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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

Bankruptcy and restructurings may involve negotiation with lenders, vendors, and employees to achieve suitable results that ease financial harm and improve business.

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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 goods 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

Can a Leasehold Security Deposit be Garnished?

In Texas, a tenant’s leasehold interest is exempt from claims of creditors as a homestead. See e.g., Capital Aggregates, Inc. v. Walker, 448 S.W.2d 830,832 (Tex. Civ. App. Austin 1969). What if the leasehold contract contains a provision requiring a ...

Vehicle Repair Shop Possessory Liens

Section 70.001(a) of the Texas Property Code provides that a motor vehicle repair shop is entitled to what is called a “possessory” lien for unpaid repairs to a motor vehicle. To qualify for this lien, the repairer must possess the vehicle at issue. ...

Eviction Moratorium Expires This Month

As society is returning to a pre-pandemic way of life restaurants and stores are opening, fans are back in the stands at your favorite sporting event, and folks are heading back into the office....

What is a Company Agreement and Why Should You Have One?

Trust me, you need a personalized Company Agreement for your Limited Liability Company (“LLC”), and here is why. ...

The Impact of COVID - Revisited

It has been well over a year since COVID-19 and the pandemic it birthed literally shut down the world. The impact of COVID-19 will be felt for years to come. Some of the impacts on the legal profession include:...

From Here to Eternity - The Right to Enforce Unconscionable Contracts

You may recall the 1953 film From Here to Eternity directed by Fred Zinnemann. As illustrated in a recent decision from the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the title could describe the length of time a contract is enforceabl...

Non-Compete Agreements

Do not hesitate to reach out to Akerly Law if you need an enforceable non-compete agreement drafted for your business or if you need an active non-compete agreement reviewed for enforceability. You might be surprised with the results of a review by ...

Federal Policy Updates - Eviction Moratorium and Small Business Bankruptcy Expansion

Over the last few months, numerous policies have been enacted or extended to provide targeted COVID relief for businesses and individuals. We wanted to highlight the mortgage/foreclosure moratorium and the extensions of the small business bankruptcy ...

Beating the Stress

With a year of COVID behind us, a lot of us are still feeling the stress. Triggers for stress include unstable life and work situations, social isolation, anxiety about health and financial issues, and not seeing a clear end in sight. Here are some...

Does a Small Business Need to be Currently Engaged in Business to Qualify for a Small Business Bankruptcy?

The purpose of a small business bankruptcy is to allow a small business to reorganize its business and debts in a timely, cost-effective manner, and hopefully allow them to remain in business for the benefit of the small business owners, employees, s...