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Matthew C.

Matthew Compton

3 reviews
Matt helps individuals and small businesses with their various intellectual property and business law needs. Three major areas make up the majority of his practice— ... read more
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John D.

John Davis

John Davis is a founder and Managing Member at Kearney, McWilliams & Davis, PLLC. He practices and oversees the firm’s intellectual property, residential and commercial... read more
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Christy K. B.

Christy K. Brown

Christy has practiced law for the past 18 years and has amassed a diverse repertoire of experiences in Business law with a concentration on contract drafting and review, fo... read more
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Josh M.

Josh Mathews

10 reviews
Advised and assisted company through the formation of a funding portal registered with FINRA and SEC, in compliance with Regulation CF. Advised numerous startup companies ... read more
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Holly L.

Holly Little

Licensed attorney with over twenty five (25) years of experience (15 years practicing in TX) counseling corporate, non-profit and governmental clients regarding contracting... read more
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Keith S.

Keith Strahan

49 reviews
Keith Strahan is an Attorney working at his own law firm. Previously, he worked as an Associate for Greer, Scott & Shropshire, LLP. He attended the University of Houston Law Center in 2012 and he served as the President of the Federalist Society. During his studies, he interned at the Fifth Circuit. Apart from Law, Keith studied Religion and Politics and Graduated with his B.A. in 2007. Prior to that, Keith graduated with his B.A in Government and Philosophy from The University of Texas.
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Steve O.

Steve Okoroha

35 reviews
Steve Okoroha is a business lawyer with five years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and obtained his law degree from the South Texas College of Law. Steve is also a member of the Texas State Bar and the State Bar Pro Bono College. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the South Texas College of Law. Steve specializes in immigration law and is also experienced in dealing with commercial contracts.
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Erin M.

Erin Mcclarty

19 reviews
Erin McClarty is a corporate counsel that has over six years’ experience. She has extensive experience in working with legal documents, but is also acquainted with employment, business formation, trademark, copyright and numerous other business law legal matters. Erin has been the legal manager at CGG for the past two years. She has also worked as a legal counsel at Weatherford and as a legal clerk at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
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William U.

William Underwood

9 reviews
William Underwood specializes in commercial litigation legal matters. He has experience as an outsourced general counsel and is a partner at Underwood, Jones & Scherrer. William also focuses on assisting startup business during their initial growth period. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and shortly after obtaining a license to practice law in Texas. William has represented a large number of corporate clients, including ERC and the Hartford Insurance Group.
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Will S.

Will Stafford

8 reviews
Will earned his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2009, where he also received a Certificate in Business & Public Policy from the Wharton School of B... read more
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Lenatria J.

Lenatria Jurist

6 reviews
LeNatria Jurist is a real estate and business law attorney with 10+ years of progressive experience managing complex legal matters and representing clients in a variety of ... read more
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Forrest G.

Forrest Gordon

5 reviews
Forrest Gordon has 10 years of experience as a corporate attorney. He provides both in-house and contract-based legal services. Forrest practices law in Texas and obtained his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Forrest also has experience in dealing with real estate, commercial contracts and other corporate legal issues. He recently became a managing partner at Gordon Lusky LLP, but was previously the senior legal counsel at Trican Well Service for four years.
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Ezenwanyi A.

Ezenwanyi Abii

5 reviews
Ezenwanyi's passion for law prompted the transition to legal practice after 10 years of business contracts experience with Fortune 500 companies. Her legal experience range... read more
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Scott D.

Scott Davenport

4 reviews
Scott Davenport is a well-known and experienced attorney who has been Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization because of his hard work and success in the field. In addition, Attorney Davenport has maintained the highest rating of AV Preeminent since 2004. Named as a Top Lawyer and receiving many other awards, Attorney Davenport is ready to fight for all of his clients. In addition to personal injury law, Mr. Davenport also specializes in business law to include business formation, real estate, and litigation.
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Jack N.

Jack Najarian

2 reviews
Your business has a variety of legal needs, from formation to operations and contracts. Having a business attorney that does it all, like Jack Hajarian, can be an invaluable resource. Mr. Hajarian can help your business by creating outsourcing agreements, dealing with employment matters, selling or acquiring real estate, and negotiating contracts.
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Pete L.

