Austin Business Attorney

Austin Business Attorney

       Practicing in and around Austin, Texas, attorney Carter Thompson of the Law Office of Carter H. Thompson represents businesses of all sizes in negotiations, transactional matters, and litigation.  Our goal is to guide our clients through the legal landscape.  Each client’s path will be different.  Some clients seek assistance with negotiating leases, contracts, or other business deals.  Other clients benefit from the peace of mind of having an attorney on call to answer any legal question or resolve a dispute at an early stage.  We also have represented both plaintiffs and defendants in civil lawsuits, as well as in mediations and arbitrations of legal disputes.  At every stage, the Law Office of Carter H. Thompson strives to provide clients with clarity, affordable rates, and the most favorable results. 

General Counsel Business Attorney

      Many businesses wish to have an attorney available to handle legal issues as they arise.  Large companies often employ general counsel directly.  The Law Office of Carter H. Thompson provides such general counsel services on a contract basis.  A business client may only need advice from time to time.  On other occasions, more intensive assistance is needed.  We are experienced in negotiating business deals, drafting contracts and other legal documents, and initiating or responding to real or threatened litigation.  The benefit of a general counsel arrangement is that businesses have immediate access to diligent legal advocacy, while also controlling their costs by not having to employ an in-house attorney or legal department. 

Business Attorney for Start-Ups and Established Businesses in Austin

       The Law Office of Carter H. Thompson also assists business start-ups.  New businesses face myriad issues, including the type of business association to form.  Several factors must be evaluated, including tax implications, governance issues, and protection of the private holdings of the individual owners.  Attorney Carter Thompson has helped dozens of clients find the right business association, and formed dozens of limited liability companies and corporations.    

       Attorney Carter Thompson also assists established businesses with various transactional needs.  He has drafted employment contracts that include non-compete and non-disclosure covenants.  A business's most valuable asset can be its intellectual property, and Carter Thompson has experience in registering copyrights and trademarks, as well as drafting legal instruments to protect trade secrets.  He also has negotiated the sale of businesses, and drafted stock and membership interest transfer agreements. 

       austin business attorneyBusinesses sometimes must also contend with disputes, including lawsuits.  Our goal is to provide clients with a clear understanding of the legal issues involved and then the options for resolving the dispute.  This could include filing a lawsuit, or aggressively defending against one.  If the dispute involves litigation, we will effectively argue your case in court.  Austin business attorney, Carter Thompson, is also experienced in mediation and arbitration of disputes, which is often required by contract or court order before a case can be litigated in a courtroom.  Attorney Carter Thompson has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in breach of contract and other commercial litigation cases.

       We strive to provide our clients with the best legal service at an affordable cost.  Every client’s goals will vary, and the path from problem to solution can be different.   The Law Office of Carter H. Thompson works with each client individually to identify that path, and determine the most effective means for traversing it.

"No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it."

— Theodore Roosevelt



If you need to speak to a business attorney in the Austin area call the Law Offices of Carter Thompson today at (512) 782-9930.


– Carter Thompson