Areas of Practice
Litigation | Wills, Trusts & Estates | Business Formation and Representation | Music Industry
When disputes arise, companies and individuals encounter risk on several levels: The threat of civil lawsuits, the prospect of investigations and enforcement, media and public scrutiny, and sometimes the possibility of criminal investigation or prosecution. Our firm embraces challenges like these and understands the need for swift action in all types of litigation issues and disputes, including:
- Complex Business Litigation
- Law Firm, Medical Group and Business Breakups
- Commercial Litigation
- Real Estate Litigation (e.g., foreclosures, title disputes, contract disputes)
- FELA Claims (Railroad Employee Injuries)
- Breach of contract
- Business torts
- Disgruntled Investor Claims
- Civil fraud claims, including RICO and the Texas DTPA
- Legal Malpractice
Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration
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Estate planning is a favorite area law for our team. It is such a pleasure to put clients' minds at ease, helping them plan for their future while also securing their present needs. And when a family loses a loved one, The Lefler Law Firm assists families with the probate of wills or with the administrative steps to carry out the terms of the loved one's trust.
If you have an estate planning need, keep in mind that people are living longer than ever before. In many ways, it is just as important to plan for a long life as it is to plan for death. For some clients, this means planning for infirmity; discussing long term health care needs; carefully considering the person or persons who will be there to assist when and if those difficult days arise. And regardless of longevity, for most clients estate planning means more than just a simple will.
We represent clients of all ages and stages of health and wealth. Some clients have been married 50+ years, have 2.3 children, and are simply preparing or updating their estate plan to carry out their wishes. Other clients have remarried (sometimes for a second or third time) and have children from a prior marriage. More than a few clients ask us to assist them with prenuptial agreements. Other clients are single, sometimes newly widowed or divorced, and need their estate plan to reflect the new chapter in their lives. Then there are the clients who have moved to Texas and need to update their estate plan to work under Texas law. As you can see, estate plans are as unique as the people whose lives are reflected in them. We work with you and, when appropriate, with your tax and financial professionals to ensure that all of your needs and all of your requests are covered by your estate plan.
Business Formation and Representation
Small business in the heart of America. The Lefler Law Firm works with business owners to assist them in formation of their corporation, limited liability company, series LLC, partnership agreements, and other business matters. We also assist out of state businesses file all of the necessary paperwork to comply with Texas law as they move their operations here. And when a client's business days have reached an end, we are frequently called upon to assist business owners structure the sale of their company.
Music Industry Representation
As the co-founder of two music publishing companies, Premier Tracks and Graffiti Music (www.premiertracks.com), Sandra Lefler gained tremendous industry knowledge and has connections at television networks, production companies, record labels, and major publishers. Her work concerns all aspects of music publishing, licensing, and worldwide distribution. She knows the day-to-day aspects of the music business, and stands ready to assist you in all of your music needs.
- Music Licensing and Publishing Agreements
- Music Clearance Services
- Administration and Distribution Agreements
- Copyright infringement / enforcement demands
- Catalog Administration
Business Negotiations and "An All Around Deal-Doer"
Whether it's a land development project, a new business venture, forming a joint venture or similar partnership with others, or just charting a safe path for your own business goals, Sandra has negotiated and documented literally thousands of business transactions over the past 25 years. It doesn't do you any good to hire an attorney to put your transaction together, if they don't have business experience or lack the savvy necessary to keep both sides at the table to close the deal. Give Sandra a call early in your next transaction, and she will chart a path with you for your business success.
Do you have questions about our services?
Contact me at +1 512 863-5658 or via this contact form.