Pete Larsen

2 reviews
Pete Larsen is an attorney at law who has been practicing law for the past 12 years. Pete is licensed to practice law in Texas and he obtained his legal degree from the South Texas College of Law. Some of Pete’s most recent clients include Situs, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and GP Strategies. He is exceptionally experienced in real estate law. Since May 2014, Pete has been serving as a partner at First Law International.
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Gary K.

Gary Kissiah

2 reviews
Gary’s focus has been on technology and corporate law for two decades. He was a partner in the Austin office of Akin Gump and was co-chair of the Technology Practice Group.... read more
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Barry M.

Barry Mcfadden

3 reviews
Barry McFadden is a corporate attorney with over 15 years of experience. He was the youngest person to serve as the Vice President of ExpressJet Airlines and has also served as a senior counselor at Seyfarth Shaw. Barry is licensed to practice law in Texas and obtained his J.D. in law from The University Of Texas School of Law. He has extensive experience in dealing with commercial contracts, and with legal cases related to mergers and acquisitions.
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Trenton R.

Trenton Roberts

2 reviews
Currently a partner at Roberts & Willie, PLLC, Trenton Roberts has previously worked at other law firms like Latham & Watkins when he was a transactional attorney for a year and a half. His focus is in the areas regarding commercial lending, private equity, energy and business clients. He graduated with his LLM from New York University School of Law, and he achieved his JD separately from the University of Chicago Law School. He can communicate in English, Spanish and Japanese.
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Aaron W.

Aaron Woo

2 reviews
Helping clients in the technology, healthcare, as well as the oil & gas industry is the impressive Business Attorney, Aaron Woo. He has experience working as General Counsel, Managing Partner and an Associate. His experience extends to Commercial Negotiations and Agreements, International Transactions, Compliance, Mergers & and Acquisitions. He obtained his J.D. from the The University of Texas School of Law.
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Denise Y.

Denise Young

2 reviews
Denise Young is the Managing Attorney with her own Law Offices. She has been practicing Law and Business since 1997 when she became a Law Clerk with Sommers Schwartz PC. She handles legal matters in business law, transactions, not-for-profit law, criminal law and family law. She obtained her J.D. from the Michigan State University College of Law in 1999 and she received her Masters in Procurement & Acquisitions Management, as well as Business & Organizational Security Management.
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Tzvi F.

Tzvi Finman

2 reviews
Tzvi Finman is a business-focused attorney that has been providing legal services in Texas for the past two years. He is the founder of The Finman Law Firm and primarily focuses on legal matters concerning commercial construction and real estate development. Tzvi is a member of the Texas and Houston Bar Associations. Some of the corporate clients that Tzvi has represented include CPR Center of Houston LLC and Industrial Kosher LLC.
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Megan D.

Megan Daic

2 reviews
Megan Daic is a business lawyer with a particular focus on assisting start-up businesses, as well as entrepreneurs. She has three years of experience and often assists corporate clients with their commercial contract requirements. Megan is licensed to practice law in Texas. She obtained her legal degree from the University of Houston Law Center. She founded her own legal firm in July 2016. Megan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center.
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Brennen D.

Brennen Dunn

2 reviews
Brennen Dunn is a litigation attorney with more than seven years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas. Brennen holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the Texas Southern University – Thurgood Marshall Law School. He is skilled in dealing with legal cases that involves labor and employment law, and often provides his legal assistance to startup companies. Since August 2017, Brennen has been serving as a sole practitioner.
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Cindy B.

Cindy Bennett Smith

2 reviews
Cindy Bennett Smith is an attorney at law who has been serving corporate clients for the past 16 years. She has been licensed to practice law in Texas and holds a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which she received from the South Texas College of Law. Cindy is experienced in dealing with labor and employment law. She is also capable of reviewing, negotiating and drafting commercial contracts. Cindy founded her own legal firm in September 2011.
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Mike R.

Mike Reinecke

2 reviews
After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mike got a full range of law firm experience by working for firms varying in size from nationa... read more
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Temi S.

Temi Siyanbade

2 reviews
I own and operate a Houston-based boutique law firm that helps people establish their businesses, protect their names, and keep their profits. I love love love working w... read more
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Tri N.

Tri Nguyen

2 reviews
With my broad experience as a former big firm attorney, former general counsel, and Chief Legal Advisor to small businesses and lower-middle market companies, I bring thoug... read more
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Raphael Q.

