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Ryan W. Wood | Business Attorney

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November 12, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Ryan W. Wood to Saunders, Walsh & Beard as Associate Attorney. Ryan handles business and real estate transactions, corporate formations and governance, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Welcome, Ryan!

Overview of 2022 Changes to Texas Lien Law

September 29, 2021

Changes to Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Liens Law Effective January 1, 2022 Major changes to Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code go into effect on January 1, 2022.  On June 15, 2021, Governor Abbott signed into law House Bill 2237, which makes sweeping changes to the primary source of law…

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2021 TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS!

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September 24, 2021

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is proud to announce J. Brantley Saunders, Mark A. Walsh, Alexander N. Beard, Lewis L. Isaacks, David N. Kennedy, and Jacob D. Thomas as Texas Super Lawyers for 2021.   Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of…

Texas Supreme Court Provides New Procedure for Pursuing UIM Claims Under Auto Policies

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May 24, 2021

  Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court issued a decision that will substantially impact how underinsured motorist (UIM) claims will now be litigated in Texas.  In Allstate Ins. Co. v. Irwin, Case No. 19-0885, a sharply divided court (5-4) held that an insurance carrier’s liability for UIM benefits may now…

McKinney Tea Shop Takes COVID Insurance Battle to Fifth Circuit

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May 14, 2021

  One of the hottest insurance issues stemming from the COVID pandemic is whether business interruption losses resulting from governmental shut-down orders are covered under standard commercial property insurance policies. Under most policies, the issue boils down to whether the shutdown of the business constitutes “direct physical loss of or…

Tiffany Bacon | Civil Litigation Attorney

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April 22, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Tiffany Bacon to Saunders, Walsh & Beard. Tiffany not only brings  7+ years of civil litigation experience to SWB, but some sweet southern California charm, too. Welcome, Tiffany!  

Texas Lien Law | Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens

March 29, 2021

Texas Lien Law Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Liens are legal tools for contractors and suppliers to collect payment for their goods and services. Texas law protects the interests of general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers by providing them with lien rights against construction projects. A lien is a…

Katie Thiele Promoted to Partner

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February 26, 2021

It is with great pride we announce Katie Thiele’s promotion from Senior Associate to Partner. Katie joined the law firm as its first Associate in the summer of 2012. Since then, she has developed her legal skills into a first-rate lawyer, a leader of our associate ranks, and pillar of…

Commercial Insurance Attorneys

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February 22, 2021

The Insurance Council of Texas categorized the recent winter storm as the “largest insurance claim event in history.” At Saunders, Walsh & Beard, our insurance attorneys help businesses whose insurers have failed to perform their duties under their related policies. Therefore, if you do not receive the coverage you expect,…

Seek Contract Time Extensions | Weather Delays

February 17, 2021

Seek contract time extensions for weather delays. It is imperative for contractors and subcontractors to be aware of the change order processes in their contracts and follow the correct procedures for seeking an increase in their contract time, especially with the severe weather occurring in Texas this week. Do not…