Oct Oct 31, 2017

Severance Agreements: Labor & Employment Law

By |2019-11-21T01:44:22-06:00October 31st, 2017|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Severance Agreements: Labor & Employment Law

Termination from your employer can be an emotional and stressful event with potentially long-lasting impacts on your working career. In many cases employees being terminated are asked to sign severance agreements that lay out terms of the termination. Severance agreements usually specify what pay and benefits the company will continue to provide after termination and for how long. At Woodall Batchelor PLLC, we're happy to walk you through this process to gain a clear understanding of the terms [...]

Oct Oct 19, 2017

Easements in Real Estate Law

By |2019-11-21T01:52:48-06:00October 19th, 2017|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Easements in Real Estate Law

Aproperty easement is an agreement reach between two parties over its use. The owner grants an easement to another party to use the land for some designated purpose and period. A general understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of easements will help investors better understand if they can be used to provide income for unused land. Some feel that easements are a harmless way to draw income, but others feel that they diminish a [...]

Oct Oct 17, 2017

OSHA Inspections: Construction Law

By |2019-11-21T01:55:00-06:00October 17th, 2017|Construction Law|Comments Off on OSHA Inspections: Construction Law

OSHA inspections are an important legal requirement in the construction industry. Preparing for inspections and responding to any necessary finding places added administrative burden on construction companies’ operations. Seeking out competent legal counsel can help companies avoid any costly mistakes. Woodall Batchelor PLLC works with clients daily to address OSHA concerns and ensure compliance. OSHA Inspections: How to handle these? Even though OSHA regulations can be updated, they are posted publicly to allow companies [...]

Aug Aug 30, 2017

Trademarks for Your Company: Business Law

By |2019-11-21T01:58:56-06:00August 30th, 2017|Business Law|Comments Off on Trademarks for Your Company: Business Law

Effective legal help can companies protect intellectual property from theft and other abuse. IP attorneys at Woodall Batchelor PLLC work with business clients to identify their company’s most value IP assets and legally protect them. Failure to properly secure intellectual property can result in massive losses. Security IP protections can take time and understanding of government processes. The most basic protection of IP comes via trademarks and copyrights. Trademarks for Your Company Trademarks and [...]

Aug Aug 22, 2017

Subrogation: Most Common Mistakes

By |2019-11-19T13:33:32-06:00August 22nd, 2017|Insurance Law & Subrogation|Comments Off on Subrogation: Most Common Mistakes

Subrogation is the process by which insurance companies recoup claims paid out when another party is found at fault in an accident. Most of the time, for instance, vehicle owners involved in car crashes contact their insurance company to handle repairs, medical bills, or any other costs tied to the accident. However, if ultimately the other party involved is deemed at fault, the insurance company has the right to claw back any money paid [...]

Aug Aug 16, 2017

Oil and Gas Law: Lease Bonus and Royalty Payments

By |2019-11-19T13:32:01-06:00August 16th, 2017|Oil Gas & Energy Law|Comments Off on Oil and Gas Law: Lease Bonus and Royalty Payments

Oil and gas prospectors in Texas frequently offer to lease land rights from landowners. Basic oil and gas land usage rights leases are broken down into a lease bonus and royalty payments. When negotiating a lease with company or individual prospector, it’s important to seek legal advice to ensure you’re protected and receiving fair compensation. Working with our oil and gas attorneys here at Woodall Batchelor PLLC can help walk you through the lease [...]

Aug Aug 10, 2017

Ethics Policies: Labor & Employment Law

By |2019-11-21T02:26:15-06:00August 10th, 2017|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on Ethics Policies: Labor & Employment Law

Business owners dedicate a lot of time to hiring great employees. Hiring is one of the most difficult tasks of any manager. It can be a great benefit to the company if things work out or represent a significant cost if a mistake is made. Most of the time, employers hope the people they hire are honorable, hard-working and buy in to the company’s mission. However, that’s not always the case. That’s why it’s [...]

Aug Aug 3, 2017

Real Estate Law: Purchasing Property in Texas

By |2019-11-19T13:02:11-06:00August 3rd, 2017|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Real Estate Law: Purchasing Property in Texas

Woodall Batchelor PLLC understands that purchasing property is not always simple. Property, as with any other investment, should be done only after extensive research. The more research done often means a better investment decision will be made. Real estate and property are not as liquid as some other investments, meaning it can take time to sell in the event a bad decision is made. That’s why it’s critical to know things like the condition [...]

Jul Jul 27, 2017

Mechanics Lien: Preserving Your Rights

By |2019-11-21T02:47:41-06:00July 27th, 2017|Construction Law|Comments Off on Mechanics Lien: Preserving Your Rights

Mechanics lien rights require careful planning and consideration before any construction. Woodall Batchelor PLLC has extensive experience working with clients to preserve mechanics lien rights. Here are a few tips on how to best ensure mechanics lien rights hold up. Mechanics Lien Draft mechanics lien with precision In the event of litigation, judges scrutinize mechanics lien carefully. If any are found inaccurate, they are generally found invalid. Seeking legal help is recommended to make [...]

Jul Jul 20, 2017

M&A Process: Selling Your Business

By |2019-11-19T12:49:11-06:00July 20th, 2017|Business Law|Comments Off on M&A Process: Selling Your Business

Many entrepreneurs start their business with a goal in mind: to grow the business large enough to attract a bid from a larger company. Acquisitions can result in huge paydays for founders and other early employees of a company. How an acquisition comes together and is completed will have huge implications on the company and its employees’ future. Corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are highly regulated by the government. There are a lot of [...]