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SWB Assists Real Estate Clients in Current Economy

July 13, 2022

With SWB at their side, firm real estate clients are finding opportunities in this changing economic environment. SWB attorneys actively represent real estate developers, lenders, investors, and others in all aspects of the acquisition, development, financing, leasing, and disposition of commercial, medical, and multi-family projects. Here are just some of…

SWB Closes Real Estate Deals for Clients

May 5, 2022

Attorneys at Saunders, Walsh & Beard represent developers, lenders, investors, and others in real estate transactions.  Here are just some of the more recent real estate deals we’ve closed for our clients Represented developer in $5.5 million acquisition of real estate located in San Antonio, Texas for multifamily high-rise development…

Trademark Infringement Case Settlement

March 29, 2022

Favorable Unfair Competition/Trademark Infringement Settlement Obtained for Global DNA Nutritional Client Against Competitor   Coming off the heels of her fraud jury verdict for our franchisee client, SWB attorney Regina Schneider favorably settled an unfair competition/trademark infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Ms….

SWB Secures Jury Verdict in Franchise Dispute

March 17, 2022

SWB Attorneys Secure Jury Verdict for Fraud and Fraudulent Transfer in Franchise Dispute Our client, a weight-loss franchisee, achieved a complete victory in the 429th District Court of Collin County after a nearly five-year battle. The franchisor claimed it had granted our client the use of an exclusive patented three-step…

Texas Supreme Court | Eight Corners Rule

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February 11, 2022

Texas Supreme Court Recognizes Northfield-like Exception to Eight Corners Rule Almost 20 years ago I stood before a panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing for an exception to what is commonly referred to among Texas insurance practitioners as the “eight-corners” rule. The eight-corners rule provides that…

JOSHUA L. WEEMS, ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

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January 25, 2022

Please join us in welcoming Associate Attorney Joshua L. Weems to SWB. Joshua brings 15 years of experience as a civil litigation attorney to SWB. He has successfully tried several cases to a favorable verdict for both individuals and insurers. You can read more about Joshua here. Welcome, Joshua!

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…