How to Negotiate a Commercial Lease

A commercial lease is used when renting a space to use for commercial purposes. If you own a business and need a place for your business to operate, renting a space is usually the best option. This is especially true for new businesses that are just starting up. When you rent a commercial property you will need to sign a lease that outlines the terms for occupying the property. The landlord may present you with a pre-drafted lease, but did you know that you have the right to negotiate the terms of a commercial lease? You do. Never sign a lease until you are sure the terms are fair and appropriate. How can you be [...]

By |September 24th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate Law|0 Comments

How an Attorney Can Assist with a Contract Dispute

A contract is a legally binding document that outlines the responsibilities and duties of each party involved in the contract. Once the contract is signed, it is binding. Failure by either party to uphold the terms of the contract is considered a breach of contract. Unfortunately, contract breaches occur quite frequently, especially in the business world. When this happens, an attorney can help either party involved in the contract to resolve the dispute. Contract disputes can be complicated, which is why it is necessary to involve legal experts who can interpret the original contract to determine whether or not a breach occurred and if so, to what extent. Types of Contract Breaches There are two [...]

By |September 17th, 2021|Categories: Business Law|0 Comments

Commercial Lease Types Explained

Commercial real estate law encompasses a wide range of legal matters pertaining to the ownership, sale, and use of the commercial property. Under the umbrella of commercial real estate law falls commercial leases. A commercial lease is used when a business rents a commercial property from an owner/landlord. Commercial leases are often quite a bit different than residential leases and require an experienced commercial real estate lawyer to create these documents. Here are the various types of commercial leases and what makes them each different. Single Net Lease In a single net lease, the tenant pays the rent and the property tax. The tenant is then responsible for paying the utility bills for the duration [...]

By |August 18th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate Law|0 Comments

What is Eminent Domain?

Does the government have the right to take private property for public use? Under the law of eminent domain, the local, state, or federal government has the power to legally take property. However, the government is required to pay the owner fair compensation for the land. Have you received a notice from the government that your property will be taken? Do you feel that the amount offered to you is unfair? An eminent domain real estate lawyer can help you get fair compensation for your property. Here’s what you need to know about eminent domain. For What Purposes Can the Government Take Private Property? The government can take private property for a variety of reasons, [...]

By |August 4th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate Law|0 Comments

Short Sale vs Foreclosure: What’s the Difference?

Short Sale vs Foreclosure: What’s the Difference? When a homeowner struggles with making mortgage payments, they may be in danger of losing their home. If you have found yourself in this situation, you have a few options:  Foreclosure. The lender seizes the property. Short Sale. The property is sold before foreclosure. Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure. The borrower signs the deed over to the lender in order to be released from the loan debt-free and clear. File for Bankruptcy. The borrower can file for bankruptcy and stop the foreclosure process. All four options have their advantages and disadvantages, but which is best for you depends on the situation. Let’s compare a short sale vs foreclosure [...]

By |July 21st, 2021|Categories: Foreclosure|0 Comments

How To Get Rid Of Your Criminal Record

Do you have an incident on your record that you would like to have removed? If you want to get rid of your criminal record, there are steps you can take to try and get your record cleared. Whether or not this will be possible for you depends on a variety of factors, such as: The type of crime. The severity of the crime. The length of time that has passed since the crime occurred. You may not have been convicted of a crime, yet an arrest or a report filed against you can remain on your record without you even being aware of it. But it may show up on a background check at [...]

By |July 7th, 2021|Categories: Criminal Law|0 Comments

How Does The Federal Excise Tax On Air Transportation Affect Me?

If you are involved in the air transportation industry in any way, you may be aware of the federal excise tax on air transportation. This 7.5% tax is applied to any and all expenses related to the transport of people or products by air. This includes fuel, tickets, security, facilities, customs, and many more aspects of air transportation. You may be wondering, how does the federal excise tax on air transportation affect me? Here’s how it may apply to you depending on your level of involvement in air travel and whether or not you may need an aviation lawyer. Commercial Airlines If you own a commercial airline, the excise task is applied to nearly every [...]

By |June 14th, 2021|Categories: Aviation Law|0 Comments

Why Do I Need a Real Estate Attorney?

Anytime property is bought or sold, a real estate attorney is required to oversee the transaction. Real estate law is complex, which is why an attorney is needed to ensure that the exchange of property between parties is legal. Both residential and commercial real estate have their own specific laws that govern transactions, so depending on the type of real estate you are involved with, you need an attorney with experience in that field. Wondering why you may need a real estate attorney in Austin, TX? Here are some of the most common reasons. Buying a Home  Whether you’re buying your first home or you’ve bought a home before, the closing typically takes place in [...]

By |May 20th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate Law|0 Comments

What You Should Include in Your Wills and Trusts

Do you know what to include in a will or a trust? If you’re considering establishing either of these documents as part of your estate planning, you can ensure you have covered everything by working with an experienced estate planning lawyer. Estate planning ensures that your loved ones are taken care of and that your assets are distributed according to your wishes when you are no longer here to do so. If you die without a will, someone will be appointed executor of your estate and will make decisions on your behalf. Having a will in place makes things easier for your family when it comes to settling your estate. Here’s a basic guideline for [...]

By |May 20th, 2021|Categories: Estate Planning|0 Comments

What Should I Expect During the Foreclosure Process?

Are you facing foreclosure on your home? This is not uncommon with the current economic situation in Texas and across the country. Sometimes you experience changes to your income or budget after buying a home and find that you can no longer afford the mortgage payment you once could. It only takes a few missed payments before you find yourself in a difficult financial situation where you can’t seem to get caught up. No one wants to go through foreclosure, but sometimes it is the best and easiest way to to get out of an upside down mortgage. And it is important to remember that even though you are responsible for the foreclosure, you still [...]