Jerry Rios

Business and Bankruptcy Attorney Serving Houston And Austin, Texas

Growing up, I was always curious about law school, but I held off on attending it so that I could help my grandfather run his restaurant. As it turns out, that detour from my original plan was actually a blessing in disguise. Not only did I get to help Grandpa with his venture, but I also found my niche in business law.

Big or Small, Legal concerns are stressful

Here's how I strive to make your situation a little easier

Treat Your Case With Respect

Every now and then, when someone sees me getting passionate about my work, they’ll say something like “It’s just a business dispute, not life and death.” My response to that assertion is always the same: for many people, their business is their life — or at least a huge part of it. I fight fiercely because I know it’s a lot more than “just business.”

Handle Your Matter at Your Pace

I understand that you may not be able to pay for my services all at once. Fortunately, I offer free initial consultations, during which we can discuss payment plan options, budgeting, and pacing your case in a way that matches your legal and financial circumstances.

Offer Service Throughout Texas

I have two offices — one in Austin and one in Houston. But my work frequently takes me much farther. If you’re unsure whether your location falls within range of my legal services, just call and ask.

Speak to You Directly

Everyone who enters into a legal dispute wants to walk away with a win. However, they don’t always realize what a win looks like for their particular case. When you work with me, I will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly, even if it’s not what you want to hear. I do this because I believe it’s crucial that you know what to expect.

I Focus on the Legal Points That Matter

When you pour your heart into a business, everything that happens to it is of course going to feel personal. I get that. However, part of my task is guiding you away from the emotional aspects of your situation and focusing on the legalities — the things that are going to make a difference in the outcome of your case.

And, to ensure I’m addressing the concerns that matter most to you, I’ll take the time to get familiar with those concerns. I’ll regularly sit down with you and ask for updates on how you’re feeling about the case.

Practice Areas

I work to address the most common aspects of your business.

Business Litigation

If a business dispute has escalated to the point of going to trial — or if you’re concerned that it may do so — give me a call. We can discuss appropriate next steps.

Transactions & Contracts

Paperwork can be a headache, but truly it’s the unsung hero of the business world. Take precautions. Consult with a seasoned attorney before signing a thing.

Real Estate Litigation

No matter what form a real estate dispute takes, it’s best to get the matter resolved quickly, for the sake of your business. If you have a real estate concern, take action.

Real Estate Transactions

Real estate disputes are difficult, but many can be avoided. Have a legal professional with you during major transactions. Let their expertise guide your decisions.

You've worked hard to build your business.

My goal is to keep it standing strong.

Progress starts with smart planning

I'd like to hear

What you have to say

You know your business; I know the law. Together, we'll work out a plan that makes sense in both respects.

Let's meet and discuss your case.

As a business owner, you know that forward momentum begins with knowledge and continues with proactive, strategic moves. In regard to your case, this means we need to work together. With our combined knowledge, we can evaluate your circumstances, in full, and map out our next steps wisely.

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Ready for Mediation. Ready for Trial.

Every business dispute is different, and it’s the specifics of each individual case that will determine how to proceed with it. For instance, many disputes are fairly straightforward and can often be settled outside of court in a timely manner. Others, though, are much more complex, and may require more time and more steps.

Before discussing your case with an attorney, you may have a certain vision of what should happen next. Your perspective is, of course, very important, but you should enter into your legal consultation with an open mind. Perhaps your case can be resolved in a different way than what you imagined.

Many people believe that settling outside of court is the best way to resolve a dispute, but really it just depends on the case at hand. Once I’m familiar with your situation, I’ll tell you which route I believe will be more beneficial to you in the long run, and I’ll explain why.

No matter which direction I recommend we take your case, you can rest assured that I have the experience and knowledge to represent you. In the past 10 years, I’ve mediated many cases outside of court, and I’ve aggressively fought for many more at trial. All I ask is that you trust in my expertise and are transparent in your communication. I’ll grant you the same courtesy.