| Read Time: 3 minutes | Estate Planning

Six Estate Planning Tips for Small Business Owners

Estate planning for business owners is one of the most important but overlooked parts of setting up a business. Often, folks wait until it’s too late to have conversations about their wishes for their small business after they pass on. When setting up your business, estate planning for small business owners can be an essential component of preparing for...

Continue Reading

| Read Time: < 1 minute | Business Law

ACL Fest May be at Risk of Violating New Law Aimed to Prevent “Vaccine Passports”

The Austin City Limits Festival announced a requirement that attendees have a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to attend this year’s event. The requirement stems from similar requirements to attend other popular music festivals, including Chicago’s Lollapalooza. The Chicago Public Health Commissioner shared that two weeks after the festival, only 200 COVID-19 cases had been traced back...

Continue Reading

| Read Time: 4 minutes | Healthcare Business Law

Medical Office Compliance Plan: A Primer for Healthcare Business Owners

State and federal laws heavily regulate the healthcare industry in the United States. As a result, if you are involved in any level of providing healthcare services in our country, you must always remain aware that there are complex compliance issues you must adhere to. Here is a look at some of the basic regulatory issues you might encounter...

Continue Reading

| Read Time: 4 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...

Continue Reading

| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

Dying Without a Will in Texas: What Young Families Need to Know About Texas Intestacy Statutes

In many cases, this is what happens if you die without a will in Texas: complications and conflicts. Even more disturbing is that the state ends up determining what happens to your estate rather than you. When you have no will in Texas, you provide no definitive legal assurance regarding what your wishes are, and you give your loved...

Continue Reading

| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

Thinking About Doing Your Own Will?—LegalZoom vs. Hiring a Lawyer

When planning a will, many people assume that filling out a single document or form is enough to divide their property appropriately upon death. Unfortunately, this often results in unforeseen problems, such as beneficiaries contesting the will. At Massingill Attorneys & Counselors at Law, we are dedicated to helping clients protect their legacy and give their family peace of...

Continue Reading

| Read Time: 3 minutes | Business Law

FAQs About Texas Trademark Registration

In the state of Texas, trademark registration helps business owners protect their name, slogan, or logo from use by another entity. While registering for a Texas trademark is much quicker than a federal trademark application, it requires a lot of the same information. The application can be overwhelming for small business owners, especially if they have no experience with...

Continue Reading

| Read Time: 3 minutes | Business Law

Texas Trademark Registration Overview

A trademark will protect the brand identity of your business or product against envious competitors by preventing them from using your trademark in commerce. For full trademark rights, you need to register your mark, although you can obtain common law trademark rights by using your mark in commerce before anyone else does. Texas offers a process by which you...

Continue Reading

| Read Time: 4 minutes | Estate Planning

Why You Should Consider Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney

When a person passes away or becomes incapacitated, there are issues regarding probate, finances, inheritance, and much more. Making sure that you leave your estate situated to carry out your wishes means that you must first hire an estate planning attorney. A Texas estate planning lawyer is able to explain the ins and outs of estate planning, hear your...

Continue Reading

| Read Time: 4 minutes | Business Law

Business Defamation—Everything You Need to Know

A business’s reputation can lead to either great success or complete failure. Now, when a disparaging comment can be made instantly online and dispersed to thousands, your business may suffer significant harm with the click of a button. When someone makes a false claim about your business, you want to do as much as you can to protect your...

Continue Reading