Business & Commercial Litigation

Business-to-business litigation can take a variety of forms, but one thing remains constant: business litigation requires the right legal counsel. Routine commercial matters require skill, experience, and a commitment to serve the client’s interests efficiently. A high stakes “bet the company” lawsuit, where a company’s survival depends on the outcome of the dispute, requires sound, aggressive counsel, a deep knowledge of the substantive law, as well as strategic acumen. Serna Vethan’s capable business litigators operate in this full range, delivering results and clarity, in the face of all business legal challenges, to clients of all sizes in Harris County, Bexar County, Dallas County, and throughout the country.

At Serna Vethan, our experienced business lawyers have successfully represented commercial clients in state and federal courts, and before arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association. We always work hard to obtain the best possible results for our clients.

Some law firms just work files or manage risk, touting their predictability. In contrast, the lawyers at Serna Vethan actually try and arbitrate cases and have an outstanding public record to back up our claims. If you have been dragged into a lawsuit, or put in a position where you must initiate litigation, speak with VLF about how we can provide the legal counsel and advocacy your business needs to compete at the next level.

Serna Vethan represents a number of Latin American businesses and direct investors as they expand their interests into the U.S. market. Aside from multijurisdictional lawsuits, we are also called upon to facilitate complex deals with counterparts in Mexico and other parts of Central America, as well as South America.

Business to Business Disputes

Most of the business disputes our clients encounter are conflicts between businesses, such as failures to perform or provide services agreed upon, and other breaches of contract or warranty. Regardless of the specific issue in dispute, our business litigation lawyer team helps our clients to prosecute and defend complex business and commercial law matters, such as the following:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Breaches of Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement

Corporate Law

Bringing the same focus to commercial construction matters, VLF represents general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and architects in construction projects ranging from simple build-out / TIs, to tilt wall, CMU, industrial warehouses, to multi-story construction projects. Whether dealing with AIA or standard construction documents and projects, VLF is quickly becoming the law firm of choice in the construction business.

Business Litigation

When a matter heads towards litigation, VLF represents business owners and entrepreneurs in commercial / contract disputes, partnership and shareholder litigation, non-compete and trade secret matters, construction litigation / arbitration, and is chosen by business owners to handle jury trials in significant business cases. As a dual board certified attorney (Texas) with over 90 complex matters presented to a jury, judge or arbitration panel, in a variety of commercial, construction, and intellectual property matters, Charles Vethan and VLF are called on by business owners and other law firms to handle the trial of complex lawsuits.

Construction Disputes

For over twenty years VLF has served as litigation counsel and general counsel to business people throughout the United States. Representing businesses from start-up ventures to established market leaders, our transaction group works with our clients in the sale or purchase of businesses, structuring company agreements and contracts, customizing partnership and shareholder agreements, protecting valuable trade secrets and confidential information, and advising management on best practices for internal corporate controls.