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Stay Ahead of Critical Legal Issues in 2021 and Focus on What You Do Best—Running Your Business

January 20, 2021

Nowhere else is the adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” more relevant than in the world of legal compliance for businesses. Businesses that fail to comply with corporate formalities can face serious consequences, including directors’ personal liability for the liabilities of the company, difficulty borrowing…

What is a Business Attorney?

December 2, 2020

Key Considerations for Choosing the Right Business Attorney An experienced business attorney, sometimes called a transactional attorney, should be a trusted advisor to help you through some of the most critical times for your business. The good news is hiring an experienced business attorney doesn’t have to break the bank….

Warning to Restoration Contractors and Roofers: The Old Way of Doing Business is Over.

September 13, 2017

On August 3, 2017, the 2nd District Court of Appeals in Fort Worth granted class certification against Lon Smith Roofing (LSRC), a prominent North Texas Roofer, for violation of the Texas Public Insurance Adjusting Act. Given the direction the courts in North Texas have gone in the past few years,…

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An out-of-date corporate book can cause unexpected legal problems!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…