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Two recent Texas court decisions have weighed in on whether oil and gas lessees must pay royalties for gas used off-lease in processing activities, particularly in the context of whether lessees can deduct post-production costs (PPCs) from a lessor’s gas …


Business partnerships may end for a number of reasons. In fact, roughly 70 percent of business partnerships either fail or are dissolved. In many cases, the business partners may no longer see eye to eye. In other cases, the partners …


Individuals and businesses that are the victims of investment fraud have a legal right to file a lawsuit against the person and/or company that committed the fraud. The perpetrator can be civilly liable in addition to whatever criminal penalties they …


Whether starting a business and signing a new commercial lease, or moving, closing, or selling an existing business, understanding when breaking a commercial lease is permissible – and not permissible – can save valuable time and money. As with most business …


Entering into business partnership can be a very exciting prospect. However, partners might experience a dispute that cannot be easily resolved. When faced with a partnership dispute, it’s important to understand what is and is not expected of you.


With skilled labor in short supply across many industries, professions, and trades, many companies have no choice other than to approach their competitors’ employees to fill positions. While poaching employees from the competition is nothing new, a growing number of …


Burford Perry LLP represents owners and companies in all types of small business litigation. Many times, the problems we deal with in litigation could have been avoided by making better, informed decisions when the business was in the startup stage. …


Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property (IP) that are typically owned by the companies in which they are created. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016  elevated trade secrets to make them a form of federally-protected IP just …


Officers and directors of a corporation are the company’s management tier. Directors take part in managing high-level business matters whereas officers oversee the day-to-day operation of the business. They may be shareholders, employees of the company, appointed individuals being paid …