Bringing a combination of intelligence and instinct to his work, John enjoys helping clients avoid litigation with careful analysis and planning on the front end. When litigation is unavoidable, he proceeds aggressively, but with focus, carefully considering the business context that serves as backdrop for clients’ legal issues. Clients appreciate that he is a straight shooter, providing honest advice and possessing a quick wit.
John represents clients in commercial disputes throughout Texas, in both state and federal court. His matters have ranged in size from small, commercial evictions before the local justice of the peace to cutting-edge noncompete litigation before the Texas Supreme Court. An excellent writer and researcher, John is skilled at briefing—and winning—the critical issues in a case.
With a diverse civil litigation practice, John handles a wide range of matter types, including noncompetition, nonsolicitation and other restrictive covenant agreements; complex contractual disputes; trade secret protection; real property litigation; and business torts. His experience with restrictive covenant agreements of all kinds extends beyond the laws of Texas, reaching to other U.S. jurisdictions, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Preferring a proactive approach, John routinely provides prelitigation counseling, constantly searching for ways to protect his clients from issues before they arise. To that end, he also works on contracts, policies and procedures, providing practical advice on how to avoid litigation. John frequently partners with the firm’s corporate lawyers to provide clients with partnership, company and shareholder agreements, and other legal solutions.
John also has experience counseling clients on various regulatory, data protection and privacy issues, such as compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and rollout of international compliance reporting programs, as well as preparation of corporate policies and procedures on harassment, trade secret protection and other matters.