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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 …


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, …