General Corporate Law

What to Expect when You’re Expecting (A lawsuit)

Clients often ask, “Can they sue me for this?” The answer is always, “yes, they can file a lawsuit for anything; that doesn’t mean they can win.” In business and in life, people find themselves in conflicts, and often times threats about suing are thrown around. People tend to have an expectation that getting sued…

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Eight Common Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make

Nothing conveys the American Dream much more than owning your own business. To some, there’s nothing better than having the ability to call your own shots and be the head of a company or organization. However, it’s highly important to make sure you have all your ducks in a row from a legal standpoint to…

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What Is Construction Law?

Everyone knows a lawyer is a person who practices law, one who (at the very least) provides legal counsel and representation to his or her clients. What you may not know is there are many different areas of law in which a lawyer can specialize, from family and civil law to municipal and real estate…

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What You Should Know About Identity Theft

Technological advancements in today’s society have changed nearly every aspect of everyday life. From communicating with loved ones to shopping for goods and services, all you need seems to only be a click or swipe away. Despite all the good that comes from the convenience of technology and online abilities, it’s easier now than ever…

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Asset Protection – Avoiding Fraudulent Transfers

During consultations, clients frequently ask, “Now that I’ve been sued, what can I do to protect my property from a judgment?” Sadly, the law of fraudulent transfers limits the options available to a lawyer to help you protect your assets in such a situation. As with most things, when it comes to protecting your own…

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Five Common Business Law Mistakes

Starting a business can be an exciting-yet-scary venture in life. There are so many different factors to consider during the start-up process that go beyond simply picking out the perfect name, office space, equipment and amenities. With a multitude of loose ends to tie up, decisions to make and documents to sign, it’s not unheard…

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Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) is a federal statute generally designed to protect workers who are unorganized or who lack bargaining power. The protections afforded individuals by the FLSA extend only to “employees.” The question whether one falls under the definition of employee is usually readily apparent. Most workers who are not…

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The Cost of Doing Business

Tale of Two Businesses (A Business Parable) Two entrepreneurs went to visit an attorney’s office. One was named Joe Pennypincher, the other was Patrick Preparedman. They each wanted to start a business and needed documents drawn up. At each of their consults, the attorney explained how he would go through and get the important factors…

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How Are Law Offices Structured?

Four Common Organizational Structures A law office is a place to go whenever you need guidance or representation for various types of legal matters ranging from child custody and juvenile defense to bankruptcy and oil/mineral rights. At its most basic level, a law office houses a lawyer, who provides services in his or her area…

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Business Divorce in Texas

When I was young, my father told me to never get into a 50/50 ownership arrangement with your business partner. Now that I’ve grown into an attorney who sometimes deals with these businesses, I thought it might be useful to talk about some of the ways to avoid a 50/50 situation or some considerations that…

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