Farrah Ahmed represents automobile lenders, restaurants, convenient stores (C-stores), gas stations, business entities, contractors, franchisees, e-cigarette/vape retailers and wholesalers, automobile mechanic or body shops, Montessori schools and daycares, and individuals in a variety of commercial matters, including litigation, arbitration, and mediation in complex contract disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, commercial and residential leases, subleases, and assignments, trade secrets, franchise law, contract enforcement, professional liability claims against realtors, attorneys, and title companies, business torts, non-compete agreements, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, product liability, and writ of sequestrations/repossession of automobiles.
Farrah also has transactional experience in various business transactions, including purchase-sale of business assets, stock purchase agreements, corporate governing documents (e.g., company agreement or shareholders agreement), management agreements, loan documents (i.e., promissory notes, pledge agreements, and security agreements), commercial leases, license agreements, co-existence agreements, franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documents, business opportunity agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, vendor agreements, and application service provider agreement.
- Obtained jury verdict in for a client, backyard-recreation equipment manufacturer and retailer, who sued their former employee for conversion of merchandise.
- Secured favorable settlement for a seller of an accounting practice after dismissing most of buyer’s claims by summary judgment.
- Successfully defended a restaurant-franchisee sued for personal injury allegedly caused by a motor-vehicle accident involving client’s delivery driver (respondeat superior).
- Secured judgments, sequestrations, and garnishments on behalf of an auto lender against dealerships and delinquent consumers.
- Successfully defended sellers of a gas station and dismissed a lawsuit by a motion for summary judgment where the buyer was seeking over $1 million worth of damages.
- Successfully secured a gag order for a restaurateur after a rival restaurant made disparaging remarks to the media.
- Defended and negotiated a settlement for a restaurateur facing a $4 million lawsuit by the FDIC.
- Successfully secured a temporary injunction for a group of individual-creditors against a failed corporation and its board members and officers and a successor-entity which prevented the foreclosure of a $5 million commercial property.
- Successfully defended a franchisee against a motion for summary judgment by franchisor.
- Successfully defended and secured a judgment for an automobile repair shop wrongfully sued by a customer for breach of contract and DTPA violation.
- Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 2010)
- Southern Methodist University (B.A. International Studies, 2015)
- Texas, 2010
- United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, August 2011
- United States District Court, Western District of Texas, December 2013
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, August 2018
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, March 2019
Professional and Community Activities
- Texas Bar Association
- Dallas Bar Association
- City of Plano TIF Reinvestment Zone No. 2 Board, 2013-2019
- City of Plano TIF Reinvestment Zone No. 3 Board, 2019
- U.S. India Chamber of Commerce – Dallas/Ft. Worth, Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals Board