Raphael Qiu

2 reviews
I have been practicing personal injury, business, and construction law for the past three years. During this time, I have acquired significant trial, deposition, mediation,... read more
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Nancy T.

Nancy Truong

2 reviews
Highly motivated and reliable newly licensed Texas attorney with seven (7) years of experience in both defense and plaintiff litigation work. Able to function extremely wel... read more
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Justin M.

Justin Moore

2 reviews
Justin graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and also has a B.S. in Business Administration from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. His ... read more
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Rachel F.

Rachel Flores

2 reviews
Nice to meet you. I am a general litigation attorney in the state of Texas with varied experience over several different practice areas. I specialize in personal injury, bu... read more
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Heather C.

Heather Carson

2 reviews
I am a Texas licensed attorney with five years of experience, including three years in life science contracting at a major academic medical center. My practice focuses on c... read more
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Alexander B.

Alexander Braden

2 reviews
Licensed litigation and transactional attorney. Focus on business, construction, and toxic tort litigation. Experience with research and legal writing. Complex business tra... read more
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Yaser M.

Yaser Masood

2 reviews
Yaser Masood is currently Texas licensed attorney with strong drafting, research and writing skills. For more than a decade, had law practice based out of Pakistan dedicate... read more
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Duana B.

Duana Boswell-Loechel

2 reviews
In February 2019, the Boswell Law Firm was established to provide clients with the ultimate level of personalized focus and careful attention that each unique case deserves... read more
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Tom L.

Tom Leslie

2 reviews
I am an experienced General Counsel and transactional attorney with Big Law training in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities laws and general corporate matt... read more
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Dustin W.

Dustin Webber

2 reviews
Dustin has experience providing tax and business services—including the reformation and restructuring of large multi-national businesses—to achieve strategic tax and busine... read more
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Matthew W.

Matthew Wendlandt

2 reviews
Matthew's corporate practice focuses on advising new companies, entrepreneurs, and sophisticated investment firms, including venture capital funds and other asset managers ... read more
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Eleanor B.

Eleanor Benmenashe

1 review
If you are looking for an experienced lawyer in the oil, gas, and construction industry, turn to Eleanor BenManashe. Eleanor specializes in the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 rule and can advise you on the best way to handle your business. She is also experienced in handling contract drafts and can put together a compliance framework for any company. In addition to the oil, gas, and construction industry, she is able to help with the preparation of leases, boundary disputes, and landlord-tenant issues.
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Ken O.

Ken Okorie

1 review
For the past 28 years, Ken has been practicing law - he is General Counsel and the China Office Laison of OML 141 Joint Interests. His former employer was VRMT International, where he held the position of Vice President in the Legal and Financial Departments. His focus areas include complex oil & gas, international finance and business transactions. He attended the University of Denver in 1988 and graduated with his Law Degree. He also obtained an MBA from the University of South Florida.
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Trang Q. T.

Trang Q. Tran

Tran is a trial lawyer who constantly works on honing his skills and improving his craft. His firm, Tran Law Firm LLP, is mainly focused on civil litigation involving commercial disputes and employment law, which involves all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. Tran has been rated by Super Lawyers and is a member of 10 organizations outside of his practice.
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Sarabeth E.

Sarabeth Egle

SaraBeth is a Tax Senior in Deloitte Tax's Multistate Tax practice, specializing in research and consulting for federal, state, and local excise taxes. Before joining Deloitte Tax, she provided legal assistance to clients on various matters including the restructuring of corporations through mergers and acquisitions, the dissolution of corporations, and private foundation excise tax issues.
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Anil A.

Anil Ali

Anil's firm is an intellectual property and business law firm dedicated to ensuring their clients' intellectual property rights and ideas are protected so their dreams can come true. As an attorney registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with the ability to tackle any scientific field, Anil can help clients achieve their intellectual property goals.
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Victor E.

Victor Elgohary

A former CPA with over 20 years of legal and valuation experience, Victor Elgohary is a genuine financial professional helping executives and investors to make sound investment and financial decisions, negotiate transactions, and navigate litigation and bankruptcy cases when needed. Elgohary has also ran several investment start-ups and a successful venture fund, giving him even more insight.
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John Robert W.

John Robert Walker

John R. Walker is a partner at Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier, PLLC in Houston. In his 25 years of experience, he has focused in particular on defending property damage and personal injury claims against employers and insurance carriers. Additionally, he has published numerous legal articles and is a frequent lecturer in courses for insurance carriers and civil litigation seminars.
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Kevin M.

