The Posey Law Firm, PC

Austin, Texas Business and Government Relations Law Firm

The Posey Law Firm, PC

919 Congress
Suite 1010

Austin, Texas 78701

Phone(512) 646-0828 or(888) 269-1962

Website www.cposeylaw.com
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Law Firm Overview

The Posey Law Firm, P.C. is a law firm offering a full range of legal and government relations solutions to its clients. The firm is well suited to advise and shepherd the interests of a diverse and advanced clientele.

Our firm believes that when a client engages us, it is for the quality of the principals, not the quantity of its associates. The benefit of this approach to the client is that expert advice is delivered in the timeliest, personalized and cost effective manner. Our team, led by Jake Posey, represents companies and parties of all sizes and needs.

We can help you achieve the results you desire in a way that’s ethical, positive, and client-focused. Our goal is simple: to get our clients the best possible outcomes based on their needs.

Selected to Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Year this Office was Established: 2006

Languages: English

Areas of Law





Additional Areas of Law: Small Business General Counsel Services; Small Business; Human Resources Planning; General Civil Law; Day-to-Day Corporate Counsel; Business Succession Planning; Business Entity Choice; Debt Collection.


Areas of Law Description

- Business and Commercial Law

There can be a variety of reasons that you will need a lawyer for an issue in business or commercial law. Especially, if you are just starting to open the doors to your entity. In these cases, seeking the help of a qualified attorney will be a great asset to your business.

- Government Relations Solutions

Our Texas lobbyists have a powerful network of people who can help you, in Texas agencies and the legislature. We can help you with every aspect of your Texas lobbying needs, from getting the right legislation passed to implementing best policies and practices. When we take on clients, we strive to serve them with diligence and efficiency.



Lawyers

Jake Posey Jake Posey
Attorney
Administrative Law, Business and Industry, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contracts

  

Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court

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 Employee or Independent Contractor?

The Federal District Court for the District of Maryland recently determined in Braxton v. El Dorado Lounge, ELH-15-3661 (Oct. 27, 2017), that exotic dancers are employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Maryland's state law version, the Maryland Wage and Hour Law.

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 The Need for More Medical Residency Positions Discussed in Texas Legislature

As Business Insider recently noted, going to medical school in Texas can be a real bargain. The state caps in-state tuitions at about 6,650 per year at Texas medical schools.

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 Data Privacy Cases Pending in Front of U.S. Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court will decide whether American courts can issue warrants for data stored on servers overseas.

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 Texas Lawmakers to Look at Criminal Prosecution of People in Debt to Rent to Own Companies

Usually, when an individual has a payment dispute with a business, the matter is ultimately settled in a civil court.

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 Austin Lawmakers Look at Bringing Amazon to Texas

When Amazon com announced that it was building a second headquarters, bringing with it a $5 billion investment and 50,000 jobs, it set up a nation-wide bidding war. According to the Dallas Morning News, Texas is no exception to the states eager to attract the investment and the jobs that come with it.

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 New Texas Legislation Provides Consumer Protections Concerning Freestanding ERs

As the Texas Tribune reports, a couple of pieces of legislation recently passed into law in Austin will provide considerable protection for Texas health care consumers with regard to freestanding emergency rooms. Freestanding emergency rooms are facilities, often located in strip shopping malls, which are not attached to any hospital.

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 Expanding into Global E-Commerce: Legal Considerations

The rise of global e-commerce is changing the face of business around the world. The US share of that global e-commerce is steadily dropping, while China and the developing world are rapidly developing staggering market shares of retail and wholesale e-commerce. In 2016, the global retail e-commerce market was worth $1.86 trillion; the estimates are the value of global online commerce to rise to $4.48 trillion by 2021.

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 New Law in Texas Helps Charter Schools Maintain Facilities

The Texas Tribune is reporting that, thanks to a new school finance law, House Bill 21, Texas charter schools will get funding for leasing and maintaining buildings and other facilities. $60 million will be allocated to charter schools that meet state standards, divided up according to the number of students.

