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Are you ready to file a legal claim for the sake of your company?

As a Texas business owner, you may have already found yourself facing a number of issues despite your relatively short time in operation. While this may have concerned you at first, you have likely come to realize that problem solving is simply a part of running a business. In some cases, finding the right solutions may come easily to you, and in others, you may have had to ponder long and hard about the right way to handle a particular issue.

If you believe that a person or another company has caused a problem with your business, you may not know the best way to go about addressing it. First, you may want to approach the other party and discuss the matter personally. This does not necessarily have to happen in person, and you could choose to send a letter detailing your concerns. If the other party does not respond or continues to cause issues, you may consider taking legal action.

Mediation, Arbitration, Negotiation: What are they?

When facing a business dispute, you may want to consider an alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This type of resolution includes mediation, arbitration and negotiation. All ADR methods avoid court litigation.

Avoiding litigation by ADR methods may be beneficial for companies that want to save time and money. Alternative dispute resolution meetings are informal and privately held. Businesses may be able to avoid public scrutiny through ADR.

4 pros of recruiting through Facebook (and 3 pitfalls)

It’s no secret that social media has changed the way we live. It’s changed the way we read the news, the way we shop, date, communicate. And because social media has changed the way we look for work, it might be a good idea to invest in social media when hiring too.

As of 2019, almost half of the world’s population use social media. On native soil, more than half of U.S. adults use Facebook (for at least a couple hours a day). That means businesses can (and probably should) be expanding their digital reach through social media platforms. This includes recruiting new hires.

Intellectual property is real property to be safeguarded

Many entrepreneurs first begin to think very seriously about intellectual property law after they’ve suffered a damaging loss.

Business and commerce now increasingly revolves around information and ideas, not just in advertising and innovative technology, but anywhere ideas are hatched and data is used.

Coastal Field Services defends breach of contract claim

The Pipeline construction company, Coastal Field Services recently obtained a favorable defense ruling for a charge leveled against them by a former employee. The company had allegedly offered the employee a 2% ownership stake in exchange for staying with the company. The employee claimed that the company never provided the ownership stake and subsequently terminated them two months later.

The court found that Coastal never agreed to grant the former employee the 2% ownership interest in exchange for his continued employment and absolved the company of any damages.

The pros and cons of alternative dispute resolution methods

Whether due to a broken contract, disagreement among shareholders or more, the prospect of your business facing a dispute can be nerve-wracking. Preparing for a dispute may risk taking time, resources and energy from the everyday matters of your business.

Fortunately, not every dispute is destined for litigation in a Texas courtroom. Whether due to a clause in a contract or the wishes of both parties, alternative dispute resolution methods can offer the opportunity to reach a solution in a more collaborative, and often less expensive, way.

Geography matters in Texas non-compete agreements

Non-compete agreements have an important place in business. They protect valid business interests.

But it the non-compete agreement is not constructed correctly, it can be negated. Texas law decrees that a non-compete can’t demand greater restriction than is necessary to protect the business.

Types of breaches of contract

If you conduct any kind of business, you are no stranger to the utility of a business contract. A simple document can ensure services you’ve paid for are completed in a timely manner, there aren’t any disputes about compensation and otherwise avoid unnecessary arguments. What happens when the other party shirks their contracted duties, though?

Breach of contract is a frustrating situation that many people and businesses find themselves on the receiving end of. You have the right to relief in the form of damages, receiving the performance you agreed upon and cancellation and restitution from the other party. Speak to a skilled attorney as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on your case.

Mediation can be an effective form of dispute resolution

The great philosopher Mike Tyson once said, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the jaw."

Business contracts can be a lot like a Tyson fight - you start by believing everything is going to go your way, then you get a right to the body and a left uppercut so devastating that they feel like one punch. Now things aren't going your way real fast and all those plans have gone out the window. How do you regroup?

Let us take on your case. Call (214) 361-6740 to discuss your matter.

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