Business Lawyers Serving Texas and California for Over 20 Years

Corporate Law

For over twenty years VLF has served as litigation counsel and general counsel to business people throughout the United States.  Representing businesses from start-up ventures to established market leaders, our transaction group works with our clients in the sale or purchase of businesses, structuring company agreements and contracts, customizing partnership and shareholder agreements, protecting valuable trade secrets and confidential information, and advising management on best practices for internal corporate controls.

Business Litigation

When a matter heads towards litigation, VLF represents business owners and entrepreneurs in commercial / contract disputes, partnership and shareholder litigation, non-compete and trade secret matters, construction litigation / arbitration, and is chosen by business owners to handle jury trials in significant business cases.  As a dual board certified attorney (Texas) with over 90 complex matters presented to a jury, judge or arbitration panel, in a variety of commercial, construction, and intellectual property matters, Charles Vethan and VLF are called on by business owners and other law firms to handle the trial of complex lawsuits.


VLF has achieved outstanding results for clients in the US Energy Sector, across nearly every facet of the industry, from companies that specialize in E & P (geophysical, and geological data management),module and instrument manufacture (blast shelter and blast control room (API 752 /753) fabrication and intrinsically safe (IS Design) device providers), deep water and inland facility maintenance (turnarounds, welding, engineering, PM), and inspection support services (QA/QC and API inspection). Our experience dealing with both upstream and downstream clients makes us the “go to” firm to protect a company’s confidential information, trade secrets, MSA, and non-compete concerns.

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Experienced Business Litigators

When it comes to business litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, intellectual property, non-compete agreements, and large-scale construction contract disputes, our clients choose VLF litigators to help them through even the most difficult of legal matters.

Whether your project involves reviewing and structuring a contract, protecting intellectual property (such as trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights), enforcing or defending non-compete agreements, or business disputes between shareholders or partners, VLF’s business lawyers bring a significant, extensive experience and unwavering commitment to each case.

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I wanted to personally thank you and your staff again for doing such a great job. VLF has been simply amazing. Their professionalism, negotiating skills, and knowledge of the law have simply been a lifesaver for my business. The overall settlement was so much more than we ever expected and hoped for. Simply put, they saved my company. I cannot say enough about your firm and its staff. Thanks to you, my company will continue to grow and be profitable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Scott Stephens President, Custom Shop Guitars of Texas, LLC Vethan Law Firm, P.C. April 10, 2016

What We Can Build Together

Most of our clients have been with VLF for more than a decade. We have come to know their businesses, their personalities, and their families. Having personal interactions with our clients and truly understanding their needs, especially during tough times, is important to us. It allows us to fully represent them and deliver results that exceed expectations.


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