Tyler Beas is an associate in the Business Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. His practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation. Tyler also has experience assisting with technology agreement drafting and due diligence.
Tyler served as a law clerk in the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender in Chicago, Illinois during the summer of 2009. Tyler was also a clinic member with the Chicago Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship in 2010-2011.
Tyler is a contributor to the SoMe Law Brief, the firm's Social Media Practice Group blog. Tyler is also a member of the firm's Attorney Diversity Committee.
- Obtained guilty verdicts in several jury trials as a Visiting Prosecutor for the City of Arlington.
- Represented multinational oil and gas corporation protecting business operations.
- Assist global medical company with agreement drafting and due diligence.
- Represented large estate in efforts to recover financial investments.
- Assisted American-based oil company in efforts to dismiss complaint.
- Represented national publishing and advertising company in fraudulent transfer case.
- Defended working interest owner in large mineral lease in declaratory action and suit for accounting and damages.
- Obtained a favorable settlement of a commercial lease dispute on behalf of a national homebuilder.
- Representing health service provider in insurance payment dispute.
- Defending steel supplier in breach of contract dispute.
- Representing principal of an international stone processor, importer, and wholesaler in commercial dispute.
Publications and Presentations
- Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series Portfolio No. 91, Social Media Law, Contributor, August 2013.
- "Justifiable Reliance Standards Differ Across States," Co-author with Patrick Keating, American Bar Association Business Torts Litigation, Summer 2013, Vol. 20, No. 4, July 31, 2013
- "The Legality of Transmitting Live TV Over the Internet: Two Cases, Two Coasts, Two Completely Different Results," assisted with preparation and presentation of CLE to the Dallas Bar Association’s IP Section, March 22, 2013.
- "Bracket Busted: Just How Legal Is Your Office NCAA Tournament Pool?" DAYL Dicta, March 2013.
- "Gone, But Social Media Not Forgotten: Social Media Estate Planning Update," Social Media Law Brief, March 1, 2013.
- "Don’t Delete That Post! The Duty to Preserve Social Media Evidence," Social Media Law Brief, November 29, 2012.
- "@London2012, The First Social Media #Olympic Games," Social Media Law Brief, August 27, 2012.
- "You Can't Take It With You When You're Gone... or Can You? Social Media Estate Planning," Social Media Law Brief, June 11, 2012.
Selected Representative Experience
07/31/2013 - ABA Business Torts Litigation newsletter Guest Article: Justifiable Reliance Standards Differ Across States
Although the elements of fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims are similar across many states, those similarities in the “black letter” law conceal important differences in how states address common issues related to the claims.
03/01/2013 - Gone, But Social Media Not Forgotten: Social Media Estate Planning Update
In my June 11, 2012 SoMe blog post
, I wrote about the necessity of including social media assets in an individual’s estate planning process.
03/01/2013 - Bracket Busted: Just How Legal Is Your Office NCAA Tournament Pool?
March is just around the corner, and that can mean only one thing for the millions of sports fans across the United States - the NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament.
11/29/2012 - Don’t Delete That Post! The Duty to Preserve Social Media Evidence
A 2010 study estimated that nearly 65% of Fortune Global 100 companies maintain an active Twitter account, and nearly 54% have Facebook fan pages.
08/27/2012 - @London2012, The First Social Media #Olympic Games
With the completion of the 30th Olympic Games (“Games”), it’s likely that you have tweeted, liked, shared or followed something Olympic related.
06/11/2012 - You Can’t Take It With You When You’re Gone…Or Can You? Social Media Estate Planning
Many individuals fail to realize that their profiles, contacts, and other social media property are valuable assets that should be included in the estate planning process.