With decades of experience, SettlePou’s attorneys are leaders in our practice areas. We have battle-tested experience. We stay informed about emerging developments in law and business. And we leverage our legal knowledge to provide clients with exceptional care in a broad range of legal areas.
At SettlePou, we serve a wide variety of commercial finance clients, from small independent banks to large publicly traded banks and nonbank lenders. You can rely on us to provide personal attention, responsive service, and efficient, results-oriented solutions. We are not just “document preparers”—we actively communicate with our clients to help assure their goals are met and there are no issues for compliance or other loan review targets. In short, we are dedicated to helping our clients manage and mitigate the risks associated with commercial lending.
Litigation places considerable stress on businesses and individuals. Forming a trusted partnership with our experienced Commercial Litigation counsel can help alleviate that stress and lead to faster, more efficient solutions. At SettlePou, our attorneys are powerful litigators with in-depth business expertise. We have provided successful representation for our clients in a wide variety of matters before state and federal courts, mediators, arbitrators, and administrative agencies across Texas and throughout the United States.
Lead by Luis Galindo, who was among the first lawyers to achieve Board Certification in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, SettlePou’s Construction Law attorneys provide solid representation in every aspect of Construction Law. Representing owners, contractors, and lenders, from the dirt to completion, we work hard to find the right solution for our clients’ construction needs on public and private projects.
Many consumer finance experts—one valuable partner. The recognized experts in SettlePou’s Consumer Finance practice focus on a range of matters, providing you with clear regulatory advice and solutions.
Corporate and Business Counsel
From entrepreneurs with big ideas to businesses with big responsibilities, every business leader can benefit from the legal guidance of a trusted advisor. At SettlePou, our Corporate and Business Counsel attorneys bring a depth of experience in business law and a full complement of legal services. We provide strategic, creative solutions to complex business issues. With strong negotiation skills and powerful legal expertise, we are ready to serve as your advocate.
Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy
You want to maximize recovery. We are your firm. At SettlePou, our extensive experience allows us to provide a full spectrum of Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy services covering every step of the collection process. Representing creditors only, our team of talented lawyers and well-trained paralegals and staff work together to strategize on collection, leverage your legal rights, press for immediate results, and protect your interests. Whether you’re a commercial creditor or landlord, you need a legal partner who will provide aggressive, efficient representation that is driven for recovery in a timely manner. We can act as your advocates through all aspects of workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcy, collection litigation, judgment collection, and lender liability defense.
Eminent Domain & Condemnation
Determining fair market value. Defending rights in response to eminent domain and condemnation actions. SettlePou’s Eminent Domain & Condemnation attorneys have the experience and expertise to provide solid counsel on what to expect in any legal battle and powerful advocacy to protect private property interests.
SettlePou routinely joins with its client-employers to provide advice for hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees, managing layoffs, and conducting employment-related investigations. Further, we draft and implement workplace policies and procedures. In the event litigation results in state or federal courts or in an arbitration or regulatory tribunal, we can effectively and efficiently defend or prosecute actions involving our client-employers. Our lawyers work to ensure compliance with evolving labor and employment laws, and our focused approach seeks the best possible resolution for each client's unique set of circumstances.
Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate
Protect your assets and your legacy. Safeguard your holdings from the claims of future creditors. Plan for successful business transitions. Ensure the transfer of your wealth and protection to your loved ones. SettlePou’s Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate practice counsels individuals, entrepreneurs, family businesses, and privately held entities for their asset protection, business succession, estate planning, and probate needs.
Financial Services Litigation
In Financial Services Litigation, you need an advocate with advanced legal knowledge and powerful litigation skills to defend and protect your interests. At SettlePou, we understand the complex legal issues faced by banks, savings and loan associates, thrifts, loan servicers, and other financial institutions. We will partner with you to resolve problems expeditiously. We will assess your case early, providing valuable counsel on whether it is in your best interest to litigate, assess loss mitigation and recoupment, or consider early resolution, and we will develop a cost-conscious strategy to achieve your goals. We will save you time, add value, and help get your assets out of litigation efficiently.
You protect assets. We help. SettlePou’s Insurance Defense attorneys have extensive experience defending claims in the state and federal courts of Texas and its sister states involving personal injury, property damage, and insurance coverage issues.
Nonsubscription law is changing, but with representation from SettlePou, you’re covered. The practice of nonsubscription—opting out of the Texas Workers’ Compensation System— is becoming more popular and the laws around it are evolving. Because SettlePou’s Nonsubscriber Defense attorneys have been focused on representing nonsubscribers for nearly 20 years, we’re expertly positioned to defend such entities. In fact, we’ve even had a hand in shaping new case law.
SettlePou has been helping Real Estate clients realize their goals since 1978. We first opened our firm with a focus on real estate transactions—and it continues to be one of our most significant practice areas. With 35 years of experience in real estate law, we are well-versed in every aspect of this diverse asset group. From assisting fund managers with acquisitions and divestures of commercial properties, to helping property owners develop and manage golf and resort facilities, we handle matters large and small.
SBA & USDA Lending
SettlePou has a nationally recognized reputation providing legal services to the SBA and USDA lending industries. We have successfully closed, serviced, and collected thousands of SBA and USDA loans over 30+ years. Three of our shareholders are former SBA District Counsel, which provides us with invaluable insight and relationships in the representation of our SBA lender clients. Three of our paralegals have each been working at SettlePou closing and documenting such loans for 25 years. Our depth of experience is unparalleled.