Business Law

Kicking off your new Texas business: choice of business entity

An increasingly healthy Dallas-Fort Worth economy may be a good environment to start a new commercial enterprise. Dallas-Fort Worth's economic recovery has been endorsed by some heavy hitters. In October 2015, the metro area was ranked number one in the country for commercial-property investment by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a joint [...]

2017-05-09T15:47:21+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Business Formation, Business Law|

New Overtime Rules

President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to update overtime rules. The new rule goes into effect on December 1, 2016. The new rule will: Raise the salary threshold indicating eligibility from $455/week ($23,660) to $913 ($47,476 per year), ensuring protections to 4.2 million workers. Automatically update the salary threshold every three years, based on [...]

2017-05-10T11:04:02+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Business Law, Employment Law|

Doing Business with Texas Companies

Are you doing business with companies in Texas? Sometimes, Texas companies do not pay as agreed. Is it worth trying to collect from a Texas company? Is it worthwhile to sue a Texas company in your state? Is it worthwhile to sue a Texas company in Texas? If it worthwhile to sue a Texas company [...]

2017-05-10T10:59:22+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Business Law, Business Litigation|

Uniform Codes

With 5o states, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, each with its own set of laws and courts, doing business in the United States could be very confusing if there were not some regularity in the laws.  Some regularity comes from the fact that 49 of the states [...]

2017-05-10T11:23:43+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Business Law, Commercial Transactions|

Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices

In the practice of law, an attorney sees a wide range of ways that people cheat other people.  Recognizing that statutes have been passed to provide remedies for certain types of activities, reviewing some Texas statutes gives an idea of the ingenuity of some people in finding  ways to obtain money without working hard. false [...]

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