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Red Oak Pipeline
Red Oak Pipeline & Future Condemnation Proceedings in Texas

Texas landowners are all too familiar with large oil pipeline projects. These projects, while great for oil and gas companies, often negatively impact both the environment and local communities.

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Posted by Ryan Fish at Jan 20 2020 - 0 comments
Eminent Domain: Just Compensation
Everything You Need to Know About Just Compensation in Eminent Domain Cases

When the government (or any other condemning authority) takes your land for a public use, it is Constitutionally required to pay you just compensation. The U.S. Constitution, h

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Posted by Ryan Fish at Dec 23 2019 - 0 comments
Pipeline Easement Rates in Texas
What are the Pipeline Easement Rates in Texas?

By:   Alejandro L. Padua,  Attorney

Head of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Practice

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Posted by Alex Padua at Dec 11 2019 - 0 comments
I Received a Notice of Condemnation. What are my rights?
Notice of Condemnation

 

What is a Notice of Condemnation?

A Notice of Condemnation is a formal written notice from the federal government, or state or l

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Posted by Alex Padua at Nov 18 2019 - 0 comments
Who Owns the Mineral Rights on Your Property?
Who Owns the Mineral Rights on Your Property? [SURFACE RIGHTS VS. MINERAL RIGHTS]

Landowners in mineral rich states like Texas are often forced to consider the question: “Who owns the mineral rights to my property?”

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Posted by Alex Padua at Oct 24 2019 - 0 comments
Can the Government take Your Property? [What you need to know]
Can the Government take Your Property? [What you need to know]

Condemnation, in simplest terms, is the acquisition of private property by a certain public or private entity for public use. If you, as a

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Posted by Alex Padua at Sep 16 2019 - 0 comments
How to Fight Eminent Domain

Both the economy and population in the State of Texas are booming. New homes and businesses require improved infrastructure. Development and infrastructure improvements require land. Unfortunately for property owner

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Posted by Alex Padua at Sep 06 2019 - 0 comments
Startup Companies Mistakes to Avoid and Tips to Keep In Mind

It’s hard to believe that companies such as Uber, Amazon, and Netflix began their incredibly successful journeys as startups. Many other services Americans use on a frequent basis pro

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Posted by Alex Padua at Jun 01 2018 - 0 comments
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies – Great Opportunity or Risky Business?

Chances are that you have heard the terms “Bitcoin,” “Ethereum,” “virtual tokens,” or “cryptocurrency” at some point within the last couple of years. Someone has probably even told you to invest in them. Or maybe you’re an entrepreneur that wants to jump on this new wave of alternative capital raising for your venture. But first, what

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Posted by Alex Padua at Apr 03 2018 - 0 comments
Piercing the Corporate Veil – Minimizing Your Risk

One of our roles as corporate lawyers is to use the business organizations code and applicable case law to protect our clients with the principles of limited liability. Indeed, that is why our various corporate forms exist – to shield shareholders and owners from personal liability for obligations of the corporat

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Posted by Alex Padua at Feb 26 2018 - 0 comments