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Business And Commercial Litigation

Business And Commercial Litigation


Marshall Taheri, an A-V rated attorney who has been practicing law for more than 45 years to include business and commercial litigation, is a former advocacy judge, and professor emeritus.

In 1982, Professor Taheri was appointed by the Greater Houston Partnership to form an Ad Hoc Committee to study pending legislation before the United States Congress in Washington, D.C., and the impact of such legislation on the Houston economy. He submitted an oral presentation to the board members of the Greater Houston Partnership on the findings of the Ad Hoc Committee. Subsequently, he and the late Honorable Louie Welch, former mayor of Houston and then President of the Greater Houston Partnership, traveled to Washington, D.C., where Professor Taheri testified as an expert before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee of the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C., in support of the pending legislation which subsequently became a law through unanimous vote by the U.S. Congress.

The Marshall Taheri Law Group’s pro-active business and commercial litigation practice includes the legal representation of individuals and businesses in business/commercial matters, as well as the legal representation of individuals and businesses as plaintiffs and defendants in the federal and state courts. Further, the firm possesses substantial, extensive experience to handle a broad range of litigation from the initial prosecution of a claim through discovery, negotiations, arbitration, and trial. We have assisted many clients in banking and financial services, construction, energy, entertainment, exporting and importing companies, fashion and apparel, franchise, healthcare, hotel and hospitality, manufacturing, professional services, real estate, technology, telecommunications, transportation, wholesale, and retail. Our firm’s goal-oriented attorneys possess diverse professional backgrounds, thus providing them with a comprehensive understanding of both commerce and law developed from years of practice in the courtroom, therein providing them with the prerequisites of tailoring legal representation to our clients’ specific situation. Although litigation is the core of our practice, we attempt, whenever possible, to resolve controversies before going to court. However, if litigation and trial are necessary, then our highly skilled attorneys will focus on protecting our clients’ businesses.

Practice Areas

Our Attorneys

Utilizing our distinctive, innovative, sophisticated legal savvy strategies, we successfully represent clients nationwide in connection with the following business/commercial matters:

Breach of contract occurs when one of the parties to a contract fails to meet the obligations of the contract. Therefore, the other party or parties have the right to pursue a lawsuit to uphold the contract if they have suffered financially. Such lawsuits may involve a variety of disputes, simple and complex, and applicable damages with industries of representation including but not limited to, manufacturing, distribution, communications, high tech, services, and real estate. Contracts may be in writing or verbal. In some states, an oral contract/verbal agreement may be legally binding. It is imperative to discuss your contract with an experienced business contracts attorney to understand your position.

Business disputes are commercial in nature and the first approach our firm seeks is resolution between the parties. If resolution is not possible then, and in that event, we will utilize discovery techniques to unveil and support our client’s position.

Business torts include, but are not limited to, claims of fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, concealment, conversion, and tortious contract interference.

Complex commercial litigation involves all types of commercial disputes to include, breach of contract, multi-party plaintiffs/defendants, as well as complex financial and business tort matters.

Our experience enables us to prepare, present, and defend construction disputes involving numerous aspects of the industry, to include, but not limited to, default terminations, interference claims, back charges, change orders, bidding and award disputes, protests, labor, lost productivity, escalating costs, construction failures, warranties, insurance claims, and mechanics liens. Construction litigation allows us to represent every trade in the industry to include contractors, steel fabricators, masonry suppliers and installers, electricians, plumbers, roofers, and painters. We counsel and represent property owners, architects, and engineers with legal issues arising on commercial, industrial, residential and public construction projects. Our legal experience enables us to enforce payments through mechanic’s liens and the bond claim process; handle foreclosure actions; defend design claims, defect claims, and delay damage claims; as well as draft, review, and modify commercial and residential contracts.

Contract disputes occur when one or both parties to an agreement disagree about the terms and conditions. A contract is only valid when both parties fully understand the agreement and are willing to accept its terms. If the agreement is not mutual then it may be challenged in court.

We represent financial institutions, as plaintiffs and defendants, in a variety of litigation matters to include, but not limited to, lender liability cases.

