Business, Insurance & Real Estate Attorneys | The Woodlands, TX
Woodall Batchelor PLLC is located just north of Houston in The Woodlands, Texas. From this strategic location, our attorneys provide litigation and transactional services to insurance, real estate, and business clients in the Houston area, across Texas, and around the nation. We value integrity, professionalism, a strong work ethic, and teamwork, and put an emphasis on resolving our clients’ complex legal issues responsively and effectively. You can see these values reflected in the quality of our legal work, the results we consistently achieve, and the loyalty of our clients. We are proud to provide a full range of business law services for emerging and established companies, with a focus on large-loss insurance subrogation, real estate, and construction.
At Woodall Batchelor, our team prides ourselves in providing sophisticated client service you would anticipate from a bigger firm while also delivering the personalized customer experience of a smaller firm. Simply put, we have exceptional attorneys that constantly strive to meet all your goals to ensure you receive maximized results. Our top lawyers provide you with the personal attention you deserve, combined with the frequent updates and prompt service you need. We are known for our accessibility and responsiveness, and we understand the value and complexity of each of our clients’ legal matters and the importance of delivering the best outcomes. Our business, insurance and real estate attorneys at Woodall Batchelor take the time to build solid relationships, and we always measure our success by achieving your objectives.
Business Attorneys For Business Law and Contracts
We are pleased to serve as your main source for business law and contracts in The Woodlands, providing general counsel for businesses of all sizes and industries. We have years of experience working with small to mid-size businesses who need help with business litigation and transactional work. Woodall Batchelor’s partners have worked for marketing leading syndicates, businesses, and corporate clients on legal matters with millions of dollars on the line. And direct partner involvement in each legal matter means that every Woodall Batchelor clients benefits directly from this wealth of knowledge and experience. As business owners ourselves, we understand the value in knowing who you’re working with and in having the most experienced and qualified professional do the work.
We have counseled and advised clients who are just forming their first business, and worked with clients on the transfer, disposition or acquisition of business assets and interests. When our clients need help, our existing familiarity with their business means that we’re always ready to move quickly in response to their legal needs. Responsive, one-on-one relationships aren’t the only advantage of our small-firm business model. Our nimble approach also increases efficiency—and effectiveness—by minimizing internal information handoffs and eliminating the shuffling of staff between cases.
Business Lawyers For Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships
From partnerships, corporations, LLCs (often known as limited liability companies) to sole proprietorships, joint ventures, and non-profit organizations, our attorneys at Woodall Batchelor can provide expert advice on legal business entities and investment structures for any business situation. The type of entity that is correct for your particular business is an important decision that should only be made after consulting an experienced professional. We have extensive experience in the formation, operation, and dissolution of various business entities, including sole proprietorships, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. One of our business attorneys can help educate you regarding your options for forming such entities, the tax consequences of each, and exposure to liability from the entities.
We provide focused, service-oriented corporate legal services to small and mid-size businesses and entrepreneurs in The Woodlands, the greater Houston area, and throughout Texas. In addition to relying on us for help with critical business milestones like entity formation, mergers, acquisition and disposition of assets, and ownerships transitions, many of our clients also seek our ongoing guidance on day-to-day legal issues. Our emphasis on efficient, single-point-of-contact service allows us to function as an outsources general counsel for many clients, leading them through vendor and supply contracting, labor and employment issues, collections and other situations as they occur.
Real Estate Attorneys
In the highly technical, specialized area of real estate and construction law, Woodall Batchelor’s attorneys have both the legal expertise and the real-world experience to guide clients and their projects through even the most challenging situations. We work with developers, landowners, investors, contractors, tenants, and brokers on the creation and review of the full range of documents related to real estate transactions. We also aggressively represent our clients’ interest in litigation that arises from their real estate or construction projects. Woodall Batchelor has a clear understanding of what is most important to the success of every real estate and construction project. This understanding allows us to focus on the activities that deliver the highest impact and greatest value to our clients. Our real estate attorneys have extensive experience working with small and mid-size companies primarily involved in commercial real estate, such as real estate developers and general contractors who need help with their real estate transactions. We’ve reviewed and drafted their documents needed to facilitate projects, and assisted with any labor and employment issues as well as construction litigation.
