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Thirteen Workers First to File Case Under City’s New Wage Theft Law
Houston Chronicle
April 16, 2014
Bauer Business Focus: David Gair On Avoiding 'IRS' Telephone Scammers
Houston Public Media
March 28, 2014 - The approach of Tax Day regularly brings a jump in phone fraud activity . Individuals claiming to represent the IRS call taxpayers demanding money for unpaid taxes. David Gair is a tax attorney w...
UHLC Arrival Awards Honor Four Immigrants
University of Houston Law Center News
March 7, 2014
International Tax Committee COGs Comment Project
Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report
March 3, 2014 - Gray Reed Houston tax attorney Austin Carlson collaborated on the first ever International Tax Committee COGs comment project. It was recently published in Bloomberg Daily News and you can see it he...
Sharks R Us drop their briefs to pick up tongs at the rodeo
Houston Business Journal
February 28, 2014
Legislative Update 2013, Construction Law
Texas Bar Journal, Volume 76
December 27, 2013
Physicians and Compounding Pharmacies: Liability Issues Related to ...Such Ventures
American Health Lawyers Association
December 26, 2013
Dallas City Council Passes Draconian Drilling Ordinance
KRLD Radio
December 17, 2013
Council Gives Wage Theft Ordinance Unanimous Passage
Houston Chronicle
November 21, 2013 - Houston City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to adopt an ordinance aimed at deterring companies from stealing workers' wages and ensuring the city does not hire firms that do, though supporters a...
Bauer Business Focus: J. Wayne Ballew On Venezuela After Hugo Chávez
KUHF Radio
November 15, 2013 - Houston-based Superior Energy Services recently became the latest American company to have its assets in Venezuela seized by PDVSA, the country's state-run oil monopoly. J. Wayne Ballew is an ...
Member Spotlight
State Bar of Texas Hispanic Issues Section
November 13, 2013 - Looper Reed & McGraw's Sofia Adrogué is a Member (Partner) of Looper, Reed & McGraw, P.C.  She is a Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation “International Award Recipient”; a “Mujer Empresaria del Año” ...
IRS Rev. Proc. 2013-14 Significantly Expands Grounds For Equitable Innocent Spouse Relief
State Bar of Texas' Texas Tax Lawyer Newsletter
November 12, 2013 - Various forms of relief for "innocent spouses" are found in the Internal Revenue Code; but only § 6015(f) relieves filers from responsibility for underpayments of tax shown on the face of a jointly-...
$2B Texas Water Vote Sets Stage for Infrastructure Push
Law 360
November 5, 2013 - Texas voters Tuesday approved a $2 billion infusion of state cash into a revolving loan fund for water infrastructure projects that will launch long-pending projects into reality and jump-start a flu...
US Senators Soon To Vote On Dead-End Anti-Discrimination Law
KUHF Radio
November 5, 2013 - In just a few hours the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the employment non-discrimination act that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The legisla...
Looper Reed Reaffirms a $900,000 Jury Verdict
Texas Lawbook
November 5, 2013 - The Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston upheld a Harris County jury decision last week that a local school district violated one of its ex-peace officer’s rights under the Texas Whistleblower Act ...
The Mobile Wallet
Money for Lunch Radio Show
October 17, 2013 - Matthew Sanderson discussed "The Mobile Wallet" with show host Bert Martinez.
Dallas to Houston in Just 90 Minutes
KERA Radio
October 9, 2013 - Imagine waking up in Dallas, going to Houston for lunch, and being back in Big D for a 3 p.m. meeting. Transportation planners say it’s not only possible, it could be an option in just a few years --...
Temporary Restraining Orders and Temporary Injunctions
The Advocate
October 8, 2013 - The State Bar of Texas published an article written by Gabe Vick in the most recent volume of “The Advocate,” which is the quarterly report of the State Bar’s Litigation Section. Read the article he...
Five Ways to Avoid Turbulence in the Cloud
Baylor Business Review
October 3, 2013 - The leader of a business considering a journey into the unsettled world of cloud computing could take a lesson from a pilot. Those who fly rely on flight dispatchers to help them avoid turbulence....
