Monday, December 23, 2013
Carol Burke, a Houston lawyer, and E. R. "Bo" Sanford II, a real estate finance executive, were friends before Sanford hired Burke for legal work, which may be the key reason they've done deals together for 29 years.
Monday, November 25, 2013
An apartment complex in Houston wasn't to blame for a fire that killed a 35-year-old resident. Defense counsel argued that under the terms of the lease, the apartment's tenants were responsible for basic maintenance and periodic testing of the smoke alarms and they failed to do so.
Monday, November 4, 2013
"Estate-Planning Suit Filed," "El Paso Lawyer Convicted," "Voting on Expanded Sanctions," "Fire Breaks Out at TCRP"
Monday, October 7, 2013
A Travis County man alleges that an Austin real estate attorney botched a refinancing deal, leading to a foreclosure and the loss of $500,000 of equity. The allegations include that, unbeknownst to the plaintiffs at the time, the lawyer was also the mortgage broker on the failed deal.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Jason Bernhardt almost didn't get to take his clients' dispute with their property-owners' association to a jury. But he convinced the judge to grant a retrial, and his clients won a unanimous jury verdict.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Landowners and their counsel have attempted to incorporate features of traditional mineral leases into wind leases. Unfortunately, their efforts are hampering wind lease negotiations, write David G. Runnels and Bonnie Rubey McMurtry. Also in this report, "Important Distinctions to Understand in Title Insurance Law" by Steven G. Lawrence.