Business Law

Trusted Legal Representation for Your Texas Business

Whether you are looking to start a new business, purchase an existing business from someone else, or build a business you already have, you are going to need legal help to assist you through the process. Fraser, Wilson & Bryan, P.C. can assist businesses of any size with our full range of legal services. This page provides a brief overview of some of the most common services we provide, and why they are important. If you require legal help for your business that is not listed here, please contact us to discuss your situation and see how we can help.

Commercial Litigation

When running a business, it is almost inevitable that you will either be sued, or have to sue another party, at some point. While there are many times when conflicts can, and should, be settled outside of the courtroom, it may become necessary to go through the litigation process. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of combined experience litigating cases, and we will put that experience to work for you to help get the results you need. We are here to help protect your business from all legal threats.

Business Formation and Advice

Starting a new business is one of the most exciting things you can ever experience in life. It is important, however, to slow down and take the time needed to ensure everything is done properly. It is tempting to use an online service for business formations, but you rarely receive all of the required documentation. We can provide advice and insights into how your business should be formed, and take steps to complete the process for you. Thanks to our decades of experience in this area, we can help get your business set up quickly and easily so you can begin focusing on growing your business.

Contract Review and Development

In many types of businesses, contracts are the key to success. Having written agreements between other businesses and/or customers helps to make a business more predictable so that you can avoid most types of problems. A properly written and signed contract can also reduce the risk of conflict because all parties will know what it required of them. We can review contracts before you sign them, or develop contracts that will protect your business interests.

Breach of Contract

If someone should breach a contract, the courts can help to force them to fulfill their obligations. We can work with you to go through the process working with the courts after a breach of contract occurs. Don’t let your business suffer because of the poor decisions of another party. We are here to help.

Buy-Sell Agreements

When buying anything of significant value, a buy-sell agreement should be used. Whether this is buying an established business, significant assets for a business, or just about anything else, we can review or write up an appropriate buy-sell agreement to ensure you are protected. In most cases, these can be simple and affordable documents that offer a lot of protection for everyone involved.

Shareholder Disputes

When a business has shareholders, there can be disagreements between the different parties regarding how the business should be run. Depending on how the business is structured, this can make it difficult to come to final decisions, which can result in serious disputes. We offer mediation services to try to get through these types of conflicts, and can also represent your interests in court should that become necessary.


When starting your business, or when it has grown to a certain point, it may be beneficial to incorporate your business. This is a legal process where a separate legal entity is established for the business. You then identify shareholders, a board of directors, and a variety of other things to run the business. While very commonly used for larger companies, corporations may also be right for small businesses in some cases. Our attorneys can talk to you about your business and help determine whether creating a corporation is a good option for you.

Limited Liability Companies

Limited liability companies, or LLCs, offer many of the advantages of corporations, as well as many of the benefits of a partnership. They help to protect your personal assets by limiting your liability against a variety of potential threats to your business. For small to mid-sized businesses, LLC’s are among the most popular and most effective options. Let us look at your business and help you to determine if an LLC is a good fit for your business.


When starting a business with another person, it is important to make sure everything is handled properly from a legal point of view. One of the simplest ways to create a business is to establish a legal partnership. This will give you the framework needed to manage and grow your business over time, and to handle changes or conflict should it arise.

Limited Partnerships

Limited partnerships are an easy way to bring in financial investors to a company, where you give them a certain ownership share in exchange for their capital. The limited partner will not have any say in how the business is run, but will have some ownership of the company when it comes to taking profits, or getting a payout should the business be sold. These are also effective tools for estate planning, particularly when real estate is involved.

Professional Associations

Creating or joining a professional association is a great way to build up your business. These types of associations provide many different benefits in regards to setting standards for the profession in that area. When setting this type of association up, it is important to have it created properly in order to avoid conflict and confusion down the road. We can help you to determine if a professional association is a good option for you, and help to create it if so.

Professional Corporations

Professional corporations are often used by licensed professionals. They are commonly seen in fields such as attorneys, architects, engineers, public accountants, physicians, and more. Setting up a professional corporation offers legal regulations that are different than other corporations. Specifically, a PC may have either a single director, or multiple directors, and in most situations, do not provide these directors with the same levels of limitations to liability that other corporations offer. There are many things to consider when thinking about starting a professional corporation, and we can go through them all with you to ensure you make the right decision.

Fighting for Your Business

Running any type of business is a lot of work, and the last thing you want is for all that work to be lost because of an avoidable legal issue. Having a law firm that can help you with any type of legal issues you are facing is an important layer of protection that can help ensure your business will be growing for years to come. We have answered some of the most common Texas business law questions our clients have asked us, so please visit our FAQ page for more information, and contact us to set up a free consultation to talk to an experienced and passionate attorney!