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LLC Asset Protection

LLC to Protect Personal Assets Many people wonder whether they should operate their business as an LLC or corporation, specifically in order to protect their assets from potential exposure for business debts.  While this is

What Is A Shell Company And Corporate Alter Ego

Shell Companies - Definition Alter Ego Liability & Shell Corporations I sometimes hear people refer to a business as a “shell company.”  This is an informal term, not a legal one, but is usually used

Legally Resolving Business Disputes

How To Resolve A Business Dispute There are various ways of resolving your business dispute when negotiations have broken down.  Business Mediation Mediation is a formal settlement discussion.  Each party sits with own their attorney,

How To Collect Money Owed To Your Business

How To Collect Debt Effectively One of the unfortunate truths about running a business is that not all of your customers pay their bills.  Besides the occasional legitimate dispute - products or services not ordered,

Business Fraud Attorney in Houston, Texas

Business Fraud Lawyers If you've been a victim of fraud in a business deal, then contact our commercial litigation attorneys. There are several types of fraud but all of them are based on an intentional

Business To Business Demand Letters

Demand For Payment Letter Texas At some point, if your business dispute is not resolved, at least one of the parties will write a demand letter, sometimes referred to as a business to business demand

Business Contracts And The Statute Of Frauds

What Contracts Must Be In Writing Under The Statute Of Frauds The statute of frauds requires some contracts to be in writing in order to be enforceable.  The goal is really to avoid frauds. Although

Texas Breach of Contract Law

Breach of Contract - Texas Many small business disputes are a form of a claim for breach of contract. Whether it’s a vendor that didn’t complete the job correctly, a customer that didn’t pay, a

Debt Collection Lawsuit Process

Answer To Debt Collection Lawsuit Example In many ways the Debt Collection Lawsuit Process proceeds like any other case.. We will start with a review of your contract, if any, along with the invoices, statement

Houston Real Estate Lawyer

Real Estate Litigation Attorney Residential Property Attorneys Typically, a "Houston Real Estate Lawyer” refers to a lawyer who performs transactional work in real estate matters.  For example, preparing deeds, leases, easements, contracts for sale, deed

Should My Business Keep an Attorney on Retainer?

Having A Lawyer on Retainer A retainer is a fee paid up front to an attorney to establish an attorney client relationship. Retainer agreements can take many different forms, such as a minimum or set

Houston Contract Lawyer

Houston Contract Litigation Lawyer Houston Contract Drafting & Review Attorney Looking for lawyers who specialize in contracts? Walter Law Firm, PC focuses on contract law and business litigation. Call (713) 529-2020 to speak to one

Types of Deeds and Title to Real Estate

Title versus deed: what's the difference? Ownership of different kinds of property is documented differently. A car has one title document that is on file with the state; it shows who the current owner is, and

Transferring Real Estate to Spouses

How to Transfer Title of House to Spouse You’re newly married, and in love. You expect to spend the rest of your life with your new spouse, and want to share everything with them. Perhaps

Real Estate Title and Probate: Do You Need a Will?

Probate is the legal process by which property belonging to a deceased person is transferred to their heirs. Most property can be transferred by will, but if there is no will, the decedent’s property transfers

Buying Real Estate without a Deed

A real estate deed is the document that conveys title to real estate - similar to a car title. However, since real estate lasts much longer than a car, title to real estate can become

Basic Bankruptcy for Creditors

It happens sometimes - one of our customers files bankruptcy. What does this mean to you as a creditor? Your first notice that this has happened is probably either going to be a verbal notice

A Layman’s Guide to Summary Judgments

Getting Out Before Trial One of the questions I am often asked is whether there is any way to avoid trial, in a case that cannot be settled, or which for some reason you don’t

The Texas Usury Trap

It seems like every month I see invoices that say “1.5% interest per month on unpaid balance”;“Interest will be charged at 18% on accounts over 30 days,” “Accounts not paid in 30 days are subject

Litigation Basics for Clients (Part 1 of 3)

PART 1: Greetings - You Have Been Sued You’ve been operating a business successfully for years, and one day a constable knocks at your door,and serves you with a lawsuit. He hands you a stack

Litigation Basics for Clients (Part 2 of 3)

PART 2: What Happened? Discovery & Mediation In most cases, after an answer is filed, both sides need to do “discovery” before the case is ready for trial. Discovery is just like it sounds -

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