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University of Texas criticized for acquisition of polluted tract of land in Houston

Due diligence is an important task in the commercial real estate industry. When a business or developer is looking to purchase property for an intended purpose, it is critical that due diligence is done to ensure that the property is suitable for that purpose and that the project is feasible.  

Looking at some of the basics on water rights in Texas, P.2

Previously, we began discussing some of the basic principles of water rights in Texas, with respect to both surface water and groundwater. As we noted last time, water rights can be purchased, sold and leased, and this can occur in various ways according to different terms.

Starting a business in Texas? Tips to help finance your dream.

Entrepreneurs starting their own business must raise capital to make their dream a reality. There are a number of avenues available to help provide these funds, and it is wise to have a basic understanding of all your options before taking out a business loan.

Looking at some of the basics on water rights in Texas, P.1

Water rights can be an important consideration in the purchase and sale of both residential and commercial real estate. This is especially true for development projects for which surface water or groundwater ownership is an integral element. Knowing how to navigate Texas water rights law and transactions is important in these cases.

Buy-sell agreements a useful tool in business succession planning, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the potential usefulness of buy-sell agreements in business succession planning. As we noted, the terms of a buy-sell agreement can vary depending on various factors. Here, we’ll look at several common ways of structuring these agreements.

Buy-sell agreements a useful tool in business succession planning, P.1

Business succession planning is not something many business owners like to think about. There are probably a lot of reasons for this, among which are the fact that a lot of variables must be considered when planning how to ensure the successful transition of a business when a partner leaves, as well as the fact that many business owners don’t like to think about not being around to ensure the ongoing success of their business.

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