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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 …


News over the last decade has highlighted the horror stories surrounding fraudulent financial activity and its far-reaching impacts. According to financial regulators, millions of Americans are defrauded every year. With so many predators seeking to steal from innocent investors and …


Many turn to IT support in the event our laptops, home computers, or other devices appear to be having technical difficulties. Recently, however, two individuals were indicted for running what could be one of the largest tech-support scams ever recorded.


The average business loses 5% of its yearly income to fraud according to an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Global Fraud Study. Increasingly, business fraud takes the form of a Ponzi scheme. Investors and businesses alike need to understand what a Ponzi scheme looks like to avoid falling victim. To confuse things, investments-gone-bad are increasingly being called Ponzi schemes by people who should know better. Failing to recognize the difference can prevent an investor from pursuing the best remedy to recover their investment losses.