Although corporate officers, managers and owners carefully develop business policies, draft contracts and exercise due diligence, unforeseeable conflicts often arise.

When your company is facing a legal controversy (by choice or in self-defense), litigation can serve to protect your business interests and provide an avenue for resolving the conflict.

Whether the purpose of the litigation is to obtain money or services owed, defend against contract and tort actions filed against you, or obtain injunctive relief, you will need a zealous advocate at your side to devise and implement a winning strategy.

At Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen, LLP  the business-related litigation matters our attorneys regularly handle involve a wide range of disputes including:

  • Partnership disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud
  • Unfair competition
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Conversion of corporate assets
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Promissory notes
  • Guarantees
  • Insurance litigation


We believe an essential aspect of helping you achieve your litigation goals involves a thorough understanding of your business, financial obligations and responsibilities, employee and contractual/good-will relationships and organizational makeup.

Business controversies not only affect your day-to-day operations, but also your bottom line. Our attorneys strive to find practical solutions, and whenever possible, settle differences through negotiation, re-negotiation, arbitration, mediation, motions for summary judgment or motions to dismiss so that you can get your business back to normal without the continued interruption of lengthy litigation.


Partnerships, like marriages, can break down. Because disputes tend to bring out the worst in people, it is important to have a knowledgeable partnership lawyer who will aggressively prosecute your claims or defend your interests before you are painted into a corner.

Whether a partnership conflict involves breach of contract allegations, joint venture or partnership agreement disputes or the more serious tort allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty, duty of good faith and fair dealing, conversion, misappropriation of partnership assets and funds and/or fraud, the attorneys at Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen, LLP have the knowledge and skill to develop and execute an aggressive strategy to protect your interests.


Complex contract or tort disputes call for advanced planning, goal-setting and strategic use of legal tools and available remedies. To minimize disruption of your business activities and your client relationships, our attorneys make every attempt to take alternative measures to resolve your case prior to litigating.

However, experience has taught us, there are times when proceeding to the courthouse is the only means to effectively defend or prosecute your case. Adept at handling complex and multi-faceted cases, the business litigation attorneys at Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen, LLP represent clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and throughout the State of Texas in Texas State Courts and in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.


When you need legal advice and guidance related to business litigation, we invite you to call our office at (972) 731-6500 to learn how our business litigation attorneys can resolve your business controversy.  You can also email us at info@hanshawkennedy.com and we will be more than happy to get back with you to discuss your company’s needs.

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