Practice Areas

Business
Lender Representation
Banking & Lender Representation
At Doyen Sebesta our attorneys are skilled business advisors to banks and secured creditors and work to achieve the goals of the client, while protecting the lender’s collateral and satisfying regulatory requirements.
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Corporate Representation
Corporate Representation / Commercial Transactions
Clients turn to Doyen Sebesta for counseling in a full range of corporate and business matters. Doyen Sebesta's corporate practice frequently services a wide range of clients including modest start-up enterprises, multi-generational family businesses, closely held domestic conglomerates, and publicly traded domestic corporations.
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Employment
Employment
Doyen Sebesta regularly advises employers on employment policies and procedures, labor and employment law and regulatory developments, assists employers in the preparation, review and update of employment handbooks, and drafts employment, non-competition, confidentiality, and work-for-hire agreements to assign the ownership of employee innovations.
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Organization
Entity Formation & Organization
Successful business ventures frequently begin with well planned and executed entity formation and organization. Accordingly, the attorneys at Doyen Sebesta frequently advise clients on the appropriate entity form for their business, taking into account the individual efficiency, tax, and unique business considerations of each.
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Mergers
Mergers & Acquisitions 
An integral portion of the corporate practice at Doyen Sebesta is our mergers and acquisitions practice. Our transactional lawyers have substantial skill and experience in facilitating developing, structuring, and implementing acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and joint ventures/strategic alliances.
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Real Estate Transactions
Real Estate Transactions
Our attorneys assist our clients in a wide range of matters related to residential and commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, management, brokerage, development, construction, and commercial leasing. In addition, our trial attorneys regularly represent clients in litigation related to real estate and construction disputes.
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Insurance
First Party Defense
First Party Defense / Bad Faith
Doyen Sebesta prides itself on the breadth of its experience in assisting insurance carriers in the evaluation of coverage issues during the claim process, through the preparation of coverage opinions and in defending insurance carriers in first-party and bad faith litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.
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Insurance Coverage
Insurance Coverage
Our trial attorneys defend suits and claims where insurance carriers, agents, and brokers are sued for violations of the Texas Insurance Code, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of contract, bad faith, or Stowers actions.
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Subrogation and Recovery
Subrogation & Recovery
Doyen Sebesta's subrogation practice is a focal point of the firm. Our attorneys have successfully handled subrogation claims for a variety of insurers, both international and domestic. These cases are won by the early identification of the legal and factual issues, the proper preservation of the critical evidence, and the retention of properly qualified experts.
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Third Party Defense
Third Party Defense
Doyen Sebesta prides itself on the breadth of its experience representing insureds in third-party litigation. The cornerstone of the firm's insurance practice is our dedication to providing quality advice based on an objective interpretation of the policy in issue and considering the factual and legal arguments involved in the case.
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Litigation
Commercial Litigation Matters
Commercial Litigation Matters
Our commercial attorneys have successfully represented clients in various business and commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, business torts, creditors' rights, claims under the Uniform Commercial Code, breach of warranty, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, as well as business fraud.
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Construction
Construction
Construction law is composed of several distinct areas of legal practice arising out of or relating to claims documentation on behalf of owners, general contractors and subcontractors; contractual negotiations; claims of occupational or consumer product exposure to toxic substances; products liability; and accidents in either industrial, residential or commercial settings.
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Creditor Rights
Creditor Rights
Our attorneys represent debtors, creditors' committees, financial institutions, secured creditors, asset acquirers, claims traders, and companies doing business with distressed companies, both in and out of court, in a variety of industries.
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Employment Law
Employment Law
When necessary, we represent employers in claims made by employees and former employees based on claims of discrimination, alleged civil rights violations, wrongful termination, retaliation, and sexual harassment.
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Premises Liability
Premises Liability
The trial lawyers at Doyen Sebesta routinely handle all types of litigation arising from injuries alleged to have been sustained due to a dangerous condition on property, or allegations of negligent conduct on property giving rise to injury or property damage. Such experience includes the defense of owners and lessors of property as well as designers and builders.
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Product Liability
Product Liability
Doyen Sebesta has represented numerous national and international companies facing product liability and mass tort actions involving claims for personal injuries, property damages, and economic losses, including actions claiming negligence in product design, manufacturing, marketing or failure to warn.
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Real Estate
Real Estate
Our attorneys assist our clients in a wide range of matters related to residential and commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, management, brokerage, development, construction, and commercial leasing. In addition, our trial attorneys regularly represent clients in litigation related to real estate and construction disputes.
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Transportation Liability
Transportation Liability
Our lawyers have successfully defended insurers and self-insureds in transportation related claims occurring as a result of the operation of tractor-trailers, company vehicles or personal vehicles in the course and scope of their employment causing serious and catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
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