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What You Should Do If Your Business Partner Is Trying to Push You Out

When most people start a business, they don’t think about falling out with their business partners. On the contrary, this is a time of optimism and hope. But unfortunately, sometimes, business relationships do become strained. Below, we will discuss what happens when business partners decide to part ways and what you can do to protect yourself and your business....

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

Buy-Sell Agreements in Texas—An Overview

You and your business partners put together an idea to make money, and you worked to make that idea come true. To achieve success, you had to pay attention to the details. However, remarkably few small business owners account for the future of the business’s ownership and continuity. A good buy-sell agreement does just that. In this guide, we...

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How to Dissolve a Business Partnership in Texas

Business partnerships come to an end for many reasons, some good and some bad.  Notwithstanding the reason, you and your partners have a legal obligation to dissolve and wind down the partnership business responsibly. In addition, it’s personally smart for you to wind down the business partnership so as to protect your personal assets and to bring a final...

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Piercing the Corporate Veil: What to Know

Most small business owners make the mistake of assuming that once they have set up a corporation or limited liability company, they and their personal assets are protected from liability. As a result, they do not take any further action to sustain limited liability protection. Or worse, they take actions that weaken limited liability protection. In this guide, we...

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Why Buyout Provisions Are Essential to Your Texas Partnership Agreement

People enter into small business partnerships based on a common interest and a common vision. The hope for the future of your business tends to drive all decisions. But these halcyon days almost always pass and difficulties and disagreements arise. Therefore, the smartest foundational business decision you can make is to hope for the best and prepare for the...

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What Are Your Rights When Your Business Partner Is Trying to Sabotage Your Business?

When we think of workplace sabotage, a disgruntled employee sabotaging the company usually comes to mind. But sabotage can also happen at the partner level. It is distressing, to say the least when your once-trusted partner is sabotaging the business you built together. At one point you both were of common mind with a common vision looking to build...

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Why You Should Have an LLC Operating Agreement in Texas

The creation of the limited liability company (LLC) as a business entity was transformative for small businesses. It took the best of the C corporation and partnership models and also perfected the intentions behind the S corporation. However, an LLC without an operating agreement is but a shell. To truly realize the potential that an LLC business model provides,...

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Breach of Contract in Texas: What to Know and Steps to Consider

Contracts form the foundation of all economic transactions, whether international commercial deals or weekly mowing of the front lawn. However, things don’t always go as planned. Therefore, when you rely on the other party to perform and they fail to do so, there could be a breach of contract and a claim for damages. In that event, what do...

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Holographic Wills in Texas: What You Should Know

Not all states recognize handwritten wills—also known as holographic wills—as valid. Every state has its own rules, so a will can be valid in one place but not another. Handwritten wills in Texas are not only valid but just as effective as a typed will. That being said, a handwritten will is not the most reliable way to transfer...

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