November, 2021 | Silberman Law Firm, PLLC

Creating a Professional Corporation in Texas

When a group of people from the same profession work together frequently, they often choose to form a professional corporation. Consisting of people who are licensed in the same profession, the professionals must file a certificate of formation with the Texas Secretary of State via SOSDirect. Tex. Bus. Org. Code Ann. §§ 3.001(a), 3.005(a), 3.007. Management structure, […]


Forming a Limited Partnership in Texas

Not to be confused with a general partnership or a Limited Liability Partnership, a limited partnership is formed by at least two people with at least one general partner and at least one limited partner. Tex. Bus. Org. Code Ann. § 1.002(50). The general partner in the partnership manages the business and has unlimited liability […]


Creating a Corporation in Texas

Owned by shareholders and managed by directors, a corporation is a group of people functioning as a single legal entity. It has the characteristics of limited liability for its owners, centralized management, perpetual duration, and the ability to transfer ownership easily. Forms to create a corporation are available from the Secretary of State. By completing […]


The Cost of Missing or Ambiguous Language in Texas Deeds

Conveying real property relies heavily on the exchange of accurate information and mutual agreements based on that information. Formal contracts are in place to verify the agreements and obligate both parties in those agreements. Sometimes, however, drafting errors within the contract itself undo that hard work. Fortunately, the Texas Property Code (§§5.027-03) is in place […]


The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act

First enacted in 1973 and last amended in 1995, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices – Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) was created to “protect consumers against false, misleading, and deceptive business practices, unconscionable actions, and breaches of warranty and to provide efficient and economical procedures to secure such protection.” Tex. Bus. & Com. Code Ann. §§ […]


How to Make a Valid Will in Texas

Writing a valid will is the very best way to ensure that an estate is distributed exactly as a person wishes, eliminating any doubt about what that family member “would have wanted.” Among its important purposes, it allows the person writing the will, the testator, to identify beneficiaries, distribute assets, and choose a legal guardian […]


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