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With its abundance of valuable natural resources, Texas has become a legal battleground for a variety of oil and gas interests. One such interest, the ownership of highly sought after pore space, has been at the center of multiple property …


Data breaches and cybersecurity failures are appropriately a significant concern to American consumers and companies. Large data breaches, like the Equifax data breach in 2017 that affected approximately 143 million Americans, cause everyday consumers to be concerned about their personal …


There has been a consistent gray area and longstanding confusion in securities law when it comes to unregistered intermediaries, commonly known as Finders, receiving commissions for soliciting investors on behalf of companies. The U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has …


Whether starting a business and signing a new commercial lease, or moving, closing, or selling an existing business, understanding when it is permissible—and not permissible—to break a commercial lease can save valuable time and money. Entrepreneurs must understand several vital …


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 …


When Texas landowners work with oil and gas companies, they typically sign a standard lease specifying how royalties will be paid. Some of these standard leases were written over 100 years ago and thus may include, addendums and amendments that …


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 …


In the fall of 2017, California resident Ralph Lewis hatched a scheme to form a company to compete directly against his former employer, Texas-based Power Research Inc. (PRI), using the company’s confidential customer and pricing information and the company’s proprietary …


The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many business owners to consider how to handle current and future contracts. Companies are now confronting supply shortages, mandatory closures and quarantines, service disruptions, workforce shortages, event cancellations, the loss of property use, and an …