By Kristen Bates | Published November 13, 2019 | |
The State of Texas is a strong advocate for protecting property owners from the forced taking of land, including eminent domain, foreclosure or annexation. This year, the Texas Legislature enacted a bill that protects landowners for decades to come from forced annexation. In 1858, Texas passed the first statute allowing incorporation of a city under Read MoreRead More
In the last segment in this series, I discussed myths surrounding settlement. This segment focuses on a myth about the discovery phase of litigation. Myth #3: Discovery is just an expensive waste of time. Of the several aspects of litigation that clients find the most irksome, the discovery process may top the list. Discovery is Read MoreRead More
In Part I of this series, I addressed the myth that lawyers must respond aggressively in all aspects of litigation to be effective. Now I want to focus on a related myth: that settlement connotes either weakness or liability. Myth #2: If you settle, it is probably because you were going to lose at trial. You often hear Read MoreRead More
For me, one of the setbacks of practicing law, namely civil litigation, is that I am no longer able to watch legal-based television shows or movies without pointing out the multitude of inaccuracies and ultimately ruining the viewing experience for everyone I am with. TV and the Internet are such vital components to our society, Read MoreRead More
There is an old saying in the legal profession that goes “Your client’s case will never look better than the day it walks in the door.” That saying has certainly proven true in my experience. In the first client meeting, we only hear one side of the story, and most people have a tendency to Read MoreRead More
Hindsight is 20/20, at least that is what one Landlord might say after fighting for multiple months to regain possession of his property from a non-paying Tenant. In this case, the Tenant strategically filed a bankruptcy action the day before the Landlord was set to regain possession of his property. The result –possibly having to Read MoreRead More
The general rule in Texas is that each party to a lawsuit pays their own attorney’s fees, win or lose. There are, however, numerous exceptions. For instance, in lawsuits involving a breach of contract, rendered services, or (because this is Texas) killed or injured livestock, the law says that if you win, you are entitled Read MoreRead More
The Strong Firm represents borrower in $42.3 million HUD construction loan for multifamily real estate development in Walton County, Florida.Read More
The Strong Firm acts as legal counsel for borrower in $32.1 million HUD construction loan for multifamily real estate development in Conroe, Texas.Read More
The Strong Firm aids borrower in $31.7 million HUD construction loan for multifamily real estate development in Nueces County, Texas.Read More
The Strong Firm represents borrower in the refinancing of a $3.57 million commercial mortgage-backed security for a commercial office facility in Montgomery County, Texas.Read More
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