Franchise disputes usually involve one or more of the following: breach of good faith and fair dealing, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, fraud and disclosure issues, breach of contract or licensing agreement, and enforcement of arbitration clauses.

We represent policy holders, insurers, reinsurers, general agents and financial institutions in insurance litigation ranging from coverage disputes to insurance defense litigation and bad faith claims. Our knowledge of applicable laws and the changing dynamics of coverage allow us to handle a wide range of insurance disputes involving property and casualty insurance, commercial general liability insurance, inland marine, specialty insurance policies for unique risks, life insurance, automobile insurance, health insurance, and ERISA.

Labor and employment litigation occurs when a dispute arises between a business and its employee(s). Such disputes include, but are not limited to, breach of contract; unpaid compensation such as wages, overtime, bonuses, benefits and commissions; breaches of non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements; tortious interference with employment contracts; wrongful termination; and misappropriation of trade secrets.

We assist our clients with appropriate financing and advice concerning the drafting, negotiation, and performance of contracts for the sale of portions of their businesses. Both public and private companies seek legal representation due to the complexity of the transactions.

Our firm is equipped to handle a broad range of sophisticated real estate transactions in the United States. Our attorneys are ready to provide legal services to resolve any issues related to real estate: comprising commercial, industrial, and residential.

Through our firm’s strategic philosophies and knowledge, to include law and finance, we are in a position to successfully advise our clients in all aspects of real estate including acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, refinancing, construction, and management, relating to millions of square feet of office, industrial, retail and other commercial projects. We are equipped to negotiate purchase contracts, draft conveyance documents such as deeds and leases, review title reports and identify issues in due diligence, draft and enforce contracts such as brokerage agreements, clear title through the legal process, and advise on and provide legal representation related to zoning and land use matters.

Further, we possess the background and knowledge to assist our clients with joint ventures between institutional investors and leading real estate firms.

Furthermore, we represent landlords and tenants in all aspects of real property leasing, to include build-to-suit, headquarters, and other major leases.

We also represent and assist foreign investors (EB5) to invest and/or develop real estate nationwide in the United States.

When a dispute arises in transactions and development to conflicts among co-owners or landlords and tenants, litigation, liens, foreclosures, and injunctions may ensue.

Our firm’s more than forty-five (45) years of experience, affords us the ability to pursue such matters on our clients’ behalf. We have represented property owners, investors, developers, builders, purchasers, lenders, brokers, landlords, and tenants. Our expertise, includes but is not limited to: breach of contract, recovery of earnest money, breach of fiduciary duty, title insurance litigation, land use and zoning disputes, fraud, misrepresentation and nondisclosure, commercial lease disagreements, construction defects, real estate partnership disputes, and wrongful foreclosure. We are equipped to handle judicial foreclosures – plaintiffs and defendants; enforcement of judgments/liens; loan modification litigation; pre-litigation negotiations/ settlement discussions; HOA litigation; and complex multi-party fraud cases before the judge or jury.

We represent investors including individuals, trusts, hedge funds, and institutions, in securities arbitration and securities litigation, in claims against their brokers and brokerage firms involving securities fraud, churning, failure to execute, unsuitability, Ponzi schemes, and other disputes that arise between investors and brokerage firms. A breach of fiduciary duties occurs when financial advisors and stockbrokers put their own financial interests ahead of their clients who are trusting them with their investment funds to invest wisely. The trust is broken when the advisers fail to place their clients first and instead increase their own profits at their clients’ expense. For investors, securities fraud and negligence can be financially and emotionally devastating. Therefore, finding an experienced lawyer is imperative. Our firm possesses the knowledge and understanding to pursue your claim. We focus on representing investors who have been financially wronged by investment professionals. Further, the element of timeliness is very crucial. We are committed to working with our clients through our utilization of strategic litigation.

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If you are involved in a business dispute, then please contact the Marshall Taheri Law Group’s experienced business and commercial litigation attorneys to effectively resolve your legal issues. Our national recognition affords us a sophisticated approach to the practice of law. Further, internationally, we are also in a position to successfully assist you with your international business litigation and arbitration matters.