Business Law

Legal advice and protection is imperative to businesses, large and small.

The attorneys at Willi Law Firm work with start-ups as well as established businesses. Willi Law Firm can assist with the planning and the original establishment of businesses. We also serve businesses in negotiations and transactions in all aspects of corporate life. Allowing Willi Law Firm handle all of your business’ legal needs allows us to build a greater knowledge of your business and its requirements, which creates a more productive, cost-effective, and long-term relationship.

Sometimes the breakup of a business can be more complicated than its formation. Willi Law Firm has experience in avoiding, negotiating, litigating, and resolving business dissolution disputes.

Because Willi Law Firm provides comprehensive, thorough, and unrelenting legal representation to each of its clients, several companies now consider our attorneys to be their outside general counsel for all types of civil, commercial, and intellectual property issues.

Our attorneys assist clients with a variety of business issues, including:

  • Business Entity Formation (LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships)
  • Business Entity Changes, Mergers, and Dissolutions
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Secretary Duties
  • Registered Agent Services
  • Contract Drafting/Review/Negotiation
    • Employment Contracts
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Contracts
    • Shareholder Agreements
    • Operating Agreements and Joint Venture/Partnership Agreements
    • Licensing and Distribution Agreements
    • Non-Competition, Non-Disclosure, and Confidentiality Agreements
    • Business Asset Purchase and Sale Agreements
    • Franchise Agreements
    • Due Diligence
    • Professional Services Contracts
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Debt Collection
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Protection (Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets)

Representative Transactions

August 13, 2013 – Formed Harwick & Harwick LLC. Georgetown-based services company requested legal advice regarding business entity formation in Texas. Willi Law Firm interviewed the client regarding their business needs, provided legal advice regarding various types of Texas business entities, conducted a name availability search, and filed all required legal documents to form the limited liability company. After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS, prepared the IRS forms required to obtained Subchapter S taxation status, and assisted the new members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

August 5, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers MOST WANTED MODELS Trademark. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its New York and Germany-based client, Global Model Management, LLC, who represents approximately 500 internationally-recognized and notable models under the MOST WANTED MODELS mark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered Global Model Management’s MOST WANTED MODELS trademark on the principal register.

July 22, 2013 – Represented Cerium Laboratories in Its Purchase of Avogadro nAnalytical. Willi Law Firm represented Cerium Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary Cerium Laboratories, LLC in the purchase of Avogadro nAnalytical LLC, which included the preparation and negotiation of contracts for the transfer of equipment and intellectual property, transfers of employees and management, and preparation of employment agreements.

May 21, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers COLLEGE DOZEN Trademark. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its San Marcos-based client, Dozen City LLC, who operates under the COLLEGE DOZEN trademark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered Dozen City’s COLLEGE DOZEN trademark on the principal register.

April 30, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers GETAGADGET Logo. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Getagadget, Inc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the GETAGADGET mark and design on the principal register.

January 22, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers MOSAIC WEIGHTED BLANKETS Logo. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Mosaic Weighted Blankets, LLC. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the MOSAIC WEIGHTED BLANKETS mark and design on the principal register.

January 15, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers MOSAIC WEIGHTED BLANKETS Trademark. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Mosaic Weighted Blankets, LLC. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the MOSAIC WEIGHTED BLANKETS trademark on the principal register.

April 30, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers GETAGADGET Trademark. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Getagadget, Inc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the GETAGADGET trademark on the principal register.

February 19, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers TRICON Logos. Willi Law Firm filed two trademark application on behalf of its Cedar Park-based client, Trident Concepts, LLC. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the TRICON mark and designs on the principal register.

January 29, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers TRICON FIT Logo. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Cedar Park-based client, Trident Concepts, LLC. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the TRICON FIT mark and design on the principal register.

January 15, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers PARTY POPPER Trademark and THE PARTY POPPER Logo. Willi Law Firm filed two trademark applications on behalf of its Austin-based client, Getagadget, Inc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the PARTY POPPER trademark and THE PARTY POPPER mark and design on the principal register.

January 8, 2013 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers TRICON and TRICON FIT Trademarks. Willi Law Firm filed two trademark application on behalf of its Cedar Park-based client, Trident Concepts, LLC. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the TRICON and TRICON FIT trademarks on the principal register.

