Retrospective on Texas Corporate Law

Corporations are so ubiquitous that it is surprising that they are a relatively recent legal development. Here is a history of the development of the Texas...
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Forming a Corporation

Choosing the Business EntityThe selection of a type of business ownership is a decision that a person should make, in consultation with an attorney and an...
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Nature of the Corporation

What is a corporation? How is it different from a partnership? What are the legal obligations?Attributes of the corporate entityThe corporate structure allows the owners of...
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10 Ways Texas Lawyers Malpractice With Minority Shareholder Rights

Texas law governing minority shareholder rights is complex and full of traps for the unwary. Texas lawyers get it wrong every day--frequently exposing their clients to...
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How to Kill a Perfectly Good Lawsuit with a Motion to Show Authority in Texas.

You and your business partner are fighting. He hires a lawyer and has the company sue you. What's wrong with this picture? Why is our company...
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Five Big Mistakes in Crafting Buy-Sell Agreements

As a general rule, buy-sell agreements are important protections against shareholder oppression. The reason that oppressive tactics are so effective is that the minority shareholder is...
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Financing Issues in Creating a New Corporation

Capital Structure-Debt vs. EquityGenerally speaking, corporations raise capital through debt or equity or a combination of both. Equity investments—the purchase of shares issued by the corporation—involve...
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