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Haley Heinrich Joins Firm as Associate Attorney

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February 12, 2019

Saunders, Walsh & Beard is pleased to welcome associate attorney Haley Heinrich to our civil litigation team. A graduate of Texas A&M University School of Law, Haley has been a licensed attorney for five years. Haley is articulate, well-versed in both practice and theory, and has already made significant contributions…

Congratulations to paralegal Shelley Smith on over 20 years of service!

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February 8, 2019

Shelley has not only been an integral part of our firm since we opened the doors in 2012, she has also been the right hand (wo)man to founding partner Brantley Saunders for over 20 years. Her knowledge of the paralegal field, coupled with her steadfast devotion to our clients, attorneys,…

Happy Birthday to Partner Mark A. Walsh!

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February 6, 2019

Mark Walsh founded Saunders, Walsh & Beard with long-time friend, Brantley Saunders, in 2012. Mark is known as a tenacious litigator and negotiator among his peers and clients and a thoughtful and supportive leader among his employees and coworkers. Above all, Mark is a devoted husband and father. We appreciate…

Calculating Supersedeas Security

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January 22, 2019

If a party to a lawsuit wants to appeal the trial court’s judgment, it has to post security in the form of a supersedeas bond to suspend enforcement of the judgment during the appeal.  In Top Cat Ready Mix, LLC v. Alliance Trucking, LP, et al., the Texas Fifth District…

Boot Scootin For Hugs Gala

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January 18, 2019

Show your support for a great cause! Join us for the 2019 Hugs Cafe Gala, Boot Scootin’ for Hugs on February 9, as we raise funds to continue providing meaningful employment for adults with special needs. Hugs is thrilled to have Coach Gene Stallings as guest speaker. We look forward…

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…