Legal Services 2018-03-03T08:22:07+00:00

If you are a business that needs help with employment, real estate, or commercial litigation matters, we would appreciate the opportunity to work with you.

Beckstead Terry Legal Services

Workforce Development

As outside general counsel to our clients on labor and employment matters, we help our clients achieve their workforce goals.  We counsel clients on a variety of matters, including:

  • Employee on-boarding: I-9s, e-Verify, arbitration agreements, and background checks
  • Employment, proprietary rights and non-compete agreements, including C-Suite employment agreements
  • Employment issues in M&A: due diligence and integration
  • Bonus, commission, and incentive compensation plans
  • Wage & hour compliance, including exempt status
  • ADA, FMLA, & other leaves of absence
  • EEO compliance, manager & workforce training
  • Employee handbooks and policies
  • Audits of HR practices
  • Internal and outside investigations
  • Restructuring: WARN & RIFs

Employment Litigation

While our goal is to keep our clients out of court, we vigorously defend our clients when they are sued.  Employment litigation areas where we have defended our clients in court and in arbitration include:

  • Non-compete, non-solicitation, and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Failure to accommodate/ADA compliance
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims
  • FMLA interference
  • Wage and hour claims, including FLSA collective actions
  • Libel and defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Infliction of emotional distress
  • Breach of employment agreements, including bonus and commission plans

Governmental Investigations

In the past six years, the government has dramatically increased its budget and enforcement efforts with respect to employment laws. We represent employers in these investigations, including:

  • EEOC and state agency administrative complaints, including on-site investigations
  • DOL wage-and-hour audits and investigations, including on-site investigations
  • IRS and state agency independent contractor audits
  • DHS I-9 audits
  • OSHA investigations & appeals

Commercial Litigation

Sometimes litigation is the only way to achieve a legitimate business objective. We have experience handling a wide variety of commercial litigation matters including:

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Dissolution of partnerships and other “business divorce” disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Tortious interference with contracts and prospective business relationships
  • Theft of trade secrets and proprietary information
  • Lawsuits alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and/or DTPA violations

Real Estate Litigation

We represent lenders, borrowers, guarantors, landlords, tenants and property owners in matters involving:

  • Clearing title
  • Real estate fraud
  • Breach of real estate contract
  • Lease disputes
  • Commercial foreclosures and deficiency collections
  • Commercial lease enforcement/lock-out/eviction
  • Actions to enforce the Texas Uniform Condominium Act

Creditor/Debtor Litigation

We handle a variety of matters involving collection of commercial debt:

  • Creditor representation in bankruptcy proceedings
  • Actions to domesticate and enforce judgments
  • Fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Adversary proceedings alleging “preferential” transfer prior to a bankruptcy filing
  • Litigation against guarantors of commercial debt