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Failed Sysco deal could signal problems for large M&A
Houston Business Journal
June 29, 2015
Jack Emmott Honored for Collaborative Law Work
Texas Lawyer
June 26, 2015
AT&T $100 Million Dollar Fine
KDFW
June 17, 2015
Media Appearances Surrounding the Astros/Cardinals Hacking Investigation
various
June 17, 2015 - Gray Reed & McGraw internet law attorney Travis Crabtree appeared on several Houston TV stations to discuss allegations that the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into the computer system of the Houston Ast...
Fallout from the FBI Hacking Investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Houston Astros
Sports Radio 610
June 16, 2015 - Gray Reed & McGraw internet law attorney Travis Crabtree talked with Sports Radio 610's "The Triple Threat" show about the FBI's investigation that the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into the computers o...
Hospital Employment of Physicians: What Should a Physician Consider
Dallas Medical Journal
May 18, 2015
Closing a Medical Practice: Steps on the Road to Retirement
Dallas Medical Journal
May 18, 2015
Appeals Court Hears Arguments in Eagle Ford Shale Lawsuit
San Antonio Express-News
May 15, 2015
Numbers Flat at Top 25 Firms in Summer Associate Survey
Texas Lawyer
May 15, 2015
Remember the Alamo, Beer Makers and Trademark Attorneys
Texas Lawyer
May 11, 2015
Exclusionary Uses: Provisions in Transition
Texas Real Estate Business
May 11, 2015
Two Syngenta Suits Return to State Court and More May Follow
Thomson Reuters
May 7, 2015
Investing in the United States
Practical Law
April 29, 2015
Making Rain: Serving Rather Than Selling
Cordell Parvin's Blog
April 9, 2015
Gray Reed Hires Five-Member Litigation Team in Houston
Law360
March 30, 2015
Gray Reed Hires Five Lateral Litigators from Beirne, Maynard
Texas Lawyer
March 30, 2015
Shale Gas Production Litigation Centers on Product Failures and Accidents - Not Ground Water Pollution
World Risk and Insurance News
March 25, 2015
Attys In Riceland MDL Win Cert. In Fight To Recover Fees
Law360
March 20, 2015
Curling Street
The Roadmap - Published by the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
March 2015
Practical Tips for Drafting Noncompetes: Lessons Learned from the Courthouse
State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Newsletter
Winter 2015
The Top Three Obstacles for Construction Producers
Insurance Business America
February 25, 2015
Five Ways to Protect your IP in a Startup
Houston Business Journal
February 24, 2015 - Starting a business has its fair share of challenges, from finding capital to figuring out a name, but one of the most important things on the checklist should be protecting your intellectual property.
Corn's Price Drop Subject of Suit
El Campo News-Leader
February 4, 2015
Agency as an Affirmative Defense
Dallas Bar Headnotes
January 27, 2015
Super Bowl Betting Pools May Be Illegal
KTRH Radio
January 26, 2015
You Saw What? Where? About Whom? Improper Use and Disclosures of Protected Health Information Through Social Media
AHLA Newsletter
January 19, 2015
Texas Firms Have Optimistic Outlook for 2015
Texas Lawyer
December 25, 2014
More Energy, More Deals, More Disputes
JAMS Newsletter
December 22, 2014
Twenty States Climb Aboard Syngenta GMO Corn Class Actions
December 19, 2014 - Law360, Los Angeles (December 18, 2014, 8:37 PM ET) -- Illinois, Colorado, Minnesota and 17 other states have joined class actions in Kansas and Missouri filed by corn farmers, grain exporters and ot...
Contributing Author - Bankruptcy Treatise
Bloomberg Law
December 19, 2014
Are Facebook Threats Protected Speech?
KTRH Radio
December 2, 2014
Dallas Suburb Votes to Ban Fracking, but the Fight is Far from Over
LXBN TV
November 19, 2014
HBA Legal Initiative Series Serves Veterans of all Eras
Houston Lawyer
November 18, 2014
Selected Issues to Consider When Drafting Healthcare Transactions
Dallas Bar Headnotes
November 6, 2014
Facebook Knows How You'll Vote
KTRH Radio
October 29, 2014
Pro Bono Spotlight: Taylor Lamb
State Bar of Texas Blog
October 23, 2014
A Bold Step Toward Solving Texas' Road Woes
Texas Tribune
October 22, 2014
Three Steps to Better Blogging
Everything Matters
October 17, 2014 - Good writing is good writing, right? Yes and no. Readers’ expectations for a blog are far different than for a trade journal or newspaper. Blogging started as a form of an online journal so the styl...
Attorney: Texas asbestos decision ‘absolutely not’ gaining traction in other jurisdictions
Washington Examiner
September 29, 2014 - ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) – A Texas defense attorney recently said that as asbestos litigation changes, the laws governing legal causation must also change – and the recent Bostic decision from th...
Baker Botts loses tax partner Dan Kroll to Houston office of Gray Reed & McGraw
Tax Grotto
September 18, 2014 - Gray Reed & McGraw has announced the addition of tax attorney Dan Kroll to the firm’s Houston office. Dan’s practice concentrates on federal income tax, partnership and corporate law matters, primar...
Gray Reed Scoops Up Baker Botts Partner
Law360
September 17, 2014 - Gray Reed & McGraw has lured a 20-year Baker Botts veteran over to its Houston office to work on joint venture structuring and tax planning, the firm said Monday.  
