Avoid Lawsuits for your Company- Don’t Promise More Than You Can Give!

It is good Risk Management Strategy to make sure that your promises and representations to your customers/clients/patients are truthful, honest and free of unreasonable promises. Promising more than you can deliver is tempting. You may want to make that sale or cement that relationship. Don’t do so at the risk…

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Dismissal With or Without Prejudice

If you have been involved in a lawsuit, you may have heard the terms “dismissed without prejudice” or “dismissed with prejudice.” If a case is dismissed “without prejudice” that means that the case is being dismissed now, but that it may be refiled in the future. (note: there may still…

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Can Employers Legally Prohibit Their Employees from Complaining on Social Media?

Many employers nowadays have a social media policy for their employees.  But they may not know that the National Labor Relations Act protects “concerted” speech & activity by their employees.   This means that employees can talk about their work environment including talking about other employees, their boss, or how much…

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Great Tips for Avoiding SCAMS!

Scammers. They are out there…  waiting…. waiting for your attention to be distracted… waiting for that moment when you let your guard down for just a minute! Scammers target the elderly. They also may attempt to extract information from children who answer the phone. They may attempt to get information…

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Is Your Attorney Your “Counselor”?

Attorneys are also called “counselors at law“.  That title, while it sounds “old fashioned”, is actually pretty accurate.In many (if not most) cases, there is already a crisis going on or the client wouldn’t be in the office in the first place.  People don’t tend to go to attorneys for “legal…

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Procrastination Can Cost You Money!

“Procrastination is like a credit card. It’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.”- Christopher Parker We have all been told not to procrastinate, and to plan ahead.  This is especially true in the legal area. Sometimes, by the time a client sees an attorney, things have gotten…

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Why it is Important to Answer Discovery in your Case

Unhappy about Discovery requests in your case? Read on to see why it is important to take them seriously… 1. You can’t just ignore it- You are required by Texas law and procedure to answer discovery when you are involved in an active legal case.  If you are involved in…

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Prepare in Advance for The Sale of Your Business

 If you are considering selling your business, there are things that you can do to prepare in advance and make the process easier. It is often very helpful to have a legal consultation early in the process, to guide you in organizing your thoughts and your documents. If you have…

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Three Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to Incorporate

There are three main considerations when deciding whether or not to change the form of your business.  1) Tax benefit; 2) liability protection; and 3) the time-cost analysis of changing your company’s legal status   Tax Benefit:   Oftentimes the tax benefit analysis is not a “legal question”, but rather…

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Divorce and Downsizing in Difficult Economic Times

Divorce is difficult and emotionally taxing, even when the economy is stable. Added to the already overwhelming financial stress that some families are already experiencing, it can seem like an insurmountable burden.  Divorce and business downsizing have a lot in common.   In both processes the principals involved must analyze their…

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