LUAT, PLLC, is a Houston-based boutique firm which specializes in intellectual property and corporate “in-house” counseling for start-up business, small to medium size corporations, in all corporate matters. These matters include commercial transactions, employment or representative/agency agreements, stock sale/purchase agreements, confidentiality agreements, employment and immigration issues for executives and highly technical employees, as well as litigation management. LUAT, PLLC also fosuses in the enforcement of intellectual property rights through licensing and litigation
Business & Corporate Law
At LUAT, PLLC, our business and corporate attorneys consult business owners and management find effective answers promptly. Our clients trust us as legal advisors who help them manage their businesses and assets, and a resource for facilitating corporate transactions. Our Business & Corporate Law Group represents businesses from sole operators to Fortune 500 corporations.
The services the Firm’s business and corporate attorneys offer are tailored to the needs of the individual business, and range from transactional work to complex litigation matters. Our lawyers take a pragmatic approach to solving problems and helping our clients plan ahead. Our major strengths include thorough knowledge of asset protection, reduction of legal liability, and ability to analyze client legal data in a way that blends technical ability with real world pragmatism, flexibility and adaptability in assembling a winning legal team in multiple areas to find successful business solutions and strategies for the clients.
In meeting our clients’ needs in operating their business, we provide a full range of legal services from entity formation, organization and structure, preparing operating or shareholder agreements, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and partnership transactions. We also provide services related to employment issues such as preparation of employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants, preparation of employment and policy manuals.
General Business Counsel
Whatever your business needs are, our business and corporate attorneys could provide your businesses with the ability to have top-notch legal counsel at their disposal on an “as-needed” basis. Our clients approach us to assist them to structure their new ventures and to help them to address any legal concerns along the way. Based on our clients’ needs, our attorneys act proactively, to ensure that our clients are protected from unnecessary risks. We manage our clients’ legal problems so that they can focus on building their businesses.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our business and corporate attorneys assist clients in accomplishing a wide range of business transactions, including:
• Stock sales and purchases
• Asset sales and purchases
• Joint Ventures
• Mergers and acquisitions
Licensing & Contracts
Our business and corporate attorneys provide our clients with assistance in negotiating, drafting and reviewing business contracts and licenses, including:
• Conditions of Sales
• Sales Representative Agreement
• Manufacturing and distribution Agreement
• Independent Contractor Agreement
• Employment Agreement
• Confidentiality Agreement
• Intellectual property licenses
Our business and corporate attorneys have experience representing franchisors, and providing valuable assistance that includes:
• The formation, expansion through acquisitions and joint ventures, and divestiture of franchise systems;
• Guidance on marketing and distribution agreements;
• Enforcement of franchisee contract requirements, including maintenance of quality standards, reporting duties, and restrictive covenants;
• Protection and licensing of trademarks, service marks, and trade secrets.
Our business and corporate attorneys form hundreds of companies for our clients each year. We consult with our clients and their accountants regarding entity alternatives and coordinate all of the necessary filings. Our intellectual property attorneys works with our clients to address intellectual property issues in connection with company formation. We advise our clients as to the proper corporate maintenance and structure of companies to minimize individual and parent company liability exposure.