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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 …


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, …


We just passed the halfway mark in 2020, and many corporations and business owners are questioning whether they will have the money to survive. The economic contagion that is COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our economy, jumping from industry to …


Businesses depend on relationships to thrive. These relationships take many forms and serve many purposes, but all are aimed at the same goal: success. This can be seen in relationships between shareholders, investors, employees, and executives. In many cases, an …