Selling a Business: Tax Planning with Structured Sales

By James Blake 9 October 2011Selling a Business

Maximizing value from the sale of a company is more than just getting the highest price when selling a business. Selli... Continue Reading...


Estate Planning with an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust

By James Blake 4 October 2011Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

An irrevocable trust is a powerful estate planning tool that can leverage federal and Texas gift tax and estate tax pl... Continue Reading...


Qualified Small Business Stock Tax Exclusion for Investing in a Corporation

By James Blake 3 October 2011Business Finance

There’s never been a better time for angel investors or venture capitalists to invest in a corporation – that’s ... Continue Reading...


Starting a Business in Texas: Texas Business Formation & Selecting a Business Entity

By James Blake 2 October 2011Business Law

An entrepreneur starting a business often has specialized knowledge or experience in a field. Yet the question of how ... Continue Reading...


Federal Trademark Application & Service Mark Application Rejection

By James Blake 15 September 2011Intellectual Property

Federal trademark registration or service mark registration is often a critical part of growing your intellectual prop... Continue Reading...


Intellectual Property Licensing: OSS for User Adoption & IT Sales

By James Blake 29 August 2011Intellectual Property

The rise of open source software (OSS) is one of the most remarkable intellectual property and IT law trends to blosso... Continue Reading...


Foreign Company Registration & Business Organization: Business Tax for Foreign Owned Companies

By James Blake 20 August 2011Uncategorized

Business organization for foreign owned companies and foreign owned corporations in Texas requires several important b... Continue Reading...


Texas Construction Contract Law & Construction Contract Required Disclosures

By James Blake 12 August 2011Construction Law

Many contractors and repairmen are unaware that both state and federal law requires a number of disclaimers and other ... Continue Reading...


Presentation: Business Law Strategies that Accelerate Small Business Valuation

By James Blake 10 August 2011Presentations, Small Business Law

To maximize value growth for small business, your business organization should start with a focus on business valuatio... Continue Reading...


Texas Construction Contract Negotiation for Subcontractors

By James Blake 7 August 2011Construction Law, Contract Negotiation

Texas construction contract law is full of pitfalls for the unwary. This is particularly true for subcontractors, who ... Continue Reading...


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