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Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. 
1800 West Loop South, Suite 1750
Houston, Texas
(Ft. Bend, Harris & Montgomery Cos.)


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Neel, Hooper & Banes, P.C. has extensive experience in all aspects of matters between companies and unions, employees, pension funds, the government and other companies. This experience ranges from counseling management in labor and employment matters to negotiating and administering complex contracts with the Federal Government. This is evidenced by our diverse client base, which consists of sector leaders in the following industries: aerospace, petrochemical, restaurant and food service, food processing, banking and finance, retail, construction, insurance, manufacturing, property management, healthcare, printing and publishing, logistics, telecommunications, steel erection, municipal government, auto service, transportation carriers, consumer products, employee providers, oil and gas, engineering and parcel carriers.

Risk management is the most important service we provide our business clients. This service spans a broad spectrum and we assist in every step of the way. We are with you at the beginning to determine corporate structures and other initial decisions. Preventive law service can then be provided, particularly in the employment and government contracting arenas.

Our traditional labor practice assists management with union election campaigns, contract negotiations, coordinating strike management measures, day-to-day labor contract administration, arbitrating grievances, decertification efforts, pension fund collection and withdrawal liability disputes, unfair labor practice charges and all manner of proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Furthermore, the level of our involvement in your company's management/labor relations needs can be specifically tailored to the experience and skill levels of your own in-house labor relations personnel.

Our firm's employment practice has long believed that the best way to either avoid "making a federal case" out of every employment law decision or to maximize the chances of success in those that make their way into the courtroom anyway - and thereby minimize the outflow of legal expenses relating to employment matters - is through the prudent and judicious use of legal counsel and advice services. Our firm offers several services to help meet these needs, including: Legal Updates; Supervisory Training; Day to Day Counsel and Advice; Employee Handbooks/Personnel Policy Review; Compliance Audits.

Those operating in today's global marketplace understand the necessity of making provisions for nonresident workers. Given the regulatory environment, they also understand the need to ensure compliance with the letter of existing immigration laws. We offer executive, management and personnel training and counseling on a variety of immigration issues. For example, we can assist with drafting contracts for subcontractors that include language to both certify that they comply with immigration laws and indemnify you if they fail to do so. Additionally, we can help with I-9 audits and other necessary reviews appropriate to protect your interests.

We also have a proven track record of navigating the confusing array of regulations associated with government procurement. This experience traverses every facet of government contracting, including: Fiscal Law and Procurement Methods Advice; Business Development, Teaming Arrangements and Contract Financing; Drafting Winning Proposals and Compliance Counseling; Small Business And Socioeconomic Programs; Government Relations; Audits and Investigations.

While, as set forth above, the firm frequently advises clients on preventive and cost-effective alternatives, civil litigation is an unavoidable reality in the business world and is a significant part of our practice. When facing litigation, clients need fast, effective and focused legal assistance. We manage and minimize our clients' risk by swift initial investigations and assessments and by handling cases more diligently than our opponents. Our front-end loading philosophy has proven to bring many matters to an early close. If a trial is necessary, however, we are experienced trial attorneys ready to protect our clients' interest and win. Our litigators have experience in the following areas: Employment Discrimination; Whistleblower Complaints; Wage and Hour Litigation; Trade Secrets Protection & Non-compete Agreements; Bid Protests and Size or Status Protests; False Claims (Qui Tam) Litigation; Contract Disputes Act Litigation; Insurance Coverage Litigation; Construction Litigation; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Appellate Practice.



 


Statement of Practice Summary:
Labor Relations; Union Election Campaigns; Contract Negotiations; Strike Management; Contract Administration; Arbitration; Decertification Efforts; Union Pension Fund and Withdrawal Liability Disputes; Unfair Labor Practices and the National Labor Relations Board; Employment Law& Litigation; Employment Discrimination; Whistleblower Complaints; Wage and Hour Litigation; Trade Secrets Protection & No complete Agreements; Fiscal Law and Procurement Methods Advice; Business Development; Teaming Arrangements and Contract Financing; Drafting Winning Proposals and Compliance Counseling; Small Business and Socioeconomic Programs; Bid Protests and Size or Status Protests; Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution; Government Relations; Audits and Investigations; Appellate Practice; Private Law; Legal Updates; Supervisory Training; Day to Day Counsel and Advice; Employee Handbooks/Personnel Policy Review; Compliance Audits.




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