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First day of SWB’s 2019 Summer Internship Program

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June 4, 2019

Today marks the first day of SWB’s 2019 Summer Internship Program and as such we welcome our interns, Mr. Zack McConnell and Ms. Meera Sam. Mr. McConnell attends Cornell University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations. Ms. Sam attends the University of Texas…

Chapman Bauerlein Joins Firm as Associate Attorney

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May 8, 2019

Saunders, Walsh & Beard welcomes associate attorney Chapman Bauerlein to our civil litigation team. Chapman worked with excellent lawyers before joining our firm and is experienced beyond his years. He is capable of jumping into the middle of the most challenging cases and immediately contributing. Since joining the firm in April, Chapman…

Roofing Day at the Texas State Capital

March 6, 2019

I was honored to spend the day at the Texas State Capital on February 27, 2019 for Roofing Day. It was a great experience meeting with those who make our system of government work in Texas and spending time with so many of my hard-working friends in the roofing and…

SWB celebrates 7 years representing Collin County and beyond!

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March 1, 2019

Today marks 7 years Saunders, Walsh & Beard (SWB) has had the honor of representing the people and businesses of Collin County and beyond. We are blessed to be a part of such a great community.  SWB is a business litigation law firm in McKinney, Texas, founded in 2012 by…

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

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…