July 17, 2012 – Formed Dozen City LLC. San Marcos-based advertising and promotion company, College Dozen, requested legal advice regarding business entity formation in Texas. Willi Law Firm interviewed the client regarding their business needs, provided legal advice regarding various types of Texas business entities, conducted a name availability search, and filed all required legal documents. After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS and assisted the new members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

July 3, 2012 – Texas Secretary of State Registers MOSAIC WEIGHTED BLANKETS Trademark. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Mosaic Weighted Blankets, LLC. The Texas Secretary of State approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the MOSAIC WEIGHTED BLANKETS trademark.

June 27, 2012 – Texas Secretary of State Registers MOSAIC WEIGHTED BLANKETS Logo. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Mosaic Weighted Blankets, LLC. The Texas Secretary of State approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the MOSAIC WEIGHTED BLANKETS mark and design.

May 25, 2012 – Formed QFourr LLC. Austin-based services company requested legal advice regarding business entity formation in Texas. Willi Law Firm interviewed the client regarding their business needs, provided legal advice regarding various types of Texas business entities, conducted a name availability search, and filed all required legal documents to form the limited liability company. After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS, prepared the IRS forms required to obtained Subchapter S taxation status, and assisted the new members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

May 22, 2012 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers PREMIERE HOT TUBS Logo. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Premiere Hot Tubs, Inc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the PREMIERE HOT TUBS mark and design on the principal register.

May 22, 2012 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO RELAX Trademark. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Premiere Hot Tubs, Inc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO RELAX trademark on the principal register.

May 17, 2012 – Incorporated Bowie Boys Lacrosse Association, Inc.  Willi Law Firm provided the legal services to incorporate the non-profit Bowie Boys Lacrosse Association, Inc., which is the booster club for the boys lacrosse program at Bowie High School in Austin, Texas.  Go Bulldogs!

April 27, 2012 – Formed Glide LLC.  Spicewood-based website developer requested legal advice regarding business entity formation in Texas. Willi Law Firm interviewed the client regarding their business needs, provided legal advice regarding various types of Texas business entities, conducted a name availability search, and filed all required legal documents to form the limited liability company. After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS, prepared the IRS forms required to obtained Subchapter S taxation status, and assisted the new members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

April 24, 2012 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers TRIDENT GENERAL CONTRACTING Logo. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Plano-based client, Trident General Contracting, LLC. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the TRIDENT GENERAL CONTRACTING mark and design on the principal register.

April 17, 2012 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers TRIDENT ROOFING Logo. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Plano-based client, Trident Roofing Company, LLC. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the TRIDENT ROOFING mark and design on the principal register.

March 22, 2012 – Formed Cibolo Transport LLC.  Eagle Pass-based trucking company requested legal advice regarding business entity formation in Texas. Willi Law Firm interviewed the client regarding their business needs, provided legal advice regarding various types of Texas business entities, conducted a name availability search, and filed all required legal documents to form the limited liability company. After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS, prepared the IRS forms required to obtained Subchapter S taxation status, and assisted the new members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

March 6, 2012 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers PREMIERE HOT TUBS Trademark. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Premiere Hot Tubs, Inc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the PREMIERE HOT TUBS trademark on the supplemental register.

December 22, 2011 – Formed Dos Loc LLC.  Austin-based services company requested legal advice regarding business entity formation in Texas. Willi Law Firm interviewed the client regarding their business needs, provided legal advice regarding various types of Texas business entities, conducted a name availability search, and filed all required legal documents to form the limited liability company. After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS, prepared the IRS forms required to obtained Subchapter S taxation status, and assisted the new members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

September 19, 2011 – Texas Secretary of State Registers PREMIERE HOT TUBS Trademark and Logo and WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO RELAX Trademark. Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Premiere Hot Tubs, Inc. The Texas Secretary of State approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered the PREMIERE HOT TUBS trademark and design and and WE MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU TO RELAX trademark.

October 23, 2011 – Willi Law Firm Represented Cerium Holdings in Its Purchase of Cerium Laboratories from Spansion.  Willi Law Firm represented Cerium Holdings, Inc. in the purchase of Cerium Laboratories, LLC from Spansion, LLC., which included the preparation and negotiation of contracts for the transfer of millions of dollars worth of equipment and intellectual property, transfers of employees, and establishment of future services contracts between Cerium and its customers.

