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Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation - We handle a wide variety of disputes in federal and state court for individuals and businesses.

  • 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.

Healthcare - Representing health care providers with transactional services, compliance review, and litigation services.


  • 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.


Real Estate - Representing private and commercial parties in real estate transactions.


  • 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.


Commercial Contracts - Drafting and reviewing a wide range of commercial agreements for individuals and business.


  • 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.

  • 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.


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


Employment - Representing individuals and business in employment transactions, litigation, compliance, and general counseling.


  • 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.

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