Positioning your business for success – Forming and operating a business is a huge task. Decisions regarding business structuring and internal operations must be made sensibly. To be successful, you need legal counsel who will be there for you
Positioning your business for success – Forming and operating a business is a huge task. Decisions regarding business structuring and internal operations must be made sensibly. To be successful, you need legal counsel who will be there for you during the entire life of your business. That is what I do for my clients.
Business Formation and Planning (LLC, Corporation, Limited Partnership, and others)
The decision of the choice of type of business entity is one of the first and most important decisions that a business owner makes. This decision has far reaching legal and tax consequences. There are a number of key factors to consider when making this decision.
Business Plan Development
Developing a clear vision of your business plan assists you in clarifying the purpose and direction of your business, and helps you set and meet company goals.
Designing growth strategies is an important tool for developing and maintaining the growth of your company.
Sale and Acquisition of Businesses
The transfer of ownership of a business is a significant transaction. A large number of issues are dealt with in this type of transaction, and it is important to know what to expect, and where to negotiate.
Outside general counsel services
As a non-employee outside general counsel, I can provide a practical approach to problem solving, and can bring over 35 years of legal experience to handle a broad array of business and legal issues without the cost of a full time attorney on staff.
Corporate record keeping
Regular and structured use of corporate records, such as written minutes of meetings and resolutions are necessary to document important decisions and maintain the liability insulation provided by the business entity.
Buy-Sells are essential tools to provide for planning in the event of the death, divorce, retirement or desire to sell of a business co-owner.
Contract creation and review
Employment Agreements and Non-Compete Agreements
Succession and Emergency Planning
Guiding you through your real estate transactions – Whether your transaction involves buying or selling real estate, leasing, or construction of improvements, it is vital that you receive the advice you need in a way that makes sense to you. I represent both buyers and sellers, and landlords and tenants of both commercial and residential real estate. In addition, I represent both owners and contractors in real property construction contracts.
Commercial Real Estate
Residential Real Estate
M & M Liens
Dealing with a loss – If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you must deal with grieving in your own way. At the right time, the family must deal with the legal process relating to the administration of the estate of the deceased. I guide my clients through this process. Estate administration involves the collection and distribution of assets of the deceased and the payment of debts. If the deceased had a valid will, distribution is carried out according to the terms of the will, or under the intestacy laws of the State of Texas, if there was no will.
Probate of Wills
Determination of Heirship
Helping Texas families plan for the future – An estate plan is much more than simply arranging for the transfer of assets at the time of death. Creating an estate plan helps ensure that your heirs are provided for in the best possible way, including lifetime planning as well as distributing assets at death.
Estate planning benefits those with large estates as well as those with modest assets. Your estate plan should be designed to meet your specific needs and goals, and should provide guidance to your loved ones under a variety of situations. I help my clients address their needs and achieve their goals. If you neglect to make certain decisions regarding your financial affairs, or your minor children, the court will make those decisions for you.
Directives to Physicians
Powers of Attorney