With three decades of legal experience, Philip W. Boyko has been providing legal services to Texas residents in a wide array of practice areas.
General Civil Trial/Business Litigation
Creditors have a difficult time collecting debt, particularly in Texas, which has laws protective of debtors. Also, debtors have the protection of federal and state laws, such as the Texas Debt Collection Act, which allows debtors to sue creditors for damages if they believe they have been harassed or deceived in connection with collection of consumer debt. Mr. Boyko assists creditors, representing them in commercial debt collection cases. He also assists debtors in defending creditor's suits. To read a discussion on the difficulty creditors have in collecting debt in Texas, please see the Commercial Debt Collection Article.
Additionally, Mr. Boyko provides legal representation to companies and individuals in a variety of commercial cases, focusing on such issues as business-related fraud; deceptive trade practices; covenants not to compete; and contractual and business-related disputes, including breach of contract. He also assists clients who are seeking prejudgment remedies, such as temporary restraining orders, injunctions, orders appointing receivers, writs of garnishment, attachment and sequestration.
Corporate and Commercial Transactions
Starting a new business can be a very involved process. Mr. Boyko can assist with the organization of your new business, and he will offer his counsel with respect to the choice of an appropriate business structure, such as a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company. For an overview of the different business entities recognized in the State of Texas, please see the Starting a Business/Choice of Entity Article.
To view a discussion on the different issues that arise when buying or selling a business, such as the distinctions between a stock purchase versus an asset purchase, see the Purchase and Sale of Businesses Article.
Mr. Boyko also assists clients in the following areas: shareholder agreements, employment and consulting agreements, non-competition agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements, drafting of contracts and related agreements, purchase and sale of businesses, compliance with Uniform Commercial Code requirements, debtors' and creditors' rights, and other transactions relating to corporate and contract matters.
Mr. Boyko also assists clients in connection with construction law issues, having represented owners, architects, general contractors, and subcontractors.
Residential and Commercial Real Estate
Representing clients in real estate matters, Mr. Boyko has assisted companies and individuals in sales and purchases of residential and commercial property. He has handled a variety of real estate issues including deeds and deeds of trust; real estate notes; title issues; judicial and non-judicial foreclosures; lien priorities; earnest money contract and escrow disputes; construction disputes, including mechanic's and materialman's liens; and homeowner's associations. He also has expertise in landlord/tenant law, handling eviction proceedings on both sides of the docket.
Wills and Probate
Knowing in advance that your loved ones will be well provided for is a comfort that many people hope for and desire. Mr. Boyko has helped many individuals with their estate planning needs, providing his clients with peace of mind. He assists clients with drafting simple wills, living wills, health care directives and powers of attorney.
In addition, if you have lost a loved one and estate administration is required , Mr. Boyko can help you with the process. He has assisted numerous clients in uncontested probate proceedings, including the probating of a will, muniment of title proceedings, proceedings to declare heirship, and the affidavit of heirship and small estate affidavit situation.
Seek Experienced Legal Counsel
If you need experienced, cost-effective legal assistance in any of the above practice areas, contact the Law Office of Philip W. Boyko today for further information or to schedule your initial consultation.
In the event that you need legal assistance with an area of law not mentioned above, please contact Mr. Boyko for a referral to a qualified and experienced attorney. Mr. Boyko has developed many referral sources who practice in the areas of law in which he claims no expertise, such as wrongful death, negligence and personal injury law, taxation, bankruptcy, family law and divorce, immigration, corporate securities, oil & gas, legal and medical malpractice, labor and employment law, admiralty and maritime, and intellectual property law.