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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

How to Revoke a Power of Attorney in Texas

A power of attorney is a legal document that grants decision-making authority to someone (the agent) on behalf of another person (the principal). Depending on the terms of the document, the agent has the ability to access information and accounts and make life-altering decisions for the principal. Unfortunately, there are situations when the agent fails to use their power...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

What Questions You Should Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney 

Before hiring the most experienced or the cheapest lawyer, it’s important to know what questions to ask an estate planning attorney. Estate planning involves discussing important and personal topics like your family, finances, and goals. When choosing an estate planning attorney, you want to be comfortable and confident with the person you choose. It’s likely that the attorney will...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Business Law

What Is Business Disparagement in Texas?

As a Texas business owner in Texas, there is a chance someone may have disparaged your business on a popular website or social media, possibly giving rise to a business disparagement claim in Texas. If this hasn’t happened to you yet, it may very well be something you face in the future. But what exactly is business disparagement in...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

What Is Considered Corporate Reorganization in Texas?

Corporate reorganization allows businesses to change hands, branch out, or do what’s needed to keep the company going. It’s especially helpful if the company is having financial difficulties.  In this article, the team at Massingill goes over different types of corporate reorganization. The article also explores what goes into an excellent corporate reorganization plan and the accompanying tax consequences....

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Healthcare Business Law

Six Steps to Take to Help Your Health Care Practice Avoid Fraud

When people think of “white collar crime,” they usually think of the stock market. But billions of dollars are stolen each year in healthcare fraud, one of the fastest growing white collar crimes in America. In 2022 alone, a single healthcare fraud case brought charges against over a dozen fraudsters, claiming that over $1.2 billion had been stolen from...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

What Are the Elements of an Enforceable Contract in Texas?

Contracts are the bedrock of business. It’s how people create businesses, build company relationships, grow their brands, and keep things running smoothly. But what makes a contract enforceable?  This article explores the elements of an enforceable contract. The team at Massingill provides efficient and effective business solutions.  If you have questions, please contact us today. What Are the Elements...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Healthcare Business Law

What Is the Stark Law?

Have you ever faced a situation where your doctor referred you to a “miracle” clinic, only to find that your same doctor owns that clinic too? Or how about when your doctor recommends a treatment, and you later discover his brother owns the company providing it? These situations may violate the Stark Law, and you may be entitled to...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Estate Planning

What’s the Difference Between Drafting a Will and Estate Planning in Texas?

If estate planning is on your to-do list, you might be wondering if writing a will is enough. Your will, however, is just one portion of estate planning. In this blog, we explain the difference between writing a will and estate planning and describe the different documents that make up an estate plan. What Is Estate Planning? Estate planning...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

Benefits of Trademark Registration

Texas entrepreneurs often do not realize that their businesses hold thousands of dollars worth of valuable intellectual property until someone infringes upon their trademarks. Once discovered, it is often too late to fully protect these marks since they have not been registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or with the State of Texas.  For most companies,...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Healthcare Business Law

What You Need to Know About Physician Employment Agreements In Texas

While most Texas employees work on an at-will basis, doctors usually have written physician employment agreements in place. For experienced doctors or specialists, these contracts can be worth hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars.  Typically, a physician employment agreement is a straightforward document. However, if a dispute arises between a doctor and their practice or between a practice...

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