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“Buy American” Law Changes How Texans Buy Iron and Steel
Build Houston
December/January 2018
Keeping Secrets:  Evidentiary Privileges in Bankruptcy Cases
October 20, 2017
Bankruptcy
SMU Annual Texas Survey - Volume 3
2017
Softening a Hurricane's Blow: Force Majeure and Builder's Risk
Build Houston
October/November 2017
Hydraulic Fracturing Law and Practice
LexisNexis
2017 Edition
Top 10 Texas O&G Cases of 2017 (So Far)
September 25, 2017
What Employers Need to Know About IRS Temporarily Allowing Access to Retirement Funds
Houston Business Journal
September 18, 2017
A Lifeline from the Taxman: IRS Temporarily Broadens Access to Retirement Funds for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
Gray Reed Legal Alert
September 11, 2017 - On August 30, the IRS issued Announcement 2017-11 (the “Announcement”), which indicates that 401(k) plans and similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can allow access to those funds through loans...
Softening a Hurricane's Blow: Force Majeure and Builder's Risk
Gray Reed Legal Alert
September 1, 2017 - Hurricane Harvey caused severe destruction in Texas with its significant winds and historic rainfall. But Harvey may also prove to be a costly lesson for many project owners and contractors. As Texas...
Two Storms: Hurricane Harvey and HB 1774
Gray Reed Legal Alert
August 30, 2017 - Although insurance claims may be the last thing on the minds of many folks in Texas at the moment, HB 1774, which governs “force of nature” 1 related insurance claims, is currently set to go into e...
Ain’t No Easy Answers: D&O Insurance Proceeds in Bankruptcy
Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law & Practice, Volume 26, Issue 4
August 2017
“Buy American” Law Changes How Texans Buy Iron and Steel
August 25, 2017 - As a result of newly enacted Texas Senate Bill 1289, buying American iron and steel is now a requirement on certain public infrastructure projects in Texas. Promoted by President Trump, passed by the...
Texas Supreme Court Ruling Requires Careful Analysis of Mineral Deeds
Gray Reed Legal Alert
August 9, 2017 - On June 23, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in Wenske v. Ealy .  The issue in this case was whether a deed passed the entire burden of a non-participating royalty interest to the gr...
ICE Is Coming For Undocumented Workers - How To Prevent Corporate Frostbite
Build Houston
August 1, 2017
When Does a Gas Dedication Create a Real Property Interest? A Post-Sabine Analysis of Covenants Running with the Land
Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
Summer 2017
Texas Nuisance Law Clarified
Dallas Bar Association's Headnotes
July 24, 2017
Special Focus Peer Review Committees: The Evolution of Traditional Peer Review to Improve Efficiency and Performance
Dallas Medical Journal
July 2017
ICE Is Coming For Undocumented Workers: How To Prevent Corporate Frostbite
TEXO Magazine
Summer 2017
Legislative Update: Significant Bills of the 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session Affecting Real Estate Lending and Other Commercial Matters
Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas Section Report
June 23, 2017
Judicial Profile: Hon. Rodney Gilstrap
The Federal Lawyer
June 2017
Doctors’ Defense in Medical Staff Hearings and Appeals:  An Overview for Attorneys and their Physician Clients
Physician Law: Evolving Trends & Hot Topics 2017
June 21, 2017
Why Menchaca Changes Nothing for Appraisal Law
Law360
June 6, 2017
Special Focus Peer Review Committees: The Evolution of Traditional Peer Review to Improve Efficiency and Performance
Becker's Hospital Review
June 2, 2017
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
KenMor Magazine
Spring 2017
Case Brief – TC Heartland LLC V. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
May 31, 2017 - On May 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in TC Heartland, reversing the Federal Circuit’s longstanding interpretation of the federal patent venue statute and adopting ...
ICE Is Coming For Undocumented Workers: How To Prevent Corporate Frostbite
Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Green Magazine
May 30, 2017
Paving the Way for Economic Growth: Reforming the Notorious U.S. Tax System
Texas Lawbook
May 18, 2017 - (Originally published by Texas Lawbook) The debate surrounding tax reforms has always been in a constant state of flux. The U.S. tax system stands in urgent need of reform, as we are facing numerous...
AVOID THE BATTLE, WIN THE WAR: Why What You Say, How You Say It, and When You Say It Matters
NASPD Pipeline Magazine
May 16, 2017 - “Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” Sun Tzu, The Art of War. From handshake deals to seemingly perfectly papered transac...
Farmout Agreements: Navigating the Wild West of the Bankruptcy World
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
May 15, 2017 - While farmout agreements are commonplace in the oil & gas industry, the treatment of farmouts in bankruptcy is far from certain. A farmee can suffer disastrous consequences as a result of a farmor’s ...