September 30, 2011 – Incorporated Southwest Austin Lacrosse Association, Inc.  Willi Law Firm provided the legal services to incorporate the non-profit Southwest Austin Lacrosse Association, Inc., which is the feeder program for the Bowie High School Boys Lacrosse Team in Austin, Texas.  Willi Law Firm also prepared and filed their IRS application for tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and their Texas application for exemption from sales, franchise, and/or hotel taxes.

July 26, 2011 – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registers JOURNYX Trademark.  Willi Law Firm filed a trademark application on behalf of its Austin-based client, Journyx, Inc., who operates under the JOURNYX.  The U.S. Patent and Trademark approved Willi Law Firm’s trademark application and registered their JOURNYX trademark on the principal register.

April 29, 2011 – Formed Blue Lynk LLC.  Austin-based information technology and services startup requested legal advice regarding business entity formation in Texas.  Willi Law Firm interviewed the client regarding their business needs, provided legal advice regarding various types of Texas business entities, conducted a name availability search, and filed all required legal documents.  After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS and assisted the new members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

April 7, 2011 – Formed N5 Group LLC.  Eagle Pass-based construction and hauling services startup requested legal advice regarding business entity formation in Texas.  Willi Law Firm interviewed the client regarding their business needs, provided legal advice regarding various types of Texas business entities, conducted a name availability search, and filed all required legal documents.  After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS and assisted the new members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

February 3, 2011 – Formed AppYoga LLC.  Willi Law Firm advised and assisted this Austin-based startup with its business strategy and formation.  After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS and assisted the new member and officer to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

January 18, 2011 – Incorporated MBI Concepts Corporation.  Willi Law Firm advised and assisted this Austin-based publishing startup with its business strategy and formation.  After formation, Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS and assisted the new members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

December 3, 2010 – Formed CaliberCode LLC.  Austin-based information technology and services startup requested legal advice regarding business entity formation in Texas.  Willi Law Firm interviewed the client regarding their business needs, provided legal advice regarding various types of Texas business entities, conducted a name availability search, and filed all required legal documents.  After formation, Willi Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS and assisted the members and officers to execute all required documents at the company’s organizational meeting.

January 26, 2010 – Formed TLD Ventures LLC.  Willi Law Firm advised and assisted this Austin-based startup with business entity formation in Texas.  Willi Law Firm conducted a name availability search and filed all required legal documents.  After formation, Willi Law Firm obtained the limited liability company’s employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS.

Practice Areas

Business Entity Formation

Business Law

Civil Appeals

Civil & Commercial Litigation

Estate Planning - Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Intellectual Property

Real Estate Law

Recent Results - Some of the firm's recent accomplishments are listed below.  Visit our Results page to read about some of our latest successes on behalf of our clients.

  • January 17, 2014 - Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of Willi Law Firm's Client.
  • October 11, 2013 - Hays County District Court rules in favor of Willi Law Firm's client in a complex commercial litigation lawsuit by denying a defendant's "special appearance" motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction.

  • August 29, 2013 - USPTO issues final office action rejecting claims 1-19 and 21-25 in the ex parte reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,392,283 filed by Willi Law Firm.

  • August 21, 2013 - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) dismisses trademark opposition proceeding against Willi Law Firm's client.

  • March 25, 2013 - U.S. District Judge Davis, Eastern District of Texas, dismisses patent infringement lawsuit against Willi Law Firm's client.

  • February 20, 2013 - USPTO issues office action rejecting all 14 claims in the ex parte reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 7,392,283 filed by Willi Law Firm.

  • November 2, 2012 - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Affirms Trial Court Judgment on Copyright Infringement in Favor of Willi Law Firm's Client.

  • October 19, 2012 - Texas Third Court of Appeals Affirms Trial Court Judgment in Favor of Willi Law Firm's Client.

  • September 27, 2012 - U.S. District Judge Davis, Eastern District of Texas, dismisses patent infringement lawsuit against Willi Law Firm's client for improper venue.

  • May 31, 2012 - U.S. Magistrate Judge Love, Eastern District of Texas, recommends dismissal of patent infringement lawsuit against Willi Law Firm's client.