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When to Contact a High Voltage Power Line Lawyer

When to Contact a High Voltage Power Line Lawyer

Condemnation actions involving high voltage power lines are among the most damaging for landowners. According to experts, power lines located on or near a property can reduce its value by 10% to 40%. There are several reasons for this. Living close to power lines is...

How to Choose the Best Condemnation Lawyer

How to Choose the Best Condemnation Lawyer

Condemnation proceedings occur frequently throughout Texas. For landowners, the process can be stressful, emotional, and confusing. An experienced condemnation lawyer can help you to navigate the process while ensuring that your rights are protected. But how do you...

Texas Pipeline Accident Attorney

Texas Pipeline Accident Attorney

Texas has nearly 500,000 miles of pipeline, which accounts for almost 20% of the total pipeline mileage in the U.S. Roughly half of this amount consists of natural gas and LP-gas distribution lines (approximately 160,000 miles) and hazardous liquid and natural gas...

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...

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...

Eminent Domain in Texas [FAQ]

Eminent Domain in Texas [FAQ]

Texas eminent domain law is highly complex. Faced with a condemnation action, landowners have many questions and concerns. In this article, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions on eminent domain Texas. If you have any questions about the material...

Texas Inverse Condemnation

Texas Inverse Condemnation

Government entities use the power of eminent domain to condemn private property for a public use. Taking private land requires the government to pay landowners just and adequate compensation. When the government fails to do so, the law allows the injured property...

What are the 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 Padua Law Firm, PLLC If a pipeline company has contacted you about installing and operating a pipeline across your property, there are many factors to consider before negotiating and...

Notice of Condemnation

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 local government, advising the property owner that it intends to acquire the property through the power of eminent domain. Think of the...

How to Fight Eminent Domain

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 owners in Texas, that may include your land. Many...

Beware of Fraudulent Timeshare Purchase Offers

Beware of Fraudulent Timeshare Purchase Offers

It’s easy to agree to a timeshare when you’re in the vacation state of mind. Resorts approach you while you are enjoying the clear waters of a relaxing beach, or escaping to the views of a mountain-side. The often impulsive decision to buy a timeshare brings the...

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How to Choose the Best Condemnation Lawyer

How to Choose the Best Condemnation Lawyer

Condemnation proceedings occur frequently throughout Texas. For landowners, the process can be stressful, emotional, and confusing. An experienced condemnation lawyer can help you to navigate the process while ensuring that your rights are protected. But how do you...

Texas Pipeline Accident Attorney

Texas Pipeline Accident Attorney

Texas has nearly 500,000 miles of pipeline, which accounts for almost 20% of the total pipeline mileage in the U.S. Roughly half of this amount consists of natural gas and LP-gas distribution lines (approximately 160,000 miles) and hazardous liquid and natural gas...

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...

Employee Stealing From Company? Here’s What You Need to Know

Employee Stealing From Company? Here’s What You Need to Know

For employers all over the world, employee theft is an all-too-common occurrence. According to research, 95% of all businesses suffer theft in the workplace. For victims, the consequences can be devastating. More than 33% of all business bankruptcies in the U.S are...

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...

Eminent Domain in Texas [FAQ]

Eminent Domain in Texas [FAQ]

Texas eminent domain law is highly complex. Faced with a condemnation action, landowners have many questions and concerns. In this article, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions on eminent domain Texas. If you have any questions about the material...

Texas Inverse Condemnation

Texas Inverse Condemnation

Government entities use the power of eminent domain to condemn private property for a public use. Taking private land requires the government to pay landowners just and adequate compensation. When the government fails to do so, the law allows the injured property...

The Whistler Pipeline Project, Texas

The Whistler Pipeline Project, Texas

The Permian Basin is a vast and resource rich area that accounts for a significant portion of U.S. oil and gas output. With the region’s production set to double by 2025, oil and gas companies are scrambling to build supporting infrastructure throughout Texas,...

Red Oak Pipeline & Future Condemnation Proceedings in Texas

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. Texas condemnation law allows oil companies and governmental entities to...

What are the 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 Padua Law Firm, PLLC If a pipeline company has contacted you about installing and operating a pipeline across your property, there are many factors to consider before negotiating and...

Notice of Condemnation

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 local government, advising the property owner that it intends to acquire the property through the power of eminent domain. Think of the...

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 landowner, are facing condemnation of your property, this concept may seem unjust and burdensome. It may even seem like, for...

How to Fight Eminent Domain

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 owners in Texas, that may include your land. Many...

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