An Overview of New Permitless Carry and Other Gun Laws in Texas

As of September 1, 2021, a new set of gun laws came into effect in Texas which, among other things, loosen firearm restrictions and licensing requirements in certain public settings, and allow “permitless” or “Unlicensed Carry” for most adult residents. They also prohibit government agencies at the state and local level from enforcing new federal[…]

How to Get a Liquor License in Texas

How to Get a Liquor License in Texas      Serving alcohol at your restaurant can add much needed revenue and margin for your business. In Texas, there is a myriad of local (county and municipal) and state laws that are applicable to any business seeking to serve alcohol to patrons. To obtain a license to serve[…]

What is Crowdfunding?

What is Crowdfunding?      This year, the SEC promulgated new rules allowing for less sophisticated investors to have an opportunity to invest in companies through crowdfunding. Regulation CF was released late last year and went into effect May 2016. This is an exciting new area of equity and finance that has the opportunity to overturn the[…]

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[…]

Website Terms and Conditions – Liability Traps

Website Terms and Conditions – Liability Traps      Terms and conditions are an integral part of every website. Website terms and conditions are used to limit liability and reduce exposure to a lawsuit. A well drafted terms and conditions helps set the rules for how a dispute is resolved with users. Often businesses will use boilerplate[…]

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[…]