Houston: An Ideal International Investment Destination

The Houston area is an ideal location for international investments. Already hosting a booming economy and a huge, well-educated population, things are only looking up in the future. Both now and moving forward, Houston continues to be the perfect place to form and expand your international business. Access to Markets Houston has close connections to… Read More

Protect Your Business: 5 Can’t Miss NDA Clauses

A non-disclosure agreement (NDA) can be a great way to assist in protecting your business’s valuable confidential information, trade secrets, and intellectual property. A poorly drafted NDA can fail to do what is intended, and could become ineffective if not completely unenforceable. There is no one-size-fits-all NDA, but the following clauses will help to ensure… Read More

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in Texas

At first glance, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements may seem to differ in nothing more than their timing: a prenuptial agreement (also known as a “premarital property agreement” or “prenup”) is negotiated and signed prior to marriage; a postnuptial agreement (also known as a “marital property agreement,” “partition agreement,” or “postnup”) is negotiated and signed after… Read More

Why Should My Business Use Outside Legal Counsel?

As a business grows, it will inevitably need legal assistance. Businesses often avoid seeking professional legal advice, treating it as an unnecessary added expense. This usually backfires: by failing to ensure that actions are grounded in good legal advice, businesses are setting themselves up for expensive and time-consuming legal troubles. By investing in proactive legal… Read More

Understanding Copyright Law for Producers and Content Creators

Determining a work’s copyright status is important for content creators and for anyone trying to make use of a preexisting work, but people are often confused about what copyright is and how it can be obtained. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that the popular and colloquial understanding of copyright law often differs from… Read More

Turning Books Into Films: 3 Key Questions

Adaptations of novels have always been a cornerstone of both independent and Hollywood film production. There are good reasons for this popularity: using a book as source material can bring an established fan base and plot structure to work with, but adaptations also have drawbacks. Without proper legal foundations, any book-to-film adaptation can be destined… Read More

Hobby Assets: Business and Estate Planning Considerations

Though hobbies are often seen as trivial, any category of assets with significant value should be treated as an important part of a person’s estate. Whether your hobby deals with a valuable collection of something like art, jewelry, watches, or even airplanes, or if you operate a small-scale microbusiness selling products as a hobby, it… Read More

The Difference between Financial Planners and Estate Planning Attorneys

People often confuse the roles that financial planners and attorneys hold in the estate planning process. Each has distinct duties and a different set of responsibilities within the estate planning process. While financial planners can be useful when creating an estate plan, only an estate planning attorney can draft the actual estate planning documents that… Read More