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Practice Areas2019-09-17T19:49:47+00:00
  • Vendor Disputes:
    • Represented numerous companies and individuals in vendor disputes ranging from small matters to disputes involving more than $3,000,000.00.
    • Represented a freestanding emergency room in a large, multi-party litigation matter involving fees that a third-party vendor charged for medical equipment that my Client alleged was defective. After several years of complex litigation, we entered into a favorable settlement for my Client after establishing the equipment was defective prior to delivery.
    • Represented a large Hospital in a lawsuit brought by a linen service provider alleging the Hospital had improperly terminated its service agreement.
    • Represented an alarm service company in a commercial dispute with a telecommunications provider regarding the provider improperly transferred phone lines to my Client’s facility.
    • Represented a large homeowner’s association in several vendor disputes regarding the termination of contracts which were executed immediately prior to the election of the incoming board.
  • Real Estate Litigation:
    • Represented a health care provider in removing numerous liens placed on the facility prior to the sale by an equipment manufacturer.
    • Represented a commercial property owner in a lawsuit alleging that its tenant had improperly deducted “repair costs” from its rental payment and/or failed to make electrical repairs in accordance with various codes.
    • Represented several commercial property owners in eviction proceedings and/or other lawsuits regarding tenants failing to pay rent.
    • Represented several property owners in commercial construction matters involving property defects, warranties, and related matters.
  • Shareholder Disputes:
    • Represented a Houston-based restaurant and its owner in a dispute between two co-owners regarding the ownership of the business.
    • Represented the minority owners of a Houston-based hotel in a dispute involving the alleged failure to provide information regarding the company.
  • Commercial Collections:
    • Represented a multinational company in numerous commercial collection cases involving past due invoices often exceeding $200,000.00.
  • Other:
    • Represented musician in dispute regarding royalty payments to agent for concert revenue for European Tour Dates.
    • Represented Apartment Complex in Class Action lawsuit involving hundreds of tenants alleging various property code violations.
    • Obtained summary judgment for owners of Houston Commercial Property in complex litigation regarding the expiration of a pawn shop license following the sale of a commercial property.
  • I provide general representation to approximately twenty (20) healthcare providers, including hospitals, imagining centers, emergency rooms, group practices, and individual physicians.
  • Represented numerous healthcare providers in joint ventures and at least 500 other commercial healthcare transactions involving commercial contracts, facility sales, leases, and other items.
  • Regularly represent providers in providing regulatory advice regarding the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, and numerous other state and federal regulations.
  • Represented more than forty (40) physicians in reviewing their employment and/or independent contractor agreements.
  • Represented numerous Clients in buying, selling, and leasing real estate.
  • Represent commercial and residential landlords in Houston and throughout the State of Texas.
  • Served as lead attorney in the multimillion dollar sale of a commercial property in downtown Houston.
  • Represented a 192-Unit Condominium Association in Houston, TX.
  • Represented individuals and companies in the negotiation of various oil and gas leases, easements, sale of water rights, and related issues.
  • Represented numerous commercial property owners in appeals of ad valorem tax assessments concerning millions of dollars in at least 15 counties across the State of Texas.
  • Setup at least 100 entities, including limited liability companies, corporations, and limited partnerships. Also, I have drafted and negotiated company agreements and bylaws for numerous entities.
  • Provided general representation to the non-profit entity responsible for managing the International Space Station. I advised the Client on more than 30 agreements involving research traveling to the ISS, as well as more than 100 consulting and subcontractor agreements.
  • Represented buyers and sellers in the sales of more than 20 companies across the State of Texas. I have structured both asset and stock purchase agreements.
  • o Represented companies in loan transactions in excess of $10,000,000.00.

General Counsel for Small Businesses: Small businesses often have the same legal needs has larger companies. However, these businesses do not have the resources to retain an attorney for in-house representation. The O’Neill Firm represents numerous small businesses in general matters, at a price these companies can afford. Our services include:

  • Creating business entities
  • Drafting and reviewing operating agreements, bylaws, and shareholder agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating vendor agreements
  • Resolving collections issues
  • Addressing employment matters
  • Negotiated and drafted numerous employment agreements on behalf of both employers and employees.
  • Represented several clients in matters involving complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Negotiated several corporate executives and employees in separation agreements.