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President Biden signed a series of executive orders designed to “increase competition in the American economy” earlier this month. The Biden Administration addresses the use of noncompete agreements, arguing that such agreements “serve to keep wages down and disempower employees …


Being a small business owner is stressful enough without having to worry about being taken advantage of through fraud. Some fraud schemes and scam attempts are as old as time and have become common concerns for all business owners. But, …


The coronavirus pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2 a/k/a COVID-19, has disrupted the global economy throughout 2020, across all financial sectors, and has left many corporations facing unprecedented challenges. How these corporations adapt to this crisis, from its impact on big decisions …


Texas has always been an entrepreneurial state. Our friendly business climate attracts myriad enterprises that want to headquarter or locate some portion of their operations in the state. This, of course, leads to competing businesses setting up shop. Although friendly …


As a trial date approaches, bankruptcy may look better and better to a defendant. The complex civil litigation process can be daunting and complex, and for corporations, the prolonged process can be unmanageable, chaotic, and lead to long-lasting personal, professional, …


As businesses wait for some semblance of economic normalcy to return, an important legal fight is brewing about who should pay for the losses caused by COVID-19. Experts anticipate insurance policyholders bringing widespread litigation over their business interruption insurance. While …


On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared that the COVID-19 outbreak constitutes a national emergency, and the Governor of Texas similarly declared a …


A “trade secret” is broadly defined as any formula, pattern, device or compilation of information unknown to others that gives the owners an opportunity to obtain an advantage over competitors. Public policy supports protecting corporate trade secrets to encourage innovation …


Creating a successful business that can support your family is an amazing accomplishment. And building that business with family you love and trust can make it even more rewarding. Unfortunately, family businesses can fall victim to the same infighting that …