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What We Do

A leading law firm in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, The Gibson Law Group is a skilled group of negotiators, known for accomplishments in the courtroom and success in avoiding litigation when the time is right. Our clients rest assured that they are in competent hands with The Gibson Law Group.


CONTRACTS & BUSINESS SUPPORT

The Gibson Law Group was built on repeat business and referrals from satisfied clients, so we take the time to understand your business and your unique objectives. Quite frankly, we want to be your law firm for life and strive to give each customer the personalized service worthy of that ambition.

Whether you own a small family business or are a principal in a mid-sized business, we have the expertise to offer cost-effective solutions to meet your unique legal needs.

Our Services Include:

  • Business formation, including entity selection
  • Purchase and sale of businesses and real estate
  • Contract drafting, review and negotiations
  • Employment issues
  • Corporate protocols (minutes, notices, etc.)
  • Company forms and handbook reviews
  • Receivables collection

Intellectual Property

In a global market, trademarks, copyrights and patents can be essential to protecting your brand, business, or original idea. Our intellectual property attorney is well versed in virtually all aspects of intellectual property law, so you can rest assured you will receive skilled advice every step of the way.

Copyright

A copyright is a legal right that grants the original creator of art, music or literary work exclusive rights for its use or distribution

Trademarks

A trademark application can be filed on something that is currently in use or something that will be in use in the future. A trademark is defined as a word, phrase, symbol and/or design that identifies and distinguishes the origin of goods or services of one party from those of others. It is important to note that the process to obtain a trademark normally takes one year and it can be a complicated process.

Patents

If you’ve come up with an original invention, you may be able to obtain a patent for it. Having a patent can give you a huge advantage over your competitors.

There are different types of patents including a utility patent and a design patent. A utility patent is for inventions with a new or improved function. In other words, a utility patent is one that provides some identifiable benefit and is capable of use. A design patent, on the other hand, protects the ornamental design of a functional item.

The process of obtaining a patent can be long and cumbersome and is referred to as Patent Prosecution. The average time it takes for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to issue a response is approximately 24 months. If the patent is allowed, it is good for 20 years provided you pay the appropriate fees. If the patent is rejected, the applicant may amend the application to address the examiner’s concerns. Alternatively, the applicant may also appeal the examiner’s objections.

It is important to note that there is no such thing as a worldwide patent. If the USPTO approves your patent application, you will have a valid patent in the United States. To secure a patent in other countries, you must apply to the patent office of that country or via the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Our Services Include:

  • Brand Counseling
  • Clearance Searching and Availability Opinions
  • Copyright Registration
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Trademark Searches
  • Trademark Application
  • Procurement, Maintenance, and Enforcement
  • Trademark Licensing
  • Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings Before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Trademark Litigation
  • Patent Search
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation

Litigation

Have you been sued? Do you need to file suit? Sometimes taking a lawsuit to court or defending against one is inevitable, but a lawsuit need not be a catastrophic event in the life of your business. Having tried over 600 cases from both sides of the bench, former judge David Gibson and his team are particularly well-suited to defend your rights and protect your interests at the courthouse all while maximizing your bottom line.

In addition to adding value to your business through effective litigation strategies, The Gibson Law Group strongly believes that each client deserves personalized attention and service. As a client, you can expect respect, responsiveness, and total professionalism. When you have questions, The Gibson Law Group takes the time to clearly and thoroughly answer them so that you’re never left in the dark.

If you’re involved in a legal dispute, get the legal representation and excellent service you deserve. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn more about The Gibson Law Group’s litigation services.

Our Services Include:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Collections
  • Construction Defects
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Fraud
  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Vendor Disputes

Real Estate

The Gibson Law Group’s attorneys are experienced and understand the intricacies of real estate law. We are dedicated to providing each client with innovative, efficient and responsive advice tailored to their specific situation. Whether it is a straightforward residential purchase or a complex, multi-faceted commercial transaction, our attorneys are committed to assisting each client achieve their real estate goals and protect their sizeable investment.

Our Services Include:

  • Contract Drafting & Review
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Lease Drafting & Review
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Purchase & Sale
  • Promissory Note

Wills, Trust and Probate

Do you have a current estate plan? If you die without a will, your assets will pass by the laws of intestacy – which means that the State of Texas, not you, will determine who will receive your assets. Having an estate plan ensures that you will decide exactly who will benefit from your estate, and to what extent. Estate planning also ensures that the estate will not be destroyed by taxes imposed on the transfer of assets upon your death.

Estate Planning Basics:

Will – a document that says who gets your assets after you pass away. A will must go through probate to have any effect. A typical living trust (a trust created during your lifetime), is effective during your lifetime and not only will say who gets your assets after you pass away, but it is also helps manage your assets while you are alive if you became disabled.

Financial Power of Attorney – gives someone authority to act on your behalf. Depending on the scope of the power of attorney that person could manage your bank accounts, buy and sell real estate, and other generally deal with other people on your behalf.

Medical Power of Attorney – gives someone the authority to make your medical decisions if you cannot make them yourself.

HIPAA Release – allows someone else to legally be able to get your medical information from your healthcare provider.

Directive to Physicians – also known as a living will, makes your wishes known if you are on life support and unable to communicate. You can decide now, that if you were in that situation whether you should be kept on life support or have it withdrawn.

Declaration of Guardian – in the event of later incapacity allows you to decide who will be in charge of making sure your physical needs are taken care of and who would be in charge of your finances.

Estate Litigation

Our attorneys are experienced in probate litigation and we have handled a variety of lawsuits involving estates, guardianships, and trusts. We have represented parties in lawsuits involving family limited partnerships, closely held corporations, and limited liability companies related to estates and trusts. We have defended estates against wrongful death claims. Members of our law firm have been appointed by the probate courts to secure estate assets and to pursue claims on behalf of estates.

Our Services Include:

  • Asset Protection
  • Declaration of Guardian
  • Estate Litigation
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Litigation
  • Living Will (directive to physicians)
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Wills
  • Trusts

Rapid Dispute Resolution

What is Rapid Dispute Resolution?

For an affordable, fixed fee, we will resolve your dispute for you in one day and on short notice. In RDR we do NOT represent either side. You are paying us to resolve your dispute fairly, in accordance with the law and in an enforceable manner.

A Good Option for…

  • Contract Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Partnership Disagreements
  • Will Contests
  • Employment Issues
  • Leases

Why RDR?

The vast majority of lawsuits settle at or following mediation, and only after the parties have spent thousands of dollars in legal fees and court costs. While arbitration can move faster than a lawsuit, lawyers and arbitrators still have to be paid for their time. RDR is an innovative new concept offered exclusively by our firm to avoid costly and tedious alternatives.

Our Services Include:

  • Decision Maker is a Former Trial Judge
  • Confidential
  • Faster
  • Less Expensive
  • Control
  • Immediate Ruling
  • Preserves Relationships
  • No Trial
  • Little Preparation Required