Offices in Corpus Christi, Austin, and San Antonio
Central and South Texas Commercial Law Attorneys
Business Formation • Transactions • Litigation and Mediation
The business and corporate law attorneys of Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C. provide comprehensive legal solutions to small and large companies in South Texas, Central Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. Our firm handles all aspects of commercial law, including business startup and dissolution, purchase and sales, mergers and acquisitions, and mediation and litigation of contract disputes.
Our business lawyers offer extensive credentials and experience in a full range of corporate law services, such as entity formation (LLC, LLP, C corp, S corp), buy-sell agreements and commercial transactions, shareholder negotiations and disputes, employment agreements and drafting of contracts. To discuss innovative solutions to your legal issue, contact the Central and South Texas commercial law attorneys of Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C.
Business and Commercial Law - An Overview
Business law and commercial law are broad legal topics that encompass business, commerce, consumer transactions and the formation and management of business entities. Some of the more important areas of commercial law include sales, secured transactions, negotiable instruments and debtor and creditor law. Call today to schedule a consultation with an attorney who can help you with all of your business and commercial law questions.
The Sale, Lease and Distribution of Goods
Contracts for the sale, lease and/or distribution of goods are primarily governed by state law. However, most states have adopted the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) with regard to these topics. A business and commercial law attorney can assist you with your UCC questions.
Secured Transactions and Negotiable Instruments
Secured transactions and negotiable instruments are two important areas of commercial and business law. In a secured transaction a borrower agrees that the lender may take property owned by the borrower as collateral should the borrower default on a loan; in other words, it is a way to secure a loan. A negotiable instrument is a writing that promises the payment of a fixed amount of money. Both of these areas are essential to modern business loans and everyday transactions.
Consumer Credit: Debtor and Creditor Laws
Credit allows people to promise to pay in the future in order to buy or borrow in the present. Credit is vital to our system of commerce and is used every day by businesses and consumers. An understanding of the laws governing consumer credit is vital to protect your own interests, whether you are the creditor, a business owner, an entrepreneur or a lending agency.
The Formation and Management of Business Entities
Most businesses are well served by choosing a variation of one of the four major organizational forms: (1) sole proprietorship, (2) partnership, (3) limited liability company and (4) corporation. Each has its own specific advantages and disadvantages. A core focus on the personal liability ramifications and tax implications of each type of entity should guide a new business owner in his or her selection.
With offices in Corpus Christi, Austin, and San Antonio, the law firm of Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C., serves South Texas, Central Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. We have many clients in Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Brooks, Burnett, Cameron, Comal, Duval, Gillespie, Hays, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kendall, Live Oak, Nueces, Port Aransas, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Uvalde, Webb, Williamson, and Wilson counties, including the communities of Alice, Brownsville, Del Rio, Edinburg, Fulton, Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, Rockport, and San Diego.