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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 Importance of an Active Lifestyle to Self and Community

Locally in The Woodlands, Texas, a master-planned community built around the concept of bringing nature and people together, an active lifestyle is always literally just outside your door.  Quoting from the web site of The Woodlands Development Company “With 131 forested parks and 205 miles of hike and bike trails, you can bike, walk, run, Read More

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Legislation Authorizes Paid Sick Leave for Workers Suffering from Coronavirus

New legislation passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic allows certain workers to receive paid sick leave even if their employer previously did not provide it. In March, the federal government enacted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). This law assists employers that give their employees paid time off
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Lenders Suspend Home Foreclosures Due to COVID-19, But What Happens Next?

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How Can I Create Estate Planning Documents During the Pandemic?

Even in its first few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to examine or reassess what is most important to them. The need to prepare in case of an emergency or untimely death has been highlighted by the tragic losses occurring around the country. What can you do if
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Complying with Corporate Annual Meeting Requirements during the COVID-19 Quarantine

How do you hold a corporate annual meeting when the entire country is in lockdown? On the surface, it might seem like a simple matter of using a favorite video conferencing tool and perhaps checking to see if it’s been hacked. Annual meetings for corporations are more than get-togethers. They
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