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 Outsourcing Innovation and Ideas: Legal Considerations for Crowdsourcing and Freelancing

Commerce that involves knowledge is rapidly growing, along with new models for businesses that are emerging as thought leaders in their fields. New vocabulary describing these knowledge workers and thought leaders, and new models of knowledge acquisition for business use are becoming more common.

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 The Student Privacy Act in Texas

One of the bills the Texas Legislature passed during 2017 was House Bill 2087, entitled the Student Privacy Act. The act protects data that a student or the student’s parents provide to a website or some other online application for education purposes.

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 Texas Law Makers Mull Flood Control Projects for Houston

According to the Texas Tribune, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and a number of Texas Republican leaders are eying a number of long-delayed flood projects that, had they been completed, would have spared thousands of Houston homes from being flooded during the deluge brought on by Hurricane Harvey.

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 Gypsy Brewers: Contract or Alternating Proprietorship?

It's an exciting time for craft beer in Texas, and the industry is growing like wildfire. One of the benefits of being a brewer in Texas is that new laws regarding gypsy brewing have opened the playing field to all comers. But gypsy brewing, like any new business, needs careful structure and contracts in place before the excitement of hops and fermentation takes over. 

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 Medical Marijuana Law in Texas Goes into Effect

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that because of a recent medical marijuana law passed by the Texas Legislature, pot is going to be grown in the state of Texas legally. However, the new law, passed in 2015, is strictly limited to people who are suffering from epilepsy and who have not responded to federally approved treatments.

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 Texas Voter ID Law Revived by Appeals Court

The attempt by the Texas Legislature to enact a voter ID law has been tangled in the courts ever since the effort began. 

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 Electronic Discovery in Civil Law: Considerations for Business Owners

Texas enacted electronic discovery laws in 1999, and these laws allowed discovery in civil suits to include information stored electronically, such as emails, e-calenders, voice mails, instant messages and chat room conversations, as well as more traditional business communication such as memorandum and contracts. Data stored on personal electronics and hand-held devices can be made part of discovery during a civil suit. 

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 Guidelines for Protecting Proprietary Information

Proprietary information is business information that has independent economic value from not being disclosed to competitive businesses or the general public.

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 Texas Governor Abbott Rules Out Special Session for Harvey Relief

With Hurricane Harvey having ravaged much of the Texas Gulf Coast, having caused tens of billions of dollars in damage and having affected the lives of millions to one degree or another, the question has arisen as to whether the Texas Legislature should be called into a second special session to deal with the aftermath. 

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 Planning for Technological Disruption in Small Business

Technological disruptions are already changing the face of American business. We can assume that things are going to become more chaotic, rather than less, with changing regulatory compliance burdens, outsourcing, and automation. With the rapid rate of both internal and external change, one way business leadership can plan for agile adaptation is to write employment contracts and job descriptions with an eye to changing roles.

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 Judge Rejects Texas Voting Law Changes

A federal court judge has shot down changes to Texas voting laws for the second time. This same judge who first ruled against the law in 2014, found that the changes made earlier in the year are insufficient and carry “chilling” consequences.

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 New Credit Card Law Pits Texas against Merchants and Financial Companies

During the regular session, the Texas Legislature passed a law allowing merchants to ask to see a photo ID when processing a credit card or debit card transaction and to decline the transaction if the customer refuses. The law, which goes into effect January 1, may have placed the state of Texas on a collision course with merchants and financial institutions that issue credit cards, according to the Texas Tribune. The problem is that many financial institutions prohibit merchants from declining a transaction in their contracts. The position of these banks is that their contracts supersede the new law. The state of Texas, even though it does not require merchants to ask for ID, takes the opposite view. The matter may have to be settled through litigation.

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 Retirement Planning and Exit Strategies for the Sole Proprietor

Opportunities continue to grow for creative and hard working Americans to succeed with freelance and small business opportunities. As the structure of business continues to change with the advent of automation, outsourcing and the rapidly developing AIs and deep neural networks, many people are looking for interesting and challenging work outside the mainstream. Cottage industries, art practices, small businesses that look forward and behind for inspiration are all becoming more common. But for those who grew up in the corporate world, how does one replicate the benefits of funding a retirement and planning an exit strategy?  