ICE Is Coming For Undocumented Workers: How To Prevent Corporate Frostbite
Construction Executive
May 9, 2017
San Jacinto Justice: The Republic Supreme Court Jurists Who Won Texas Independence
29 Appellate Advocate 319
Spring 2017
Special Focus Peer Review Committees: The Evolution of Traditional Peer Review to Improve Efficiency and Performance
MedStaff News
May 1, 2017
ICE is Coming for Undocumented Workers, How to Protect Your Business
Landscape Management
April 19, 2017
When Does a Gas Dedication Create a Real Property Interest? A Post-Sabine Analysis of Covenants Running with the Land
Section Report of the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
Winter 2017
Midstream Contracts: Squaring Off Over Midstream Agreements
Oil & Gas Investor
March 2017 - Do midstream covenants run with the land, or are they executory contracts?  A mere two years ago, few pondered the legal characterization of gas dedications contained in the thousands of gathering, p...
Midstream Agreements in a Stressed Environment
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
February 2017 - COVENANTS RUNNING with the land or executory contracts? A mere two years ago, few pondered the legal characterization of gas dedications contained in the thousands of gathering, processing and transp...
Landmen as Independent Contractors: Is the Government's Voluntary Settlement Program Too Good to Pass Up?
TIPRO Target Newsletter
February 2, 2017
Landmen as Independent Contractors: Is the Government's Voluntary Settlement Program Too Good to Pass Up?
Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen (DAPL) February Newsletter
February 2, 2017
Landmen as Independent Contractors: Is the Government's Voluntary Settlement Program Too Good to Pass Up?
Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) February Newsletter
February 1, 2017
Becoming a Texan: a Checklist for New Residents
Dave Perry Miller New Resident Packet
January 12, 2017 - Before adding “y’all” to your vocabularly, purchasing exotic cowboy boots, deciding which truck to buy and adjusting your calendar for Friday night football games, make these legal adjustments during...
Landmen as Independent Contractors: Is the Government's Voluntary Settlement Program Too Good to Pass Up?
Landman Magazine
January 3, 2017 - The days of the lone landman driving around the back roads taking leases and visiting courthouses are becoming a thing of the past. Though there are still a few independent landmen who fit this mold,...
Why Repealing Obamacare Will Be Hard Work for Trump
Business 2 Community
December 1, 2016
New Overtime Regulations Frozen – to Death? What You Need to Know About the Overtime Rule Injunction Issued Nov. 22, 2016
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
November 23, 2016 - New Overtime Regulations Frozen – to Death? What you need to know about the overtime rule injunction  issued Nov. 22, 2016 by Marcus Fettinger and Michael Kelsheimer On March 13, 20...
Will Trump End the ACA? Some Practices Approve; Experts Say Not So Fast
Part B News
November 21, 2016 - Practices are optimistic that President-elect Donald Trump’s promised quick repeal of Obamacare will improve their fortunes and their patients’ options, according to 85 respondents of a recent Part B...
What Does a Donald Trump Presidency Mean for Healthcare? 15 Responses
Becker's Hospital Review
November 16, 2016 - Fifteen people from around the healthcare industry discuss how they expect President-elect Donald Trump to affect healthcare in the future.
Lend Me Your Ear: An Update on the Syngenta Corn Case for Indiana Corn Farmers
Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation Newsletter
November 14, 2016
A Brave New World of Overtime Compliance
KenMore
Fall 2016 - Businesses have struggled with complying with overtime laws since the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) went into effect in 1938. Plaintiffs’ lawyers have capitalized on this confusion in recent year...
Making the Move
Texas Bar Journal
November 1, 2016
Selected Causes of Action Unique to the Oil and Gas Industry
Texas Business Litigation (ALM 2016 ed.)
October 17, 2016
IRS Launches Renewed Attack on Valuation of Family Businesses - A Seismic Shift for Estate and Gift Tax Valuations
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
August 25, 2016 - Taxation by Executive Fiat IRS Launches Renewed Attack on Valuation of Family Businesses A Seismic Shift for Estate and Gift Taxations By Norm Lofgren, Gray Reed & McGraw Unable to acco...
Final Rule Implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act Provides Health Care Specific Anti-Discrimination Mandates
American Health Lawyers Association
July 15, 2016 - Final Rule Implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act Provides Health Care Specific Anti-Discrimination Mandates   Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Section 1557) m...
Routine Payroll Tax Delinquencies have become Stepping Stone to Criminal Prosecutions
Tax Alert
July 11, 2016 - Tax Alert: Payroll Delinquencies have become Stepping Stone to Criminal Prosecutions by Tom Rhodus A routine payroll tax investigation may now require a tax lawyer’s advice at the earliest...
The Main Chorus: Accountability
Texas Lawyer
July 5, 2016 - The Main Chorus: Accountability by Gene R. Besen The days of individual executives avoiding responsibility for corporate fraud through the payment of massive corporate penalties (paid w...