Kevin Michaels

After serving in the U.S. army, Kevin Michaels decided to pursue his law degree at South Texas College of Law. He practiced for several years at two other firms and then decided to open his own firm in 2000. His practice areas include commercial and civil litigation. In addition, he also serves as outside general counsel for several corporate clients.
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Murtaza S.

Murtaza Sutarwalla

The Founder and Partner of Edwards Sutarwalla PLLC, Murtaza Sutarwalla is an experienced Attorney who completed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin. For over four years he worked as an Associate for Latham & Watkins LLP. He specializes in both transactional law and litigation - including commercial litigation, real estate and construction, healthcare and business immigration. He studied with the University of Chicago Law School and graduated with his J.D. in 2006.
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John D.

John Doe

John Doe is a corporate attorney that specializes in legal documents. He has extensive experience in research, reviewing and writing a range of different legal documents. John is also experienced in other corporate legal practice areas, including business formation, business operation and employment law. He obtained his law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law and soon after receiving a license to practice law in Texas. John currently operates his own law office.
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John O.

John Osborne

John Osborne is a litigation attorney and have been providing his legal services to clients in Texas for the past 17 years. He also has experience in real estate law and general business-related practice areas. John attended the Texas Tech University School of Law, where he received his degree in law. Since 2016, John has been an attorney at the Law Office of Robbie Osborne. Prior to this position, he was a partner at Osborne & Barry PPLC.
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Aamir A.

Aamir Abdullah

Aamir Abdullah is real estate and business law attorney with exceptional experience in all corporate legal practice areas. He received a J.D. in law in 2012, after graduating from the University Of Houston Law Center. Aamir also has a B.S. in Political Science. He started a law firm with an associate in January 2016, where he is now a managing partner. Aamir has a license to practice law in Texas and he is also part of the American and Houston Bar Associations.
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Jeffrey W.

Jeffrey Wheelock

Jeffrey Wheelock is a business attorney with more than 26 years of experience. He is experienced in commercial contracts, but specializes in all areas of business law. Jeffrey often represents startup companies, with a special focus on franchising. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and received his Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of Houston. Since June 1998, Jeffrey has been serving as a partner attorney at Dickinson & Wheelock, P.C.
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Tim S.

Tim Sutherland

Tim Sutherland is both an attorney at law and a business owner. He specializes in assisting startup companies and entrepreneurs found their businesses successfully. Tim is also experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas for the past six years and received his degree in law from the University of Houston Law Center. In August 2014, Tim founded his own legal firm, Sutherland, Attorney & Counselor.
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Mary G.

Mary Gilbert

Mary Gilbert is a transactional attorney with more than seven years’ experience. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and obtained her J.D. degree in law from the University of Houston. Mary Gilbert primarily specializes in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts related to corporate transactions. Since February 2015, Mary has been a staff attorney at Sun Coast Resources, Inc., where she often works with Fortune 100 companies.
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Eman A.

Eman Afshar

Eman Afshar is an attorney at law with two years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in New York and obtained his legal degree from the South Texas College of Law. Eman primarily specializes in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. He is also experienced in business formation, as well as labor and employment law. Since July 2016, Eman has been serving as the principal attorney of his own legal firm, the Afshar Law Firm PLLC.
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Andrew C.

Andrew Campbell

Andrew Campbell is a business attorney with four years’ experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and obtained his legal degree after graduating from the University of Houston Law Center. Andrew specializes in dealing with commercial contracts. He is exceptionally experienced in dealing with mergers and acquisitions, as well as legal issues that affects startup companies. Between 2014 and 2016, Andrew served as an associated at Bakerhostetler.
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George O.

George Oggero

George Oggero is an attorney and counselor with more than a decade worth of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in law from the South Texas College of Law. George primarily specializes in dealing with legal matters that involve real estate law. He is also experienced in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts. George has been serving as the managing attorney of his own law firm since July 2017.
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Lisa  A.

Lisa Angelo, Cipm

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Tom L.

Tom Landry

Tom founded his own firm after nearly two years as a trial attorney at a prominent law firm. He graduated from OCU Law School and has a bachelor's degree in Economics. His ... read more
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Brittainy B.

