After more than a decade of representing or working within publicly traded companies, we here at McFarlane Mediations have identified and dealt with a wide range of business issues. We now bring that experience to our clients as we assist them in avoiding disputes by addressing the issues that in the past have led to conflict.

McFarlane Mediations understands business. We can act as a sounding board, and we offer the following services to our clients:

  • Assisting clients will all aspects of intellectual property.
  • Reviewing or drafting contracts used by the business, including nondisclosure agreements, employee handbooks (or contracts of employment including agreements not to compete and trade secret protection), terms and conditions for the clients’ products and services, service or vendor contracts, and collections.
  • Assisting businesses with corporate governance and structure.
  • Advising clients on issues of electronic discovery, including document retention policies.

We can also refer our clients to other efficient, client-focused lawyers for issues outside our specialties.


Heather McFarlane has been selected for inclusion in Texas Superlawyers® in the practice area of alternative dispute resolution.  A number of Harris County District and County Courts have appointed Ms. McFarlane to mediate their cases, and the local federal courts have approved her to be a provider for mediations, arbitrations, and other alternative dispute resolution services.

Heather McFarlane begins all mediations prepared for the day. She prides herself on listening to all parties, providing straight talk about the strengths and weaknesses of each case, and assisting the parties in brainstorming creative solutions.

She has mediated a number of cases, including contract, insurance, intellectual property, and personal injury disputes.  If you are interested in investing in an experienced mediator with a fresh perspective, please contact us to obtain our rates and to schedule your mediation.


We at McFarlane Mediations focus our practice on simplifying complex litigation.  Our services include:

  • Represent clients in intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement, Lanham Act violations, and trade secrets.
  • Assisting and advising lawyers on all aspects of electronic discovery and electronically stored information.
  • Working with lawyers – on both sides of the bar – involved in disputes with insurance coverage by analyzing coverage and interfacing directly with the insurance company while the hiring lawyer focuses on the underlying dispute.
  • Representing clients in all types of business disputes.