Contracts and Contract Disputes

Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements in Texas

The non-compete statute of the Texas Business and Commerce Code specifies some rules for businesses that want to have employees sign non-compete agreements. Employers have had their workers sign these agreements for many years, but they’ve usually had a hard time actually enforcing a non-compete agreement when employees have violated them. The courts have usually [...]

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. [...]

Understanding Anticipatory Contract Breaches

Know Your Rights: Understanding Anticipatory Contract Breaches When one party to a contract fails to live up to its end of the bargain, this is called a breach. There are different types of contract breaches recognized in Texas law. One of the more common is an anticipatory breach. Below, our Dallas business law attorneys explain [...]

Status of Minority Shareholder Oppression in Texas

In an ideal world, everyone gets a fair deal. In the real world, however, the powerless are often given a raw deal by the powerful. Texas minority shareholder oppression is a perfect example of this. Shareholder oppression occurs when the minority shareholders in a corporation are unfairly treated by the majority shareholders. It occurs more [...]

Power of Attorney Misuse

A power of attorney is a document that authorizes a person or organization (the agent or attorney-in-fact) to represent or act on behalf of another person or organization (the principal, grantor or donor) in making decisions and taking actions relating to private affairs, business dealings, health care or legal matters. It is often a good [...]

The Business Mediation Process

When two businesses are involved in a dispute, it’s often more beneficial for both to resolve the disagreement through compromise rather than litigation. The business mediation process makes this possible. In a neutral setting, in the presence of an impartial mediator, the parties may be able to reach a mutually beneficial agreement, particularly with the [...]

The Commercial Eviction Process

Both lessor and lessee can be negatively impacted by a poor commercial lease situation. These situations may in one way or another necessitate the eviction of the lessee, and it’s important for members of both parties to be aware of the legal process that must be followed. Lockout Landlords have a statutory right to lockout [...]

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 Partnership [...]

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 [...]

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