Monthly Archives: August 2017

Land Use & Zoning Laws

If you’ve traveled anywhere in the state of Texas, you’ve probably noticed that real estate zoning is handled on a city by city basis. One trip to Houston, which holds the distinction as the only major American city that lacks zoning, and it becomes very apparent. It’s not uncommon to see businesses next door to [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:04+00:00August 30th, 2017|Business Law, Real Estate|

Legal Considerations for Startups

With our recent economic expansion and favorable regulatory and tax environments, Texas has become an excellent starting place for new businesses. Startups have an excellent opportunity for growth in the state, but there are still plenty of legal issues to consider. Here, we’ll go over a few of the key legal considerations startups should take [...]

Supervised Visitation in Texas

The goal of supervised visitation is to keep both parents involved in the lives of their children while ensuring the children’s physical and emotional safety. Supervised visitation is a court order issued when one parent has some form of emotional, mental or physical condition that might make an unsupervised visitation unsafe for the child(ren). The [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:04+00:00August 14th, 2017|Family Law|

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: Small Business Bankruptcy

If the debt burden you are is facing is insurmountable, you may be considering bankruptcy for your small business.  This may be the right course of action, especially if your personal assets are at risk. Which type of bankruptcy, Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11, is right? Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Chapter 11 bankruptcy, sometimes referred to [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:04+00:00August 7th, 2017|Bankruptcy, Business Law, Business Litigation|

Beware The Hidden Franchise

Have you entered into a partnership with others who are investing their time and money in your business, e.g. someone who sells your products or services in return for a fee or investment?  If so, you may be operating a hidden or “accidental franchise,” which means you are guilty of operating a franchise without following [...]

2018-08-02T11:57:04+00:00August 1st, 2017|Business Law, Business Litigation, Employment Law, Fraud|