5th Circ. Brings Consistency To Improper-Joinder Analysis
Law360
June 27, 2016
Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions
New Regulation Decreases Number of Exempt Employees
May 18, 2016 - Federal Changes to Overtime Exemptions New Regulation Decreases Number of Exempt Employees by Michael Kelsheimer For the last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has been working on ...
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016
What You Need to Know Right Now
May 5, 2016 - The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 by Travis Crabtree, Michael Kelsheimer and David Lisch President Obama is expected to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which was passed b...
It's Time to Name Names
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
February 17, 2016 - It's Time to Name Names by Gene Besen To receive cooperation credit, the Department of Justice now requires companies to certify that they have identified all involved individuals. Las...
National Origin, Citizenship & Immigration Status Discrimination
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
February 17, 2016 - We have finally arrived at the end of the discrimination series. Last, but certainly not least, is National Origin and Immigration Status discrimination. This time we combine not just the laws of Tit...
New Partnership Audit & Assessment Rules
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
February 16, 2016 - New Partnership Audit & Assessment Rules As part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, Congress repealed the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) and replaced it with new partnership...
“The Last Nail in the Coffin”: Delaware Chancery Court Rejects Another Disclosure-Only Settlement
February 4, 2016
Supreme Court Alters Enforcement of Subrogation Clauses
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
January 29, 2016 - Supreme Court Alters Enforcement of Subrogation Clauses By Jason Luter   Attention Insurance Providers and Self-Insured Providers A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling has overtur...
The Impact of the Yates Memo: Government Investigations are Getting Personal
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
January 14, 2016 - The Impact of the Yates Memo Government Investigations are Getting Personal By Gene Besen A recent memorandum authored by Deputy Attorney General of the United States, Sally Quillian Y...
Race Discrimination
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
December 10, 2015 - When I started practicing employment law years ago, I thought race discrimination was a thing of the past. I believed people were too enlightened for that nowadays. I wish I were right. As you can te...
U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Eighth Circuit Decision Regarding Issue Preclusion in Trademark Case
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
December 9, 2015
Death Knell for the Merger Tax on Disclosure-Only Settlements in Delaware?
October 22, 2015
Voting Rights
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
October 19, 2015 - Fall is in the air. No, wait, fall is definitely not in the air because it is still 90 degrees here in Dallas. In any event, we are coming up on November elections. The election for the Big Kahuna is...
Delaware Courts Scrutinize Recent Proposed Settlement Agreements – A Harbinger of Fewer M&A “Transaction Tax” Lawsuits?
September 10, 2015
Update on Unreported Foreign Bank Accounts
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
September 9, 2015
Religious Discrimination
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
August 11, 2015 - They say you should never discuss politics or religion in polite company.  Nevertheless, today we are going to address religion and religious discrimination in the workplace.  Nothing inflames the pa...
Understanding the New "Open Carry" Laws
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
August 4, 2015 - The Texas House and Texas Senate, by an overwhelming margin, recently passed House Bill 910 during the 84th Texas Legislative Session, allowing concealed-handgun-licensed owners to openly carry a han...
409A Compliance: Have or Want a Bonus Plan? Ensure it's Compliant
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
July 7, 2015 - Have or Want a Bonus Plan? Ensure It Complies with IRS Tax Code or Face Hefty Fines The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently ruled that an employee’s bonus plan violated Section 409A of the ta...
Fiduciary Duties When Selecting 401(k) Plan Investments
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
June 30, 2015 - If you are responsible for selecting the mutual funds offered in your company’s 401(k) plan, pay attention. If you choose a more expensive fund, or don’t explain why you made the choice you did, your...
Jury Duty
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
June 22, 2015 - I've been called many times but I have never had the pleasure of sitting on a jury and I probably never will.  Of course, most of you are thinking "pleasure" is the wrong word for jury duty.  For you...
Sex Discrimination
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
April 21, 2015 - Change is in the air.  You probably haven't noticed it, but there haven't been any Employer Handbook editions so far this year.  After steadily delivering ten editions each year for the last four yea...
Policy Perspective – Enhancing Public Safety and Saving Taxpayer Dollars: The Role of Mental Health Courts in Texas
Texas Public Policy Foundation Center for Effective Justice
April 2015
Recent Fifth Circuit Opinion Blocks Punitive Damages in Maritime Case
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
December 15, 2014
Americans with Disabilities Act
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
December 3, 2014 - It is not a sexy topic to finish out the year, but the compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act is certainly an important topic.  The ADA used to be marginalized and scoffed at as a claim ...
Employee Handbooks
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
October 30, 2014 - Fall is in the air (such that it is in North Texas) and, apparently it is time for everyone to review their employee handbook as I have received a rash of requests to review and revise handbooks late...
