Ten Reasons to Have a Lawyer Prepare Your Mechanic’s Lien

If you’re in business, sooner or later, someone will fail to pay you for your services. The good news is that if you’re a contractor, it’s possible to get security for that unpaid debt, even after the work is done. A properly filed Mechanic’s Lien will allow you to foreclose on the property that you provided labor or

By | August 22nd, 2019|Articles|

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 when you call for payment, or a notice from the court. If you receive a verbal notice, ask for the

By | July 2nd, 2015|Acquisitions, Articles, Financial, Taxes|

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 want to settle. “This is a dumb case - can’t the judge just throw it out?” Like any answer in

By | July 2nd, 2015|Articles, Financial|

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 to a 3/4% monthly service charge”, or similar language. However, the creditor may incur serious penalties if the interest is

By | July 2nd, 2015|Articles, Financial, International, Taxes|