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Tips for Building a Successful Relationship with Your Attorney

Most business owners know that relationships are the key to company growth, so they focus on building strong ones, particularly with customers and clients. That includes relationships with accountants, bankers and, yes, even lawyers. Whether you’re the entrepreneur of a startup or a seasoned executive running an established company, a strong relationship with a business Read More

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What Is the Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration?

Whether it’s a disagreement between partners, a dispute with a supplier or one of hundreds of potential contractual issues, most businesses will face legal conflict at some point. The question is how to resolve it as efficiently, favorably and cost-effectively as possible. While engaging in lengthy (and expensive) litigation is always on the table, Texas Read More

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How Will Coronavirus Affect Contractual Relationships and Obligations?

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted practically every aspect of American life. Whether closed by government order or by concerns about public safety, millions of businesses around the country have seen their operations come to a halt. Despite the overwhelming effect of COVID-19, it is not a certainty that an “Act of God” clause in a Read More

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How to Prove a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim

In the business world, when you place your trust in others, you take a risk that they may wrongfully put their own self-interests ahead of yours. The law recognizes special obligations — known as fiduciary duties — when someone is bound by law or contract to act or give advice for the benefit of another. Read More

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What Damages Are Available in Business Fraud Cases?

Fraud is an ever-present risk of doing business, and it can be devastating to your bottom line. Business fraud may include such acts as embezzlement, skimming by employees, nondelivery of merchandise, nonpayment of moneys due, misrepresentation and nondisclosure of material facts in a transaction. In order to obtain legal relief when you are the victim Read More

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Common Misrepresentations in Business and Real Estate Transactions

In business and real estate transactions, making false statements or failing to disclose material facts can cause severe financial harm to another party. Once the misrepresentation is discovered, it may be the basis for cancelling the deal or recovering money damages or both. However, not all false statements are made knowingly or with intent to Read More

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WHAT SHOULD I DO OR NOT DO IF MY BUSINESS IS SUED

TEN DO’S AND DON’TS IF YOUR BUSINESS IS SUED So the worst has happened – you became involved in a dispute with a customer, supplier, shipper, or someone else you do business with, and they have now sued your business. What now? This short article will give you some “do’s” and “don’ts” if you become Read More

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HOW DO I KNOW THAT I HAVE A BREACH OF CONTRACT CLAIM?

DO I HAVE A BREACH OF CONTRACT CLAIM? The Law Office of Paul R. Clevenger handles breach of contract cases. If you think you may have a claim for breach of contract against another party, you should consider the following brief points: 1. Is there a legal contract? A legal contract consists of three parts: Read More

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WHAT IS DISCOVERY

WHAT IS DISCOVERY? In most business litigation lawsuits, the most important part of the case is the discovery period. Basically, discovery is the process by which each side learns, or “discovers” information about the other side’s case. During the discovery period, the Plaintiff (the party bringing the suit) will try to obtain documents and testimony Read More

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WHAT ARE THE 6 STAGES OF A BUSINESS LAWSUIT

THE SIX STAGES OF A BUSINESS LAWSUIT Many business owners wonder what happens when they become involved in business litigation. Basically, any business lawsuit can be broken down into six (6) distinct stages. The Law Office of Paul R. Clevenger is a full-service business litigation law firm, and we stand ready to assist you with Read More

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