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What Are the Steps to Registering a Trademark in Texas?

When you start your business, the name, slogan, and other identifying features you come up with help set your company apart from the competition. If you want to protect yourself and your investment, it is important to consider registering your trademarks in Texas and with the federal government.  Because the trademark registration process can be complicated, you should consider...

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How To Remove a Member From an LLC in Texas

People form businesses together with the best of intentions. Entrepreneurs share a vision and work together to realize it. In many cases, they create a limited liability company (LLC) to maximize tax benefits and minimize business formalities. Unfortunately, the business world is not all sunshine and harmony. When conflict arises, many companies find themselves asking how to remove a...

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Should I Add a No-Contest Clause to My Will?

Making a will is often a sensitive subject. Will your beneficiaries be pleased with your bequests, or will they be disappointed with how you have chosen to distribute your assets? If you are worried that disappointed or disgruntled beneficiaries might try to contest your will, you might consider including a no-contest clause in your will in Texas.  What is...

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When to Hire a Construction Attorney in Texas

Construction projects typically involve multiple phases, multiple parties, and multiple opportunities for disputes and problems. In this blog, the Massingill team explains when it’s time to bring in a construction attorney. Whether you’re a construction company owner, contractor, or architect, our construction dispute attorneys have the experience to assist with your legal issues. Contact our Texas construction lawyers today...

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Does Texas Require an Attorney for Probate?

Probate can be a long, complicated process. Between the filings, deadlines, and court hearings, people often ask, Do I need a lawyer for probate? In most cases, the answer is yes. However, even when a probate attorney isn’t required by law, their services are invaluable and can often save you time and money when probating an estate.  What Is...

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What Are the Four Elements of a Breach of Contract Claim in Texas?

When someone fails to comply with the terms of a contract, you may have grounds to file a breach of contract claim. These types of lawsuits are common in business litigation. There are four elements of a breach of contract claim: a valid contract, performance, breach, and damages. In this blog, we define each element of breach of contract...

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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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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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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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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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