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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

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

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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 good 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

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....

What Exactly is an Abstract of Judgment?

A lis pendens, on the other hand, is a document created by a party to litigation that typically involves a claim that may impact the rights of parties to real property. While lis pendens are recorded in the real property records of the county in whi...

Busting the Homestead Exemption - Constructive Trust/Abandonment

To prove abandonment generally requires a showing that the debtor discontinued use of the homestead through some overt act and intent to not return to the property....

Failure of A Lender to Correct a Curable Defect in Loan Documents May Result in Forfeiture of all Principal and Interest

The Fifth Circuit recently addressed the question of what happens when a lender fails to correct a curable defect in the loan documents that makes the loan unconstitutional in Texas....

The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 Makes Chapter 11 a Better Option for Many Small Business Debtors

On August 26, 2019, the administration signed into law the Small Business Reorganization Act ('SBRA'), which will go into effect on February 22, 2020....

In the News

Akerly Law PLLC Associate, Carrie R. McNair, has returned to Law School, only this time as a Legal Writing Professor at the University of North Texas College of Law in Dallas....