Todd J. Harlow

Dallas
T 214.580.5844
F 214.545.3473
3500 Maple Ave
Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75219

Todd Harlow’s diverse commercial litigation practice focuses on helping companies, executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and municipalities resolve a wide variety of business disputes. Creative and dogged in his pursuit of effective solutions to business problems, Todd is also no stranger to the courtroom. He has successfully tried over a dozen cases in state and federal courts throughout Texas, in suits involving fraudulent asset transfers, real estate fraud, non-compete violations, power purchase agreements, and more. Whether the matter involves a business divorce or an asset purchase agreement, Todd prides himself on treating his clients’ matters as if they are his own.

Representative Matters

Recent trial and appellate successes include:

  • Reversal on appeal of dismissal of $33.6 million fraudulent transfer suit brought on behalf of judgment creditors against transferees of real estate sale proceeds.
  • $48 million judgment, affirmed on appeal, for defrauded investors in a dispute involving several failed real estate developments. (See also this article from The Dallas Morning News.)
  • Successful bench trial on behalf of a commercial air carrier to enforce a training expense repayment contract. The court issued a judicial declaration that a former pilot employed by the carrier was obligated to repay flight training costs, and awarded all requested attorneys' fees.
  • Take-nothing judgment after trial for developer of a lucrative oil and gas lease against fraud and breach of contract claims brought by investors.
  • Take-nothing judgment after trial of fraudulent transfer claims brought by a major bank that sought to enforce a prior judgment by collecting the client company's assets.

Other notable trial and appellate successes include:

  • Judgment turning over control of a helmet manufacturing company and its intellectual property to the company’s former chief executive officer.
  • Reversal on appeal of several bankruptcy court orders adjudicating shareholders’ equitable subordination and relative priority claims in a bankruptcy involving a major oil and gas exploration and development company.
  • Take-nothing Judgment in favor of a former company officer in defense of breach of fiduciary duty and related business tort claims alleging damages in excess of $8 million.
  • Take-nothing Judgment in favor of a major developer of wind-powered electricity in defense of a $30+ million liquidated damage claim for breach of a power purchase agreement.
  • $4 million Judgment, affirmed on appeal, obtained against former company officers for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Successful trial of claims brought by a motion picture company for breach of a licensing agreement to exploit the Academy Award-winning film Monster.

Published Opinions

  • Navigant Consulting, Inc. v. Wilkinson, 508 F.3d 277 (5th Cir. 2007).
  • Lombardo v. Bhattacharyya, 437 S.W.3d 658 (Tex. App.--Dallas 2014).
  • Brauss v. Triple M Holding GmbH, 411 S.W.3d 614 (Tex. App.--Dallas 2013).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association - Business Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Angele Ortiz
Email
T 214.580.5823
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