Due Diligence for Buying a Business

Due Diligence for Buying a Business       If you are on track to buying a business, be sure to exercise your due diligence as you move forward in the process. Too often does a buyer focus on price of the deal or other factors while neglecting other important aspects of a business purchase. The due[…]

Deals from Hell – What to Do

Deals from Hell – What to Do       In my practice I have rarely had a deal go completely sideways to a nightmare. But they do happen, and when they happen it can mean some sleepless nights and restless days. Taking the following steps can help you survive your business deal gone bad. Get Everything[…]

What is a Liquidated Damages Clause?

What is a Liquidated Damages Clause?      When reviewing or drafting contracts the little known liquidated damages clause comes up often in negotiations and internal discussions. Many times even experienced business persons are not completely familiar with the purpose and function of a proper liquidated damages clause. To better understand what a liquidated damages clause function[…]

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[…]

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 the Difference Between a Registered Agent Address and a Business Address?

What is the Difference Between a Registered Agent Address and a Business Address?      Many times when I assist companies that have used a cheap LLC or corporation formation website or chose to form the business themselves, I find the common mistake of not understanding the importance of the registered agent address and the business mailing[…]

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[…]