Dedication. Excellence. Expertise.

30-Plus Years In Business Litigation And Dispute Resolution

There’s an old saying that when your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Litigation shouldn’t necessarily mean “bet the business.” A good litigator brings a full toolbox to your situation.

I’m Bart Houston, a Fort Lauderdale trial lawyer with over 30 years of business litigation experience. I have represented small and midsized companies in Broward County and South Florida in all manner of disputes, and many are long-standing clients who turn to The Houston Firm for business consulting and general counsel.

Business Resolutions Of Business Disputes

The Houston Firm provides plaintiff and defense representation for all types of business and commercial litigation:

  • Breach of contract (B2B or customer disputes)
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Tortious interference
  • Construction litigation, including mechanic’s liens
  • Commercial real estate litigation
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Noncompete and nondisclosure agreements
  • Employment discrimination lawsuits
  • Judgment collection and defense
  • Bankruptcy adversary proceedings

I am a battle-tested trial lawyer with the ability to go toe-to-toe with larger firms when a case has to be tried. But I am a believer in using litigation strategically to get a business resolution. Sometimes filing an aggressive lawsuit in the early stages brings the other party to the negotiating table, avoiding a protracted trial. Sometimes “winning” in court is a hollow victory if litigating costs more than the disputed amount.

I use every tool – mediation, arbitration, injunctive relief, cease and desist – to achieve those business-minded solutions. My goal is to get ahead of the problem so we are calling the shots and keeping all the options on the table. From three decades of bankruptcy practice, I can help high net worth individuals who are in financial straits make good decisions that protect both the business entity and their personal assets.

A Trial Lawyer And A Problem Solver

Contact my Fort Lauderdale office to arrange a free initial consultation. My litigation clients have my email and cellphone number so we can troubleshoot issues that arise in high-stakes and fast-moving situations. Call 954-869-9155 or contact me online.

The Houston Firm is a debt relief agency. We help people file for relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.