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Requirements for Non-Compete Contracts

Occasionally, businesses depend upon secrecy to have the edge over the competition. In order to protect that confidentiality, they might have all new employees sign non-competition (non-compete) ...
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L-1 Visa Applications & Solid Business Plans

The list of visas you can use to gain legal entrance into the United States goes on and on. Finding the right one for your situation can be a real headache. If you are an employee of a foreign ...
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Why You Should Get a Lawyer for Your Entertainment Contract

Although the face of entertainment is often glitzy and glamorous, just beneath the surface of any entertainment enterprise is a business. Likewise, if you look into any sort of business, you are going ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Business?

One of the most common and most serious mistakes a business owner can make is fail to engage the services of legal counsel for his or her business. Every business is unique. While two businesses may ...
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Preparing Clients' Documents in 30 Minutes

If you are a business owner in Texas, you don't need to be reminded of how much you have to take care of on a daily basis to know that time is of the essence. I have made it my personal goal to ...
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Business Personal Property Tax Issues

If you are a business owner in Texas, you probably use some privately owned property to help you run your business. Bringing in a few pieces of your own equipment to help around the shop or office is ...
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Do I Need to Come Into the Office to Meet with the Attorney?

At my firm, Patricia M. Davis, Attorney at Law, I have been handling business law cases for more than 30 years, and I fully understand that your time is invaluable. Whereas other firms might have you ...
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The Importance of Building Relationships with My Clients

Any healthy relationship involves honest interactions and a respectable two-way street of questions and conversations. I, Patricia M. Davis, Attorney at Law, have always understood this important ...
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Business Coaching at Patricia M. Davis, Attorney at Law

As an experienced legal counselor, my firm offers business coaching to various sizes of companies. From experience, I know that running a business is hard work. With a business coach by your side, ...
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The Importance of Hiring a Business Lawyer with Experience

As a business owner, I realize how important your business is to you. When you own and operate a business, it is your life and livelihood. You want to do everything you can to safeguard it and prevent ...
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Do I Need an Attorney If I'm Buying a Business Through a Broker?

Are you planning on using a broker to buy a business? If you do decide to use a broker, are you also going need to hire an attorney to provide you with legal representation? The answer is yes, in no ...
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Will a DBA Filed With The County Protect My Business Name If Someone Files a LLC With The Texas Secretary Of State?

When starting a company, owners often think long and hard about their business name. After all, the right name can attract a number of customers and elevate their brand. Business owners will often do ...
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If I Start a Business With Friends, Do I Need a Partnership Agreement?

Many well-meaning individuals have gone into business with friends, assuming that great friends will automatically make great business partners. This is often true, but even the best of friends cannot ...
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Will I Need a Partnership Agreement If My Business Partner is Family?

Starting a business with your family can be amazing, and amazingly difficult. Only one in three family businesses survive to the next generation. With those statistics, it is crucial to give your ...
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What Happens When My Business Partner Dies? Am I In Business With Their Family?

While a sobering question, determining how your future might change if your business partner passes away can help you be proactive and make appropriate plans for your business and family. Many ...
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I Just Hired My First Employee - Do I Need An Employee Handbook?

Yes! Employee handbooks are not just for companies with a large number of employees. Rather, they are invaluable resources for setting expectations and for providing legal protection should the ...
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Should a Facility Rental Agreement Be Reviewed by an Attorney?

While a number of facility rental agreements can be found online, the only sure way to know your contract provides adequate legal protection is to have it reviewed by a knowledgeable Houston business ...
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How Do I Get Out Of An Employment Contract That I Signed?

Ending your employment contract before you have fulfilled its stipulations can result in financial and legal penalties. However, with the help of a skilled business lawyer, you may be able to identify ...
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Do I Need to Repay a Sign-On Bonus If I Didn't Complete My Term of Employment?

In most cases, employees who voluntarily terminate their employment before a certain timeframe must repay the sign-on bonus they were given when they started the job. For example, if Joe agrees to ...
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Should I Have an Attorney Review My Employment Contract?

In short, yes! Employment contracts cover a variety of areas, including health benefits, vacation and sick time, how an employee can address any grievances while working for the company, details ...
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What is the Difference Between a LLC and Corporation?

If you have decided to structure your small business to allow owners to avoid personal liability, a limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation may be right for you. While they have several ...
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What Legal Information Do I Need to Start My Business?

Starting a business is exciting, but has many legal details that must be managed. The form of the business entity must be determined, based upon the expected growth, tax rates and other factors. Are ...
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Is Mediation Right for You?

When an individual or business entity has a legal matter they need resolved, one of the most common actions they take is to contact a skilled attorney who has extensive experience with the particular ...
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Teen Wolf Star Sued by Former Managers for Breach of Contract

The Teen Wolf star, Holland Roden is being sued by her former managers for breach of contract. Roden had allegedly entered into a verbal agreement with Luber Roklin Entertainment (LRE) in late 2009. ...
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Author's Debut Novel Optioned by James Cameron

An author by the name of Taylor Stevens was recently approached by James Cameron's company Lightstorm Entertainment to option her debut novel, The Informationist. With this option, Cameron has the ...
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