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The Top Five Business Contract Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Negotiating, drafting, and enforcing contracts is an important part of any business’s life cycle. Contracts form the backbone of successful business relationships, but having the proper contract is critical. A properly executed business contract should clearly outline the terms and conditions of the agreement, including the rights and obligations of each party, and provide mechanisms for resolving disputes, all...

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What Should You Not Say During Mediation

Mediation is an excellent way to resolve legal business disputes out of court. It is an alternative dispute resolution process in which a mediator acts as a neutral third-party facilitator. The mediator is an impartial party who helps both sides communicate to reach a mutually beneficial agreement. People often use mediation as a cost- and time-efficient dispute resolution model....

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What Happens If You Break a Non-Compete Agreement?

Many employment agreements contain clauses about non-competition. You may not have noticed or didn’t pay much attention to the clause when you first signed your employment contract. Businesses rely on non-competition clauses to protect proprietary information and prevent former employees or contractors from using it to compete against them. If you are about to leave your job for a...

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Are Non-Solicitation Agreements Enforceable in Texas?

Once you accept a job offer, employers usually provide you with a stack of paperwork to review and sign. During the excitement of starting a new job, employees don’t always take the time to understand the terms and conditions of their employment contract. Most employers include non-solicitation clauses in their contracts, but employees rarely take the time to truly...

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How to Get Out of a Business Contract in Texas

Contracts are how most businesses operate and work with other vendors, clients, and customers. However, not all contracts are enforceable. There are circumstances under which a contract may be void or rendered unenforceable. A Texas business litigation attorney at Massingill can help you understand your contractual rights and responsibilities and explain how to get out of a business contract....

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How Much Does It Cost to Fight a Non-Compete in Texas?

A non-compete agreement, also known as a covenant not to compete, is a contract between an employer and an employee (or contractor) where the worker agrees not to compete with the employer during or after employment. These agreements typically restrict workers from working for or starting a competing business within a particular geographic area and for a specified period...

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When to Hire an Austin Business Litigation Lawyer

Business litigation lawyers are critical partners for business owners, from the smallest mom-and-pop corner shop or start-up to major publicly owned corporations, particularly in bustling business hubs like Austin. Business law attorneys are experts in resolving disputes arising in the business world, ensuring organizations can navigate complex legal issues and protect their interests through negotiation, settlements, litigation, and more....

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5 Types of Damages for Breach of Contract

When you enter into a contract with another party, you expect them to hold up their end of the bargain. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and you may find yourself in a dispute over a breach of contract, wondering what steps to take next. In Texas, a breach of contract occurs when one party fails to fulfill its obligations under...

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5 Steps to Take When the Other Party Breaches the Contract

When you enter into an agreement with another person or entity, you assume the other party will hold up their end of the bargain. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Under Texas contract law, a non-breaching party has the right to bring legal action against the breaching party to recover damages if they choose to do so, but what should you...

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5 Reasons Why You Need an Austin, TX Contract Lawyer

Contracts are legal agreements establishing the terms and conditions under which parties agree to enter a business relationship or transaction. However, what starts as a seemingly straightforward document can quickly become a tangled web of complexities. From ambiguous language to unforeseen circumstances, various factors can turn a simple contract into a legal minefield. In such situations, having the guidance of...

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