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2016 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star – Jacob D. Thomas

March 23, 2016

Saunders, Walsh & Beard would like to congratulate Jacob D. Thomas, a partner at Saunders, Walsh & Beard, for being selected for inclusion in the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars.  This is the second year in a row that Jacob has received this honor. The Rising Stars are the…

Saunders, Walsh & Beard sponsors the 1st Annual Hugs Café Celebration and Benefit in McKinney

February 9, 2016

Saunders, Walsh & Beard was happy to be a sponsor for the First Annual Hugs Café Celebration and Benefit in McKinney this past Saturday. Hugs Cafe, Inc. is a Texas nonprofit organization whose primary goal is to empower Special Needs Adults to change their lives for the better by creating jobs…

Texans “Slap” Back

February 4, 2016

Freedom of Speech is Alive and Well in Texas.  The Texas Citizens Participation Act Strikes Again: This time in an HOA dispute. If you run for office these days, you probably need to have pretty thick skin.  People have always “talked about” leaders, but now with the advent of community websites,…

The Difference between a Rule of Interpretation and a Canon of Construction

January 20, 2016

One evening, sitting by the fireplace, sipping on a cup of hot coco, I found myself musing on the subject of contract interpretation.  I was pondering various active cases and my fading memory of my first year of law school when I had two revelations:  1) I am getting old,…

2015 is “in the books” — is it in your corporate books?

January 14, 2016

An out-of-date corporate book can cause unexpected legal problems! It is important to keep your entity’s books up-to-date and to ensure compliance with the Texas Secretary of State’s Office and the Texas Comptroller’s Office.  Here are some common issues in need of updates: Did your entity hold its required annual…

The Eagle Has Landed

December 16, 2015

There is nothing like Fall football, especially in Texas.  As a native Texan, one of my favorite sayings is “everything is bigger and better in Texas.” The Allen football stadium is no exception. Last year, deficiencies were discovered that resulted in the closure of Allen’s $60 million Eagle Stadium.  Since…

Welcome aboard Chris Lowry!

December 4, 2015

Last month, Saunders, Walsh & Beard welcomed our newest Associate, Christopher Lowry to our practice. Chris is a 2014 Baylor Law School Graduate.  He is a member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, the Collin County Bar Association, the Collin County Young Lawyers Association, and the Dallas Bar Association. Chris’…

Thanksgiving Jurisprudence

November 24, 2015

While few lawyers are filing lawsuits the week before Thanksgiving, the holiday does give rise to some interesting cases.  I have compiled a small list of interesting legal entanglements that reference Thanksgiving in one shape or form.  Whether you will laugh or cringe, I am not quite sure, but here…

AMENDMENTS TO TEXAS HOA LAW FINALLY GIVE HOMEOWNERS A STICK TO FIGHT BACK WITH

November 12, 2015

Recent changes in the law finally give Texas homeowners a stick to fight back against abusive practices by Texas homeowners associations.  If you are reading this, you’ve no doubt heard of HOA horror stories. Perhaps you’ve been a victim of HOA harassment or bullying.  HOAs are not regulated by the…

Legal (and Common Sense) Advice for Halloween

October 28, 2015

With Halloween just around the corner, it seems only fitting that it should be the topic of this week’s blog post.  While you are decorating your house, carving your pumpkins, and picking out your costumes, you might not be thinking about avoiding legal entanglements that may result from the celebration. …