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Holding Companies vs. Shell Companies

By Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC |

The longer you own a business, the more you enter into the murky world of corporate governance. There are many options available to facilitate the growth of your enterprise, with decisions ranging well beyond whether to incorporate or file as an LLC. Below, we discuss a particularly opaque area of corporate law and governance:… Read More »

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Corporate Reorganization in Texas

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Businesses change over time, or at least they should. Corporations that seek to increase profit or maximize efficiency may need to restructure the way the company is organized in order to serve those goals. There are a number of different avenues for corporate reorganization, and the optimal approach depends on the nature of the… Read More »

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Texas LLC Operating Agreement: What Should it Include

By Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC |

When you are forming an LLC, one of the most important documents you will generate is known as the Operating Agreement. The Operating Agreement is a fundamental part of Texas LLCs, and executing a thorough, thoughtful, and precise Operating Agreement can save the owners significant headaches and conflict down the road. Below, we discuss… Read More »

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Cease and Desist Letters in TX

By Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC |

Cease and desist letters are the bread-and-butter of business law. A business is using your copyrighted works without paying you royalties, an employee is brandishing your confidential corporate information to your competitors, an unsatisfied customer takes out a newspaper ad accusing you of fraud, etc., so you send a letter telling them to stop…. Read More »

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What is Tortious Interference in TX?

By Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC |

You have a business deal all set up. You’ve hammered out the details, you’ve agreed on a price and the services to be rendered. The deal might even pertain to an existing arrangement and you are simply continuing your trend of stellar deliverables. Then, inexplicably, your business associate cancels the deal. You find out… Read More »

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Residential Real Estate: What Happens Between Contract and Closing

By Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC |

For most people, buying a home will be the single biggest financial transaction of their lives. The process is far more involved and complex than many people realize before they go through it. It’s helpful to have a general roadmap for how residential real estate transactions will progress, to ensure all parties are prepared… Read More »

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Dissolving an LLC (With Debt) in Texas

By Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC |

Dissolving a limited liability company (LLC) is a multifaceted process. It’s important to jump through all of the appropriate legal, regulatory, and administrative hoops to ensure that the company is fully dissolved and no unnecessary liability is passed through to the business owners. If there is a significant amount of outstanding debt at the… Read More »

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Executory Contracts in Texas Real Estate

By Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC |

Not every real estate contract is as simple as a property sale. Different types of real estate arrangements exist, and different laws and regulations may come into play when entering into and seeking to enforce such contracts. Read on below to learn about executory contracts in Texas real estate transactions and how they are… Read More »

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Seller Duty to Disclose in Texas (TREC Seller Disclosure)

By Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC |

Buying a home is a stressful and often overwhelming experience. Besides wading through the financial and legal fine print, buyers often experience nagging doubts about whether the ultimate purchase is the right thing to do. After all, buying a house is the biggest financial investment most people will make in their lives. The last… Read More »

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Adverse Possession in Texas

By Stephens | Domnitz | Meineke PLLC |

Real estate law is about more than buying, selling, and renting. There are a number of unusual and archaic features to Texas real estate law, including little-known pathways to obtaining property rights. Under certain circumstances, parties who “squat” on unclaimed property may actually have a venue for legal ownership. Below, our seasoned real estate… Read More »

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