28 12, 2018

You have the Right to…

2018-12-28T16:09:27+00:00December 28th, 2018|Blog|

As a criminal defense attorney, I do not know how many times I have heard my clients tell me, “the officer did not read me my rights!” The rights in question are the warnings set out in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436, 467-73 (1966). These rights were created to safeguard a person’s constitutional right against [...]

28 12, 2018

A TIC and 1031 Tax Treatment

2018-12-28T14:39:26+00:00December 28th, 2018|Blog|

A tenancy-in-common (TIC) is often used as part of a 1031 tax-deferred transaction. What’s a 1031 tax-deferred transaction? IRS Code §1031 tax-deferred treatment is a tax tool often used by real estate investors to avoid having to pay capital gain taxes. The basic example of a 1031 tax-deferred transaction is where a real estate investor [...]

28 11, 2018

Getting Out of Partnership Level Taxation When You’re a Small Partnership, LLC or S-Corp

2018-12-28T14:24:19+00:00November 28th, 2018|Blog|

Your partnership, limited liability company (“LLC”) or s-corporation (“S-Corp”) could be subject to tax at the entity level after an IRS audit, even if your entity is not considered a c-corporation, beginning in 2018. That’s right, your partnership, LLC, or X-Corp could be taxed much more similarly to a c-corporation than a partnership if the [...]

28 11, 2018

Surviving like Draft Kings

2018-11-28T12:21:18+00:00November 28th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

DraftKings was riding high with a strongly growing business in online fantasy sports betting and a recent advertising blitz when the regulators decided to insert a road block. In came a lawsuit from the New York attorney general and a reported review of its business by the Massachusetts attorney general. DraftKings then had to [...]

27 11, 2018

The Dreaded “A” Word – Alimony: Thank God It Does Not Exist in Texas

2018-11-27T15:47:03+00:00November 27th, 2018|Blog, Family Law|

Alimony is a “punishment” payment that can cripple the payor, typically the ex-husband, and it forces endless payments to the ex-spouse unless the spouse receiving the payments remarries. Now, ask yourself, why would anyone remarry if they are receiving a monthly paycheck for being an ex-spouse? And I’m not talking about a small payment, in [...]

19 11, 2018

Online Dispute Resolution

2018-11-19T10:06:29+00:00November 19th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

The tech industry has taken over in recent years, so it’s no surprise that it’s made it’s way into dispute resolution. Mediation and arbitration are usually a fairly easy process to schedule and attend when both parties are local, or at least relatively close to each other. What happens when the parties are large [...]

25 10, 2018

Private Offering Integration

2018-10-26T14:12:06+00:00October 25th, 2018|Blog, Investment Law|

The private securities market is just that, private. You won’t find headlines about private offerings like you will with a public offering. However, these private offerings do exist, and they come with some complex laws. One of the most important of the securities laws for some business owners who raise private funds from investors [...]

22 10, 2018

Pride and Prejudice and Prenuptial Agreements

2018-10-22T13:07:08+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog, Family Law|

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice It has become common place in society for engaged couples to shy away from entering into a prenuptial agreement because it is associated with the [...]

22 10, 2018

Law of Self-Defense, Defense of Others, and Defense of Property

2018-10-22T12:47:34+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Blog|

     As we quickly approach the holiday season, it is sad to say that crime increases during the holidays. So, it may be wise to know when you can use deadly force to protect yourself. In Texas, deadly force is legally justified if you reasonably believe it is immediately necessary to prevent the following [...]

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