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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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| 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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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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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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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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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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What Is the Difference Between a Copyright and a Trademark?

If your business has a brand—a website, merchandise, an identity—you may have valuable intellectual property and not even know it. In fact, your brand can be just as relevant to your bottom line as your revenue numbers if you nurture it correctly. And if you don’t? Well, you can only imagine what happens if someone else starts using your...

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What Are the Most Common Commercial Construction Contract Disputes in Austin, Texas?

Construction is one of the fastest-growing industries across Texas. To reap the rewards of the building boom, make sure you are prepared. Good planning helps protect individuals and businesses from a host of different construction risks. While you cannot control external factors like shipping delays when planning your construction project, you should take charge of the things you can...

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How to Start a Medical Practice in Texas

Starting your own medical practice is an exciting way to take the next step in your journey as a medical professional. However, when considering how to start a medical practice in Texas, the law can be complicated and challenging. Whether you are an entrepreneur considering providing financing to a medical business or a physician striking out on your own,...

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