Business & Commercial Law

Ensuring Seamless Business Transactions

At Hines Maxwell in Cleburne, Texas, our attorneys have unique business-oriented backgrounds that give them a comprehensive understanding of Texas business clients and their legal needs. Our business knowledge means we can represent our business clients in Cleburne and the surrounding community effectively and efficiently. Whether you are forming your first LLC or selling a business your family operated for generations, we can provide the guidance you need in each stage of the process.

We can help with your business and commercial law needs including:

  • Business formations such as LLCs
  • Business disputes
  • Transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business succession planning
  • Collections
  • Mediation
  • Litigation
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts

Focus On Your Business While We Do The Rest

For most client legal matters, it's almost always more cost-effective and less time-consuming to avoid litigation. Finding a solution outside of the courtroom also eliminates the stress that a drawn-out trial has on clients. We will make sure to develop a resolution strategy that aligns with your business objectives. As a business person, you are most effective when you can spend your time running your business, rather than focusing on a trial and the associated costs of litigation.

Most importantly, we strive to help you avoid litigation by properly structuring your business transactions up front. Because we are experienced in both areas of business law, our clients get a depth of knowledge that can protect them in any legal matter. 

Forming Your First (Or Next) Business

Whether you are a small startup or you are about to enter into a complex business relationship, it's important to choose the right legal entity to achieve your business goals. At Hines & Maxwell, we work closely with our clients to understand their business objectives so we can create the business entity that is right for their needs. We will guide you through the various entity options available in Texas to can match your unique needs with the appropriate entity structure.

Common entity and formation options include:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Closely held businesses
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Incorporation (INC)
  • Series LLC
  • S Corporation
  • C Corporation

More Than Just A Legal Perspective

Beyond the lawsuit and asset protection aspects of making a business entity decision, our attorneys realize the importance of working with CPAs when forming business entities. Whether you have an existing CPA or you need a referral, our lawyers work with experienced tax professionals to make sure you understand all the available options and choose the best entity for your tax situation.

Strategic Solutions For Business Disputes

Our attorneys are experienced at guiding our clients through business disputes. At Hines & Maxwell, our first objective is to avoid litigation when possible. Creative thinking and sharp minds can resolve most disputes in a manner that benefits both parties. Serious disputes require an unbiased analysis and business-focused decisions. When a dispute can't be resolved outside of court, we are prepared to vigorously represent our clients with a legal strategy that never loses sight of their goals.

We can provide assistance in a wide range of disputes including:

  • Business and partnership disagreements
  • Insurance coverage
  • Breach of contract
  • Collections

A History Of Developing Client-Specific Collection Strategies

Collections are a necessary part of any business. We have represented many of our Texas clients in collecting what is owed to them. Whether an individual or another business owes you money, we will work with you to develop a sound collection strategy. It never makes sense to throw good money after bad, and our attorneys will help you make a candid assessment of each individual situation. There are numerous options available to help Texas businesses collect on debts owed to them, and we will work with you to choose the option that best fits your needs and goals.

Eliminate The Chances Of Future Litigation

Our experienced attorneys can help your business with all of its transactional needs, including:

  • Commercial leases and contracts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Business entity selection
  • Business formation contracts
  • Restrictive stock agreements
  • Business-related estate planning

Whether your company is planning a reorganization or expansion, it is important to have attorneys experienced in both transactions and litigation on your side. With thorough analysis and careful consideration of each contract and every stage, our attorneys can help avoid litigation in years to come by doing our job right during the transaction process.

We understand that for our business clients throughout Cleburne and Johnson County, transactions play a key role in development and growth. At Hines & Maxwell, we will help you ensure that every transaction aligns with your business objectives while always looking out for your company's best interest. With scrupulous attention to detail and comprehensive understanding of what it takes to make a thorough, binding contract, we can help you establish your business' path to success.

Know The Right Questions To Ask When Buying or Selling a Business

Whether you are buying or selling an existing (or soon to be formed) company, our attorneys at Hines & Maxwell have the experience needed to guide you through the process. We have helped our clients buy and sell businesses throughout North Texas and we know the right questions to ask throughout the process. We pride ourselves on helping our clients find creative ways to deal with problems.

Whether it's negotiating the initial contract to buy or sell, or dealing with the details that always seem to arise between the contract and closing, we are there to help you each step of the way.

Contact Hines & Maxwell, PLLC in Cleburne, Texas - Business & Commercial Law Experts

Ensuring Seamless Business Transactions

Our main office, located at 502 N. Ridgeway in Cleburne, Texas serves Cleburne, Burleson, Joshua, and all the communities in Johnson County.The attorneys at Hines-Maxwell have the local roots our clients appreciate with the high-quality representation they deserve. You can be assured that your best interests are always our priority, and we will do what is right for you. Call us today at (817) 357-8755 to set up a time for an initial consultation with our lawyers. 

Hines & Maxwell, PLLC

Our Practice Areas

At Hines Maxwell in Cleburne, Texas we practice real estate law, business and commercial law, civil litigation, estate planning, and probate / estate administration. Hines-Maxwell provides legal counsel you can trust! We are proud members of our community, and we care about the people and businesses that call Cleburne and Burleson home.