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Federal Preemption Argument Against TDLR is Officially Dead

  • December 10, 2015
  • Brian Walters
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Federal Preemption Argument Against TDLR is Officially Dead. Summary For years, some attorneys have argued that the federal law preempted the states’ ability to regulate nonconsent tows.  However, with the signing into law of the FAST Act earlier this month, this argument officially died. See below…

Filing Deadlines in Tow Hearings – How to Count per Manderscheid!

  • December 2, 2015
  • Brian Walters
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Tow hearings have remained somewhat a mystery in Texas. The recent Manderscheid case from the 5th District Court of Appeals in Dallas clarified many tow hearing issues – the non-jurisdictional nature of  the 14 day 452 Hearing (tow hearing) filing deadline, the fact…

Licensed To Steal Published by the South Texas Law Review

  • December 2, 2015
  • Nikki Hunter
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Mr. Walters’ most recent article, “Licensed to Steal; Texas Private Property Towing Regulation and Consumer Remedies” is hot off the press in Volume 56, Number 3, of the South Texas Law Review. The article discusses regulation under the Texas Occupations Code,…

Assumed Names and DBAs – the Phantom Menace

  • December 2, 2015
  • David Walters
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Assumed Names – A Hidden Source of Liability in Texas Assumed names and DBA filing and compliance is step one in business litigation.  A frequent area of non-compliance is an improperly filed assumed name certificate (also known as a “DBA”).  Many of…

Congratulations to Brian Walters – Rated by Thomson Reuters as a Super Lawyers Rising Star 3 Years in a Row!

  • December 1, 2015
  • Nikki Hunter
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In 2016, for the third year running, Brian Walters has been awarded Super Lawyers Rising Star status in Business Law by Thomson Reuters.  With no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in Texas being named to Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, Walters Hull…

Asset Protection in Texas

  • November 18, 2014
  • Jennifer Shamas
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Texas has long been a safe harbor for debtors. For over one hundred years, individuals have physically relocated to Texas to avoid their creditors. Today, the Texas Constitution, the Business Organizations Code, and the Property Code make it possible for…

Buying or Selling a Business in Texas

  • November 18, 2014
  • Jennifer Shamas
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Introduction This article outlines the basics of buying or selling a small business in Texas. While the process is often times complex, buying or selling a company is sometimes necessary or desirable to conduct business. While this article highlights key aspects…

Required Filings for the Insiders of Public Companies

  • November 18, 2014
  • Jennifer Shamas
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Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requires a public company’s officers, directors and holders of more than 10% of any class of equity security (“company insiders”) to report their transactions in such company’s securities to the Securities…

What is Securities Fraud?

  • November 17, 2014
  • Jennifer Shamas
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“Securities fraud” is an umbrella term for several causes of action. Thus, the scope of the law of securities fraud tends to be broadly defined. Securities fraud covers both actual fraud, and cases of misrepresentation. Causes of action for securities…

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