Porter Hedges LLP

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1000 Main Street
36th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002, United States
Phone: 713.226.6000
Fax: 713.228.1331
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Employment Alert: "Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Classifications"

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) withdrew two administrator interpretations published during the Obama Administration that had significantly narrowed the definition of independent contractor and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Business Litigation Alert: "Expect More. Pay More. No Sale for Target After Paying Out Over $60M in Data Breach Settlements"

Last week, Target announced that it reached a settlement of $18.5 million with attorney generals in 47 states and the District of Columbia over the massive security breach it suffered in 2013…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Business Planning Alert: "Selling a Business? Thoughtfully Consider Engaging an Investment Banker"

The owner of a business typically needs to make many extraordinary decisions when deciding whether or how to sell the business. One such decision is whether to hire an investment banker to manage the sale process. The most…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

IP Alert: "Supreme Court Restricts Where Patent Suits May Be Filed"

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court tightened the reins on where patent infringement lawsuits may be filed. In a closely watched case, the Court reversed the decades-old Federal Circuit interpretation that permitted patent…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Construction Alert: "When Is It Cool Not to Pay? Fridge Dispute at Texas Supreme Court Addresses Prior Material Breach Doctrine"

The Texas Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that could impact the next construction project where multiple parties complain about who breached (and who breached first) and whether the parties must continue performing…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Oil & Gas Tax Alert - "Trump's 15% Pass Through Tax Proposal: Say Goodbye to Joint Operating Agreements?"

On Wednesday, April 26, President Trump submitted his tax reform proposal which is, for now, only about 100 words long. It contemplates a number of sweeping changes to the tax code. On the business side, these include a 15%…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Litigation Alert - "L.A. Lakers Story: When a Family Feud Disrupts the Family Business"

A family-owned business brings with it a unique set of issues and complicated family dynamics can often result in major difficulties. Sports franchises are not immune. As the NBA playoffs continue (Go Rockets!), the family…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Business Organizations

Business Litigation Alert: "The Risks of File Sharing Sites - Is using DropBox like leaving a document on a park bench?"

File sharing sites such as DropBox have become commonplace, allowing users to upload and access electronic documents from a variety of locations. These sites are particularly convenient when multiple people are required to…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Business Planning Alert: "Selling a Business? Pay Attention to Your Confidentiality Agreement"

Selling a business can be a momentous event. The process used to do so should accordingly be carefully considered and implemented. An early step in the process should be to obtain appropriate confidentiality agreements from…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property

Business Litigation Alert: "Legislative Update: Is There a Future to Minority Shareholder Oppression in Texas?"

“Minority shareholder oppression” is a legal claim that occurs when the majority shareholders in a closely held corporation engage in “oppressive” action that unfairly prejudices the minority shareholder’s interests. In 2014,…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Business Litigation Alert: "Will Texas Change the Recovery of Attorneys' Fees in 2017?"

The general rule in Texas is that litigants must pay their own attorneys’ fees. Texas only allows the recovery of attorneys’ fees where it is authorized by statute, called for in the contract between the parties, or – in rare…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts

Business Litigation Alert: "Starting a New Business? Include These Five Provisions in Every Formation Agreement"

The ultimate success of a business often rests on the ability of its owners to make sound decisions up front - an ounce of prevention, if you will - and avoid bigger problems that might arise later. This principle particularly…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Employment Alert: "Employers Must Use New Form I-9 as of January 22, 2017"

We wanted to remind you that the federal government (U.S. Customs and Immigration Service) has promulgated a new Form I-9 – the form used by employers to verify employment eligibility of new employees by reviewing specified…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Business Litigation Alert: "U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Broader Reach of Insider Trading Laws – What Does this Mean for Businesses?"

In December 2016, the U. S. Supreme Court announced its decision in the closely watched insider trading case Salman v. US, ruling that if someone leaks confidential information to a friend or family member with the goal of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Securities Law

Business Litigation Alert: "To Protect Yourself from a Business Divorce - Agree to a Prenup"

When a business breaks up, it can often be very similar to the dissolution of a marriage. One prime example of this is the case of TransPerfect Global, Inc. (TransPerfect), a very successful language translation company…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts
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