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5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Business Attorney

Are you in need of a business attorney? Whether you’re starting your own business, entering into a business merger, or you have any other business-related legal matter, you need a knowledgeable, experienced business attorney. Business law can be complicated depending on the situation. It’s important to ensure that you and your business are legally covered [...]

If the Charges Are Dismissed Do I Still Have a Criminal Record?

The term “criminal justice” implies a sense of fairness, but anyone who’s been caught up in the justice system understands well that this isn’t always the case. One such frustration for many of our clients is when their charges are dismissed, but they still have a criminal record. What Happens When Your Case Is Dismissed [...]

5 Reasons Why You Need a Will

As the saying goes, “nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” Despite this, most people don’t have a will because they don’t want to contemplate what will happen when they pass away. It’s uncomfortable to be sure, and that’s why an estimated 70 percent of Americans don’t have a will. If you fall into [...]

Austin’s Residential Real Estate is Red Hot

Austin’s residential real estate is Red Hot. The latest report from the Austin Board of Realtors showcases the market's resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic and demand for homes continues to be very strong - breaking sales records month after month.  Austin has been the fastest-growing major metro in the country for over 10 years and [...]

Protecting Your Assets When Starting a Business

When you’re about to start your own business, one of the most important considerations to make is how you should structure it in order to protect your personal assets. Without this protection, your business could be sued or face bankruptcy and you would stand to lose your personal property as a result. Here’s what you [...]

Understanding Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Texas

A statute of limitations is a law that sets a time limit on your ability to file a lawsuit against another party. When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, once you’ve been injured, the clock starts ticking and when the time runs out, you no longer have legal recourse. This is why it’s important to [...]

Should My Criminal Case Go to Trial?

One of the most important decisions you can make when facing criminal charges is whether to go to trial or plead guilty. While your criminal defense attorney can offer you advice, ultimately the decision is yours alone to make. Here are some factors to consider. Going to Trial If you are innocent of the crime [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Real Estate Attorney in Austin?

Even when a real estate attorney isn’t required for a particular transaction, it’s a good idea to have one to look out for your interests. Whether you’re buying a home or selling a home, leasing an office space or building a new location for your business, real estate attorneys make sure there are no loose [...]

What Does a Commercial Real Estate Lawyer Do?

Commercial real estate lawyers perform many of the same duties as attorneys who focus on residential real estate—they work on transactions between buyers and sellers, handle issues with title, review contracts, and negotiate with lenders. So what does a commercial real estate lawyer do that makes them different? The main difference between these two real [...]

What Does an Attorney Do at a Real Estate Closing?

Is it worth it to hire a real estate attorney when you’re buying or selling a property in Texas? What do real estate attorneys do? We know many Austin-area residents ask themselves these questions. While in a straightforward transaction, an attorney might not be needed, there’s no way of knowing if your purchase or sale [...]