Legislative Update 2013
State Bar of Texas Texas Bar Journal
September 13, 2013
The Clean Energy Company Bankruptcy: Here to Stay?
ABI Technology and Intellectual Property Committee Newsletter
08/2013
Detroit Files Bankruptcy
KRLD-AM
July 25, 2013
Texas Rivals OPEC in Oil Production
KTRH-AM Radio
July 15, 2013 - Looper Reed & McGraw attorney J. Wayne Ballew discusses with KTRH Radio the combination of factors fueling the growth of oil production in Texas. http://www.ktrh.com/articles/houston-news-121300/te...
Two Healthcare Worlds Colliding
Synergy
July/August 2013 - Dallas healthcare attorney Pat Souter weighs in on peer review and human resource issues in the medical field .
Caught Short When Your Dinner Tab Arrives ... Now What?
Dallas Observer
June 27, 2013 - We've all heard that if you don't have money to pay for your dinner they'll hand you an apron and put you to work washing dishes. This antiquated scenario is charming enough, but let's say you leave...
Intellectual Pursuits
Docket Call
Summer 2013 - Looper Reed and McGraw member David G. Henry was recently featured in Baylor Law School's Docket Call . Henry, an '86 BU Law grad, focuses his practice on Patent Litigation Prosecution and Defense...
IRS Controversy: What's The Potential Fallout?
WFAA TV, KRLD Radio, KUHF Radio, KTRH Radio
May 28, 2013 - After lawmakers question the IRS over the undue scrutiny the agency put on conservative groups that filed for tax-exempt status during the 2012 elections, they'll want to take action -- to hold peopl...
Physician Acquisitions and Mergers: Recent Developments in Light of Heightened Federal and State  Governmental Enforcement
American Health Lawyers Association's Physician Organizations
April 2013 - As a result of various market conditions and reimbursement initiatives, the healthcare industry has witnessed increased activity in the area of physician consolidation. It is not uncommon for provide...
Why BMC Sale Could Affect Jobs In Houston
KUHF-FM Radio
May 13, 2013 - BMC Software, which is headquartered in West Houston, has agreed to be bought by a private equity group for nearly $7 billion. It's a big change for a local company that may have fallen behind when i...
Safeguards Discussed For Preventing Social Media Distortion Of Markets
KUHF FM Radio
May 1, 2013 - A recent false report about explosions at the White House, posted on social media and picked up by news web sites, caused an immediate drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. So now, additional saf...
Now That the SEC Likes Facebook, Companies Need to Up Their Social Media Game
Houston Business Journal
April 29, 2013
Law School Graduates Sue Law Schools for Misrepresenting Their Job Placement Results
KTRH FM Radio
April 25, 2013 - Job openings for attorneys has recently been on the decline. Some law school graduates have joined in class-action lawsuits, alleging that law schools lured them in with misleading reports of success...
Questions Surface on Candidate's Residency in McAllen Election
The Monitor
March 25, 2013 - Three months before banker Sonia A. Falcon launched her campaign for McAllen City Commission District 6, she voted during the November 2012 general election — from District 3. Falcon’s ballot applica...
Recent FBAR and FATCA Developments
Texas Tax Lawyer 
Winter 2013
Litigation, Regulation, Pollution and Risk Management in the Energy Market
World Risk & Insurance News
March 15, 2013
Co-Author, Legislative Update 2013, Construction Law, Volume 76
Texas Bar Journal No. 8, p. 737 (2013)
2013
Mobile Devices and Their Use in Healthcare: Medical Staff Policies and Procedures to Avoid Pitfalls
Synergy, National Association of Medical Staff Services
March 1, 2013 - The proliferation of mobile devices in our society has resulted in their use becoming commonplace in most every personal and professional venue. The universe of mobile devices includes such small uni...
Keeping Your Online Promotion Legal
Visibility Magazine
February 27, 2013 - You have read that user generated content contests, online sweepstakes and other interactive promotions are great branding ideas?  While easy to do and effective, have you thought about the legality ...
