The Law Office of Duane G. Crocker, P.C., provides general, transactional and litigation counsel covering a broad range of business matters to entrepreneurs and businesses of every size.
About Duane Crocker
Duane Crocker is a trusted legal advisor with over 18 years of experience providing practical business advice and legal representation to his clients. Whether you're looking for legal advice involving business formation, entity selection, general counsel matters or assistance with a particular problem or transaction, we provide practical, dependable and cost-effective representation. Duane Crocker is a Victoria native who has practiced law in Victoria County and the surrounding areas for over 18 years. Duane is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the Texas Tech University School of Law. He is actively involved in various civic, church and community organizations, including past service on the governing boards of the Food Bank of the Golden Crescent and the Boys & Girls Club of Victoria.
Areas of Practice
Corporate and Business Law
We provide counsel to companies dealing with a wide array of corporate and business issues. We represent business entities of all types, from small to large, and across the spectrum of corporate existence from new start-ups to thriving companies looking to expand. We provide comprehensive assistance to businesses covering all aspects of the formation and operation of their business entity, whether related to operational issues, contemplated or pending transactions, general advice, or business disputes.
Business Formation and Planning
We deliver comprehensive and forward-thinking counsel to entrepreneurs seeking to get a new business off the ground, as well as consulting services to established corporations and entities. We provide insight and assistance in entity selection, business organization, and all business and corporate matters including the drafting of entity creation documents, state and local filings, ownership agreements, Bylaws, and the preparation of corporate minutes, resolutions and other governance documents and agreements.
General Counsel Services
Business owners need a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities, as well as the legal issues that can affect all aspects of their business. As your company's general counsel, we can assist you in a wide variety of business related legal matters including:
- Corporate governance issues and relations between shareholders, members and partners.
- Contractual relationships with executives, professionals, employees and contractors.
- Real estate and equipment leases.
- Customer, client or vendor contracts and relationships.
- Transactions involving the purchase or sale of assets.
- Financing and capital acquisition matters.
- Resolution of business disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or civil litigation.
Commercial Transactions and Contracts
Agreements form the basic essence of interactions among businesses and individuals, and recognition of the sanctity of contract is a cornerstone of business dealings in our society. We assist our clients in creating sound and enforceable business contracts and agreements, such as secured and unsecured financial agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, non-compete agreements, sales contracts, shareholder and member agreements, government and service contracts, commercial and residential leases, and various rental agreements. In addition to contract development services, we also negotiate, review and litigate contracts as needed.
We provide advice, assistance and representation in all general collection matters for secured and unsecured creditors, lienholders, judgment creditors, landlords and others. We represent creditors in both the state and federal courts. We have extensive experience in the perfection, filing and enforcement of various liens, including construction related mechanics' and materialmen's liens, and oil and gas mineral liens. We can also assist clients with the judgment enforcement.
Mergers & Acquisitions
We can guide you through all aspects of a business purchase, sale or merger, including negotiations, due diligence issues and processes, valuation issues, financing issues, drafting and reviewing contract documentation, evaluation of real estate issues, and closing the final transaction. Whether you are buying a new business or selling your existing one, our goal is to assist you in protecting and maximizing your interests throughout the process.
Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Although we strive to assist our clients in avoiding business disputes, when conflicts cannot be resolved we provide efficient, effective and aggressive representation in all disputed legal matters through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or civil litigation.
We provide representation in real estate litigation, contract negotiations, commercial leasing, review and drafting of contracts, and other real estate matters.
The Law Office of Duane G. Crocker, P.C.
121 S. Main
Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: (361) 574-8898
Fax: (361) 574-8881