Business Litigation FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Business Litigation


A business dispute can result in financial loss and, in many cases, irreparable harm to the business.

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz, we understand what is at stake when a business or business owner becomes embroiled in a dispute. Our goal is to help you meet your goals for your business and to identify the most efficient way of resolving your dispute.

To set up a consultation with one of our business attorneys in Houston, please complete our online contact form. In addition, you may read the information below for answers to frequently asked questions about business litigation.

Q: My business partner breached our contract. What steps should I take?

A: If you have been wronged under a contractual agreement, it is advisable to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.

A breach of contract can cause immediate and imminent harm to a business. To minimize the risk of significant loss, you should act promptly. Quick action may protect information and preserve resources.

During your first meeting with an attorney, gather copies of any applicable correspondence as well as any contract related to the dispute.

Q: Do I need a business attorney or can I settle this dispute on my own?

A: There are certainly situations in which it is possible to settle a business dispute without help from an attorney.

However, when negotiating on your own is ineffective - or when a dispute suddenly escalates it may be time to get outside legal help.

Our firm offers a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. During this consultation, we will explain how we can help in your particular situation.

Q: Can my business dispute be settled outside of court?

A: Each case is different, and many factors can influence whether this is possible. Many business disputes are settled outside of the courtroom.

However, it is important that your case is prepared for trial - even if it never ends up in court.

We never promote unnecessary business litigation. But we also do not encourage our clients to accept a proposed solution that is unsatisfactory to them. In each case we handle, we learn about our clients' goals and help them identify the most effective way of meeting them.

Q: What types of business disputes does your firm handle?

A: We work with small and midsized businesses facing a wide range of business disputes:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Partnership disputes
  • Unfair competition
  • Insurance disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Securities litigation
  • Commercial oil and gas litigation
  • Patent disputes
  • Other disputes

We invite you to contact our attorneys to find out how we can help with your particular issue. We have more than 65 years of experience settling disputes of all types.

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If you are involved in a business dispute and wish to speak to one of our attorneys in a no-cost consultation, please call our Houston office at 800-580-9121 or 713-587-9668.