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Business Litigation

Preeminent business trial lawyers for nearly three decades, Alavi Anaipakos handles an endless array of complex business disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants.  We represent clients of all sizes, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies, across a wide variety of industries.  We are respected throughout the legal industry not only for our trial skills, but also our ability to get complex problems solved on favorable terms before trial.  Chambers has echoed this praise:  “one of the leading commercial litigators in the country.”  Examples include:

Newfield v. Tesoro

Represented Newfield in a breach of contract dispute involving crude supply contracts.  After a lengthy arbitration, secured an award of $20 million  and defeated, in full, a $400 million counterclaim.

Houston v. Saracen Energy Advisors, L.P., et al.

Represented a natural gas energy trader in claims for more than $30 million in bonus and deferred compensation. The case settled on a confidential basis.

Culliver v. George Bishop, et al.

Represented the plaintiff, a shareholder of an independent oil and gas company, in a shareholder oppression case seeking over $150 million. The case settled on a confidential basis prior to trial.

Brown Investment Management, L.P. v. Parkcentral Global, L.P.

Represented investors in the Parkcentral hedge fund which, with a related hedge fund, lost over $2.5 billion. In an important case involving hedge funds, secured a verdict granting their client access to the fund’s investor list. The case was appealed to the Delaware Supreme Court and affirmed.

Confidential Arbitration.

Represented the former employee of an independent oil and gas exploration company in an arbitration seeking to recover plaintiff’s $60 million ownership interest in various oil and gas properties. The case was resolved on a confidential basis.

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. v. Columbia Gulf Transmission Co.

Represented Columbia Gulf Transmission Co. in a breach of contract lawsuit involving control (and the original construction) of the Blue Water offshore natural gas pipeline system. Following a successful bench trial, the case was resolved on a confidential basis.

Marc Werner, et al v. KPMG, LLP.

Represented limited partners of an investment partnership in a securities fraud case against KPMG. The case was resolved on a confidential basis.

Lenore Schmick Trust, et al v. KPMG, LLP.

Represented limited partners of an investment partnership in securities fraud case against KPMG. After Mr. Anaipakos delivered opening statements and cross-examined the lead audit manager during trial, the case was resolved on a confidential basis.

Chung’s Gourmet Foods v. Delta DailyFoods Texas.

Represented Chung’s Gourmet Foods, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of egg rolls in a tortuous interference case against Delta DailyFoods. After nearly two weeks of trial, Mr. Anaipakos, Mr. Alavi, and the trial team obtained a verdict and judgment in the amount of nearly $18 million as well as a unanimous finding entitling their client to punitive damages.  The case settled after judgment on the full amount of the verdict, plus interest and costs, was entered.

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Alavi & Anaipakos, PLLC

3417 Mercer St., Suite C

Houston, TX  77027

Phone (713) 751-2362

Fax (713) 751-2341

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