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Jul Jul 13, 2017

Vacancy and Occupancy Clauses in Property Insurance

By |2017-07-13T14:47:58+00:00July 13th, 2017|Insurance Law & Subrogation, Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Vacancy and Occupancy Clauses in Property Insurance

At Woodall Batchelor PLLC, we work with many commercial property owners whose renter's insurance policies have a provision that excludes all coverage if a building is vacant for a certain amount of time. Unfortunately, many of those same policies fail to define “vacant” or ‘vacancy.” So what does that lead to? If you guessed litigation, you’re absolutely right. Let's review some of the key terms in vacancy and occupancy clauses in property insurance. The vacancy and [...]

Jun Jun 6, 2017

Oil and Gas Industry for Royalty Owners in Texas

By |2017-07-13T14:50:25+00:00June 6th, 2017|Oil Gas & Energy Law|Comments Off on Oil and Gas Industry for Royalty Owners in Texas

With the rise and fall of oil prices, many royalty owners are often asking, "What’s next?" But, before we get to some general ideas, we have to understand how we arrived at this point. The United States has long dreamed of a nation that is energy dependent and that drive will help drive oil off a cliff. America began producing shale oil at record levels at an average daily production of 9.65 million barrels [...]

Jun Jun 4, 2017

What You Should Know About Executive Compensation

By |2017-07-13T14:51:06+00:00June 4th, 2017|Labor & Employment Law|Comments Off on What You Should Know About Executive Compensation

In most occupations, it’s a fairly simple matter for job applicants to negotiate the salary they want. Typically, there is a reasonable salary range for a given position, and the negotiation takes place within that predetermined range. In some cases, the exact salary is calculated in advance and listed in the job posting, so there may be no room to haggle. At Woodall Batchelor PLLC, we understand that this process is substantially different for so-called [...]

Jun Jun 2, 2017

What is Large Loss Subrogation?

By |2017-07-13T14:51:46+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Insurance Law & Subrogation|Comments Off on What is Large Loss Subrogation?

Subrogation can have substantial impact on any potential compensation for your personal injury.  Subrogation enables your insurance provider (“insurer”) to recoup all money it was forced to pay because of the actions of a third party.  Thus, due to subrogation, individuals injured through no fault of their own are oftentimes still required to reimburse their insurer for any medical treatment stemming from these injuries.  An insurer can only subrogate if your plan contains provisions/language enabling it do [...]

May May 31, 2017

How to Avoid Common Construction Contract Issues

By |2017-07-13T14:52:29+00:00May 31st, 2017|Construction Law|Comments Off on How to Avoid Common Construction Contract Issues

In any construction project, it's safest to start out by assuming that everything that can go wrong, will. While many projects may finish on time and under budget with zero problems along the way, the odds are good that weather, changing supply costs, shipping delays, job site accidents, or other setbacks will come up. When they do, there needs to be a plan in place for how the work will continue and if and [...]

May May 31, 2017

Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions

By |2017-07-13T14:53:16+00:00May 31st, 2017|Real Estate Law|Comments Off on Disclosures in Real Estate Transactions

Often when it comes to real estate law, many clients ask us, “why is full disclosure important?” In business transactions, especially real estate deals, the contract often contains a full disclosure requirement. Full disclosure means being truthful and forthcoming about anything the other party should know regarding any material issues involving the transaction, especially if it may mean the difference between the other party entering or not entering the deal. Even if the contract [...]

May May 31, 2017

How Can A Business Attorney Help You With Your Business

By |2017-07-13T14:53:58+00:00May 31st, 2017|Business Law|Comments Off on How Can A Business Attorney Help You With Your Business

Whether you are a Texas small business just getting started, or an established company with locations throughout the United States, it is important that you work with an attorney throughout the life of your business. At Woodall Batchelor PLLC, we’re happy to help cover some of the typical reasons entrepreneurs with new or established businesses should seek out a business attorney. First, a business attorney can help walk you through business formation and documentation. The [...]