Reviews from Our Clients

  • “Dennis was there for me, stood by me thru the entire ordeal and made me feel safe at all times!”

    Tammy A.

  • “I immediately knew if I ever needed him as a lawyer he was going to be my secret weapon in court.”

    Ray & Christina V.

  • “There are no words to describe how glad we are that we hired his law firm.”


  • “I have used him for various personal transactions and he never disappoints!”

    Lisa M.

  • “What really makes her stand out is her knowledge of Texas family law and her ability to navigate through the red tape.”

    Tammy B.

  • “This is definitely the team you want on your side; they are a cut above the rest.”

    Nicole S.

  • “He took on my case with only 5 days until we had to go to court and he represented himself as if he knew me for years.”

    David Villanueva

  • “It was a relief to be able to place my situation in capable hands.”


  • “Thank you for your hard work, and for treating Mike and me with respect...”

    Charlotte S.

  • “The team is great and professional and understand the family court. I don't wish this on anyone, but if you have to, use this team!”

    Happy Client

  • “The judge had no choice but to side in my favor.”


  • “I was awarded $2.1 million in damages.”

    Happy Client

  • “No matter what came up, he kept pushing and figuring things out.”

    Ashley C.

  • “Do yourself a favor, trust Dennis Slate and his team to represent you in your time of need.”


Business Law

Businessmen and entrepreneurs in Harris County and the surrounding area have consulted with Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law for years regarding structuring, financing, growing, and developing their business interests. This representation includes assistance from starting a new business and operating it properly, to negotiating and selling the business. The firm advises business clients in virtually every aspect of their business ventures.

The transactions handled by the firm range from simple to complex with a commitment to achieve creative and cost-effective approaches to business issues. They include:

  • Assumed names, trademarks, tradenames
  • Buy/Sell arrangements
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Change of registered agent, registered address
  • Commercial charge agreements
  • Confidentiality, nondisclosure
  • Contracts
  • Directors and directors' meetings
  • Dispositions, terminations, dissolutions, liquidations
  • Employment matters
  • Escrow
  • Planning, formation, and operating of profit
  • and non-profit business entities
  • Financing documentation
  • Franchises
  • Insolvency
  • Issuance of stock/membership interests
  • Mergers, acquisitions, restructuring
  • Non profit and tax-exempt organizations
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Partner relations
  • Shareholder relations and meetings
  • Starting a new business
  • Subchapter Selection


Unpaid debts create cash flow and growth problems for business. Although the debt can take many forms, unpaid receivables, notes, accounts, and contracts cannot be ignored in a successful business organization.

Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law has extensive experience representing clients in collection of debts. We have represented clients in every stage of the collection process from the initial demands through post-judgment enforcement and appeals.

The law firm has crafted streamlined and cost-effective approaches to collection efforts that have led to outstanding results for its clients.

Some areas for which legal services are available include:

  • Abstracts of judgment
  • Compromise and settlement agreements
  • Contracts
  • Debts
  • Defense of collection suits
  • Deficiency claims
  • Enforcement of foreign (out-of-state) judgments
  • Execution of judgments (including asset search)
  • Forcible entry and detainer
  • Foreclosure of personal and real property liens
  • Leases
  • Lien documents
  • Promissory notes
  • Receiverships
  • Repossession
  • Retail installment contracts
  • Sheriff's sales
  • Taxation
  • Warehouseman Lien claims


Since the formation of Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have drafted, negotiated, mediated, and litigated claims relating to contracts. Whether the contract concerns real or personal property or is an agreement between individuals or companies, the transaction attorneys at the law firm can assist you in preparing documents to meet your individual requirements, and the litigation attorneys can assist you in enforcing the contract terms.

This representation includes areas covering the following:

  • Boundary Line Agreements
  • Computer Contracts
  • Contracts for Deed
  • Development/Construction
  • Easements and rights of way
  • Escrow agreements
  • Extensions
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Leases and subleases
  • Loan Documentation
  • Loans
  • Modifications
  • Options/Rights of First Refusal
  • Partnerships
  • Party Wall agreements
  • Property management
  • Radio/TV/Telecommunications
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sale and purchase contracts
  • Settlements and Releases
  • Sports/Music
  • Subdivisions
  • Water contracts

Labor & Employment

Committed to helping clients meet the challenges in the ever-changing workplace, Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law provides representation for employers and employees in various employment matters.

For employers, the firm provides assistance in drafting employee handbooks, policies and procedures, and implementing strategies to avoid litigation. Additionally, the firm provides defense against employee lawsuits and other affairs.

Areas available for counsel and litigation support include the following:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Complaints
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Construction
  • Discrimination
  • Drug testing
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment policies and practices
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Litigation and dispute resolution Management/labor disputes
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Negligence
  • Non-Compete agreements
  • Non-Disclosure agreements
  • Pension and profit sharing
  • Separation agreements
  • Sexual harassment
  • Trade secrets/Unfair competition
  • Trademark, copyright, and unfair competition
  • Unemployment compensation disputes
  • Wrongful termination

Real Estate

Real estate transactions and land use have been a part of the legal services performed by Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law since its formation.

This representation includes every aspect of real estate use. The attorneys' experience provides the firm's clients with well-balanced problem-solving techniques to efficiently guide its clients through the very simple to the most complex real property transactions.

The spectrum of issues and transactions include the following:

  • Assignments
  • Assumptions
  • Boundary line agreements
  • Commercial
  • Condominiums
  • Contracts for deed
  • Dairy Modification agreements
  • Dedications/platting
  • Designation/abandonment of homestead
  • Development/construction
  • Easements/rights of way
  • Environmental provisions
  • Escrow
  • Exchanges
  • Extensions
  • Farm and ranch
  • Financing/loan documentation
  • Foreclosure/transfers in lieu of foreclosure
  • Guarantees
  • Home equity
  • Homestead
  • Industrial
  • Land use Lead paint/asbestos/seller's disclosure notices
  • Leases/subleases
  • Lien affidavits
  • Lien waivers
  • Liens
  • Manufactured homes
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Option contracts/rights of first refusal
  • Party wall agreements
  • Property management agreements
  • Purchase/sale/conveyance documentation
  • Releases
  • Residential
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Subdivisions
  • Subordination
  • Title defect issues
  • Unimproved/improved property
  • Water contracts
  • Water rights
  • Zoning

Why Choose Us?

  • 80+ Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 20 Years

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Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.

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