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When to Contact Commercial Lease Attorneys

When to Contact Commercial Lease Attorneys

Business owners may not realize that commercial leases are much more complex than residential leases. They can be quite lengthy and contain a lot of legal language about which responsibilities are the tenant’s, and which are the landlord’s. That’s why it’s important...

Texas Tortious Interference: What Are Your Rights?

Texas Tortious Interference: What Are Your Rights?

When we enter into a contract with another party, we expect to receive the full benefit of our agreement, but that’s not always what happens. Whether you are buying a used car or accepting a new job, there are laws in place in Texas to protect your rights. If a third...

What is Fraudulent Misrepresentation

What is Fraudulent Misrepresentation

For most of us, when we hear the word “fraud,” we think of criminal conduct. But not all misconduct falls under criminal statutes. For instance, a used car salesman may misrepresent that a car is in great condition when in fact it has significant mechanical issues. Or...

Is it Time for a Partnership Dispute Lawyer?

Is it Time for a Partnership Dispute Lawyer?

Most business partnerships begin with the best of intentions. While we may anticipate some challenges and potential obstacles, rarely do we anticipate having serious disputes with our business partners. But partnership disputes do occur. Some are relatively minor,...

Terminating a Franchise Agreement in Texas

Terminating a Franchise Agreement in Texas

Opening a franchise is an incredibly exciting experience, because you get the opportunity to run an established business without putting in the legwork of building it from the ground up. Yet franchises sometimes fail. Whatever the reason, excitement can quickly turn...

Intellectual Property Law: Do You Know Your Rights?

Intellectual Property Law: Do You Know Your Rights?

In this post, we will answer the question “What is intellectual property law?” We will then explore what intellectual property lawyers do and some of the key differences between copyright and intellectual property law. We’ll conclude with a discussion of intellectual...

Verbal Agreement Law: Are Contracts Enforceable When Not in Writing?

Verbal Agreement Law: Are Contracts Enforceable When Not in Writing?

As a general rule, oral agreements are binding and enforceable under Texas law provided that they include the required elements of a valid contract — an offer, acceptance, lawful consideration, and a “meeting of the minds.” However, Texas verbal agreement law is...

Texas Contract Law

Texas Contract Law

What Is Contract Law? Contract law applies to agreements between people, business entities, and/or groups. Each state has its own laws that govern the interpretation and enforcement of contracts, and contract law exists in both statutes and common law. Common law...

Non-Compete Agreement: Texas Facts

Non-Compete Agreement: Texas Facts

Non-compete agreements are common in the U.S. labor market. According to experts, upwards of 20% of all workers are covered by some form of a non-compete agreement. But this number varies greatly among industries. For instance, nearly half of all engineers report...

Texas Trade Secret Law

Texas Trade Secret Law

Texas trade secret law is governed by the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA). The Act gives injured parties substantial rights and remedies in the event of a potential or actual misappropriation of trade secrets. TUTSA was first enacted in Texas in 2013 to...

Client Testimonials

"It’s not often that I am compelled to write a review, but my family’s experience with Padua was life-changing and life-affirming to say the least."

Toni F.

"I’m a CPA and Sara Padua was first introduced to me by one of my clients. I was impressed with her work on that client, and have since referred other work to her and been very impressed. She takes her client’s interests to heart, and works diligently on their behalf. Class act representation."

Eric Smith

"Thank you so much for all the care & support you and Mr. Ramos have shown. You’ve given me medical support when i thought no body else could care. You guys have totally changed my outlook on life. You, Mr. Ramos and your team are truly God sent."

R. Webb & Family

"Padua Law Firm provided excellent legal guidance in navigating through a complicated commercial real estate transaction. Their team’s deep knowledge of the real estate industry was very practical and beneficial for me as we carefully went over all aspects of the deal which had an impact on me such as lender, title, strategy, liability, and basic tax matters (which he referred me to a CPA for more complex tax issues)."

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