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7.Mar, 2019 0

Online Legal Forms

Friends and family routinely ask me whether they should use legal forms they have obtained online instead of hiring a lawyer. A variety of websites provide legal forms for wills, basic agreements, and even documentation for more complex business transactions. In general, as the value and complexity of the transaction…

7.Mar, 2019 0

Online Banking Security

Computerworld reported today that Lubbock, Texas based PlainsCapital Bank settled a dispute with Plano, Texas based Hillary Machinery Inc. over a series of fraudulent wire transfers initiated using Hillary’s online banking credentials. Over $800,000 was sent to various banks based in Europe (who could probably use the cash these days)….

7.Mar, 2019 0

Even Attorneys Can Be Victims of Internet Scams

Several times per week, our office receives an e-mail from a potential new client from out of the country seeking our assistance collecting on a debt owed by an American country. The e-mail offers to share a percentage of the collected amount as an attorney’s fee, which is a fairly…

9.Oct, 2018 0

Questions To Think About When Determining Your Business Entity

There are many decisions to be made before you even open your business and determine your type of business entity.  With so many business entities to choose from and so many tax decisions to make, it is important that you answer the following questions to help you determine what type…

11.Jun, 2018 0

Top 10 email mistakes made by management

I saw this guest post by Tim Flood (assistant professor of Management and Corporate Communications at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School ) posted at the Wall St. Journal regarding the 10 most common mistakes management makes in connection with emails, and I thought I would pass it…

11.Jun, 2018 0

How to Help Your Elderly Parents When You Live Far Away

We’ve written often about the concerns that caregiver children have for their elderly parents, but that’s only one side of the story. Many families also have an adult child living far from home, and though the concerns of the long-distance child may be different from the one who lives down…

11.Jun, 2018 0

Employers: Create a Termination Checklist

It’s important for employers to remember that while the default employment rule in Texas may be “at-will”, there are some other factors and circumstances that can bear on your decision to move forward with the termination of an employee. Having a termination check list can be helpful to remind you…

11.Jun, 2018 0

Is your worker an employee or independent contractor? It does matter!

When hiring someone to complete a project or series of tasks for you, it is sometimes tempting for the person doing the hiring to classify that worker as an independent contractor.  It is cheaper for the person doing the hiring because employment taxes do not have to be paid, certain…

11.Jun, 2018 0

Watching Your Legal Budget?

Small Businesses May Want To Consider Employing Outsourced General Counsel Services It is important for any business owner, whether large or small, to have a good working relationship with an experienced legal counselor.  Your attorney should make sure your business or organization is in compliance with both state and federal…

11.Jun, 2018 0

How to Run a Productive Work Meeting

Meetings are an evil necessity. Workers must take time from their busy days for sessions that are all too often unproductive and disengaging. Meetings are supposed to be extremely valuable opportunities to work as a team at a designated time and place but all too often are unorganized nuisances. Here…