Bartley Law Firm
Bartley Law Firm
BARTLEY LAW FIRM, P.C. phone: (832) 646-9504
  BARTLEY LAW FIRM, P.C.            phone: (832) 646-9504

Fields of Law

Our Specializations

Bartley Law Firm, P.C. provides services in the following areas:

Corporate and Business Law

-  Asset protection

-  Formation of LLCs, corporations, and partnerships

-  Mergers, sales, and acquisitions

-  Contract and lease preparation and review

-  Employment

-  Medical and health law

Real Estate

-  Lenders / buyers

-  Landlord / tenant 

-  Deeds, deeds of trust, and secured notes

-  Foreclosures

Estate Planning

-  Trusts / Wills

-  Probate 

-  Family limited partnerships

Bankruptcy

-  Restructuring under Chapters 7 and 11

-  Creditors rights under Chapters 7, 11, and 13

Litigation

-  Debt collection and defense

-  Contract / business disputes

-  Personal injury 

-  Construction 

-  Insurance claims and defense

Criminal

-  Criminal defense for State and Federal violations

-  Misdemeanors and felonies

-  State and Federal offenses

-  Expunctions and Non-Disclosure

-  Administrative hearings

 

 

Counseling/Regulatory

Regulatory advice and counseling forms the backbone of many of our practices; we can counsel clients around the globe on compliance, negotiation and document structuring matters. With our understanding of the statutes and regulations that affect businesses today, Bartley Law Firm lawyers help clients identify important regulatory considerations, develop strategies to address regulatory issues and implement strategies to achieve our clients' business goals.

As a global law firm, we can represent officers, directors and corporations in regulatory matters before various federal and state agencies in the U.S. and internationally. Our counseling can include providing advice on matters involving FCPA, OSHA and regulatory acts pertaining to various agencies, governance and compliance, energy and climate change, and fiduciary operations.

 

Alternative Energy, Corporate Practice, Crisis Management, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation,  Environmental Practice, Gift Tax, Global Projects Practice, Government Relations, Intellectual Property Practice, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Labor and Employment, Natural Resources, Power, Trust and Estate Administration, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies.

 

Disputes

Bartley Law Firm lawyers have long-standing experience protecting the interests of clients in disputes throughout the world, offering a multinational, multi-lingual team trained in civil and common law.

Our lawyers help clients minimize risk and resolve disputes favorably. Our lawyers work in such areas as intellectual property, business law, corporate, energy, environmental, and appellate law. We are committed to provide value through creative, timely and strategic advice. We help our clients solve complex legal disputes and achieve their business goals. With our knowledge and relationships, we offer a strong network to address and respond to specific needs regardless of forum – arbitration, litigation, negotiation or government investigation.

 

  • Alternative Energy
  • Antitrust and Competition Law
  • Appellate and Supreme Court Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Workouts
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Practice
  • Derivatives Regulatory, Compliance and Enforcement (CFTC)
  • Downstream
  • Energy Litigation
  • Environmental Practice
  • Global Projects Practice
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Practice
  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade Commission Practice (ITC)
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life Sciences Litigation
  • Life Sciences Practice
  • Litigation Practice
  • Pipeline Projects
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities Law Enforcement and Regulation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Telecommunications and Media Litigation
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
  • Waste and Remediation
  • Water Quality
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

 

Transactions

Bartley represents clients involved in complex business transactions all over the world. Our work spans virtually every major industry group and geographic region of the globe, representing multinational companies as well as small businesses and individuals.

Negotiating complex transactions requires deal-making experience. Helping companies make critical decisions about their business requires a strong knowledge of the client’s industry, a clear understanding of the regulatory and economic challenges presented and a depth of legal skills in a variety of disciplines. Bartley has experience advising clients in project development, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, public and private offerings of securities and financings, corporate governance and investigations, private equity, venture capital and funds, forming investment vehicles and joint ventures and outsourcing matters. Our transactions experience also includes matters such as real estate, restructuring, reorganizations and bankruptcy, tax, benefits and compensation, and wills and estate matters.

 

  • Air Quality
  • Alternative Energy
  • Antitrust and Competition Law
  • Asset Management Transactions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Workouts
  • Capital Markets and Securities Offerings
  • Corporate Practice
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Downstream
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts
  • Estate Tax
  • Financial instruments
  • Franchise and Distribution
  • Global Projects Practice
  • Infrastructure
  • Intellectual Property Management
  • Intellectual Property Practice
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor and Employment
  • Leasing
  • Life Services Practice
  • LNG Projects
  • Marital Property Issues
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Master Limited Partnerships (MLP)
  • Mining and Metals
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Patents
  • Pipeline Projects
  • Power
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Private Clients
  • Project Development
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Sourcing
  • Strategic Permitting
  • Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Transportation

 

Banking & Finance Industry

Bartley understands the banking and finance industry and the issues encountered in complex finance transactions.