Brittainy Boessel

Have worked as general counsel for a small multinational for the last four years. I've drafted, negotiated, and revised a large number of international trade agreements, fr... read more
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Houston Contract Lawyers

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Why Hire a Contract Lawyer?

Contracts play a pivotal role in any business. Unfortunately, the language in contracts is often difficult to understand, and misunderstandings lead to costly mistakes. To make sure you know what you're getting into before you sign on the dotted line, you should enlist the help of a contract attorney. Top contract lawyers are equipped to help you with:

  • Business formation agreements. If you are forming an LLC, a limited liability partnership, a limited liability limited partnership, a corporation, or another type of Texas business entity, a lawyer helps you put together the necessary contracts to get your business off the ground.
  • Confidentiality agreements. These help to protect your sensitive information.
  • Leases. Whether you are leasing a warehouse, office space, or a piece of equipment, you need to thoroughly understand what the lease entails and what obligations it sets out for the parties involved.
  • Employment contracts. When you're onboarding new workers, you need to have a general employment agreement ready. You should also have an independent contractor agreement and a non-compete agreement.
  • Sales-related agreements. Bills of sale, purchase orders, and security agreements are all part of everyday business, and you must be certain that the documents related to these transactions are in order.

Online services may offer many contracts for free or for a small fee. However, keep in mind that laws vary from state to state. A generic agreement that works in one state may be easy to invalidate in Texas. A lawyer helps to adjust the terms of these contracts and add necessary clauses to protect you and your business.

Lawyers who focus on writing and viewing contracts are known as transactional attorneys. Other lawyers may channel most of their energy into contract litigation, which seeks to settle issues related to breaches of contracts.

How to Find the Best Contract Lawyer in Houston

Houston is a thriving metropolis with many lawyers, but you don't want to pick the first attorney you hear about. The first thing you need to do is make sure that a lawyer is a member of the State Bar of Texas. Lawyers who do not belong to the bar are not allowed to practice law in the state.

In addition to confirming that a lawyer belongs to the State Bar, you should:

  • Read lawyer reviews. Turn to a trustworthy site like Martindale.com to discover peer reviews of attorneys. You can also search for complaints made against the lawyer.
  • Seek professional referrals. One way to find a reputable lawyer is to use a local lawyer referral service. You may get referrals through the State Bar of Texas, the Harris County Bar Association, or the Houston Bar Association.
  • Seek personal referrals. The Houston metropolitan area has more than 122,000 businesses, and over 100,000 of those are considered small. Seek out other businesspeople in the area who have used the services of a contract lawyer before. The attorneys they recommend are worth looking into.
  • Read lawyer biographies. A lawyer's biography tells you more than where they went to school. It provides valuable information about the types of cases they've handled in the past. Knowing about an attorney's experience is especially valuable if the contract you need help with deals with a specialized industry.

Before you sign up with a Houston contract lawyer, make sure you understand:

  • The law firm's structure. Will you mainly work with the attorney you initially speak to, or will your task be passed off to a paralegal or a junior associate with the firm?
  • How the lawyer communicates. Are they easy to reach if you have a question? Also, watch out for attorneys that speak over your head. You want someone who takes the time to explain things clearly to you. Your lawyer should never dismiss or minimize your concerns.
  • How billing works. Some firms charge a flat fee for certain services, while others stick to an hourly rate. Also, ask about retainers and extra fees that you may have to pay along the way.

Questions for Your Contract Lawyer

  • How much experience do you have with writing and reviewing contracts? What about contract litigation and negotiation?
  • Should I give you any extra information about my business to help you review the contract?
  • What are common loopholes and traps with this type of contract?
  • What kind of timeline are we looking at for what I want to do with this contracts?
  • How do you charge for your services, and when will I be expected to make payment?
  • How deep will you dig when you're reviewing my contract?

Contracts hold you and your business associations responsible for certain actions. They protect you and help your business thrive. Instead of taking a risk with these vital documents, hire a Houston contract attorney who can help you with writing, reviewing, negotiating, and litigating contracts.

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Our independent contract attorneys are available on-demand to provide contract legal services for businesses or to support your in-house general counsel to help lighten the load for transactional matters or litigation support.

Although the work of the Houston contract attorneys found on UpCounsel often varies they are highly experienced in legal contract activities such as commercial contract negotiations, document review in response to document subpoenas, request for production of documents, legal research, draft legal briefs, along with providing a full range of other contract legal services to businesses of any size.

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