Brett Charhon is the Managing Partner of Charhon Callahan Robson & Garza. His practice focuses on complex business disputes and corporate investigations. Since founding the firm in 2013, Mr. Charhon has represented numerous large corporations in significant disputes involving, among other things, allegations of fraud, theft of trade secrets, breaches of contract, and breaches of fiduciary duty. Mr. Charhon’s clients include Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries (McLane Company, Inc. and MBM Corp.), Capital Southwest Corporation, Hyla, Cloudflare and Ericsson.
Mr. Charhon also represents a number of family offices and investment firms in Dallas. For example, he has represented Thomas Hicks (one of America’s leading businessmen and the former owner of the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers) and Mr. Hicks’ affiliated companies in cases pending in both state and federal court. He also provides Mr. Hicks and his affiliates with legal advice outside the context of litigation. In addition, Mr. Charhon represents Dalfort Capital and First Capital Group of Texas in connection with its private-equity investments.
Mr. Charhon believes in immersing himself in the businesses of the companies he represents to fully understand his clients’ objectives both in and out of the courtroom. He is results oriented with a rigorous methodology for preparing complex matters for trial developed during the ten years he practiced at McKool Smith, P.C., in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Charhon was a Shareholder at McKool Smith when he left the firm in 2013.
Mr. Charhon graduated from Tulane University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He attended law school at Southern Methodist University and received his J.D. in 2003. Mr. Charhon is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York.
Mr. Charhon lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and their daughter.
Mr. Charhon represents McLane Company (a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary) and its affiliates in numerous cases in jurisdictions throughout the United States.
For example, Mr. Charhon represents McLane in multiple federal court cases including a suit pending in the Eastern District of New York related to New York’s Cigarette Marketing Standards Act. Mr. Charhon represents McLane in a case pending in the Western District of Texas involving constitutional challenges to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and the TABC’s permitting decisions.
Mr. Charhon represents McLane in numerous state court matters in Dallas and Travis County, Texas, including a dispute with a foodservice provider and in various landlord tenant matters.CLOUDFLARE
Mr. Charhon represents leading internet security company Cloudflare in intellectual-property matters including a trade-secret misappropriation case brought by Swarmify pending in the Northern District of California. Mr. Charhon and his colleagues defended Cloudflare and obtained a denial of Swarmify’s motion for a preliminary injunction.RAIL SOLUTIONS
Mr. Charhon represents Rail Solutions in connection with its breach-of-contract claim against Genesis Energy, LP pending in Harris County, Texas.UNITED ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES
Mr. Charhon represents United Access Technologies in its patent infringement lawsuits brought in the District of Delaware against Verizon, Qwest, Frontier and AT&T. Mr. Charhon was called upon to first represent Untied Access following an unfavorable judgment entered by the district court, which Mr. Charhon and his colleagues successfully overturned at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.CAPITAL SOUTHWEST CORP.
In 2015, Mr. Charhon represented Capital Southwest Corporation, a publicly traded business development company, in stockholder litigation against Wellogix, Inc. – a company represented by the international law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Capital Southwest filed suit against Wellogix in Dallas County, and Mr. Charhon obtained two injunctions prohibiting Wellogix from entering into two different merger transactions that Capital Southwest alleged violated its rights as a preferred stockholder. Mr. Charhon also represented Capital Southwest at the Dallas Court of Appeals.CACTUS PIPE & SUPPLY
Mr. Charhon has represented Cactus Pipe in numerous commercial disputes – including suits against Apache Oil Company and Ballard Exploration Company, Inc. Mr. Charhon currently represents Cactus Pipe in matters pending in both state and federal court.THOMAS HICKS
Mr. Charhon has represented Thomas Hicks and his affiliated companies for the last five years in numerous cases pending in state and federal court. Mr. Charhon also provides Mr. Hicks and his affiliates with legal advice outside the context of litigation.FIRST CAPITAL GROUP OF TEXAS
Mr. Charhon has represented First Capital Group, a growth capital investment firm, in multiple cases over the last two years. He currently represents First Capital in a case against Boxx Technologies, Inc. pending in Travis County, Texas.ERICSSON INC.
Over the last five years, Mr. Charhon has regularly represented Ericsson’s interests in litigation including in connection with proceedings pending in the ITC and the Eastern District of Texas.HYLA, INC.
Mr. Charhon has served as lead counsel for Hyla, Inc., the global leader in incentivized wireless trade-in programs, as well as a number of Hyla’s affiliates (E-Recycling, Flipswap and Cell Again) in disputes before the Delaware Court of Chancery, Texas state court (Dallas County), and arbitration (American Arbitration Association and JAMS). Mr. Charhon currently represents Hyla in a lawsuit against ecoATM pending in Dallas County, Texas.STRUCK, INC.
Mr. Charhon represented Struck, a creative agency, in proceedings against Ms. Fields Cookies involving an alleged breach of contract. The cases were litigated in the Eastern District of Texas and before the American Arbitration Association.RANGELINE TAPPING SERVICES
Mr. Charhon served as lead counsel for Rangeline Tapping Services, Inc. in connection with a case in Williamson County, Texas involving claims for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty against Brinker Jones Environmental LLC.NATIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT
Mr. Charhon served as lead counsel for National Waste Management in connection with its lawsuit against Vermeer Equipment filed in Dallas County, Texas.LENNOX INTERNATIONAL
Mr. Charhon served as lead counsel for Lennox International in a breach of contract action against Invensys Controls brought in Dallas County.YOUNAN PROPERTIES.
Mr. Charhon served as lead counsel for Younan Properties in a breach of contract case against EXO Resources, Inc. in Dallas County.DUBLIN DR. PEPPER
Mr. Charhon represented Dublin Dr. Pepper in trademark and breach of contract litigation against Dr. Pepper/Seven Up. The cases were litigated in Texas state court (Erath County) and the Eastern District of Texas.COMMAND CONSULTING GROUP
Mr. Charhon represented Command Consulting Group as lead counsel against NeuralIQ. The case involved breach of contract claims and was litigated in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.VERSAFLEX INCORPORATED
Mr. Charhon serves as VersaFlex’s lead counsel in a breach of contract case pending in Johnson County, Kansas. Mr. Charhon also regularly provides VersaFlex with legal advice outside the context of litigation.
State of Texas
State of New York
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit