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Joshua B. on ContractsCounsel
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5.0 (6)
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September 19, 2023

Joshua B.

Of Counsel
Free Consultation
Austin, Texas
22 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
University of Texas

Josh Bernstein has been serving real estate and corporate transactional clients since 2002. His experience is varied, and he enjoys working on and puzzling out novel and complex corporate and real estate matters. Josh’s experience includes, among other things, the following: representation of public companies in connection with SEC reporting and compliance work (proxies, 10-K’s; 10-Q’s; 8-K’s, etc.); representation of public and private company securities issuances (including private placements, and other similar offerings); assistance in structuring and drafting joint ventures, both for investors and operating partners, and including both real estate and corporate ventures; handling public and private company mergers and acquisitions; and asset sales and dispositions; assisting clients, big and small, with real estate acquisitions, sales and financings; managing large-scale and multi-state real estate portfolio acquisitions, dispositions and financings; complex condominium creation, structuring and governance work, including: commercial condominiums, use of condominiums as a land planning tool, wholesale condominium property acquisitions and dispositions, and rehabilitating failed or faulty condominium legal structures to make ready for sale; development of restrictive covenants and owners’ association documents for master-planned communities; compliance with federal statutes governing real estate sale and development (including, without limitation, the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act, the Housing for Older Persons Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act); representation of real estate lenders, for both improved and unimproved property, and including numerous construction financings secured by real estate; assistance with commercial leasing; from both the landlord and tenant side, and including condominium leasing; training residential home and condominium sales staff for compliance with applicable local and federal law; and workouts of all kinds. When he’s not busy lawyering, Josh may be found watching 80’s commercials, flying a single-engine plane, playing poker, or trying to be a good dad.

Darryl S. on ContractsCounsel
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November 9, 2023

Darryl S.

Founder and Counselor-at-Law
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TEXAS
31 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
The University of Texas School of Law Austin

I specialize in contract law and focus on making sure your contract is clear, protects your interests and meets your needs. You can expect fast, straightforward communication from me, making sure you understand every step. With my experience, you'll get a detailed review of your contract at a fair, fixed price, without any surprises. I have over 30 years of business and legal experience that I bring to your project. I graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with High Honors in 1993 and practiced at Texas' largest law firm. I have founded companies and so understand how to be helpful as both a lawyer and business owner.

J.R. S. on ContractsCounsel
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December 29, 2023

J.R. S.

Business Lawyer
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Flower Mound, Texas
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
Touro Law, New York

Experienced Attorney with an MBA in Finance who provides a business-oriented mindset and thrives in a collaborative environment with a-typical challenges. Possesses exceptional skills in legal research, drafting and enforcing contracts, skillful in negotiations and mediations, drafts extremely persuasive pleadings, attacks depositions with zeal for my clients. Experience includes Business Management and IT Consulting with a successful track record managing outside relationships, associated costs, and optimizing outcomes for client(s). Effectively restructures antiquated business processes and incorporates technology and best practices to effectuate progressive outcomes for business clients. Partners collaboratively with business leaders to advance company objectives while minimizing risk to ensure internal and external compliance, increased profitability, and diverse practices. Dynamic communicator with the interpersonal skills to build trusting relationships with executives, management, and employees of various backgrounds, expertise, and styles.

Michelle T. on ContractsCounsel
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October 10, 2023

Michelle T.

Business Lawyer
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Alexandria, VA
19 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX, VA
Florida State College of Law

I am an experienced, well-rounded attorney with a background specializing in trusts and estates, contracts and business law. I have extensive experience working with simple contracts all the way up to multi-million dollar deals.

Christian D. on ContractsCounsel
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September 6, 2023

Christian D.

General Practice Attorney
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Austin, Texas
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
St. Mary's University - School of Law

Christian Davila received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University and becoming a member of the State Bar of Texas in 2013. Before law school, he studied at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), and participated in multiple programs across various fields of study, including the University of Texas Medical Branch-School of Medicine’s “Early Medical School Acceptance Program,” and the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities’ “National Internship Program” at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Christian’s legal experience includes criminal law (both prosecution and defense), family law, transactional law, business litigation, real estate litigation, and general civil litigation. Christian was previously in-house counsel for a multi-million dollar apartment construction and management company, handling all property acquisition, document drafting, negotiations, and litigation. Christian is a former member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), and he has been distinguished by the National Trial Lawyers as one of their TOP 40 Civil Plaintiff attorneys in Texas UNDER 40 years old. He likes weightlifting, reading comicbooks, and being silly with his kids in his spare time.

Lynette P. on ContractsCounsel
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October 1, 2023

Lynette P.

Litigation Attorney
Free Consultation
Little Rock, Arkansas
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in AR, TX
St. Mary's University School of Law

I am licensed in both Texas and Arkansas but actively working in Arkansas. My primary focus is criminal defense, family law, and estate planning (wills and trusts).

Matthew W. on ContractsCounsel
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October 2, 2023

Matthew W.

Corporate Lawyer
Free Consultation
Houston
16 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TX
University of Texas Law School

I represent startups, investment firms, and individuals frequently with equity and debt financing, M&A transactions, and commercial contracts.

Brian S. on ContractsCounsel
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December 15, 2023

Brian S.

Corporate Attorney
Free Consultation
Arizona, United States
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in AZ, CA, DC, TX
South Texas College of Law Houston

I am a corporate lawyer with over 15 years of experience in litigation and in advising companies on a variety of legal issues, including mergers and acquisitions, securities regulations, and contract negotiations. I have a deep understanding of the technology industry and have represented numerous tech companies in my career.

Aaron S. on ContractsCounsel
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January 28, 2024

Aaron S.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Los Angeles, CA
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, TX
University of Texas School of Law

My passion is protecting the passions of others. I have 5+ years of contract review, and all aspects of entertainment law including negotiation, mediation, intellectual property, copyright, and music licensing. I also have experience working with nonprofits, and small businesses helping with formation, dissolution, partnerships, etc. I am licensed in both Texas and California.

John V. on ContractsCounsel
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February 20, 2024

John V.

owner
Free Consultation
Veach Law PLLC
41 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NC, TN, TX
Georgetown Law School

Education: Georgetown Law (83), Yale (75- BA in Economics), Hotchkiss School (1970). Practice areas have included commercial litigation, individual litigation, and securities litigation and arbitration.

Nichole M. on ContractsCounsel
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March 19, 2024

Nichole M.

Solo Practitioner
Free Consultation
Midlothian, Texas
1 Yr Experience
Licensed in MN, TX
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER STURM COLLEGE OF LAW

Ms. Melton-Mitchell is a seasoned executive that has obtained a law degree and is practicing law as a second career. She has spent over 25 years in the health care industry and is well versed in health law, contract law, financial law, trusts and estates, M&A and other types of transactional law. She maintains evening and weekend hours to allow clients flexibility in connecting with her around their schedule.

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Business Legal Questions and Answers

Business

Business Contract

Texas

Asked on Sep 23, 2023

Jurisdiction for a business contract?

I am starting a new business venture and need to create a business contract. I am unsure of which jurisdiction the contract should be written in, as my business will have operations in multiple states. I am looking for advice on which jurisdiction would be most suitable for my business contract.

Curt L.

Answered Oct 10, 2023

I most instances, I would specify in the contract that the laws of the State of your principal office and business operations apply to the contract. I would also include a mandatory local jurisdiction and local venue for the same reasons. Choice of Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue are each separate concepts.

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Business

Cancellation Agreement

Texas

Asked on Mar 17, 2023

Can an equipment finance contract be cancelled before the equipment has been delivered and any money exchanged?

I signed the agreement in Oct 2022 waiting for equipment to deliver in early April 2023.

Matthew S.

Answered Apr 11, 2023

Yes, if the seller is in breach of the contract by delaying either because there was a deadline or the delays are unreasonable, you can cancel the contract.

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Business

LLC

Texas

Asked on Jan 11, 2022

Change from S-Corp to an LLC?

I made an llc when I bought a rental property in houston. But I made it a s corp.

T. Phillip B.

Answered Jan 11, 2022

Making the change isn't hard and is a filing with the IRS. However, you are going to need to talk with someone (tax attorney or CPA) about potential tax consequences for any properties already owned by the LLC.

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Business

Service Contract

Texas

Asked on Mar 31, 2021

What are the most important terms in a service agreement?

I am trying to put together a template to use for my service agreement and want to know what I need to include.

Donya G.

Answered Mar 30, 2021

What services are being performed, when will be services be completed, the cost and payment structure. DISCLAIMER The answers to these questions do not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship with the attorney and anyone who reviews these responses.

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Business

C Corp

Texas

Asked on Jul 9, 2023

C corp legal requirements?

I am planning to start a business and am considering a C corporation structure. I am looking for information on the legal requirements associated with setting up and operating a C corporation. I would like to know what documents I need to file, what taxes I will need to pay, and what other regulatory requirements apply.

Wendy C.

Answered Jul 18, 2023

Texas Secretary of State has a ton of helpful resources, including what documents to be filed, what taxes to be paid, and others. With regards to applicable law or which regulators your business will be subject to, you may want to discuss the nature of your business with your preferred counsel. You should also look into the duties/responsibilities of owning or holding a certain position in your company. There are also post-obligations or tasks that the company has to undertake after being registered, like adopting your Bylaws and naming your officers/directors/c-level executives.

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