Texas Business Dispute Law Firm
Who We Are
Diamond McCarthy, LLP is a Texas-based firm made up of lawyers who have extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of business disputes, business divorce situations and in business reorganizations and restructuring matters.
The attorneys at Diamond McCarthy represent clients in matters that include:
Many of our clients are business owners or substantial minority investors who have spent their lives building or investing in a private company. When third parties make claims against our client’s company or when our clients have disputes with other owners in the business, these conflicts often negatively impact the company and threaten the continued operation of the business. In these situations, we provide our clients with representation that is aggressive, focused and results-oriented so that third party claims and internal disputes can be resolved in a manner that preserves the value of the business.
Our process in each new matter begins in an old school way – from the very first contact with our client we listen carefully, closely, fully. We take the time required to understand the client’s company and industry in which it operates, as well as determining our client’s specific business objectives. This process enables us to understand the key facts, apply them to applicable law and then prepare and implement a detailed action plan that will achieve our client’s goals. We are business trial lawyers and we are committed at all times to securing a favorable business solution for our clients. Most of our cases involve complex business and financial issues, and our creativity and experience plays a large role in the outcome. In pursuing our client’s desired outcome, we are equally comfortable negotiating in the board room and advocating in the courtroom.
While Diamond McCarthy is a Texas-based firm, we have offices in New York City, San Francisco and Denver, and our attorneys represent clients in federal and state courts and also in arbitration venues throughout the country. If we can be a resource for you or for your company in a business dispute, please contact our attorneys at (214) 389-5300 to schedule a consultation.
Business Divorce Blog: Recent Blog Entries
Risks Posed By “Do It Yourself” Legal Contracts: Just Don’t Do It
Private company business owners often feel pressured to hold the line on costs, and the pressure only increases as market conditions become more challenging.
The Danger From Within: Texas Appellate Court Sets Higher Bar For Companies to Succeed on Claims Made Against Disloyal Directors
It is no longer news to report that Texas has become a hostile forum for corporate (and other) plaintiffs who recover large jury awards. For more than a decade, the press has featured numerous stories on Texas appellate courts (including the Supreme Court) overturning large jury verdicts after jury trials.
The New Normal: Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits in Texas Key - Issues in Filing and Prosecuting Derivative Claims
As 2016 begins, the anecdotal evidence indicates that derivative lawsuits filed by private company shareholders in Texas are increasing. This rising tide of shareholder derivative litigation was easy to foresee after the Texas Supreme Court’s Ritchie v. Rupe decision in June 2014 rejecting court-ordered buyouts for shareholder oppression and leaving only receivership as a remedy for oppressive conduct by majority owners.
What We Do
We are driven by a passion
business conflicts for our clients. Whether we achieve our client's business goals in the boardroom or through trial in the courtroom, we secure outstanding results for our majority owner and minority investor clients who have conflicts arising out of their ownership interests in private companies.
Jason Fulton on What We Do
Path to Success
We guide our clients and protect and enforce their rights when they have conflicts with their business partners. We closely evaluate all organizational documents and the underlying facts, we develop creative strategies that we implement in negotiations, and when necessary, we litigate aggressively for our clients to achieve their business objectives.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“Ladd Hirsch’s detailed preparation for the arbitration and his tenacity during the hearing itself was the main reason that we were successful in achieving such a favorable award. Diamond McCarthy’s diligence and creativity was instrumental in overcoming the other side’s vigorous defense. We will miss working with you and your team.”
Matt Renner, National Real Estate Management Corporation
“Diamond McCarthy consistently takes on cutting edge issues in the most complex of business and financial cases. Their lawyers are creative, tough, yet pragmatic. They understand the needs of their clients and stand behind you through adversity and never sacrifice either zeal or integrity.”
Geoff Berman – Vice-President of Developmental Specialists, Inc., Los Angeles, California
Balance of Power: Is Someone's Ox Being Gored?
Click to download 'The Balance of Power Between Majority Owners and Minority Investors in Texas, Private Companies: Is Someone's Ox Being Gored by Texas Law, and if so, Whose?'
The Frying Pan Into the Fire
Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire – The Perils of Acquiring Minority Stock Ownership in a Private Texas Company Through Divorce Settlement or Decree Download
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With offices in Houston and Dallas Texas Business Divorce a division of Diamond McCarthy LLP assists clients throughout Texas including Austin, San Antonio, Midland, Fort Worth, Galveston, Amarillo, Abilene, and Waco.