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Landlords must mitigate damages (unless…)

Mitigate Damages. 8/10/2021 In Austin Hill Country Realty, Inc. v. Palisades Plaza, Inc., 948 S.W.2d 293, 299 (Tex.1997), the Supreme Court of Texas recognized that a commercial landlord has a duty to make reasonable efforts to mitigate damages when the tenant breaches the lease and abandons the property. The rule in Palisades Plaza has since […]

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Buyer Beware! Collect withholding for foreign persons.

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Withholding of Tax on Dispositions of United States Real Property Interests For distributions before February 17, 2016, the corporation generally must withhold 10% of the amount realized by a foreign person. For distributions after February 16, 2016, the rate increases to 15%.  There are exceptions which are covered below.   Thankfully the IRS will deem a […]

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Expunctions

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Expunction. Expunction of criminal cases are a valuable tool.  Criminal records are not like credit reports and do NOT roll off after 7 years. Prompt Action. You need to get any accusation off your record as soon as possible or you could lose the right.   A conviction for certain offenses such as family violence will […]

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Ice Storms!

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Ice and snow hit Texas hard last week in the middle of February 2021.  Numerous clients called regarding problems with apartment management and insurance companies.  An apartment complex refused to come see a client’s apartment and wanted to treat it like just a repair job.  After they saw the damage, of thousands of gallons of […]

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Planning for the year.

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Now that the holidays are over it is a good time to take stock and plan your year. You never know when something is going to happen. Reduce stress with the right documents at your fingertips. A power of attorney, or childcare authorizaton to help someone get your children to family if something happens to […]

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Welcome to our new website!

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Welcome to our new website! This site has been professionally designed to be responsive and mobile friendly, so it looks great and is accessible no matter what type or size of device you are using. Our new website also has an integrated Client Portal, meaning you are able access your case documents, correspondence and calendars […]

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