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Keeping Proprietary Information Safe During Business Negotiations

Negotiation is a process in which two or more parties with varying needs and goals discuss a problem to find a mutually satisfactory solution. In the course of negotiations, it is common for parties to share confidential information to move the resolution process forward. For a business, negotiations are critical for collaboration.  But how can [...]

2019-06-13T13:51:42-05:00June 13th, 2019|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Protecting a Company from Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

A trade secret can be any formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, process, or collection of information used in a business which derives independent economic value from not being generally known or readily ascertainable to others outside of the business organization.  When someone privy to a trade secret chooses to divulge information, a company must [...]

2019-06-03T14:02:53-05:00May 31st, 2019|Business Law, Business Litigation|

The Basics: How Does Insurance Impact Litigation Strategy?

In the normal course of business, companies purchase insurance to help manage risks. Some of the most common types of insurance purchased by businesses include commercial general liability, professional liability, and directors’ and officers’ liability. On unfortunate occasions, a company may have legal actions brought against the interest of the business. When this happens, insurance [...]

2019-06-04T12:40:21-05:00May 21st, 2019|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Breach of Contract Damages: What Should I Expect to Recover (or Pay)?

In a breach of contract case, one or both sides claim that the other party involved in the agreement has failed to live up to the terms of the contract. There are several types of damages that an aggrieved party can receive for breach of contract claims, including restitution, specific performance, rescission, and general damages. [...]

How to Protect Your Commercial Real Estate from Squatters

For commercial real estate owners, squatters can be a significant nuisance. They can damage property, lower property values, and can even jeopardize your ownership rights. In certain circumstances, allowing squatters on your real estate property might even mean being forced to legally treat them as tenants and giving them notice for eviction, even if the [...]

2019-06-04T12:43:47-05:00April 15th, 2019|Real Estate|

When Will Assets be Disproportionately Distributed Due to Fraud in a Texas Divorce?

Texas is a community property state, which requires that spouses going through a divorce make a just and right distribution of marital property. For most couples, this means making an equal split of the value of all marital assets and debts; however, in certain situations, the Texas family court can award a disproportionate share of [...]

2019-04-10T16:05:17-05:00March 30th, 2019|Family Law|

Tips for Creating a Family Business Succession Plan

Business succession planning is the most logical, practical, and streamlined process for a small business owner to hand over the business to the next generation and exit the company. It can be just as important, if not more so, than estate planning because in many cases a business succession plan is initiated prior to the [...]

2019-04-10T15:45:49-05:00March 15th, 2019|Business Law, Business Planning|

Moving Children Post Divorce in Texas

When going through a divorce, many parents like to believe all the important issues concerning their children will be resolved once and for all with the final divorce decree. In reality, life circumstances often change for one (or both) parents following divorce, and these changes affect everyone. A common example is when a former spouse [...]

2019-02-15T13:43:55-05:00February 15th, 2019|Family Law|

Business Partnerships: Tips to Ensure Your Compatibility

Starting a new business partnership is both exciting and overwhelming. There are a lot of details–and hard work–that go into creating a successful business. And while working with one or more partners can ease the burden on you to some extent, you also need to make sure that you and your partners are compatible. With [...]

2019-06-04T12:37:27-05:00January 30th, 2019|Business Formation, Business Law, Business Planning|

When Will a Prenuptial Agreement Not be Enforced?

  Premarital or prenuptial agreements are a common part of marriage and divorce these days. A prenup may be a good idea when one spouse is remarrying or brings significant property or debt into the marriage. As a general rule, a premarital agreement is enforceable under Texas law. Of course, every rule has its exceptions. [...]

2019-01-30T15:48:40-05:00January 15th, 2019|Estate Planning, Family Law|
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