Enforcing Texas Employment Contracts & Non-Compete Agreements

By James Blake 8 October 2012Non-Compete Agreements

Non-compete agreements in employment contracts are often misunderstood by both employers and employees. Texas employme... Continue Reading...


Selling a C-Corp: Stock Sale vs Asset Sale

By James Blake 2 October 2012Selling a Business

Selling a corporation is generally achieved by either an asset sale or by selling all company stock. When selling a b... Continue Reading...


Texas Commercial Lease Types & Commercial Lease Negotiation

By James Blake 25 September 2012Commercial Real Estate Law

In Texas, there is no “standard” commercial lease. Landlords and tenants should prudently review lease agreements... Continue Reading...


Buying a Company & Defensive Due Diligence

By James Blake 15 September 2012Buying a Business, Due Diligence

Due diligence for a business buyout or asset acquisition is a process that usually begins after signing a letter of in... Continue Reading...


Using Non Disclosure Agreements on a “Need to Grow” Basis

By James Blake 6 September 2012Non-Disclosure Agreements

As a business lawyer in Austin, Texas, a city swarming with high-tech entrepreneurs, I can’t tell you how often I’... Continue Reading...


Pitfalls of Trademark Assignments: Assignment in Gross

By James Blake 27 August 2012Intellectual Property
Trademark assignment is an area of U.S. intellectual property law where small business owners, startups, and investors can easily make big mistakes. M... Continue Reading...

Common Export Documents for Letters of Credit

By James Blake 5 July 2012Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, International Business
Are you confused about all of the documents required for exporting goods under a letter of credit? While letters of credit are the backbone of interna... Continue Reading...

Negotiating Texas Commercial Lease Pass Through Expenses

By James Blake 30 June 2012Commercial Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Commercial leases in Texas vary widely, and commercial lease negotiation requires understanding of the types of commer... Continue Reading...


Texas Contract Law: Texas Breach of Contract Defenses

By James Blake 13 May 2012Business Contract Law, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts
 

Many small business contract agreements are illegal, unenforceable or subject to Texas breach of contract defe... Continue Reading...


Using Negative Incentives in Outsourcing Agreements to Drive Performance

By James Blake 9 April 2012Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, International Business

It’s increasingly necessary to use negative, compensation-reducing mechanisms to prevent vendors from intentional or... Continue Reading...


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