Our banking and finance lawyers represent financial borrowers, corporate institutions, securities issuers, derivatives end-users and other users of capital, intermediaries and other participants in a wide variety of derivatives, financing transactions and financial restructurings. These lawyers are experienced in bank financings, private placements, mezzanine financings, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, securitizations and structured financings and financial institution regulation.

We have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions.

 

Consumer Products

Bartley lawyers work for consumer products and they focus on what really matters.

Our lawyers have substantial experience in a wide variety of consumer products issues. We handle consumer class actions in state and federal courts all around the United States.

Our lawyers handle cases involving a variety of consumer and industrial products, including building products, automotive, tire, construction equipment, aircraft, watercraft, beverages, food and infant formula products, and pharmaceutical and medical devices, among others.

We also counsel clients in their dealings with the Consumer Products Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies. We defend consumer class actions involving allegations under consumer protection and deceptive trade practices statutes and for claims of fraud, antitrust and trade liability, fraud and securities fraud, breach of contracts and warranties, and employee compensation and discrimination.

Securities law advice, and corporate governance and compliance are part of our firm.  We negotiate leases for company headquarters, as well as financing for manufacturing facilities factories.

We act as principal counsel in finance projects affecting consumer goods. We have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions.

 

Energy & Natural Resources

Bartley in the energy industry, our commitment to client service—and the depth of our legal team—consistently makes Bartley serve our clients to the highest standards expected.

Bartley launched an energy practice. The practice that started in Texas, today reaches around the world. Our lawyers can be in energy hubs anywhere in the world including China, the Middle East, Russia, London and Houston.  We draw on a wealth of experience assisting our clients in the energy industry to provide thoughtful, reasoned and innovative counsel.

Oil and gas producers are part of the firm’s primary client base.  Today firm lawyers represent producers, processors, transporters, distributors and marketers of all forms of energy—oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, coal, traditional and renewable power and alternative fuels—as well as a number of service companies that support these areas.

As a “go-to” energy firm, clients expect Bartley to anticipate what it will take to minimize risk, protect assets and enhance reputations when dealing with the rapid growth and heightened scrutiny of the energy industry. Providing this type of counsel and producing results for clients effectively and efficiently is a Bartley commitment.

Our mining lawyers have broad experience advising clients on virtually every aspect of a mining operation. This work includes a full array of legal services relating to capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions, as well as the financing and development of projects involving exploration, extraction, processing, transportation and sale of hard minerals. From the initial stages of land and mineral estate acquisition involving title examination, permitting, and exploration, through feasibility studies, site development, financing, and the management and operation of an active mine, our lawyers work in multi-disciplinary teams to provide clients with the entire range of legal services related to natural resource development.

This wealth of experience in the energy field provides a springboard into the move toward alternative energy.  Bartley will execute renewable projects in U.S. states and in Mexico.

We have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better, more innovative, solutions.

 

Insurance

Bartley maintains an active insurance practice, involving both non-contentious and contentious matters, dispute resolutions and arbitrations. We represent policyholders and insurers in litigation and arbitrations involving coverage disputes, first- and third party-disputes of all kinds, state insurance code violation claims and allegations of bad faith. Our ERISA practitioners counsel and represent clients in all aspects of insurance management, eligibility and regulatory compliance. We offer particular experience in defined contribution products and administrative service.

In addition to coverage disputes, we advise clients on a variety of insurance matters, including interpretation and management of E&O policies, D&O policies, CGL polices and EPL policies, as well as disability and workers’ compensation policies.

Bartley represents insurance services companies in DOJ and SEC investigations in all areas of the securities laws, including corporate communications, accounting, insider trading, illegal foreign payments, market manipulation and the sale of unregistered securities.

Our insurance lawyers, whether they be litigators, environmental or benefits professionals, have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions in the courtroom or the boardroom.

 

Life Sciences Industry

Bartley is a force you can depend on.

Life Sciences has evolved into an industry that generates an ever-increasing range of technological, medical and legal challenges. Bartley lawyers counsel clients navigating the complexities of operating successfully in the life sciences industry.

Firm lawyers represent clients in product-related class action litigation.

We understand the most complex technology, so we communicate equally, comfortably and confidently with managers and scientists. Many of our lawyers have worked in the private sector, so we understand and translate complex technology to make it comprehendible to a jury. When needed or desired to achieve a client’s objectives, we also have extensive experience working with our clients to find a business solution outside the courtroom-often a negotiated settlement or resolution pursuant to alternative dispute resolution.