Challenges within both the commercial and residential real estate market can be significant and costly, but our staff is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome in every situation. Our team also understands the importance of turnaround time in a real estate transaction. Due to the fact that we have an extensive real estate experience, our attorneys are able to predict problems before they occur and provide you with solutions that are bound to save you money, time, and stress. Additionally, our real estate attorneys have been able to build cordial relationships with mortgage companies, major title insurance companies, as well as real estate agents and brokers in The Woodlands area. Our commitment to you, our clients, is to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience on all your real estate transactions, whether it’s a sale, purchase, or refinance—we want you have a great experience within the real estate industry itself and a great experience working with our attorneys.
Construction Litigation Attorneys
It doesn’t matter whether your construction contract is a small residential remodeling job or a multi-million dollar commercial project; as long as you are in need of an effective advocate for your construction litigation issues, then Woodall Batchelor is the right law firm to call on. AIA standard contracts are generally used for most construction projects. But in order to protect the client’s interest, the client can always negotiate or redraft clauses. Additionally, when there’s a dispute, you need an experienced person who is very conversant with the base contract to help you prosecute the case effectively. So, whether you are a contractor, subcontractor, or the owner of a residential or commercial property, our competent attorneys can help you resolve any construction issue in the state of Texas.
Our team understands the basics of construction law. This includes issues such as formation of contracts, clause negotiation in order to protect the involved parties, dealing with partial payments, alleged uncompleted or poorly done work, contract administration and work changes issues, as well as claims about defective materials and defective performances can all be easily resolved by our attorneys. That’s not all; we can also help you with other construction-related problems including mediations, mechanic’s liens, arbitration, defective constructive, permits, zoning, liability insurance, and litigation.
Commercial Litigation Lawyers
Woodall Batchelor is a law firm that knows everything there is to know about litigation. We are well experienced and competent to the point of getting you your desired results and outcome. Once you notice that a business transaction seems to be going sideways, it’s best that you immediately employ the services of a commercial litigation lawyer. Compromising your legal stance during negotiations is something you don’t want to do. And you must also ensure that the settlement you want to agree to protects your rights. Now, if it happens that the case ends up in court, our lawyers at Woodall Batchelor are knowledgeable with the different legal solutions available, including money damages, injunction, attorney’s fees, and punitive damages. Our lawyers never lose sight of the primary goal, which is ensuring what’s best for our client. We work through every case with confidence. Through the gathering and preparation of evidences, our impeccable research skills, and the incomparable proficiency of our mediators and litigators, we have been able to provide many clients with successful results.
We are capable of litigating and arbitrating in every federal and state court. Here at Woodall Batchelor, our commercial litigation lawyers are equipped with strong industry knowledge and many years of experience. We have strong industry knowledge and years of experience to help you navigate the complexities of commercial litigation, including situations involving breach of contract, partnership disputes, real estate disputes, issues between a tenant and a landlord, shareholder disputes, breach of confidentiality and non-competition provisions, and general employment disputes.
Insurance And Subrogation Attorneys
Our attorneys at Woodall Batchelor have extensive experience representing syndicates and insurance companies in the London Insurance Market. Most of our team has worked in London for Lloyd’s syndicates, giving us a unique perspective and understanding of the London Market. We handle coverage, first- and third-party defense, and large loss subrogation cases resulting from losses ranging from fire and explosions to equipment failures and structural collapse. We handle most subrogation cases on a contingency fee basis and we are often retained as soon as a loss occurs, allowing us to coordinate efforts between experts, insureds, and our clients. As a result, we minimize costs to the client as we evaluate subrogation opportunities, preserve evidence, and maximize our clients’ recoveries.
Labor And Employment Attorneys
One of the most essential legal relationships for both employers and employees is their employment relationship. Business owners and their workers both have many legal rights and responsibilities, and there’s a high chance that both parties are unfamiliar with the employment laws that apply to each—and that’s where we come in. Here at Woodall Batchelor, our proficient labor and employment attorneys will pay attention to your complaints and provide you with suggestions that are bound to resolve the issue. We have provided numerous clients, both employers and employees, with legal representation on different cases, including employer representation and compliances, workers’ representation, discrimination and harassment, minimum wage, non-compete agreements, unemployment claims and additional appeals.
Our attorneys are also capable of handling closely related disputes such as unjust or wrongful termination claims. We also serve clients in many different industries and companies who are in need of guidance regarding their human relations procedures and how to navigate the consistently changing landscape of Texas law. Since we are able to competently represent both sides of the law, we are able to be reactive and proactive in the right way, thereby ensuring that nothing surprises us. We are readily available to help you understand employee rights in the workplace, help you assess your employers on whether or not they have violated the law, and review proposed contracts an employee may have been asked to sign, such as non-competes.