CategoryPractice Areas

Copyright and Trademark

The attorneys at Jenkins & Young, P.C. handle various intellectual property matters including the following:

  • Copyright Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Licensing
  • Domain names
  • Unfair competition
  • Trade secret law

Copyrights

Copyright registration vests with the author upon creation of a fixed, tangible medium. Enforcing your copyright requires federal registration. Federal copyright registration may be obtained for written articles, books, printed material, music, computer software, artwork, photography, videography and more. Copyright registration is a fairly straightforward and relatively inexpensive form of intellectual property protection.
See the United States Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more helpful information on how copyright registration can protect your work.

Trademarks

JY attorneys can achieve state and federal registration of your trademark or service mark.

Consumer and Commercial Collections

Jenkins & Young, P.C. in Lubbock, Texas helps businesses throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma collect debts.

JY attorneys have years of experience helping our customers collect

Our efforts include:

  • Pre-suit collection
  • Asset searching
  • Skip tracing
  • Garnishment
  • Multistate litigation
  • Foreclosures
  • Enforcement of judgments
  • Recovery of collateral
  • Filing of security interest
  • Bankruptcy

Since the laws relating to collection of debts from debtors are very strict, JY attorneys have procedures in place for compliance with these laws. JY attorneys always use methods to encourage payment of debts prior to initiation of litigation.

Getting you paid

These methods can help our clients and debtors avoid costly consumer collection litigation, and potentially save thousands of dollars in litigation costs. Our goal is to get you paid, and to always be mindful of compliance with debt collection laws.

Business Entities and Transactions

Let us help you get started

JY helps clients already in business as well as those just starting a business, with comprehensive services including trademarking a name, negotiating lease space, purchasing building space, reviewing loan agreements, forming a business entity and negotiating vendor contracts.

Deciding whether to form your business as a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or LLC is an important decision with which JY can help you. JY has attorneys who have owned their own small businesses and attorneys who have experience in technology transfer and commercialization.

Concentrating on the law so you can focus on your business

JY understands the local, state, and federal laws surrounding business ownership, allowing you to concentrate on what is really important.

Personal Injury

Personal injury law is precisely what it says. It involves claims by injured parties when someone else is responsible for their circumstances. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Jenkins & Young, P.C. in Lubbock, Texas have handled both sides of the cases and can protect your interests and defend you against those who believe you should pay for their injuries.

 

Employment & Labor Law

Our firm concentrates on helping businesses operate with a minimum of legal intrusion. Areas covered by our experienced labor and employment lawyers include the following:

  • Employment contracts, including non-compete agreements
  • Executive compensation
  • Executive severance
  • Employment benefits
  • Unemployment disputes

In addition, we provide counsel and training when needed to management teams on a diverse range of employment law issues like the following:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC proceedings
  • OSHA proceedings
  • Unemployment claims
  • Immigration matters
  • Texas Payday Act claims
  • Public employment issues
  • Fair Labor Standard Act claims
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Labor and union claims

Insurance Defense

JY has vast experience in handling the defense of matters covered by insurance including the following:

  • Veterinary malpractice
  • Personal injury
  • Business interruption
  • Legal malpractice
  • Non-subscriber litigation
  • Employment litigation (ex. sexual harassment, wrongful termination and wage and hour disputes)
  • Business torts such as business disparagement, tortious interference, slander and libel.
  • Attorney Malpractice

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

At JY, we know that if your customer files bankruptcy, it can have devastating effects on your business. Our lawyers are experienced in all aspects of bankruptcy matters and have the ability to represent your business in getting all it is entitled to from the bankruptcy estate.

Our services include:

  • Filing proofs of claim
  • Handling adversary actions
  • Objecting to bankruptcy plans
  • Motion practice
  • Recovering your collateral

Civil Litigation

There are times when commercial business transactions and relationships cause disputes that can only be settled by litigation.

When a commercial dispute in Texas or New Mexico is headed toward litigation or arbitration, you need the assistance of an experienced commercial litigation attorney at Lubbock-based Jenkins & Young, PC.

Our record speaks for itself.

JY has vast experience in litigation and arbitrating commercial disputes in forums throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma in both state and federal courts, including appeals in these forums and our attorneys are licensed to handle cases all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

Commercial litigation services include the following:

  • Breach of contract
  • Employment disputes
  • Business dissolutions
  • Interference with business relationships
  • Disputes over non-compete clauses
  • Civil RICO
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Franchise issues
  • Shareholder issues
  • Partnership disputes
  • Debt collection
  • Collateral recovery
  • Foreclosure and default
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration

As a business person, you know that even minor litigation can have a significant impact on your company. Protect the assets and reputation of your company by seeking experienced help early.

Construction Law

Our lawyers have vast experience handling constuction litigation, filing liens and making sure both contractors and property owners get the service and legal protection they deserve.

Our lawyers can help you in a wide variety of matters, including the following:

  • Lien preparation
  • Contract disputes
  • Contract preparation
  • Mechanic’s Lien Release
  • All litigation associated with any constructon issue.

Estate Planning & Probate

At the Lubbock, Texas offices of Jenkins & Young, PC, we believe that now is always the right time to ensure your estate reflects your wishes. You do not want to leave your heirs left in the dark, or entangled in sometimes messy court proceedings.

Our experienced estate planning attorneys can help make sure your wishes are established with appropriate wills, trusts, and other documentation, and that those wishes will be properly executed.

Things to consider

There are many critical considerations that go into the planning of an estate:

  • Do you have an up-to-date will? If not, a court will make certain assumptions and dispense with your estate as it sees fit.
  • Will your minor children be cared for by someone of your choosing?
  • Have all tax consequences been taken into consideration so all possible assets go to your loved ones?
  • Are trusts and gift tax matters in place to allow you to pass on the fruits of your life

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