The Houston office of BakerHostetler provides comprehensive legal service to clients locally, nationally and globally. Our experience and resources match the market’s position as a worldwide center for energy, trade, real estate and manufacturing.
The Houston office offers market-specific services through industry and practice teams representing clients in all major areas of law, including business, litigation and employment. Clients benefit further from the focus of a local office combined with the resources, the knowledge and experience of a national firm.
LitigationWhen market leaders are engaged in high-risk business disputes and government investigations, they turn to the litigation skills of BakerHostetler. We understand that resolution of complex lawsuits, arbitrations and other actions demands talented trial lawyers and teamwork. We pride ourselves on the ability of our trial lawyers to handle complex matters through trial and appeal. Most importantly, we partner with our clients to ensure that at every step of the process that we meet their objectives. In order to achieve this goal, we focus on knowing every aspect of the clients’ business needs and utilize the full resources of our national litigation practice.
We are regarded as one of the top litigation firms in the country and our lawyers are nationally regarded for their prelitigation strategies and decisions and their ability to prepare, try and win cases. Our litigators are former prosecutors, veteran civil trial lawyers, and former enforcement officials from various agencies with the credentials for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and for fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Whether in defense of our clients or asserting their rights as plaintiffs, BakerHostetler’s litigation team knows that winning takes many forms but means one thing: achieving our client’s objectives.
EmploymentNationally recognized for their defense work, our Houston-based Employment attorneys have extensive experience in litigation, administrative proceedings and client counseling. This includes successfully defending a client in an employment discrimination case, which was also recognized by the National Law Journal as one of its top defense wins. Our success with employment disputes includes both individual and class action statutory claims.
We regularly defend clients in federal and state courts regarding discrimination claims, wrongful discharge, invasion of privacy, pension claims, intentional infliction of emotional distress and covenants not to compete.
BusinessWe have extensive experience with transactional matters involving mergers and acquisitions, sophisticated lending transactions, joint ventures, distribution agreements and management service agreements. We routinely advise clients on new business ventures, including assisting one of the largest global energy companies in acquiring pipelines, terminals and the management experience to operate a major business unit in a new and growing services market. We also counsel clients in real estate, bankruptcy/creditors’ rights, finance/banking and natural resources matters.
Industry FocusWe provide many of our services with attorneys dedicated to counseling clients in specific industries.