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Filing a Bond Claim: Public vs. Privately-Owned Property Rules

Filing a claim against a bond may offer a subcontractor protection against both privately and publicly incurred debts. However, there are different rules for filing a bond claim on public property versus privately-owned property.

GOOD BUSINESS: Limiting Your Personal Liability

One of the best tools to limit or avoid personal liability associated with running your business in Texas is to set up a corporation, limited liability company, or a similar entity. However, many business owners set up their business entity, open a bank account, and go about their "business as usual" without timely filing the required business franchise tax reports with the State of Texas.

Filing a Lien & Getting the Property Description Right

When you file a lien on a property, Texas Property Code 53.054 requires you to include "a description legally sufficient for identification, of the property sought to be charged with the lien." But what does "legally sufficient for identification" really mean?

After the Flood - Legal Issues for Homeowners and Builders to Consider

In the days following Hurricane Harvey, news agencies reported only about 80 percent of homeowners in the affected areas were covered by flood insurance.[1] As a result, uninsured flooded homeowners have sought other options to repair and replace their damaged property. In an effort to find alternative forms of compensation, some homeowners have attempted to direct their complaints at their builders, subdivision developers, municipalities, and state and federal authorities. This articles summarizes the recent legal actions considered by flooded homeowners, and information that homeowners and their builders should consider going forward.

Performing Work for Hurricane Harvey Claims - Learn How to Protect the Money You Are Owed

Generally speaking, it is a good business practice to have all of the essential terms between the parties to be put into a written agreement before the work starts. But, in a situation such as the aftermath of a hurricane, that may not always be possible to do upfront. However, it is not too late to create one - even a contract signed during construction or work performed can be enforced.

Business Debt Collections: How an Attorney Can Help You

As a business owner, you have most likely encountered customers/clients who have failed to pay for products, labor and/or services that you provided for their benefit. You may have also experienced the difficulties involved in collecting those outstanding debts yourself.

Bankruptcy Basics: Construction Projects Edition

In the face of an unstable economy, it is essential that those in the construction industry understand the implications of an owner, general contractor, or subcontractor's bankruptcy filing and take appropriate action to reduce risk. The first step in protecting your interests is to obtain general knowledge of creditors' rights and remedies once a debtor files for bankruptcy.

Dealing With an EEOC Charge of Discrimination

If you have received a notice that an EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) Charge of Discrimination has been filed against your company by either a current or former employee, the following are tips on dealing with a Charge of Discrimination.

Everything You Need to Know About 85(R) HB 3065

Construction industry professionals may or may not be aware that there is currently a bill pending in committee in the Texas House of Representatives that would completely overhaul the mechanic's and material man's lien process in Texas. Those who are aware may be asking themselves and their colleagues whether they should give this bill their support. Read on for an in-depth summary of the most sweeping changes proposed by HB 3065 and how those changes could affect the lien process and rights of contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers.

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