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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Business Law

What You Should Know About Buying an Existing Business in Texas

Building a Texas business from the ground up can be exciting, but it comes with a good deal of risk. Instead, many entrepreneurs choose to buy existing businesses. Buying an existing company can have its advantages, but when buying an existing business, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel help you complete your due diligence before you close...

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| Read Time: 6 minutes | Estate Planning

What is a Medical Power of Attorney in Texas?

There may come a time when a person loses the ability to communicate his or her health care decisions. Whether the person loses capacity as a result of an accident, disease, or old age, it can be a difficult time for everyone involved. To ease the emotional stress of these types of situations, Texans should consider completing a medical...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Estate Planning

What Assets Must Go Through Probate in Texas?

When someone dies, their assets are usually divided into two legal categories: probate and non-probate assets. But what are probate assets? And what does it mean when something is categorized as non-probate? Whether an asset is considered probate or non-probate property will determine how it will be distributed after a person’s death.  In this post, the Austin probate attorneys...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Business Law

Do You Need an EIN for Your Business in Texas?

The short answer as to whether you need an EIN number for a business in Texas is: Probably. Most businesses are required to acquire an employer identification number (EIN), and getting one is relatively simple. However, the benefits and requirements of an EIN depend on the type of business you own, which can be more complex.  In this article,...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Healthcare Business Law

Understanding the Texas Anti-Kickback Statute

In some industries, rewarding those who refer business to you is acceptable. However, paying for referrals for federal health care program business is a crime. If you’re a healthcare provider who owns a healthcare business, it is important to be aware of the federal anti-kickback statute and what it means for your business. In Texas, the anti-kickback statute applies...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Business Law

What to Expect When Your Business Dispute Goes To Court in Texas

When two parties cannot resolve a business dispute through negotiation or mediation, the case may end up in court. A business disputes lawyer can help you understand what to expect after a lawsuit is filed and evaluate whether it’s the best course of action for your particular case.  In this article, the Texas business lawyers at Massingill go over...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

Understanding Business Mergers and Acquisitions in Texas

Mergers and acquisitions can be excellent ways for businesses to expand their markets. They are also great options for business owners who wish to move on to reap the rewards of all their hard work. Mergers and acquisitions are for more than just mega-corporations. Small and medium-sized businesses can benefit from combining as well. The benefits of a merger...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

How Much Does an Estate Planning Attorney Cost in Texas?

Worries about the costs of estate planning are normal. Unfortunately, these worries often lead to prolonged procrastination. Many Americans let their concerns about costs stop them from formulating an estate plan. In fact, less than half of Americans have a will. Without a will, you are putting your estate and your loved ones in a bad position once you...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

How Much Does an Estate Have to Be Worth to Go to Probate in Texas?

After a person dies, their estate must go through an official legal process before it is distributed to beneficiaries. This process ensures that the estate pays its debts and gets distributed according to the decedent’s wishes if they left a will or state law if they did not leave a will. This process is called probate.    However, not all...

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| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

What Are Shareholder Disputes and How to Resolve Them in Texas

Attracting stakeholders can be a great way to quickly and effectively grow a business and meet an uncaptured demand. But having multiple shareholders involved also causes numerous complications. Chief among them is when shareholder disputes arise. With multiple people relying on the successful operations of the business, clashes of personality and differing views about how the company should move...

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