Litigation

Austin Real Estate Litigation


Real estate transactions are often complicated and generally involve multiple parties and varying interests. Inevitably, conflicts often arise during a real estate transaction or later after the deal has concluded. Whether you’re just beginning a real estate transaction or you’re in the middle of a real estate dispute, Austin attorney Lesley Hempfling can help. Her real estate clients have included: mortgage servicing companies, real estate investors, landlords, homeowners and commercial properties. Lesley Hempfling also works with title companies to resolve conflicts that arise during the probate process.

Our Austin real estate litigation team can assist you in resolving disputes in the following areas:

  • Real estate contracts
  • Commercial and residential development
  • Property sales
  • Title transfers
  • Title disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Failure to disclose
  • Real estate fraud
  • Financing
  • Lease disputes
  • Multiple owner disputes
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes

If you have an issue, please contact our Austin real estate litigation firm today to learn your next steps.

Business Disputes


When a business dispute arises, it becomes a distraction for your company and can negatively impact your business and employees. Austin business litigation attorney Lesley Hempfling can work quickly to resolve the issue. You can trust her to handle the legal matters while you maintain the daily business of the company. If you already have in-house counsel, Ms. Hempfling can provide expertise to complement your team.

A variety of business disputes can develop externally or internally. Your reputation is important and distracting legal matters can negatively impact it. You need a litigation lawyer with experience in negotiations, dispute resolution and trial. Ms. Hempfling has more than 15 years of experience in business litigation matters inside and outside the courtroom. Her boutique law firm can provide the experience you need.

Legal business disputes handled by our office include:

  • Breach of contract
  • Partnership disputes and dissolutions
  • Fiduciary litigation and disputes between shareholders and company members
  • Employment disputes
  • Debt collection matters

Contact our Austin litigation firm today to discuss your business dispute.

Austin Contract Dispute Attorney


A legal contract binds two or more parties together establishing the relationship and duties between them. Contracts are used in every industry from real estate to general business endeavors to employment. Despite a well-drafted contract, business contract disputes will occur. In order to resolve your dispute, you could be faced with filing a lawsuit or defending one. In these instances, you’ll need an experienced litigation attorney to guide you through the legal process, analyze the issues and present you with various strategies. Ms. Hempfling’s 15-years of experience in negotiations, dispute resolution and litigation gives you an advantage.

Our experience includes:

  • Foreclosure litigation
  • Lease enforcement
  • Evictions for nonpayment
  • Damaged property
  • Discrimination
  • Breach of lease agreement

If you need legal assistance with your business contract, please contact Austin contract dispute attorney Lesley Hempfling.

Fiduciary Litigation


A fiduciary relationship is a special relationship that creates an obligation on the part of one person to act in the best interest of another person. The most common types of fiduciaries are executors, trustees, shareholders, and partners. Lawsuits may be brought to enforce beneficiaries’ rights as well as to challenge the actions of fiduciaries. Our office represents both beneficiaries and fiduciaries in the area of fiduciary litigation.

Landlord-Tenant Attorney in Austin


Commercial and residential leases can be long and complex. Whether you’re the landlord or the tenant, understanding your legal rights is important. When disputes arise between you and your landlord or tenant, Austin attorney Lesley Hempfling can explain the complexities of these contracts and assist you in preserving or defending your rights under these agreements.

Our experience includes:

  • Foreclosure litigation
  • Lease enforcement
  • Evictions for nonpayment
  • Damaged property
  • Discrimination
  • Breach of lease

Contact our Austin Landlord-Tenant attorney for more information.

Trust Litigation


Trust litigation typically involves the same types of issues and claims as fiduciary litigation in general. However, it may also involve issues related to the operation and management of trusts in general, such as demands for accountings and litigation that results from the information or lack of information in the response to those requests. Our office handles trust litigation matters on behalf of both beneficiaries and trustees.

Will Contests


If you believe that your loved one’s Will is not valid for a reason that may not be apparent on the face of the document, you may find yourself in a Will Contest. If the testator executed her Will under undue influence, duress or by mistake, the Will may be found invalid under Texas law. Further, if you believe the testator did not have the requisite mental capacity to execute a valid Will at the time she signed it, the Will may also be invalid. Our office handles the defense and petition of Will Contests.