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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION – ALL THINGS DIRT, AND MORE
The commercial litigation section at SettlePou is often described as a practice area that handles “All Things Dirt”. We handle just about any type of case that involves real estate. We represent banks and mortgage companies in commercial and residential mortgage disputes, property owners in eminent domain cases, disputes over real estate contracts and disputes among landowners. We partner with and call upon the expertise of the firm’s Real Estate and Lending sections to provide full service to the firm’s financial services and real estate clients.
We take a proactive approach to litigation by assessing problems and creating a strategy to achieve our client’s desired results. Some cases need to be tried and some need to be resolved quickly. We call this “litigation mitigation” – taking action before a suit is filed or very early in the matter in order to avoid the time and expense usually associated with litigation. We’re creative solutions finders focused on the client’s ultimate goal.
The section has eighteen attorneys. Allen Smith is the chairman of the section and has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for more than 23 years. Working in the section are attorneys with equally deep experience all the way down to our newest attorneys, as well as an attorney who is an appellate specialist. The section has two paralegals, one a Board Certified Civil Trial Law Paralegal by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This variety of attorneys and paralegals allow the section to more economically staff matters.
And there is more. SettlePou is a business law firm and we are on call for the litigation needs of any of our firm’s business clients, for example consulting in transactional matters as part of our firm’s team practice approach helping our transactional clients avoid litigation at the closing table. But if litigation results, we’re there handling matters as varied as business disputes to tenant evictions.
The attorneys in the section are renowned for regularly speaking at industry and legal conferences and have written many articles and are featured in both local and national media. The broad experience and expertise of the Commercial Litigation at SettlePou is a perfect match for companies of all sizes and the goal of the section is to get results fast so that the client can focus on its business and not litigation.