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Happy Independence Day – We Are Open For Business

Happy Independence Day! We Are Most Certainly Open For Business! Independence Day invokes feelings of individual freedom and independence being the basis on which our great country was founded.  Over the course of the last 15 months, few things have been entirely certain.  Markets, along with the availability of workers, commodities, and related costs have Read More

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Mediation Is Ideal While in Isolation

It is an interesting time for everyone, including attorneys.  We are advocates for our clients in the Courts and in our clients’ offices negotiating various deals.  Like everyone else, the traditional ways of making things happen have been taken away.  While the Courts in Texas are doing everything possible in order to move cases along, Read More

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What Does “Community” Look Like During Social Distancing?

I will not say these times of COVID-19 are “unprecedented times”.  That is being overused and is obvious.  What is unique to these COVID-19 days, in my opinion, is the extent to which some are looking to government for decisions and related comfort from uncertainty rather than trying to find or create our own level Read More

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Wrapping Up a Decade: Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions

As 2019 comes to a close, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on what we’ve accomplished and make resolutions for what we hope to do in 2020. I have never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions as they often seem like short-term, immeasurable goals. Things like “I am going to exercise more” or “I Read More

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Libel Cases Resulting From Social Media: The New Frontier

LIBEL CASES RESULTING FROM SOCIAL MEDIA: THE NEW FRONTIER Everyone is a reporter these days. We all carry a recording studio with high-quality video and sound and a printing press in our pocket. We all have the capability to publish current “news” and go live on Facebook at a moment’s notice and many do. And Read More

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The Local Impact of Sport: It’s Not Just the Dollars

From professional franchises that are valued in the billions (the Dallas Cowboys are valued by Forbes at $4 billion) down to local youth sports, there is no arguing the major impact of sport on global, regional and local societies. The direct economic impact from just a single sporting event can be significant and easy to Read More

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The Keys to Success

Everybody wants to be a part of the “next big thing.” Today’s consumer-driven economy pushes out new retail market concepts daily and they fail just as often. If timed correctly, an entrepreneur can ride the wave of a new retail concept to a very profitable and sustainable franchise-based business. Some franchise concepts last what seems Read More

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Vote! More (Not Less) Of Us Need to Be Shaping the Future

In the midst of the U.S. presidential election period, it seems like a very simple task for each of us to take the time to get educated and vote. Each time we step into a voting booth, we honor the sacrifice of those that made our democracy possible, so when the polls open on Nov. Read More

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The Uber Controversy: An Example of the Clash of Two Worlds

Today we live in a world that is built around handheld devices that satisfy the freedom of instant access and gratification. This new reality means we may have to sacrifice some privacy and sometimes potential safety, for convenience, a controversial trade-off perfectly embodied by the successful car service Uber. Simply open an app on your Read More

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Identity Theft Hits Oil Companies

Potential Risk and Liability for Scammers Stealing Identities and Royalty The oil industry is an interesting mix of the “wildcatter” attitude partnering with property owners (both surface and mineral) to work toward finding and producing valuable oil and gas for the benefit of all.   Since Edwin Drake’s first oil well in 1859 in Pennsylvania, oilmen Read More

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    The Strong Firm prevails in dispositive motion regarding Texas economic loss rule resulting in dismissal of claims again party.

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    The Strong Firm successfully forecloses first priority lien against multi-million dollar commercial asset.

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    The Strong Firm secures writ of reentry after unlawful lockout of commercial tenant.

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    The Strong Firm prevails in writ of mandamus proceeding involving denial of temporary restraining order to stop foreclosure sale.

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Happy Independence Day – We Are Open For Business

Happy Independence Day! We Are Most Certainly Open For Business! Independence Day invokes feelings of individual freedom and independence being the basis on which our great country was founded.  Over the course of the last 15 months, few things have been entirely certain.  Markets, along with the availability of workers,
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Happy Independence Day – We Are Open For Business

Residential Real Estate: Lawyers, Title Companies, and Agents, Oh My!

Residential Real Estate: Lawyers, Title Companies, and Agents, Oh My!   The evolution of the internet and rapid increase in access to information has changed the way we buy and sell homes. While real estate agents still serve a vital role in the process on both sides of the transaction, many buyers
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Residential Real Estate: Lawyers, Title Companies, and Agents, Oh My!

COMMUNITY AND SEPARATE PROPERTY IN TEXAS: OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL

COMMUNITY AND SEPARATE PROPERTY IN TEXAS: OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL Texas law characterizes property acquired by spouses either community or separate property when property is acquired, and this characterization has tremendous consequences. w defines a spouse’s "separate property" as: (1) property owned or claimed by the spouse before marriage; (2) property acquired during
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COMMUNITY AND SEPARATE PROPERTY IN TEXAS: OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL

Scams in Times of Disaster and Emergency

Scams in Times of Disaster and Emergency While Texans are generally prepared for major weather-related disasters during hurricane season from June through October, occasionally a rogue weather event, such as an artic blast, sweeps across the state causing severe and unanticipated property damage to residential and commercial properties. As individuals and
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