The Copyright Alert System
KRLD Radio
February 27, 2013 - Travis Crabtree was interviewed on KRLD Radio on an overview and analysis of the controversial Copyright Alert System, created in order to curb illegal sharing of music, movies, or television shows.
Are "90 Day Probationary Periods" For New-Hires Required by Law?
Southwest Collector Connector, American Collectors Association of Texas
Winter 2013 - Michael Kelsheimer discusses with the American Collectors Association of Texas on whether 90 day probationary periods are required by law. 
US Airways Lands $11 Billion Merger With American
February 15, 2013 - American Airlines and US Airways announce plans to merge -- a deal that would create the world's largest airline.  Looper Reed attorney Joe Acosta weighs in on what we will expect to see throughout t...
Dallas' Inaction on Fracking Regs Driving Away Drillers
Law360
February 12, 2013 - XTO Energy Inc. shelved its plans to drill for natural gas in Dallas last week, saying the city’s indecision on how to regulate urban drilling has made it impossible to move forward, and experts say ...
Recent Litigation Involving Disney Land and Lance Armstrong
KPRC 950 AM  Radio
February 12, 2013 - Cleve Clinton was interviewed on a second family who has come forward with claims that a Disneyland character ignored their children because of the color of their skin.  Clinton was also interviewed ...
Houston's Bullish Energy Sector: What Will Happen in 2013
KUHF-FM Radio and KTRH-AM Radio
February 8, 2013 - Houston continues to receive incredibly encouraging signs that the Oil & Gas/Energy sector is expanding and growing. ExxonMobil is building a huge complex in North Houston, Phillips 66 is building In...
How to Make a Trust Last for Your Heirs
Dallas Morning News
February 4, 2013 - Norm Lofgren, a Member at Looper Reed & McGraw, was interviewed by the Dallas Morning News on "How to Make a Trust Last for Your Heirs". Click Here to Read the Article Norm's practice focuses o...
Informed Consent and Avoiding Liability by Accepting Responsibility
The Collaborative Roadmap, The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
Winter 2013
NLRB Confirms That Comments Posted On Social Media May Be Entitled To Protection
KRLD Radio
January 22, 2013 - KRLD Radio interviews Travis Crabtree as he explains the NLRB's recent rulings on firing employees for their social media conduct. In recent months, the National Relations Labor Relations Board has ...
Looper Reed Attorney Jeff Leach Sworn in as a Texas State Representative
January 8, 2013 - Looper Reed attorney Jeff Leach made the Dallas Morning News front page today! As a newly elected State Representative, Leach was sworn in on the House floor yesterday, with his wife Becky and their ...
The Regulation of Online Commercial Speech in the Form of Endorsements
Digital Thought Leadership, an ExecSense eBook
2012 - Travis Crabtree was recently chosen by ExecSense to author an eBook Chapter on “The Regulation of Online Commercial Speech in the Form of Endorsements.” This digital eLearning publication is now avai...
Building a Practice on Dallas' Appetite for Restaurants
The National Law Journal
December 18, 2012 - Matthew Sanderson is the lawyer version of a foodie. The shareholder at 120-attorney Looper Reed & McGraw in Dallas has built a career advising start-up and established restaurants, and he's in the r...
Netflix CEO in Hot Water Over Facebook Post
KTRH Radio
December 12, 2012 - Looper Reed attorney Travis Crabtree was interviewed on KTRH Radio Houston on the Neflix CEO who possibly violated SEC law when he made a facebook post.  Netflix and its chief executive, Reed Hasti...
Coventry Health Care Inc. Settles Governmental Claims of Unauthorized and Improper Access to the Medicare Beneficiary Database
Practice Group Alert, American Health Lawyers Association 
December 4, 2012 - Looper Reed attorney Pat Souter was published in the American Health Lawyers Association's December 2012 issue of Practice Group Alerts on "Coventry Health Care Inc. Settles Governmental Claims of ...
