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Business and Commercial Litigation

The attorneys at Kent, Anderson, Bush, Frost & Metcalf,  P.C. have extensive experience handling a wide array of business and commercial litigation cases, including:

  • Contract disputes
  • Tax litigation
  • Breach of contract matters
  • Consumer protection claims
  • Vendor/vendee disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Statutory rights
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Collections
  • Securities litigation and arbitration
  • Employment disputes
  • Arbitration

Contract Disputes

One of the most common types of cases in arising in the context of business litigation is a contractual dispute. The success of a business relationship or the success of the business itself often hinges on the terms of a contract. Businesses potentially face disputes over various types of contracts, including equipment purchase and rental contracts, distribution contracts, franchise contracts, and construction contracts. A contractual dispute can have a devastating impact on a business, potentially resulting in lost profits and assets, damage to the company’s reputation, or loss of clients. Our attorneys understand the disruptive impact a contractual dispute has on a business, and strive to resolve such disputes quickly and efficiently.

Tax Litigation

Our attorneys have represented individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, private and publicly held corporations in all phases of tax litigation, from audit through appeals into litigation and thereafter in appellate courts. Our attorneys have represented clients before the United States Tax Court, United States Court of Federal Claims, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Internal Revenue Service, and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

The attorneys at Kent, Anderson & Bush, P.C. provide personalized, experienced, and cost-effective representation. With our extensive experience in business litigation matters and our team of qualified attorneys, we ensure that our clients’ rights and interests are protected.  Contact Kent, Anderson, Bush, Frost & Metcalf, P.C. to schedule a consultation with one of the firm’s business and commercial litigation attorneys.

Corporate & Business Advice

The attorneys at Kent, Anderson, Bush, Frost & Metcalf, P.C. provide trusted business advice and representation to clients in Tyler and throughout East, North and Central Texas.

Business Entity Formation

The business structures available to companies forming under Texas law include sole proprietorships, general partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and limited liability partnerships. Each corporate form has its own advantages, depending upon the nature of the business and the desires of the owners. Selecting a business structure will have implications for how the business and its owners are taxed, whether liability for acts will attach to individuals or the business, how the company may be managed and controlled, and what will happen in the event of transfer of ownership, business succession, or business dissolution.

At Kent, Anderson, Bush, Frost & Metcalf, P.C., we take the time to understand our clients’ needs and concerns and provide them with the advice and counsel they need to make informed business decisions from the outset and throughout the duration of their business.

Business and Corporate Transactions

Completing a transaction properly requires skill in negotiation and drafting, with a careful attention to detail at every stage. A successful transaction is one that not only meets the present needs, but also protects the party’s rights and interests should a dispute arise at a later date. Although litigation is sometimes unavoidable, a well-drafted contract or other sound document can go a long way toward reaching a productive settlement or obtaining a favorable outcome at trial.

Our attorneys can provide sound advice and assistance in the preparation and review of contracts with customers, vendors, suppliers, employees, and independent contractors. We can assist in real estate purchases and leases, or construction contracts and other matters related to real estate development, such as zoning and variances, environmental regulations and land-use matters.

Within the corporate structure itself, we can help organize and execute the necessary documents to have the company operating productively in compliance with state and federal laws. This includes articles of incorporation and by-laws, shareholder agreements, and partnership buy-sell agreements. The company may wish to further protect itself with written employment contracts, including confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements and covenants not to compete, where necessary.

Tax Matters

Our attorneys include a CPA and tax attorney with a wealth of experience in complex federal, state, and local tax issues, including tax matters related to mergers and acquisitions, private equity offerings, public offerings and private equity funds.

Our attorneys have represented individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies, private and publicly held corporations, “S” corporations, tax exempt investors and foreign investors with tax planning; restructured entities for the most tax advantageous structure; assisted with taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, dispositions and recapitalizations; analyzed unrelated business taxable income issues and exceptions thereto; triggered disguised sale rules, as well as drafting equity shifts, within distribution and allocation provisions, and prevented such taxable events.

Seek Experienced Legal Representation

For advice and counsel in any Texas business or corporate matter, contact the law firm of Kent, Anderson, Bush, Frost & Metcalf, P.C.