Doing Business in Texas: Real Estate Laws

Doing Business in Texas: Real Estate Laws      Texas real estate laws embody the same principles that the US was founded upon: strong protections for private property, local taxation, and efficient conveyances. These principles have kept Texas at the forefront of low cost and protected property ownership for both citizens and non-citizens alike.      The US has[…]

Doing Business in Texas: Financing

Doing Business in Texas: Financing      Financing your project in Texas is typically not very different from seeking financing in other states. From tax-exempt financing to commercial banking and other equity financing, Texas laws offer businesses a wide range of options to grow through finance. Exploring your options can help expand and diversify where and how[…]

Doing Business in Texas: Business Practices Law

Doing Business in Texas: Business Practices Law      Texas has a number of trade regulations ranging from antitrust to deceptive trade practices laws. These business practices laws are the focus of our next Doing Business in Texas series. We will cover just a few of the basic business practices laws including antitrust laws, covenants[…]

Doing Business in Texas: Labor Laws

Doing Business in Texas: Labor Laws      In this installment of our Doing Business in Texas Series we will discuss the various labor laws that affect Texas businesses. Texas labor laws strike a good balance between protecting contract freedom and the rights of employees. Many states have complex and often onerous employment regulations, Texas takes a[…]

New Crowdfunding Rules for Small Businesses

New Crowdfunding Rules for Small Businesses      The SEC has recently clarified the securities rules regarding crowdfunding making it easier for small businesses to raise capital through a crowdfunding project. This year there is expected to be a gold rush into the crowdfunding space, giving small business owners another path to raising the needed capital to[…]

Doing Business in Texas: Business Liability

Doing Business in Texas: Business Liability      Perhaps the top consideration for any business owner is the type of liability they may face for operating a business. There are contractual liabilities and tort liabilities. Contractual liabilities are those that arise out of a contract. Tort liability occurs as when a wrong is committed against another, it[…]

Doing Business in Texas: Intellectual Property

Doing Business in Texas: Intellectual Property      Intellectual property is an integral part of many businesses and certainly for startups and franchisors in Texas. Texas developed great protections for businesses and their intellectual property. These protections include trademark and service mark registration, unfair competition laws, among other protective laws such as prosecution for trade secret violations.[…]

Doing Business in Texas: Taxation

Doing Business in Texas: Taxation      Texas has been consistently ranked as one of the best states for businesses, no doubt in large part to our low tax rates and business friendly tax policies. In this installment of our Doing Business in Texas series we cover the topic of Taxation in Texas. There are a variety[…]