Texas Breach of Contract Attorney
Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference, Unfair Competition
John McDuff, Austin Business Torts Attorney
While the Texas Supreme Court has said there is no such thing as a “business tort” per se, lawyers refer to the concept of business torts to discuss any tortious activity that arises during business activity, including Business Transactions. Examples of business torts are the following:
- Tortious interference with an already-existing contract
- Tortious interference with competition to land a new contract
- Investment fraud
- Unfair competition
- Business divorces
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Violation of intellectual property rights
- Trade secret disputes
- Violation of non-compete agreements
A tortious act opens the way to pursuit of punitive damages in addition to economic damages. Consequently, quite a few business law attorneys attempt to frame breach of contract cases as business torts when they are not, in fact, at that level of wrongdoing. It is important to seek counsel and advocacy from a lawyer who is well experienced at analyzing and handling all phases and aspects of a meritorious business tort action, and defending unjust ones.
I am John McDuff, a veteran business law attorney practicing in Austin, Texas. I bring 30 years of real world experience in the legal profession to the table when offering counsel on legal issues involving business.
I have handled a number of business tort cases with success. I am often asked to litigate matters with millions of dollars at stake — as well as cases worth as little as $100,000. Past clients appreciate and recognize my accomplishments in business law — including business torts of many varieties.
The quality of my work is well recognized by my clients, and I have received the AV rating* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system. My law firm is known for outstanding personal service — including clients’ 24/7/365 access to their attorney.
I welcome the opportunity to evaluate a potential business tort matter, offer advice on whether there is a case and guide business clients through the process of developing and prosecuting a case — or in preparing a strong defense. contact me to schedule an appointment, or call 512-457-1177.
My clients are predominantly from Austin and Central Texas, and occasionally from other states.
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Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.