Monthly Archives: September 2017

Ponzi Schemes Are Still Around

You would think after Bernie Madoff, no one would ever fall for it again, but that is just not the case. There have been stories on at least a half-dozen different Ponzi schemes in the news in recent weeks. In a Ponzi Scheme investment fraud, the perpetrator of the fraud guarantees investors high returns on [...]

2019-02-20T12:11:47-05:00September 29th, 2017|Business Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law, Fraud|

Post Mortem Tax Planning for Couples

Post-mortem tax planning refers to the arrangements an individual makes prior to death to minimize the overall tax liability of their estate, and the steps followed by the executor later to ensure the decedent’s goal is achieved.  Even with diligent efforts to keep up with changes in tax laws, sometimes it is simply not possible [...]

2019-02-20T12:28:47-05:00September 26th, 2017|Estate Planning, Family Law|

Best Practices for Commercial Real Estate Financing

What sets commercial loans apart from residential financing is that a commercial real estate loan is secured for the purpose of revenue generation. For that reason, best practices for commercial real estate financing are considerably different than those in residential real estate. In order to secure commercial real estate financing, you’ll have to present your [...]

Price Gouging Defense & Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

Natural disasters, like Hurricane Harvey, can bring out the best and worst in people. It is heartwarming to see folks coming together to perform selfless acts of kindness and generosity.  And infuriating to see those that seek to profit from the misfortune of others.  Nothing gets the public’s ire up more than businesses that engage [...]