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

Business Litigation Alert: "Is the Litigation Climate in Texas Really Business Friendly?"

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently released its 2017 Lawsuit Climate Survey. The survey ranks each state according to how “litigation-friendly” it is towards businesses based on the “perception” of those businesses…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Business Planning Alert: "Selling a Business? Be Sure Your Financial House is in Order"

When an investor makes a decision to buy a business, the focus in almost every instance is on the business's future financial performance. Accordingly, an owner who has decided to sell a business must ensure that the historic…more
 /  Business Organizations

Business Litigation Alert: "No Objection - Why Tort Lawsuits in the U.S. are Declining"

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, the number of tort lawsuits filed in the U.S. is rapidly declining. In its analysis of data from the National Center for State Courts, the WSJ found that less than two out of…more
 /  Business Torts, Personal Injury

Business Litigation Alert - "Enterprise Products v. ETP: No Legal Obligation really means No Legal Obligation"

A Texas Court of Appeals ruled this week that when companies agree in writing that they have no legal obligations to proceed with a project, they mean it. That may appear to be a simple concept but a jury came to a different…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Business Litigation Alert: "Is Your Company Paying Its Board Members Too Much?"

The Challenge of a Well-Paid Board - You get what you pay for, right? Conventional wisdom says that the more you pay for something – a car, a suit, a handbag – the higher the quality…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

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
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