Mobile Devices and Their Use in Healthcare: Medical Staff Policies and Procedures to Address the Pitfalls of Their Use
MedStaff News, American Health Lawyers Association
December 1, 2012 - Looper Reed & McGraw healthcare attorney Pat Souter was publish in the November 2012 issue of the American Health Lawyers Association's MedStaff News on "Mobile Devices and Their Use in Healthcare:...
Artist Turns Private Cell Phone Photos, Texts from Sugar Land into Book
KHOU - TV
November 28, 2012 - Looper Reed attorney Travis Crabtree was interviewed on KHOU-TV in Houston on the publishing of a book that contains dozens of private cell phone pictures and texts from old cell phones. The people...
BP To Pay Largest Criminal Settlement In US History
KUHF Radio
November 15, 2012 - The Justice Department and BP have agreed to $4.5 billion dollar settlement over the oil company's 2010 oil rig explosion. The federal government has also charged two BP managers with manslaughter. T...
From Silverware Theft to Fights in Bars, The Legal Low-Down for Restaurant Owners
Dallas Observer
November 8, 2012
The View with a Latina Perspective
The Houston Lawyer
November/December 2012
Forget Paris - There Is Now Teeth in Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Claims
Messaging News
October 30, 2012
The Law of Using Images from the Web on Your Blog
eMedia Law Insider
October 23, 2012 - The DOs and DON'Ts about using images on your blog or website. Not only is simply copying something from the web a moral issue, it can get you into legal trouble.
Aderholt Profiled By University of Houston-Downtown
University of Houston-Downtown "Success Stories"
October 19, 2012 - Looper Reed & McGraw attorney Ben Aderholt was profiled in the September edition of the University of Houston-Downtown's Success Stories . Click Here To Read the Story The University of Hous...
University General Health Moves Forward with Expansion Plans
Houston Business Journal
October 19, 2012
What Obamacare Now Means for Employers
Financial Executive
October 16, 2012 - Jennifer Gurevitz and Patrick Souter , attorneys in Looper Reed & McGraw's healthcare and tax sections, were published in the Sept. 2012 edition of Financial Executive magazine on "What Obamacar...
Adrogue Profiled as Notable Rice University Graduate
Houston Chronicle
October 9, 2012 - Looper Reed & McGraw attorney Sofia Adrogue was profiled in the Oct. 6 issue of the Houston Chronicle as a "Notable Rice University Graduate."   Read the Article Adrogue handles complex com...
Companies Fighting Back Against Bad Online Reviews
KHOU-TV
October 5, 2012 - A company can spend years building up its reputation, but a bad review online can destroy it in a matter of minutes. Looper Reed & McGraw attorney Travis Crabtree , interviews with KHOU 11 in Housto...
How to Craft a Will that's Fair to Loved Ones
Dallas Morning News
September 24, 2012 - Looper Reed attorney Norm Lofgren discusses with the Dallas Morning News on how to be fair to all your beneficiaries in your will. Download PDF of the Article Norm's practice focuses on taxatio...
Crabtree Explains the Legal Ramifications of the Alleged Anonymous Takedown of GoDaddy
LXBN TV
September 19, 2012 - On September 10, an individual with the loosely-knit "social hacktavist" group Anonymous claimed responsibility for a distributed denial of service attack against GoDaddy that left millions of websit...
Even Banks Can Violate New EEOC Guidelines on Criminal Background Checks
Bankers Digest
September 17, 2012 - Michael Kelsheimer , a shareholder in Looper Reed & McGraw's employment section, was published in the Aug 27 edition of Bankers Digest on "Even Banks Can Violate New EEOC Guidelines on Criminal Ba...
Cleve Clinton Interviewed
Business Spotlight
September 14, 2012 - Business Spotlight interviewed Cleve Clinton , a Shareholder at Looper Reed & McGraw, on his litigation practice and his passion for representing mavericks. Watch the Interview Read a Transcrip...
Cleve Clinton Interview on Business Spotlight
The Business Spotlight
September 12, 2012
The Legal Implications of Anonymous's GoDaddy Takedown
LXBN TV
September 11, 2012
How the Affordable Care Act Will Impact Your Business
LXBN TV
July 30, 2012 - Ready or not, the Affordable Care Act will be going into effect soon. While much of the focus as of late has been on the individual mandate, the impact this law will have on businesses is incredibly ...
