Shareholder Agreements for Dealing With Shareholder Oppression

Hopkins Centrich Law will speak at the 11th Annual Texas Bar CLE Essentials of Business Law Course at 9:30 am on March 13, 2020 in Houston,...

Inspection Rights of Former LLC Members Currently Before the Texas Supreme Court

The Amarillo Court of Appeals held in Davis v. Highland Coryell Ranch, LLC, 578 SW3d 242 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 2019, pet. filed), that a former member of...

The Texas Limited Liability Company—Who Runs Things?

You’re looking at forming your business as a limited liability company, or LLC. One thing to consider is how the company will be governed. This post...

The Limited Liability Company—Is it Right for Your New Business?

You’re starting a new business and need to decide which business form to choose. This blog post will discuss the basics of the limited liability company,...

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...

5 Dangers of Starting a Business with Family Members

Most people launching a new business will help from family. New businesses borrow start-up capital from Dad. Sis would be a great partner. Let's do this....

What Is Shareholder Oppression in Texas?

“[P]eople enter closely-held businesses in the same manner as they enter marriage: optimistically and ill-prepared.” Sooner or later, there is trouble in paradise. Resentments, jealousies, and...

New article on Michigan Shareholder Oppression

Michigan has a robust statutory remedy for shareholder oppression.GGerald Mantese, Douglas Toering, and Fatima Mansour have just publised a fascinating new article in the January 2017...

Fraud Damages: Wrong Date = No Evidence

The Danger of Guessing Wrong on the Valuation Date for Fraud DamagesThe First Court of Appeals (Houston) issued a new opinion yesterday highlighting the danger of...

Joint and Several Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

When may a defendant be held jointly and severally liable for the tortious conduct of another? Civil Conspiracy, Aiding and Abetting, Knowing ParticipationThe classic statement was...