Kurt Sauer’s current practice focuses on representation of clients in commercial litigation, including representation of bankruptcy trustees.  He has practiced law in Austin, Texas for 34 years and tries cases throughout Texas in state courts, federal courts, bankruptcy courts and before Texas government agencies. Kurt’s trial experience, mediation training and business background provide a solid foundation for resolving cases in the courtroom or through negotiations.

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Practice Areas

BUSINESS AND TRUSTEE LITIGATION

Kurt has represented clients in hundreds of business cases, including matters involving accounting, banking and lender liability, bankruptcy, breach of fiduciary duties, employment, fraud, fraudulent transfers, oil and gas, real estate, and other business matters.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION

Kurt has represented clients ranging from individuals to large, multi-national corporations in patent, trademark, and copyright infringement cases. He has worked to protect the original works of authors and musicians, defended company trademarks from competitors’ unfair use, and represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement cases.

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GOVERNMENT AGENCY LITIGATION

Kurt has tried cases involving whistleblower claims, civil rights violations, breach of contract, wrongful convictions, and cases involving threatened loss or suspension of professional licenses..

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Testimonials

“I have known Kurt Sauer for over 25 years. In that time he has helped me resolve multiple legal issues ranging from a banking and partnership case to medical-legal issues to a copyright infringement matter. In every instance that Kurt represented me, he engineered a successful outcome in a timely and cost effective manner. It is not often that a physician speaks positively about an attorney, but I can state unconditionally that all of my experiences with Kurt have been positive and the outcomes achieved better than expected. I highly recommend Kurt Sauer as a counselor and an attorney.”

– Kenneth Lester Malamud, M.D.

“I have been awarded patents in many fields. I learned long ago that it is very difficult for a small company like mine to license its patents to large, international companies. Kurt and his team represented us in patent infringement cases against many of the largest semiconductor manufacturers and electronics retailers in the world. After years of lawsuits and fighting, we were able to license our patents to these companies for more than $30 million. I can tell you firsthand that Kurt did a very good job for us and put us on equal footing with the biggest companies in the business.”

– Osman Ersed Akcasu, Ph.D.

“Our family company first retained Kurt to represent us in a real estate case. We had developed a subdivision and then sold it to a buyer who agreed to repay the debt owing on the property. Unfortunately, the buyer defaulted on the debt and we found ourselves in a difficult situation. Kurt solved this problem by winning the case at trial and on appeal. Since then, we have consulted with Kurt on several matters. We value his advice and appreciate his honest opinion and hard work.”

– Gary Baker