How the Affordable Care Act Will Impact Your Business
LXBN TV
July 27, 2012
Emmott Discusses Divorces Settling at Record Speeds
Houston Channel 13 TV
July 16, 2012 - Houston Channel 13 TV interviewed Looper Reed family law attorney Jack Emmott on the speedy divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Watch to the Interview Jack Emmott, a member of Looper Reed &...
Acosta Discusses American Airlines Bankruptcy Options
KRLD Radio
July 13, 2012 - KRLD Radio interviewed Looper Reed bankruptcy attorney Joe Acosta on the options American Airlines has as they face bankruptcy. Listen to the Interview Joe has a broad base of bankruptcy, corpora...
Tax Changes for Physicians and Dentists
Capital Thinking Radio
June 12, 2012 - Jennifer Gurevitz , an tax associate at Looper Reed & McGraw, talks about tax changes affecting those with a private practice in the medical industry. Listen to the Interview Gurevitz serves clien...
Employment Law - Your Questions Answered
The Southwest Collector Connector
Summer 2012 - Dallas Shareholder Michael Kelsheimer offered his insight into a variety of employment questions.
Oil Lease Renewals in the Gulf of Mexico
KTRH Radio
May 29, 2012 - Looper Reed attorney J. Wayne Ballew discusses with KTRH Radio the 38 million acres of oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico that are becoming available in the next month. Listen to the Interview Here ...
Tax and Estate Legal Issues Relating to Same-Sex Marriage
KRLD Radio
May 17, 2012 - Looper Reed attorney Norm Lofgren discusses with KRLD Radio the legal issues of same-sex marriage relating to taxes and estate planning. Download PDF of the Article Norm's practice focuses on t...
Enforcing Company Dress Codes
KTRH Radio
May 3, 2012 - KRTH Radio in Houston interviewed Looper Reed employment law attorney Michael Kelsheimer on the enforcement of company dress codes.  Listen to the Interview Michael Kelsheimer focuses his pra...
Adrogue Profiled in a Book
"The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman's Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power"
April 25, 2012 - Sofia Adrogué , a Member of Looper Reed & McGraw, was profiled in the book The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman's Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power by Carol Pepper and Camilla Webster....
Update on the Investigation of the BP Oil Spill
KTRH Radio
April 12, 2012 - KTRH Radio interviewed Kenneth Anderson on the anniversary of the BP oil spill and an update on the investigation of what caused it and who is responsible. Click here to listen to the discussion. ...
Challenges to Wills Fraught with Emotion
Dallas Morning News
April 10, 2012 - Looper Reed attorney Norm Lofgren discusses with the Dallas Morning News on the issues with improperly drafted wills (or none at all) and the family fights that it creates. Read the article, by ...
Social Media’s Role in the Dharun Ravi Case, and What We Can Learn from It
LXBN TV
March 29, 2012 - The Dharun Ravi conviction, stemming from him illegally using a webcam to spy on his roommate, has elicited a wealth of opinions with many of them wondering if the charges went too far. Travis Crabt...
Looper Reed’s Michael Kelsheimer Explains the Dangers of Office Gossip
News 92.1 FM
March 28, 2012 - News 92.1 FM Radio interviewed Looper Reed employment law attorney Michael Kelsheimer on office gossip and if it is a fireable offense. Listen to the Interview Michael Kelsheimer focuses his prac...
Social Media's Role in the Dharun Ravi Case, and What We Can Learn From It
LXBN TV
March 20, 2012
Adrogue Explains E-Discovery
Texas Lawyer
February 17, 2012 - Sofia Adrogue and Judge Caroline Baker co-wrote an article which was published in Texas Lawyer on January 30, 2012.  In the article entitled "A-Z on E-Discovery: What Does the Future Hold?", the auth...
Michael Kelsheimer on a Recent Court Ruling on the Right to Pump Breast Milk while at Work
News 92.1 FM
January 30, 2012 - News 92.1 FM Radio interviewed Looper Reed employment law attorney Michael Kelsheimer on a recent court ruling concerning the right to pump breast milk while at work.  Listen to the Interview Mi...
