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Business Law

Business Law

Business law touches on the rights and obligations of all people involved in forming, owning, growing, operating, and managing a business.

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Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Business litigation involves prosecuting and defending clients with respect to their rights and obligations in the business environment.

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Bankruptcy And Restructuring

Bankruptcy And Restructuring

Bankruptcy and restructurings may involve negotiation with lenders, vendors, and employees to achieve suitable results that ease financial harm and improve business.

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Agricultural Law

Agricultural Law

Agricultural law involves the application of laws and regulations, state and federal, to the production and sale of agricultural products.

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Appeals

Appeals

Appeals follow after a matter has been tried in a court or other forum.

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Collection Law

Collection Law

Resolution of debts like receivables generated from the sale of goods or services.

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Construction Law

Construction Law

Construction law comprises that area of law relating to the improvement of real property, residential or commercial.

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News & Resources

What Happens to the Ownership Interest in a Single-Member LLC Upon the Death of its Member?

If your spouse, family member, or someone you know, was operating a small business and passes away, what can happen to that business? If that business was organized as a limited liability company in the state of Texas, the business may be able to con...

Bankruptcy Rule 2004 - What is it? (Part 1)

Bankruptcy Rule 2004 provides, in pertinent part: (a) EXAMINATION ON MOTION. On motion of any party in interest, the court may order the examination of any entity....

In 2020 Resolve To...

#1 - Train, Train and Train - Make sure employees are adequately trained, not only on equipment and technology used in the day-to-day exercise of their business duties, but on laws and regulations relating to the business....

Can a Federal Court Enjoin State Court Proceeding?

The All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1651, allows federal courts to “issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law.”...

Changes to the Bankruptcy Code Take Effect in 2020

On August 23, 2019, President Trump signed the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (the “SBRA”). ...

Drafting Arbitration Clauses That Keep You Out of Court

If an agreement includes a solid arbitration clause, arbitration can be a less expensive, more predictable option for dispute resolution compared to courtroom litigation....

Texas Increases the Jurisdictional Limits of the "People’s Court"

In Texas, the Court that typically deals with “small claim” – known commonly as the JP Court – has raised its jurisdictional limit from $10,000 to $20,000....

Repossession of Motor Vehicles in Advance of a Bankruptcy Filing - Mechanics Lien v. Mechanics & Materialman’s Lien

Clients often get confused when dealing with lien right, particular when they involve construction projections and vehicle repairs. As a titleholder in the state of Texas, a situation will inevitably arise where a mechanic, or other service provider...

Published Decisions

Published Decisions 2019...

Mr. Akerly to teach a class at SMU

Bruce Akerly has been asked to teach a Survey of Law class on Business Entities and Bankruptcy as part of the SMU CAPE program....