D.C. Circuit Issues Important Ruling in National Security Case
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
August 13, 2014 - by Mark D. Wigder D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Finds That CFIUS Violated Foreign-Controlled Company’s Due Process Rights, But Rejects Review of Presidential Determination The Case: Ralls Corporati...
Pregnancy Discrimination
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
July 29, 2014 - I doubt it, but you may have heard me on KRLD a couple of weeks ago discussing new rules relating to pregnancy discrimination issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  It appears tha...
Why A Privately-Held Company May Have To Disclose That It Might Be Sold
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
July 25, 2014 - Why A Privately-Held Company May Have To Disclose That It Might Be Sold By Mark D. Wigder The Case: Finnerty v. Stiefel Laboratories, Inc., No. 12-13947 (11th Cir. June 30, 2014) The...
Houston Civil Rights Ordinance Criminalizes Discrimination
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
July 14, 2014 - By Marcus Fettinger In Houston, it is now a crime (Houston Ordinance No. 2014-530, known as the “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance”) for employers with 50 or more employees to discriminate against indi...
U.S. Supreme Court Recognizes that Certain For-Profit Corporations may Exercise Religious Beliefs
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
July 14, 2014 - By Pat Souter On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic 5-4 ruling that a closely-held corporation may refuse to offer its employees insurance coverage for certain contraceptive me...
Texas Supreme Court Significantly Limits the Minority Shareholder Oppression Doctrine
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
July 7, 2014 - In Ritchie v. Rupe No. 11 – 0447 (June 20, 2014), the Texas Supreme Court, over a vigorous dissent, delivered a fatal blow to the Texas common-law cause of action for minority shareholder oppressio...
Language Changes for Borrowers and Guarantors of Secured Real Estate Loans
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
July 2, 2014 - In an important development this June, the Supreme Court of Texas handed down an opinion that will affect borrowers and guarantors of secured real estate loans. In Moayedi v. Interstate 35/Chisam R...
Seasonal Workers & Obamacare
June 27, 2014 - by Jason Luter This summer, many of you will be adding temporary employees to assist with your business operations as seasonal demands increase. This year, particularly, we want to make you aware of...
“Made in America” Creates M&A Opportunities in U.S. Manufacturing Industry
June 2014
Travel Time
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
May 30, 2014 - With this month’s topic, we are for some reason reminded of the lyrics to a Clint Black song: “. . . no time to kill, but time to change the kind of hurry I’ve been in . . .” For many employers, tra...
Does Your Property Tax Bill Seem Like a Shock and Awe Campaign?
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
May 15, 2014 - by Jim Reed Gray Reed & McGraw enjoys extensive property tax and property valuation experience, having prosecuted ad valorem disputes for clients for more than 25 years.  Of course, our commercial...
Child and Spousal Support
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
April 30, 2014 - One of my friends, and a good client, called recently with an employee standing in her office.  The employee was demanding that the company stop deducting for child support and pointing to an order ...
Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Availability of Business Judgment Rule in Controlling Stockholder Mergers
April 30, 2014
Infographic: The Rules for Taking Images From the Web for Your Own Use
April 21, 2014 - by Travis Crabtree - It is very easy to point, click and save images from the web, but are you using them legally? This infographic provides you with a handy reference guide to ensure the pictures yo...
Trade Secrets in Wellogix v. Accenture
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
April 1, 2014 - The court battle between Wellogix and Accenture regarding stolen and misappropriated Wellogix trade secrets carries on with the U.S. Supreme Court being asked to review the judge’s role in assessin...
Bonuses
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
March 27, 2014 - Contemplating how to open this month’s edition yesterday evening, I was interrupted by an especially loud commercial for a magical car scratch kit.  At the end of the commercial came the customary, i...
Commercial Lease Review (Tenant)
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
March 19, 2014 - Commercial Leasing 101 Planning for a successful start to your commercial office or retail lease By Lindsey Postula The Process A typical lease review begins with the attorney...
Age Discrimination
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
February 27, 2014 - Age discrimination claims are on the rise.  With the down economy from 2008 – 2012 (or even 2013), many 50-somethings found themselves downsized.  Statistically it has been difficult for them to find...
Tackling Partnership Structures and Exit Events
Texas Business Journals
February 2014
I-9 Forms
Gray Reed's Employer Handbook
January 31, 2014 - If you’ve hired someone, you are familiar with the USCIS form I-9 (and if you’re not, maybe you should give me a call).  You probably have a good grasp on how to fill it out as well.  But what if you...
Preserve Your Right to a Payroll Tax Refund
Gray Reed & McGraw Legal Alert
January 28, 2014 - By Jason Luter A disagreement between two federal appeals courts regarding whether payroll taxes must be paid on severance payments made to laid-off workers has landed the issue in front of the U....
Texas Groundwater Rights and Immunities: From East to Day and Beyond
5 Texas Water Journal 59
2014