Business Litigation

Commercial Lease Negotiation Pitfalls

Signing a business contract, such as a commercial lease, can be stressful. You are committing to a payment schedule over a long period of time. Selecting office space for your business is one of the most important contracts you’ll sign.  Here are some commercial lease negotiation pitfalls and red flags to look out for and [...]

Partnership Agreement Types

  You might think the arrangement you have with your business partner is just fine the way it is, with a handshake agreement, and your business plan on a napkin.  You work well together, agree on most things, and share a common vision and Texas-sized enthusiasm for your business.  What could possibly go wrong? Texas [...]

Breach of Contract and Resulting Damages

A breach of contract happens when there is a failure to perform any or all terms of a contract, whether it’s written or oral. This failure can include not completing a job, not paying on time or at all, not delivering goods ordered, or any act that shows the party is not going to complete [...]

Myths About Commercial Bankruptcy

Many view filing bankruptcy as a hopeless fate to be avoided at all costs. While it is a situation businesses hope to avoid, the word’s negative connotation has bred a number of myths that may keep corporations or partnerships from considering filing bankruptcy as a way to keep their companies afloat. Myth: You’ll Lose Everything [...]

2017-06-15T14:27:07+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Bankruptcy, Business Litigation|

The importance of planning for business emergencies

Most Texas entrepreneurs know about the importance of writing business plans for their start-up companies. Entrepreneurs also should plan for what will need to be done if things do not go as planned or if emergencies occur. In this contingency plan, the ultimate goal is to understand what will be necessary for business survival in [...]

Taking a Deposition Without Filing Suit

Rule 202: Depositions Before Suit or to Investigate Claims Texas law provides that you may be able to take the deposition of someone before a suit has been filed if certain conditions are met. These depositions were previously called depositions to perpetuate testimony. The requirements for requesting a deposition are set forth in Rule 202.1 [...]

2017-05-10T22:22:01+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|

Importing & Exporting Judgments

  Did you know you can import a judgment from another state (and sometimes from other countries) into Texas as if the judgment had originally been made in Texas? Lawyers and courts in Texas refer to this as domesticating a foreign judgment. You can also export a judgment from Texas to other states (and sometimes [...]

2017-05-30T15:21:22+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Appeals, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation|

Well Drafted Contracts form the backbone of successful business relationships

There are contracts and there are contracts. Many contracts are entered with every understanding well documented, other contracts are entered into without a single word being written and others are written but are not clear or have important agreements omitted. Most of these contracts succeed, but if circumstances change or a disagreement arises, the consequences [...]

Soccer in the United States

No matter what you think about playing and/or watching soccer (football to the rest of the World), soccer has a structure and rules that seem strange to residents of the United States. FIFA is the Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It [...]

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|
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