Changing Jobs With A Non-Compete: What To Say And When?
You’ve been offered an incredible opportunity at a new company that aligns perfectly with your career aspirations. The offer letter is virtually in your hand, but there’s a catch. You’ve signed a Non-Compete Agreement (NCA) with your current employer. How do you navigate this delicate terrain without risking legal ramifications? The dilemma isn’t just theoretical; […]
Does My Business Really Need An Employee Handbook?
If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably had to face a litany of decisions that seemed almost trivial at first, but later proved to be surprisingly significant. One of those potential decisions is whether or not to have an employee handbook. On the surface, it may appear to be a mere collection of papers, but […]
Your Business is Being Sued, Now What?
You walk into your office on a seemingly average Monday morning. You sift through your emails and find a legal notice that nearly knocks the wind out of you—your business is being sued. While your immediate reaction might be panic or disbelief, you need to pivot to action quickly. This blog aims to guide you […]
Andres earned his Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 2023. During his time in law school, Andres competed in the Texas Business Law Society’s Transactional Skills Competition, served as an Associate Recent Developments Editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, and was an active member […]
Value of an Attorney When Business Planning
In the bustling economic landscape, businesses, regardless of size, navigate a labyrinth of legal intricacies that may potentially impede their growth or, worse, lead to their downfall. A trusted confidant in this journey is an attorney – a legal professional endowed with the knowledge and skills to foresee and manage legal hurdles when business planning. […]
How To Successfully Approach a Merger and Acquisition
In the fast-paced, ever-evolving landscape of today’s globalized business milieu, merger, and acquisition (M&A) transactions have firmly established themselves as pivotal levers of strategic growth and consolidation. As businesses grapple with the incessant drive towards innovation, competitive positioning, and market expansion, M&As offer a compelling path toward achieving these ambitious objectives. The process goes beyond […]
Steps to Drafting Enforceable Non-Compete Agreements in Texas
In the competitive business environment of Texas, securing your company’s unique advantages is crucial. One of the most strategic moves is the employment of non-compete agreements. Non-compete agreements are legally binding contracts that an employer enters with an employee. They restrict the employee from engaging in a similar profession, trade, or business that could compete […]
How To Move Your Out-of-State LLC to Texas
Relocating an out-of-state Limited Liability Company (LLC) to Texas can provide many strategic benefits, including access to a thriving business climate and significant tax advantages. However, the process involves navigating through a labyrinth of legal procedures and requirements. Primary Options when Transferring an LLC To Texas Transferring an out-of-state LLC to Texas involves several procedural […]
I Received a Cease-and-Desist Letter – What Should I Do Next?
Legal letters rarely contain good news, but one of the more dreaded, for both individuals as well as businesses, is the cease and desist letter. What is a cease and desist letter? Simply put, it is a warning meant to inform a business or individual to cease performing a specified action or producing a specific […]
Trade Secrets in Texas: How Do You Identify and Secure a Trade Secret?
The concept of “Intellectual Property” is widely thrown around in today’s digital world. Yet, far too few businesses take the time to understand, identify, and protect the intellectual property they create as part of their operations. The Concept of IP One of the hallmarks of the rule of law in modern society is the active […]