Our practice is more than defending clients. Firm lawyers provide pre-litigation risk assessments, label/warning reviews and preparation for interaction with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and other governmental agencies. They also handle product liability claims in parallel with ongoing governmental, criminal and administrative proceedings and advise clients during voluntary and involuntary product recalls.

Bartley lawyers have put their skills to work for a wide range of clients in almost every field that touches life sciences. Clients include established and emerging pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies; universities and research institutions; and start-up and early stage companies. The firm’s client base ranges from public to private companies and from entities managed by only a few individuals to large complex businesses.

In the biotechnology area, Bartley clients are those that can create innovations in research tools, diagnostic imagining and assays, novel chemicals and production methods, pharmaceuticals and cutting-edge DNA-and RNA-based inventions.  Lawyers will represent clients for gene therapy, bioagriculture, biochemical assays and use of biopolymers in humans.

We have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions.

 

Manufacturing

Bartley in the global marketplace represents clients with numerous complex, strategic, and legal challenges for the manufacturing industry. Whether a company is siting a facility in another country, has a product with significant environmental impact issues or is navigating the various asset-lending options they have for their operation, Bartley has the experience to assist in the process.

Our firm represents manufacturing firms, covering a wide spectrum of industry sectors ranging from manufacturers of consumer goods and industrial products, to firms in the telecommunications, chemical, steel, electronics, forest and paper products, and pharmaceutical industries and numerous other manufacturing sectors. These firms frequently confront issues that require advice covering a broad array of legal disciplines, including tax, real estate, environmental, government relations, intellectual property and corporate. For example, the siting and development of a typical new manufacturing facility can involve multiple agreements covering local and state incentives, utilities, rail transportation, labor, workforce training, real estate lease or purchase, environmental considerations, supplier relationships, parent-subsidiary support, joint venture, purchase and sale, engineering, procurement and construction. Our firm has extensive experience across this entire range of legal specialities, so we are well-equipped to advise manufacturers about these complex matters.

Bartley offers a comprehensive approach for managing the myriad of legal, strategic, and technical challenges confronting manufacturing firms. Our lawyers have substantial familiarity with our clients’ individual industrial operations and their role and importance within the relevant market sectors, and we take the time to gain key insights into each client’s corporate culture and management approach.

Based on this knowledge, we can offer targeted guidance and advice for addressing virtually any legal problem that may arise, with a particular focus on the unique needs of each individual manufacturing firm. Through this approach we also can appropriately deploy our extensive team of attorneys to achieve our clients’ specific objectives, whether this requires mounting the defense to a new set of product liability claims, or providing advice and assistance on project financings, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, commercial litigation or plant expansions.

In essence, Bartley lawyers have a deep understanding of the industries we serve. This knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions in a timely and effective manner.

 

Professional Services

Bartley regularly represents professional services clients in courtrooms, in large outsourcing transactions and in intellectual property protection matters.

Our professional liability lawyers are adept at defending professional services providers against claims by clients and other entities, both in individual and class action suits. We offer a full range of litigation and counseling services, and have particular experience where the professional firm’s client is in financial distress. We understand the challenges posed by the representation of lawyers in legal malpractice claims, and we will go to a jury verdict if need be.

With the rising trend toward prosecution of consulting professionals for their role in business transactions, Bartley lawyers will handle an increasing number of criminal cases on behalf of such clients. We also counsel professionals regarding their obligations on a going-forward basis, or those who face claims—civil, criminal, or disciplinary—based upon past professional conduct. The Bartley Firm will represent firms in proceedings before various disciplinary boards, arbitrators and administrative agencies.

We advise clients in many of the largest and most complex outsourcing transactions in the world. We have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions.

 

Real Estate & Construction

Bartley has extensive experience in structuring, developing and financing complex mixed-use projects throughout the world, and represents both borrowers and lenders.

With substantial real estate industry experience, we handle a wide range of sophisticated transactions for nearly every product type. We have knowledge of real estate industry fundamentals.

Bartley will represent major banks and insurance companies, as well as borrowers and merchant and investment banking firms. We have substantial experience in representing borrowers as well as lenders in first-lien mortgage bank financing and mezzanine financing.

Our lawyers represent landlords and tenants in the negotiation of tenant leases covering millions of square feet of office, industrial, retail and other commercial space. We have significant experience in drafting and negotiating joint ventures between institutional investors and leading real estate firms. Bartley will represent construction-related clients. This experience is built upon a broad base of transactions involving the development and financing of capital-intensive projects throughout the world.

Bartley is experienced in advising real estate companies and other fund sponsors in the formation of real estate investment funds, and in advising real estate investment funds in their operations and investment transactions. We structure these to accommodate the differing needs of all types of investors, including sovereign wealth funds, government pension plans of various international jurisdictions, U.S. state and local pension plans, private pension plans, university endowments, bank holding companies, insurance companies, other taxable and nontaxable institutional investors and individuals.

