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Trademarks vs DBAs

Trademarks vs Doing Business As If you’re starting a new business, you know there are a lot of things you need to check off on your to-do list. One of those is most likely registering your business name and/or logo legally. But how do you know if a trademark or…
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What You Need To Know About Breaches Of Contract

If you are new to the business world or new to signing contracts, staying informed on how to protect yourself is important. There are many different types of breaches of contract – but do you know how to handle them? Here at Dan Burke Attorney At Law, we are experts…
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What Is Considered A Binding Contract?

Contracts can be difficult to understand when you first read through. They are often full of legal terminology, and each state has different requirements for what makes a contract legally binding. All of these factors can quickly make it seem impossible to tell if a contract is binding or not. …
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What is a “Non-Compete” Agreement?

Though we might all be guilty of not reading Terms and Conditions in their entirety, it’s still important to understand exactly what you’re agreeing to by signing any dotted lines. One common form that employees may encounter is a non-compete agreement, and it’s crucial to know all the strings that…
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When Landlords Should Hire A Lawyer

Being a landlord means dealing with tenants. Part of the job is handling rental disputes with their customers. While many issues can be resolved with simple communication, how do you know when legal assistance is required? Here are a few common situations in which lawyers for landlords are beneficial. Buying…
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What is Considered Trespassing in Texas?

Most people understand trespassing as entering private property without permission. While this is a good start, it’s important for residential and commercial property owners to know everything about trespass laws, from giving notice to pursuing legal action against trespassers. Let’s start by discussing what is considered trespassing under Texas property…
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Why Quitclaim Deeds Aren’t Used in Texas

The most important part of buying or selling property is the deed, which is the legal document that transfers the property title from the seller to the buyer. But not all deeds are the same. While there are multiple ways to legally transfer property such as a house, there’s one…
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4 Things You Should Know About Asset Purchase Agreements

When it comes to selling an asset or buying one, having an agreement that lays out all the details pertaining to it is vital. But what kind of document is necessary for that? And what else does that document entail? The catch-all document for selling assets is an “Asset Purchase…
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Differences Between a Real Estate Lawyer and A Realtor

What's the difference? What are the pros and cons of using each? When is it best to use a lawyer over a realtor? When it comes to buying or selling real estate, most people think hiring a realtor is their only option. While real estate agents are the more popular…
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What Is A Life Estate?

A life estate governs the length of time both owners have rights to the estate and what they may do with it in that time. The “life tenant” is the person who holds the estate throughout their entire lifetime. The co-owner, or “remainderman,” can take complete ownership of the estate…
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