Our Practice Areas

 

John A. Fuentes has opened his practice to virtually all civil matters. He has over ten years of handling a broad range of civil matters. So if you've got a civil matter, John can help. His current practice areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

Family Law and Divorce

Accidents and Injuries

Contract Law

Commercial and Business Transactions

Employment Law

Wills and Probate

Immigration

Consumer Protection/DTPA

Real Estate Law

Civil Appeals

Military Veterans’Disability Claims

Contract Law

The ability of individuals, partnerships, corporations and other types of entities to enter into binding and legally enforceable contractual obligations is truly one of the cornerstones of a civilized society. Contract law has evolved into an immensely complex and intricate component of our modern legal system. Although many types of contracts can be handled in the routine course of business, as contracts increase in size, scope, value or complexity, the need for competent legal advice also increases in a concomitant fashion.

A contract can be defined as a promise or set of promises for which the law gives a remedy, or the performance of which the law, in some way, recognizes as a duty. Therefore, by establishing a mutual agreement, the parties to a contract create enforceable duties or obligations that are legally binding. Obviously, in most instances, it is preferable to establish written contractual relationships. However, written contractual instruments that are ambiguous or poorly drafted, can create more problems than they solve. Written contracts should always be drafted in a clear, concise and understandable fashion.

The rights, duties, responsibilities and obligations of all of the parties to a contract must be clearly delineated or enumerated. Ideally, a reasonably intelligent and objective third party should be able to independently review a contract and generally comprehend its terms, conditions, and provisions.

For the preparation and/or interpretation of your contracts by a professional attorney, call now for a free consultation.

Commercial and Business Transactions

Our firm provides high quality, compassionate, professional, and skilled representation in a cost-effective manner and work to effectively and successfully meet each of our client's business goals.

As a skilled business transaction attorney, John Fuentes is adept at negotiating and putting together business deals. Some of our most common business transaction services include the following, but many other services are offered:

  • Purchase or sales agreement - including buying or selling a business, as well as contracting for goods or services
  • Shareholder agreement
  • Partnership agreement
  • Operation agreement
  • Commercial leases - including representing commercial landlords and commercial tenants
  • Business contract
  • Employment contract
  • Termination agreement
  • Business successions

Employment Law

As the name implies, employment law cases cover a broad array of issues, including the following:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Overtime claims
  • Consultation concerning employee's confidentiality obligations and non-compete agreements
  • Lawsuits involving non-competition agreements
  • Employment discrimination, including:
    • Wrongful termination
    • Sex discrimination
    • Race discrimination
    • Age discrimination
    • Disability discrimination
    • Discrimination/retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim

Our firm has both the desire and expertise to help you. Give us a call if you'd like to visit with us about it.

Wills and Probate Law

If you're like most people, when you need a probate lawyer, it's most often because a relative or someone who was close to you has died. This is a tough time to try to find a lawyer, but it still has to be done. If you need our help, give us a call.

Most anyone can tell you that the best way to handle estate matters is to plan ahead for them. Our firm can assist most individuals prepare estate plans to help avoid the uncertainties of asset disposition when a loved one passes away without having planned appropriately. We can also prepare documents to memorialize the wishes of individuals while they are competent to express those wishes.

Whether you want to plan ahead for difficult times, or need help navigating those difficult times with or without a will, we want to help you.

Immigration Law

We can provide complete immigration services for national and international immigration clients, including the following:

  • Citizenship and greencard services
  • Family visas
  • Marriage and fiance visas
  • Divorce and immigration
  • Business visas

If you need help preparing and filing the appropriate documents with the U.S. government, we can help. Please give us a call for a no-obligation consultation.

Consumer Protection/DTPA

Whenever you buy or lease any type of product in Texas, you have a right to expect that product has been fairly described, advertised, and offered to you. We focus on helping you take legal action against any person or business that violates the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). To learn your options and pursue justice, call us today.

From cars and other motor vehicles to home furnishings, electronics, clothing and every type of consumer service, Texas laws are in place to enforce consumer rights and fair dealing by business people. The DTPA is a far-reaching statute, and if you have a legitimate claim, it is often well worth fighting for your rights. In cases of willful and intentional deception, consumers can sometimes obtain:

  • Up to three times the amount of actual economic damages
  • Compensation for mental anguish or other consequences of the deceptive act

We have experience sending the required legal notice to sellers requesting full compensation for damages. We are also fully prepared to file a lawsuit and take the violator to court.

Real Estate

In recent years, we've all experienced the tornado of market forces and the effect it has had on all facets of real estate. We are prepared to assist you in issues related to real estate litigation, landlord-tenant issues, homeowners' associations, commercial real estate, products liability, mortgages, premises liability, eminent domain, and zoning and planning. If you think you need help, call us for a no-obligation consultation.

Civil Appeals

Few events are more disheartening than an unfavorable judgment or ruling in a trial court. The period that follows can be a time of intense frustration, particularly when the stakes are high and the results represent a miscarriage of justice or an error by the trial judge.

Fortunately, the trial court's ruling is not always the final word. The managing member of our firm has prepared dozens of successful appeals, some of which paved the way for new interpretation of the law in Texas.

Military Veterans’Disability Claims

During and after his military career, John Fuentes has represented hundreds of service members and former service members in their efforts to obtain military disability benefits to which they are entitled for their faithful service. While on active duty, one of John's military tour assignments was as Counsel to the Disability Physical Evaluation Board, where he used his experience as a registered nurse to obtain the highest disability ratings available for disabled service members.

 

Contact Information

PHONE: 210.994.0900
FAX: 210.994.0901
EMAIL: info@fuenteslawfirm.com
ADDRESS:
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700
San Antonio, Texas 78213        

           

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While our firm is located in San Antonio Texas, we represent both in and out-of-state clients. The managing member of our firm, John A. Fuentes, has represented clients all over our great State. Click here to view our office photo gallery.
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