Workplace Uniform Requirements
KRLD Radio
September 12, 2014 - KRLD's Mitch Carr interviewed Gray Reed's Michael Kelsheimer about the possibility of some stores, like Walmart and Starbucks, requiring their employees to purchase workplace uniforms. Click here to...
Liquor Licensees May Have to Bite the Bullet
Law360
September 11, 2014
Official-Looking E-Mail Will Install Malware On Computers
News 92 FM
September 8, 2014
Subcontractors Secure a Victory in Federal Court
Energy and the Law
September 3, 2014
Austin's Possible New Cell Phone Ban
KTRH Radio
September 2, 2014
Woman Files $123 Million Lawsuit Against Facebook
KRLD Radio
August 22, 2014
Air B-N-B Squatter
KRLD Radio
August 7, 2014
How to Enforce Terms of Service for Online Social Media Promotions and Contests
Bloomberg Social Media Law & Policy Report
August 7, 2014
Timing of Justice's Departure Means Party Committees Choose Candidates
Texas Lawyer
August 5, 2014 - Jim Moseley, who has served as a justice on Dallas' Fifth Court of Appeals for 18 years, announced he's leaving the bench on Aug. 21 to join Gray Reed & McGraw as chairman of the 120-lawyer firm's ap...
Retiring Dallas Judge To Head Gray Reed Appellate Practice
Law360
August 1, 2014 - Law360, Dallas (July 31, 2014, 8:05 PM ET) -- A Dallas Court of Appeals judge who is retiring in August after 18 years on the bench will join Gray Reed & McGraw PC as the head of the firm’s newly for...
GOP, Democrats vie to Fill Fifth District Court of Appeals Seat
Dallas Morning News
August 1, 2014 - The Fifth District Court of Appeals will lose one of its longtime justices next month when Justice Jim Moseley retires after 18 years on the court. Local Republicans and Democrats have both jumped...
What to Watch For: Obamacare Appeals
Houston Business Journal
July 31, 2014 - The split decisions surrounding the Affordable Care Act's subsidies reignited the firestorm over the efficacy of Obamacare, but in states like Texas that don't have a state-run health insurance excha...
FCC Again Takes Aim at Net Neutrality
KTRH Radio
July 22, 2014
Border Immigration Crisis
El Pais - Spain
July 21, 2014
Anti-Fracking Petition Will Go To Denton Voters in November  
KUHF Radio
July 17, 2014
EEOC Pregnancy Guidelines
KRLD Radio
July 16, 2014
Civil Rivalry
Alcalde Magazine (UT Alumni)
July 14, 2014 - Longhorns and Sooners don’t always get along. But in Houston, they’re building something special.
SCOTUS Rulings Protect Privacy, Property
KTRH Radio
June 26, 2014
Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far on Medical Malpractice in Texas?
Houston Business Journal
June 19, 2014
Netflix and Verizon Battle over Buffering
KTRH Radio
June 9, 2014
LXBN Leaders: For Charles Sartain, Writing Towards an Industry Means Being Educational – and Opinionated
LXBN
June 6, 2014
Accountable Care Organization Waivers: Addressing Fraud and Abuse Compliance Issues in the Shared Savings Program
American Health Lawyers Association Fraud & Abuse, Vol. 3, Number 2
May 12, 2014
Be Careful When You Review Products Online
KTRH Radio
May 9, 2014
Will this be the next Ashby high-rise case?
Houston Business Journal
May 6, 2014
Hospital-Physician Employment Agreements and Medical Staff Bylaws
American Health Lawyers Association MedStaff News, Vol. 16, Number 1
May 5, 2014
Seven Ways to Manage the Credit of a New Customer in Construction and Oil and Gas
Business Credit Magazine
May 2014
Ashby High Rise Lawsuits
Big State Home Buyers
April 22, 2014 -     On Monday, April 21, the trial judge heard oral arguments about whether to grant the injunction to prevent the developer from beginning construction.  The parties filed additional letter bri...
Franchise Dining Deals Get Supersized in Development Boom
Law360
April 21, 2014
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...
Hospital Employment of Physicians: What Should A Physician Consider?
Texas Orthopaedic Association Newsletter
March 11, 2014
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
Physicians Assistants
Texas Orthopedic Association Newsletter
February 2014
Ten Things to Axe From a Brief
Texas Lawyer
February 10, 2014
Physicians and Compounding Pharmacies: Liability Issues Related to the Prescribing and Investing in Such Ventures
American Health Lawyers Association Physician Organizations, Vol. 16, Number 2
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 - Gray Reed & McGraw's Sofia Adrogué is a Member (Partner) of Gray, Reed & McGraw, P.C.  She is a Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation “International Award Recipient”; a “Mujer Empresaria del Año” (Exe...
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...
Gray 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....
Co-Author, Legislative Update 2013
State Bar of Texas Texas Bar Journal, Volume 76
September 13, 2013
The Clean Energy Company Bankruptcy: Here to Stay?
ABI Technology and Intellectual Property Committee Newsletter
August 5, 2013
Detroit Files Bankruptcy
KRLD-AM
July 25, 2013
Texas Rivals OPEC in Oil Production
KTRH-AM Radio
July 15, 2013 - Gray 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/texa...
Two Healthcare Worlds Colliding
National Association of Medical Staff Services 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 - Gray 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, Vol. 16, Number 1
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...