and got us the reductions we needed.


When everyone else we spoke to about our case told us they would only assist us if we paid them a $10-15k retainer, Grant and his team took up our fight and DELIVERED on all fronts.Thanks so much to all of you.

Robert C.

Great Lawyer. Rahul has been working with me for about a year. Very knowledgeable about the hospitality industry and real property tax issues in the State of Texas.

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