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Texas Laws Emergency Contractors Must Know

Posted in Business Management, Construction Contracts

Co-author: Trevor Lawhorn As evidenced by the unprecedented arctic weather last week and the resulting fallout, emergency construction services are essential. Freezing temperatures, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters lead to a high demand for remediation and reconstruction services. Contractors are often best positioned to provide the necessary emergency construction services to rebuild businesses, residences… Continue Reading

Series LLCs in the Construction Industry: Increasingly Popular Fortresses to Protect Contractor’s Assets

Posted in Business Management

Originally published in Build Houston magazine.  Co-author: Catherine Chlebowski The business of construction is a day to day adventure fraught with peril and liabilities dangerous enough to put many construction firms out of business. Given that reality, it is imperative that contractors properly structure the legal entities that provide the fortresses to protect their assets…. Continue Reading

Anti-Poaching and Wage-Fixing Agreements: Drawing the Line Between Competitive and Criminal

Posted in Business Management, Labor/Workforce

Originally published in Build Houston magazine. In October 2016, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance identifying poaching agreements and wage-fixing agreements as primary antitrust enforcement targets.  In April 2018, DOJ brought the Department’s first enforcement case over illegal anti-competitive employment related agreements. In a market where skilled labor is… Continue Reading