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

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

The Importance of Policies & Procedures

A healthy and well-defined employer-employee relationship is an essential part of the successful operation of any business. It is important to ensure that the rights and responsibilities within this relationship are understood and agreed upon. A set of policies and procedures that define and enforce this relationship will not only avoid conflict and provide for… Read More

How Can Divorce Affect Your Business?

In the absence of any prior arrangements, a business created during a marriage is considered joint property of the couple in Texas. Because of this and in almost all cases, both spouses will have some amount of ownership rights in a business owned by both or either spouse. A business started during the marriage will… Read More

Do You Know the Common Pitfalls of Negotiating a Commercial Lease?

A lease is often one of the first and most important contracts a business will negotiate. Unfortunately, commercial leases are full of traps for the unwary. This article highlights a few of the common pitfalls encountered by businesses when negotiating a commercial lease and offers tips for how to avoid them.   Accepting the Terms… Read More

Are You Afraid to Embrace the Electronic Contract Movement?

As technology continues to evolve, standard paper and ink contracts are becoming less common. Contracts are frequently exchanged over email, and many businesses conduct a bulk of their business with consumers over the Internet. If your business has not yet embraced the online contract movement, you may be concerned about legality of electronic signatures. The… Read More