A Landmark Verdict

The Woodlands: Hopkins | Centrich Law’s statement on the anniversary of the landmark jury verdict in L&S Pro-Line, LLC v. Garrett Gagliano, Snook Holdings, LLC, Tactical Automation, Inc.1 Hopkins | Centrich Law is a prominent Montgomery County law firm committed to protecting the rights of minority shareholders in closely held companies of all sizes across Texas .

A Landmark Verdict

Hopkins | Centrich Law managing member Kirby D. Hopkins and senior associate Alexis L. Espejel were co-counsel in L&S Pro-Line, LLC v. Garrett Gagliano, Snook Holdings, LLC, Tactical Automation, Inc., a case that resulted in likely the largest award for a business case in Montgomery County history - $32+ million for Gagliano (a soon-to-be-announced top 20 verdict in Texas in 2021).

A complex matter that began in 2018 as what appeared to be a normal business dispute widened until it spanned virtually the full breadth of business law.

Garrett Gagliano was a minority shareholder (25%) and chief financial officer /treasurer of L&S Pro-Line for the past two years when he noticed “questionable behavior” by majority owner Lee Burkett. Gagliano thought Burkett was “bribing potential customer and engaging in illegal employment practices.”