Won a summary judgment dismissing a copyright infringement lawsuit brought against Beyoncé, Sony BMG and the co-writers and publishers of “Baby Boy.” The court found that Beyoncé’s Grammy Award-winning song “Baby Boy” did not infringe the plaintiff’s copyright. The decision was affirmed on appeal in all respects. Armour v. Knowles, 2006 WL 2713787 (S.D. Tex. filed Sep 21, 2006), aff’d, 512 F.3d 147 (5th Cir. 2007) (per curiam).
Won the dismissal of a client from a $30 million Civil Rights Act race discrimination suit when federal court granted the client’s motion to dismiss.
No business wants to deal with having to collect delinquent accounts, but collecting unpaid debts is often an unavoidable cost of doing business. Whether a customer has failed to pay on an open account, a promissory note, a line of credit or simply breached a contract and refused to pay for goods or services provided, we can help. With more 250 commercial collections law cases under our belt, our experienced commercial collections attorneys can effectively represent your business in its efforts to obtain payment for what is owed.
Dealing with unpaid debts is an often unpleasant reality of running a business. The most common types of situations where businesses need to resort to the legal system to collect unpaid debts include:
It’s important to be aware of the limitations on the types of demands for payment that can be made, as well as the types of demands that must be avoided. If you have made attempts to collect money that your business is owed and those attempts have failed, we recommend that you contact our Houston collections attorneys and The Woodlands and collections attorneys in Houston so that we can explain and enforce your business’s rights. We understand Texas collections laws and your rights under them, and will enforce your right to receive payment for what’s due. Some of matters we’ve handled include:
With more than 20 years of experience representing clients needing to collect commercial debts in Texas, the Fasthoff Law Firm has had success in collecting hundreds of unpaid debts and satisfying judgments for judgment creditors. Feel free to contact the firm now to discuss how we may be able to assist you and your business.
Some of the clients for whom Hank has provided representation and legal services include:
Anadarko ¦ Bayway Lincoln ¦ Babyface ¦ Beyoncé ¦ Bill Ham ¦ Bobby Bowden
Caroline Kole ¦ Caterpillar Financial ¦ Chamillionaire ¦ CrazyMass ¦ Destiny’s Child
EMI Music Publishing ¦ Fats Domino ¦ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. ¦ GE Capital
Guy Oseary ¦ Heart of Fashion ¦ Heirs of Moon Mullican ¦ Hilco Trading ¦ Intocable
James Prince ¦ Jay-Z ¦ JPL RFID ¦ Johnson Supply ¦ Kelly Rowland ¦ Lady Antebellum
Lakewood Church ¦ Live Nation ¦ Luminess ¦ Magda Sayeg ¦ McGraw-Hill Companies
Michelle Williams ¦ McDonald’s ¦ Music World Entertainment ¦ Munters ¦ MustangCAT
My Country Nation ¦ Night Flight Concepts ¦ OTW Bat Co. ¦ Pei Partnership Architects
Pete Rose’s Hit King Baseball Academy ¦ Pharos Marine Automatic Power ¦ Pipeline Track
Rackspace ¦ Rap-A-Lot Records ¦ Samuel Son & Co. ¦ Samson Oil & Gas ¦ Sony/ATV
Sony Music Entertainment ¦ Target ¦ Trustmark ¦ TWR Lighting ¦ U-Store-It
Valero Energy Corporation ¦ Wilson Mohr ¦ Zions National Bank
If you need assistance collecting a commercial debt or satisfying a judgment in Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Pearland or anywhere else in Texas, contact the Fasthoff Law Firm post-judgment collections attorneys and commercial collections attorneys who can assist.
Hank is AV-rated (highest) by Martindale-Hubbell, is a Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney by Texas Super Lawyers®, was ranked for five consecutive years as a Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Star in the fields of Entertainment and Intellectual Property, and has been ranked from 2013-present by US News & World Reports’ Best Lawyers® Litigation – Intellectual Property Litigation.