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  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: December 30, 2019

Business owners have to make decisions for their company, and they need to ensure that they are taking steps to plan for what will happen to the business when they are gone. One decision that you have to make if you own a company is what you want to happen to the company when you are ready to retire or…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: October 25, 2019

For businesses and artists in Texas, contract disputes can cause significant disruption to work and plans for the future. Even major celebrities may find their albums, movies or other projects delayed for years due to contract problems about production, distribution or payment. One singer, Kesha, has been involved in a legal battle since 2014 with her producer, Dr. Luke, seeking…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: October 24, 2018

Companies in Texas can use mergers and acquisitions to improve their shareholder value and generate long-term profits. However, executing mergers and acquisitions entail navigating complex agreements and deals that that can cause organizational difficulties. In order to overcome these challenges and generate value, it will be necessary for the integration of the two companies to be executed in a manner…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: June 19, 2018

There is nothing worse than the thought of fighting over an estate after a loved one has passed on. Unfortunately, it's not out of the question that you could find yourself in this position at some point. If the time comes, you need to understand how the probate process works, where you fit in and the steps you can take…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: July 14, 2017

Your heirs have been waiting many years to take over the company, and you've decided it's finally time to step down. Transitioning the company from your control to the control of others in your family has the potential to threaten your business, which is why it's vital to take the appropriate steps to transfer power. Your heirs are ready to take over,…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: June 19, 2017

Your small business is expanding, and that means you have to hire a new employee. It's important that this person is honest and reliable, but it's also vital that he or she understands what you expect. As the employer, you are responsible for creating an employment contract. This contract is legally binding, so it's wise to speak with your attorney…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: May 12, 2017

Part of forming a corporation involves creating corporate bylaws. This document details how your business will operate, what type of procedures it will follow, and provide general guidelines for what it will and will not do during its operational life. In addition, the bylaws will provide descriptions of the duties of the officers and directors as well as how the…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: April 12, 2017

After years of planning and saving capital, you were finally able to open your own home décor retail shop. Your grand opening is set for the end of the week, but you have a problem. Your supplier did not fill your order correctly. Instead of sending you the décor you ordered, they shipped you a truckload of kitchen appliances. There…Read More

  • On Behalf Of: Brian O'Toole
  • Published: February 21, 2017

In the course of providing medical care in Austin, there are many instances when you may receive complaints serious enough to trigger an administrative hearing from the Texas Board of Nursing. While such a hearing is not as grave as facing criminal charges, it is certainly nothing to take lightly. No matter what brought about the hearing, it is important…Read More