We are an agile full service commercial law firm, providing a full spectrum of services, specializing in lower and middle market firms. We take pride in our ability to provide personalized, responsive, collaborative solutions.

Legal Practice Areas

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BUSINESS LITIGATION & ARBITRATION

Our litigation practice includes prosecuting and defending business disputes throughout the United States within local, state and federal jurisdictions.  Litigation efforts include breach of contract claims, employment disputes, construction defects, real estate ownership, business torts, and shareholder issues.

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CONTRACTS & COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS

Our contract and transactions practice includes negotiating, drafting and executing commercial agreements in order to preserve our client’s rights, document the intent of the parties, manage legal compliance, and mitigate our client’s short- and long-term risk.

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CONSTRUCTION LAW

Our construction law practice supports commercial property owners with contract development and project management; collaborating with architects, engineers, and contractors to resolve issues; confirm compliance and resolve lien waiver obligations.  Litigation support is provided for performance, payment, defect, and breach of contract claims.

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CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LAW

Our corporate and commercial law practice includes corporate structuring, drafting company operating agreements or bylaws and other governing agreements, supporting the business through its life cycle, and assisting with the sale or acquisition of businesses, assets, and real property.

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EMPLOYMENT LAW

Our employment practice includes advising companies in all manner of human resources management and legal compliance, as well as, drafting and enforcing covenants not to complete or solicit and reviewing and revising company employment policies and handbooks.

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FRANCHISE LAW

Our franchise law practice supports current and prospective franchisors in every aspect of franchising, with services including general business advice and legal support, franchise disclosure documentation (FDD) & registrations, regulatory compliance, franchisee management and covenant enforcement.

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FRANCHISE SUPPORT

Our franchise support practice provides services to franchisees.  These legal services include company structure, franchise disclosure document reviews, lease reviews and negotiations, employment matters, as well as general business advice.  Our Franchisee clients are often referrals from our franchisor clients.

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GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Our government contracting practices support minority, disadvantaged, veteran, and HUB certified business in bidding, contracting, managing, and maintaining compliance in the federal contracting space to include mentor/protege agreement, joint venture, agreements, entity formation and compliance operating agreements, and regulatory and statutory guidance.

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REAL ESTATE LAW

Our real estate practice supports buyers, sellers, and developers in the acquisition, sale, exchange, and development of commercial real estate throughout Texas.  Support efforts include working with local and state agencies to manage or change zoning / land use entitlements.

Our Team

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Words From Clients

  • Laura and I have worked together on several real estate and land use transactions. Laura understands the business and construction side of the deal, beyond just the legal issues. She provides practical advice, achieves cost-effective results, and is very responsive.

    Neda Hosseiny
  • When my 30+ year family business faced a “bet the business” crisis involving a breach of contract, I retained Laura and Canada Lewis & Associates to help us. She was able to quickly insulate our business operations and cashflow during the litigation and was a fierce advocate on our behalf. Readily available with genuine care and attention to detail, I highly recommend her for any business litigation needs.

    Patrick Souriall
  • Farheen helped me with the FDD review and LLC formation for my first franchise. She is fast and thorough. In many cases she was able to provide answers to the numerous questions that I emailed her within minutes. This greatly facilitated the discussions I was having with my franchisor. I would recommend her to anyone who has an FDD that they need to review or is creating an LLC.

    Paul Hooge
  • Our company has worked with Laura at Canada Lewis & Associates for several years. During this time, she has helped with numerous acquisitions of existing business, as well as land acquisitions, permitting, construction, land entitlements and other real estate matters. She is timely, diligent, and practical in her approach. Beyond real estate and acquisitions, Laura supports our company’s operations team and human resources. Laura is able to view problems from a business perspective and legal perspective which helps develop the best overall outcome.

    Keith Walters
  • Canada Lewis & Associates have assisted me with both real estate transactions and commercial litigation matters. Laura was able to get a lawsuit quickly dismissed against my business with time and minimal expense which allowed me to focus on other things. She has also assisted me with business start ups and real estate acquisitions. Her acumen for small business in my opinion is excellent. Her advice and expertise has always been valuable.

    Brad Massoletti
  • Our franchise company has worked with Laura at Canada Lewis & Associates for 5+ years. She’s helped us with legal letters, litigation, and to ensure that our franchise operations are in compliance with state and federal regulations. Laura understands franchising and is an expert at FDD’s, litigation, and all things related to franchise law. She’s fairly priced, caring, and committed to excellence. We plan to use and her firm for years to come.

    Dawn Dixie Clarke