We have experience with regard to the structuring, drafting and negotiating of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts in a wide variety of projects. Our lawyers work closely with clients to structure and negotiate EPC arrangements that meet the competing requirements of owners, contractors, lenders and other project participants. Our lawyers are trained to anticipate issues and recognize opportunities in the project development context.

We have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions.

 

Technology, Media & Telecom

Bartley lawyers’ ability to protect and defend a company’s assets, as well as effectively collaborate with clients, is a focus of our firm’s work product.

Advancement in the technology industry takes place at a rapid pace and impacts the way people live and work every day. Today’s high-tech environment requires lawyers to have a diverse skill set to counsel clients while managing constant change.

Bartley lawyers are skilled at analyzing technological issues that impact business decisions such as the need for intellectual property licensing agreements or information technology sourcing contracts, or the ability to finance technology projects through credit and equity markets.

We have an IP team that has bench strength in fields such as computer science, electrical engineering and biotechnology.

In short, they speak and understand the language of their respective fields which allows them to communicate in terms that can be understood by those involved in the decision-making process: boardroom executives, judges, juries, lawyers, technical staff, regulators, financial institutions, venture capitalists and shareholders. It also enables Bartley lawyers to quickly grasp technical nuances that often heavily influence the outcome of disputes and transactions.

We represent clients in programming language, operating system, platform, application and industry of the software community. In addition, our IP lawyers regularly work with our corporate lawyers in M&A transactions involving software and other technology targets by assisting in open source and other IP due diligence, designing risk mitigation strategies and negotiating IP-related provisions of definitive documentation.

Technology industry experience encompasses all aspects of sales, acquisition, licensing and other arrangements that help maximize the value of our clients’ innovations. The firm routinely solves complex problems when clients encounter issues that mix intellectual property law with commercial transactions. Understanding the technologies involved in clients’ assets, firm lawyers are able to use transactional know-how to develop strategies that create or add value to clients’ portfolios.

Bartley will represent technology industry leaders in M&A transactions. Our understanding of the nature of the target’s underlying business enhances our ability to add value through different transaction design, diligence and execution approaches. For example, different strategies are required when the principal assets of a high-tech company’s acquisition target consist of software or other strategic technology including developers or other key personnel.

We understand technology industry hot button issues. We appreciate the importance of risk mitigation strategies; the frequent preference for purchase price adjustments, earn-outs and structures to defer payment of a portion of the purchase price; conducting source code reviews on core technology within the broader IP diligence; conducting reviews of the target’s significant customer contracts; designing effective employee retention packages; and planning for, and executing, effective post-merger integration.

We have a deep understanding of the industries we serve and that knowledge provides us with the ability to deliver better solutions.

 

PRACTICES

  • Air Quality
  • Alternative Energy
  • Antitrust and Competition Law
  • Appellate and Supreme Court Practice
  • Asset Management Transactions
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Workouts
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Capital Markets and Securities Offerings
  • Collection
  • Committee Representation
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Counseling
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Corporate Practice
  • Crisis Management
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Downstream
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Energy Litigation
  • Energy Regulatory
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts
  • Environmental Coalitions
  • Environmental Practice
  • Entertainment Law
  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection
  • Estate Tax
  • Family Law
  • Financial Instruments
  • Franchise and Distribution
  • Global Practice
  • Government Relations
  • Infrastructure
  • Institutional Investor Representation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Practice
  • International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor and Employment
  • Leasing
  • Licensing and IP Transactions
  • Life Science Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Marital Property Issues
  • Master Limited Partnerships (MLP)
  • Medical and Health Law
  • Mediation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mining and Metals
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Patents
  • Personal Injury
  • Pipeline Projects
  • Post-Grant Patent Proceedings
  • Power
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Products Liability
  • Project Development
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law Enforcement and Regulation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Sourcing
  • Sports Law
  • Strategic Permitting
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications and Media Litigation
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation
  • Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Transportation
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Venture Capital and Emerging Companies
  • Waste and Remediation
  • Water Quality
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Wills and Probate

 

Family Law

We can help you with any legal matter you are dealing with in adoption, custody, pre-nuptial marriage agreements, or divorce. 

 

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning

You need a will, trust, and estate plan that is made correctly by an experienced attorney to protect you and your family.  This ensures your plan will be carried out to continue caring about those closest to you.

 

Do you have questions about our services?

Contact us at (832) 646-9504 or via our contact form.

Contact Us

Bartley Law Firm, P.C.

University Park

15150 Middlebrook Drive

Houston, Texas 77058

 

Phone: (832) 646-9504

Fax: (281) 488-4597

Email: BartleyLawFirm@outlook.com

 

Or use our contact form.

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