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What Developers Need To Know About Senate Bill 1796

In Texas, effluent (treated sewage water) is usually disposed of one of two ways: it is either spread out over the ground in what is referred to as land application or it is discharged into a stream or creek. Senate Bill 1796 intends to make the latter illegal in the Edwards Aquifer Refresh Zone of Central Texas, which would have repercussions for developers.

Study ranks Texas near top in nation in terms of commercial real estate activity

Commercial real estate is a large, important industry, and according to a recent analysis, it is especially important in the state of Texas. At a national level, commercial real estate development and construction made up $861 billion of the gross domestic product in 2015, and supported a total of 6.25 million jobs.

Looking at state, federal trade secret protection laws

For businesses, projecting proprietary information is an important task for remaining competitive in the marketplace. This is particularly important for businesses in competitive industries. There are a variety of ways to protect valuable business information, but one of the most common means of protecting valuable business information is through trade secret protections.

Work with experienced legal counsel to perform due diligence before land acquisition

In our last post, we began to look at the University of Texas’ decision to purchase a tract of land in Houston, and some of the criticism of that decision. As we noted, the University chose to acquire the land before knowing exactly how it would put the tract to use. Again, performance of due diligence in raw land acquisition is, or should be, closely tied to the intended use of the property.

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