Porter Hedges represents public corporations, closely held businesses, financial institutions, corporate officers and directors, and individuals in complex federal and state commercial litigation within and outside the U.S. Our clients are leaders in numerous industries including energy, banking, securities, chemicals, manufacturing, real estate, and technology.

We handle all types of commercial disputes, including:

  • Interpretation and enforcement of complex contracts
  • Disputes regarding the ownership of various forms of businesses
  • Business torts
  • Banking matters
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers
  • Fraud
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Rights of buyers and sellers

Because commercial litigation cuts across every industry and every type of litigation or alternative dispute resolution, our cross-disciplinary approach allows us to involve our most experienced attorneys in the specific industry and the specific type of dispute at hand. And as always, our goal is achieve the most successful and cost-effective resolution of our client, whichever form of resolution is used.

Experience

  • Defended the Government of Antigua in a class action brought by the Official Stanford Investors Committee regarding the Government’s alleged role in the R. Allen Stanford $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
  • Represented Native American Church of North America and Sandor Iron Rope in a lawsuit asserting Religious Freedom Restoration Act and Federal Civil Rights violations against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
  • Represented former unit holders in the US Well Services, LLC as plaintiffs seeking to recover damages for the alleged loss relating to the Company’s restructuring.
  • Represented the largest, privately owned outdoor advertising business in Texas, in a “business divorce” case that alleges multiple direct and derivative claims for various breaches of fiduciary duty against 23 separate defendants.
  • Lead Counsel for a premium provider of high-quality chemicals, fibers, and plastics in a case regarding an ammonia pipeline that developed a leak as a result of sudden and unexpected corrosion caused by a neighboring water well.
  • Represented a leading stainless steels processing company in a breach of contract matter against a company that provides engineering, technological development, and research services for manufacturing plants.
  • Represented an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, polymers and fabricated building products in a case brought by a former employee claiming personal injuries allegedly resulting from a fall inside its chemical plant.
  • Represented a leading global online dating company in an Anti-cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act case.
  • Represented a leading supplier of sulfur dioxide and related derivatives in a case centered on a license agreement regarding a proprietary process for producing liquid SO2.

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