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Two requirements every contractor must be aware of before beginning work on their next home remodel project

January 15, 2019

Texas Property Code 41.007 includes two important requirements for contractors who perform work on existing residential property, (i.e., repairs and remodels): 1. If you the contractor want to require a homestead property owner arbitrate their dispute with you, that requirement must be in 10 point bold font. 2. A residential…

Hugs Cafe: Creating Purpose for Those with Special Needs

January 10, 2019

“They just want a purpose.” Established in 2013, “Hugs Cafe” is a tangible manifestation of founder Ruth Thompson’s passion for helping people with special needs. While serving as the executive director of “New Day In-Home and Respite Care” in Parker, Colorado, Thompson saw a desperate need for opportunities for adults…

5 Common Commercial Leasing Mistakes to Avoid

December 28, 2018

What was once a dream has turned into a successful business and now it’s time to expand beyond the current space. But before you sign a lease on the first space you visit, try to avoid these five common commercial leasing mistakes. 1. Focusing on aesthetics over need. As an…

The Skinny on Consequential Damages

December 7, 2018

What are consequential damages and why do they matter? To understand consequential damages, you have to first understand direct damages. Direct damages are those that you’d typically think of as damages for breach of the duties one party owes another. On a breach of contract claim, they would include the…

Tarrant County prosecutors are going after home contractors who don’t finish the job

November 27, 2018

There are good and bad people in most all fields, construction included. Occasionally hard lessons are learned regarding large upfront deposits and work not completed by unscrupulous contractors who take the money and run. Civil actions against them can be like pouring good money after bad. For those who get…

Firm welcomes Mark D. Johnson as Partner

October 5, 2018

We’re excited to welcome Mark D. Johnson as Partner. Mr. Johnson has over 26 years of experience representing individuals and businesses, with a practice focusing on business litigation and liability insurance coverage. In addition, Mark has extensive experience with liability insurance claims and enjoys analyzing coverage issues under numerous types of insurance,…

Congratulations to our 2018 Texas Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

September 19, 2018

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is proud to announce Brantley Saunders, Mark Walsh, Lewis Isaacks, and David Kennedy have been recognized as 2018 Texas Super Lawyers with Jacob Thomas as a Rising Star. About Super Lawyers Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree…

Commercial Real Estate Purchase Client Success!

September 14, 2018

Congratulations to Katie Thiele and one of our clients, a large residential management company, for navigating their 3rd and largest (so far), acquisition of a $14,000,000 apartment complex in East Texas. This commercial real estate purchase transaction included it all—securities counsel, a $10,000,000 loan from a difficult lender, last minute…

Jennifer Pettit Joins Firm as Partner

August 10, 2018

Saunders, Walsh and Beard welcomes Jennifer Pettit as Partner. Ms. Pettit practices in the area of general business litigation with an emphasis on ad valorem tax litigation. Welcome, Jennifer! Read more about Jennifer here: https://saunderswalsh.com/jennifer-pettit/

Christopher M. Lowry joins Firm as Associate

July 30, 2018

Christopher M. Lowry joins Saunders, Walsh & Beard with a broad array of transactional and litigation experience reaching back to his time at Baylor Law School. He has obtained successful outcomes representing businesses and individuals in Texas and Federal courts, from small contract disputes to complex federal civil-rights lawsuits under…