Joe Coleman has over 50 years of experience in real estate and oil & gas law. Throughout his legal career, he has participated in all areas of general law practice, including... more
Joe Coleman has over 50 years of experience in real estate and oil & gas law. Throughout his legal career, he has participated in all areas of general law practice, including transactional matters and litigation. He earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Baylor University in 1955 and a juris doctor degree from Baylor Law School in 1957. As a law student, he served on the boar... view profile
Antitrust and trade lawyers have experience with regulations governing what businesses can and cannot do in attempting to gain a competitive edge. Antitrust laws prohibit one company from controlling or monopolizing the market for goods or services. A famous example is the government's case against Microsoft for allegedly bundling its Internet Explorer web browser with Windows software in an attempt to dominate the Internet browser market space. Trade laws deal with practices like stealing proprietary data or mailing lists, spreading false rumors about a product, or pricing a product below cost to lure another company's customers. Claims of unfair competition (gaining customers at the expense of a competitor) can be expensive for everyone involved. Antitrust and trade attorneys can defend you against these claims, or provide support if you are the victim of unfair competition.