Houston, TX 77002-4310
Houston: Office Information
Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Houston office consists of 65 attorneys who specialize in multiple practice areas including corporate, securities and finance; energy; admiralty and maritime; labor and employment law; litigation; international and immigration law; employee benefits and executive compensation; trusts and estates; real estate; taxation; and equine law.
Our corporate attorneys represent a broad spectrum of business entities, both public and private, and individuals involved in diverse and complex legal matters, including initial public offerings and secondary offerings of equity and debt securities, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, institutional private placements, international project finance, swaps and financial derivative transactions, corporate bonds and asset-backed securities, conventional loans, leveraged buy-outs, exchange offers, tender offers, roll-up consolidations, and other business combinations and reorganizations, strategic alliances, technology licensing, equity incentive and compensation programs, supply chain management, and ongoing corporate and securities counseling of both public and private companies as well as their directors and executive officers. A significant part of our practice also involves the representation of entrepreneurs in the formation and financing of start-up companies engaged in e-commerce, high technology and other rapidly growing businesses.
Our litigation attorneys have significant trial, arbitration and hearing experience with impressive records of success across a broad range of matters for individuals, businesses and governmental entities. This extensive and relatively unique level of experience allows us to provide our clients with reliable and accurate advice and counsel in evaluating risks attendant with litigation and, where appropriate, in presenting the most compelling case. Our litigation expertise includes dispute resolution in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration forums such as NASD, AAA and ICDR (International Center for Dispute Resolution), corporate securities and transactional litigation, including commercial and complex litigation, trust and probate litigation, real estate litigation, expansive insurance law, insurance coverage, bad faith and tort practice, government and municipality representation, labor and employment disputes and arbitration, intellectual property disputes including copyright, trademark and wrongful competition issues, business and contract dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and appeals.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka's admiralty and maritime attorneys, based in Houston, have achieved proven results in counseling and handling claims and litigation matters for offshore drilling and production companies, marine transportation companies, marine construction companies, dredging contractors, inland barge lines, towing companies, shipping companies, commercial diving contractors, commercial fishing companies, and their cargo, hull, P&I, and general liability underwriters.
Our Houston office also has one of the most experienced estate planning and fiduciary administration practices in the country. Our commitment and hard work has made us a resource to our clients for wealth management planning for personal or business needs. Our estate attorneys develop business succession plans for owners of a variety of closely held businesses. They create estate plans that are sensitive to the specific needs and objectives of our clients.Our employee benefits attorneys work with many companies and organizations to provide tailored advice and counsel that focuses on providing the very best for not just the company but also its employees. Our attorneys design ESOPs, Benefit Pension, 401(k), and other qualified plans for publicly traded and other large companies, as well as numerous small businesses. We represent clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Labor and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. We also consult with physician practice groups, law firms and accounting firms, and actuarial services firms on various employee benefit matters.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka's advice to real estate clients covers the investigation, acquisition, financing, construction, development, leasing and disposition of multiple categories of commercial and residential assets. Our practice capabilities include representing developers, managers and investors in retail projects, office buildings, industrial and medical facilities, mixed use complexes, timber tracts, agricultural operations and resort communities. The firm has experience in addressing real estate operations which range from landlord/tenant disputes, zoning, land use and condemnation litigation, brokerage issues and disputes, foreclosures, construction lien issues for owners, contractors and others, to the bankruptcy reorganization of real estate enterprises. We resolve due diligence, title, survey and environmental issues pragmatically and cost effectively. We draft complex operating, access, utility and other easements and declarations to effect viable business solutions for both the everyday and unique demands presented by commercial transactions.
With the support of Chamberlain Hrdlicka’s international practitioners, borders are transformed from formidable barriers into gateways of opportunity. We handle all elements in the international arena: outbound planning for U.S.-based clients, inbound planning for foreign clients, cross-border business support and counsel, personal planning for “citizens of the world”, resolving tax controversies involving international issues, and obtaining appropriate U.S. immigration status.Finally, together with our colleagues in Atlanta and Philadelphia, our tax attorneys possess the full range of experience and expertise to represent businesses and individuals in sophisticated domestic and international tax planning, tax controversy and tax litigation in federal and state courts.