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Transferring a Business is a Team Effort

Transferring a Business is a Team Effort Thinking about buying or selling a business? It’s a big step in life, so let’s talk about surrounding yourself with the right help to make sure you make the best deal possible. A tempting path for some entrepreneurs is trying to handle the entire transaction themselves. The temptation Read More

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But I Can Do it by Myself for Less…

When handling it yourself is not a good idea from a legal perspective   “It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money — that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything…” Common Law of Business Balance Read More

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Common Litigation Myths Debunked! Part III

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 More

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Distinctiveness: Selecting a Strong Trademark

Not all trademarks are created equal. A potential mark must be distinctive enough to allow consumers to distinguish the applicant’s goods or services from the goods and services of others. When reviewing a trademark application, trademark examiners analyze where the mark falls on a spectrum of distinctiveness. The more distinctive the mark, the easier it Read More

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Part I – Probate: Identify the most efficient probate proceeding

Probate is the process of applying to a court for authority to transfer a decedent’s property.  When the court stays involved throughout the administration of a probate (i.e. through the whole process) then the probate process is long, complex and expensive.  However, Texas has aggressively sought to create a number of more efficient (i.e. quicker Read More

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Cotenancy: Unique Relationship of Co-Ownership

There are many situations where attorneys must address a client’s co-ownership issues.  The basis of a cotenancy relationship is each owner’s (non-exclusive) right to use, occupy and possess each part of the property.  Cotenants may not exclude other cotenant owners from possessing, using or occupying the same part or parcel.  Texas law recognizes three forms Read More

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Business Bankruptcy Basics

A rise or fall in the economy. An adverse legal judgment. Unexpected bills or lack of payments from business partners.  A natural disaster. Small businesses face financial blows like these all the time and end up asking the same question: Should my small business consider filing bankruptcy? Bankruptcy is a legal process for individuals and Read More

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Trademark Basics: Part I- What is a Trademark?

A lot goes into building a business—from nurturing an idea and developing a business plan, to raising capital and agonizing over what to call your fledgling endeavor – each piece is a vital part of the overall structure. Your business name and branding are the face of your company, and crucial to its success. The Read More

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Estate Planning for Life Part III – Directive and DNR

When most people think of estate planning they typically think wills, trusts and death.  However, the actuality is that one of the major focuses of good estate planning is for incapacity during a client’s lifetime.  In the previous Part I of this series, I outlined the purpose and benefits of a Financial Power of Attorney.  Read More

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Estate Planning for Life Part I – Financial Power of Attorney

When most people think of estate planning they typically think wills, trusts and death.  However, the actuality is that one of the major focuses of good estate planning is for incapacity during a client’s lifetime.  I take a very educational approach to my consultations and I am always pleased when we reach the end of Read More

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2019 Legislative Update – Texas POA Laws

In odd numbered years, Texas property owners associations (POAs) must consider any new laws affecting POAs that became effective following the Texas legislative session earlier that year. For 2019, a few such laws recently went into effect specific to residential POAs (but excluding condominium associations). HOUSE BILL 234 – Protection of
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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
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Wrapping Up a Decade: Meaningful New Year’s Resolutions

Not Worth the Paper It’s Written On

We have all heard the saying that something is “not worth the paper it is written on.”  This is usually said about a contract that is unenforceable or even if enforceable, it may have no value because the party has no ability to pay or perform under the contract.  Many
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Not Worth the Paper It’s Written On

“So…What Happens to My Bitcoin When I Die?” Modern Estate Planning for Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies

Millennials have complicated everything. Socializing in person wasn’t enough, so they created Facebook. Dollars weren’t enough, so they created Bitcoin. Every new app, technology or cryptocurrency brings with it more uncertainty legal uncertainty around these digital assets. Are they currency? Are they property? Can they be gifted? Can they be
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“So…What Happens to My Bitcoin When I Die?” Modern Estate Planning for Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies
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