Kelsheimer Discusses How Employers Should Handle Snow Days
What's Working in Human Resources
January 23, 2012 - What's Working in Human Resources interviewed Looper Reed employment law attorney Michael Kelsheimer on how employers should handle inclement weather days. Read the Q&A Michael Kelsheimer foc...
Looper Reed’s Travis Crabtree Explains the SOPA Debate
News 92.1 FM
January 18, 2012 - On the day websites such as Wikipedia commemorated Internet Blackout Day in protest of the proposed Stop Online Privacy Act, or SOPA, Internet Lawyer Travis Crabtree of Looper Reed explained the de...
Acosta Discusses American Airlines Bankruptcy Implications
KRLD Radio
December 12, 2011 - KRLD Radio interviewed Looper Reed bankruptcy attorney Joe Acosta on the implications of the American Airlines bankruptcy. Listen to the Interview Joe has a broad base of bankruptcy, corporate ...
Travis Crabtree on Allegations Google is Illegally Favoring Own Products in Search Results
LXBN TV
November 22, 2011 - Lexblog TV interviews Looper Reed attorney Travis Crabtree on the allegations that Google is illegally favoring its own products when placing search results. In the interview , they discuss: The...
Ruth Ann Daniels Gives Employment Law Perspective for Hermain Cain Harassment Claims
KTRH and KRLD Radio
November 9, 2011 - Looper Reed's Labor and Employment Section Leader, Ruth Ann Daniels spoke to KTRH Radio of Houston and KRLD Radio of Dallas about the unfolding sexual harassment claims against 2012 Republican Pres...
Looper Reed's New Hires Profiled
Texas Lawyer
November 9, 2011 - For the third year in row, Texas' largest firms have brought on fewer first-year associates than they did the prior year. However Looper Reed and McGraw has been bucking this trend in its continued g...
The Realities Behind Corporate Executives' Golden Parachutes
Houston Chronicle
November 6, 2011 - The Houston Chronicle publishes Looper Reed attorney Terry Sabom as he explains the reality behind corporate executives' high-dollar severance payouts. Download PDF of the Article Terry uses hi...
Relatives Generally Not on the Hook for Debts of the Deceased
Dallas Morning News
October 28, 2011 - Looper Reed attorney Norm Lofgren discusses with the Dallas Morning News on paying off outstanding debts when settling an estate. Download PDF of the Article Norm's practice focuses on taxation...
Acosta Explains Lessons from Enron
KTRH Radio
October 24, 2011 - Looper Reed & McGraw Bankruptcy attorney, Joe Acosta, spoke with KTRH Houston radio about the supposed lessons learned and issues that persist years after the collapse of Enron. Click here to list...
Privacy Rights of Employees in an Electronic World
The Advocate
October 4, 2011 - Looper Reed attorneys Sofia Adrogue, Travis Crabtree and Michael Kelsheimer are published in the Fall 2011 issue of The Advocate . Adrogue serves on the Editorial Board of The Advocate and served ...
Souter explains the Ryskin v. Banner Health, Inc. decision
MedStaff News
October 3, 2011 - Looper Reed's Pat Souter was published in the September 2011 issue of MedStaff News . Pat's discussion explains the Ryskin v. Banner Health, Inc. decision affecting the nexus between Peer Review...
Is it Unethical to Use a Competitor's Name to Drive Traffic to Your Website on Search Engines
The Bureau of National Affairs' BNA Insights Magazine
September 8, 2011 - Travis Crabtree authored "Buying Another Lawyer's Name to Trigger Search Engine Ads - Illegal or Unethical" in The Bureau of National Affairs' BNA Insights magazine. His article addresses the legal...
Can Websites Be Held Liable for the Criminal Acts of Their Users?
KRLD Radio
April 18, 2011 - Crabtree discusses a website's liability for criminal acts of their users on KRLD Radio. Click here to listen to the audio. Travis Crabtree brings a unique perspective to his internet marketing...