Practice Areas Overview
Since the 1930s, the law firm of Darden, Fowler & Creighton, L.L.P. has served the Montgomery County community and surrounding counties of Texas in all types of transactional and litigation matters. As one of the most well-established firms in the area, we are able to assist clients throughout Texas in the following areas of practice:
- General Civil Litigation
- Business & Commercial Law
- Real Estate
- Family Law & Divorce
- Criminal Defense
- Estate Planning & Probate
- Municipal Law
General Civil Litigation
At Darden, Fowler & Creighton, L.L.P., our attorneys consist of highly skilled litigators with decades of experience in civil litigation. We approach each dispute directly and aggressively to achieve a practical, effective resolution. When advising clients on whether or not to proceed with litigation or consider an alternative dispute resolution method such as arbitration or mediation, we take into account not only the legal ramifications, but also the financial costs, our client's ability to continue profitable business operations, and other important stressors.
Business & Commercial Law
Our firm has been assisting clients in business and commercial transactions and litigation since its founding, and many of our business clients have relied on our knowledge and professional services for the past fifty years. Our firm handles all types of transactions, including contract preparation, drafting, and review; business formation; employee and personnel handling; and drafting, reviewing, and implementing business and employment policies. In addition, we help new businesses become established within the Montgomery County community. When disputes arise during the course of business, our firm provides aggressive litigation services, including in contract disputes and breach of contract claims, construction disputes, debt collections suits, partnership disputes, and employee and personnel disputes.
Our firm has extensive experience in both residential and commercial real estate and development matters, including real estate acquisitions, sales, leases, titles, easements, construction contracts, construction financing, long-term financing, tax-free exchanges, deed restrictions, special use ad valorem property tax exemptions, oil and gas issues, construction liens, foreclosures, and condemnations.
Family Law & Divorce
The attorneys of Darden, Fowler & Creighton, L.L.P. offer sensitive representation in all types of family law matters, including divorce, spousal support, property division including the division of retirement benefits, child custody and visitation, child support, paternity, grandparent's rights, adoptions, restraining orders, and order enforcement and modifications.
Our firm provides aggressive criminal defense representation for clients accused of all types of felonies and misdemeanors, including allegations of driving while intoxicated (DWI or DUI) and illegal drug possession. Our criminal defense attorneys have worked for the County Attorney's office and District Attorney's office, giving them insight into the tactics and goals of the prosecution's side. This knowledge of how the other side works allows us to give our clients practical advice on how to proceed and to anticipate how the prosecution may proceed.
Estate Planning & Probate
The attorneys of Darden, Fowler & Creighton, L.L.P. offer estate planning services tailored to our client's individual needs and long-term goals. We prepare simple wills for clients, as well as pour-over wills which are designed to work in conjunction with a living trust. We prepare living trusts and assist our clients in properly funding their trusts to ensure validity. We also prepare durable financial powers of attorney and advance health care directives. In addition, our firm can assist with the process of probate administration. Our experienced trial lawyers also handle litigation involving guardianships, as well as all types of disputes that arise between family members during the estate planning or administration process.
For over 50 years the attorneys of Darden, Fowler & Creighton, L.L.P. have represented cities, counties, municipal utility districts, emergency services districts, special use districts, and other Texas governmental entities and public officials in all aspects of governmental law. The Firm's lawyers also participate in professional municipal law organizations such as the Texas City Attorney's Association and the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Firm partner Larry Foerster has over 30 years of experience representing Texas municipalities and assisting public officials in connection with a wide range of governmental issues, including:
- Employment & Personnel Issues
- Vendor Contracts
- Ordinance Drafting
- Interlocal Governmental Agreements
- Economic Development
- Development Agreements
- Zoning Issues
- Land Use and Subdivision Regulation
- Land Acquisition & Condemnation
- Building Codes & Construction Regulation
- TCEQ and PUC Regulation Compliance
- Utility Service Issues
- Ad valorem Taxation
- Sales and Use Taxation
- Municipal Incorporation
- Home Rule Charters
- Utility Franchising
- Texas Open Meetings Act
- Texas Public Information Act
An Experienced Hometown Firm
Since the 1930s, our attorneys have established our firm as one of the largest and most personalized firms in Conroe and Montgomery County. For assistance with your legal matter, contact Darden, Fowler & Creighton, L.L.P. today.