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 Know Important Specifics When Seeking General Legal Services in Texas

From corporate formation and organizational structure for start-ups through growth stages, including periods of significant hiring (and employment matters) to mergers and acquisitions, Texas businesses face daunting legal challenges everyday.

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 General Legal Services: Small Business Needs

Everyone likes a personal touch, right? Well, working with the Posey Law Firm, PC, that's exactly what you will receive. There are numerous benefits of hiring an excellent and capable law firm and the Posey Law Firm will ensure that your issues are heard and resolved.

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 Texas Legislative Bill Submitted to Shore up the Teachers Retirement System Health Plan

The Texas Teachers Retirement System has a health care plan that has become insolvent and, without an extra infusion of cash and more flexibility for how to allocate benefits, is due to enter into a “death spiral” in the next two years managers warn.

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 3 Reasons to Write a Demand Letter with Your Attorney

There is a great spirit of commerce in which companies and individuals trade goods and services for money and everyone gets what they want from each exchange.

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 Small Business Services: Writing Contracts

Small businesses owners have to be nimble, responsive and aware of all of the legal issues as they operate their firms. With seemingly infinite government regulations, companies must be prepared to turn on a dime and abide by rules that are new or that they were previously unaware of.

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 Reasons Why You Need Legal Advice When Setting Up a Business

Anyone looking to set up a business within Austin (or anywhere in Texas for that matter) will need legal information on business formation, business entity choice, as well as business succession planning.

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 Measure Nullifying Local Ordinances Regulating Cell Phone Usage while Driving To Be Considered in Texas

During the regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers passed a state-wide ban on texting while driving. Now Gov. Gregg Abbott would like the special session to nullify all local ordinances that regulate the use of a mobile device such as a cell phone while driving, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

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 Measure Nullifying Local Ordinances Regulating Cell Phone Usage while Driving to Be Considered in Texas

During the regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers passed a state-wide ban on texting while driving. Now Gov. Gregg Abbott would like the special session to nullify all local ordinances that regulate the use of a mobile device such as a cell phone while driving, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

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 Texas Voter Information for the Public and Private Sectors

Since the founding of the republic, state governments have dutifully interpreted federal laws in ways that have best suited their constituencies. One of the more recent federal requests, that states turn over voting records to the Trump administration's Election Integrity Commission, has revealed surprising bipartisan alliances and agreements.

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 Protecting the Elderly in Texas

A state's elderly residents are among their most vulnerable residents. Recent Texas legislative issues/news announces a new state law scheduled to take effect in September. No longer will nursing homes with multiple citations for repeated violations get a break from hefty fines imposed by regulators.

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 Telemedicine Reform Bill Passed in Texas

One of the bills that the Texas Legislature passed in the last regular session legalized the practice of telemedicine.

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 3 Reasons Why You Need Attorney Advice for Your Business

Many times, businesses make the mistake of waiting until they are in deep legal troubles before hiring an attorney. Usually, when you find yourself in court, it’s too late to hire the services of a lawyer and chances are you will pay more to get yourself out of legal trouble.     

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 Buyers: Make Sure You're Getting What You Bargained For

Businesses often buy equipment, supplies, and other materials on a contract basis. The contract itself often is not standard, but instead, is written up to reflect the results of prior negotiations. If that contract is truly written up properly, all should go well.

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 Texas Special Session

On Tuesday, June 6th, Texas Governor Greg Abbot summoned the members of the Texas legislature back for a special session in mid-July. The special session will dig into the pressing issues that appear in an item agenda drafted by the Governor himself.  

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 Texas Legislative Issues/News: Texting while driving ban passed

Texting while driving is considered one of the most dangerous things one can do while behind the wheel. In 2016, the CDC estimated that at least eight people were killed and over 1,000 people were injured because of distracted driving.

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 General Legal Services Help Employees Avoid Employee Misclassification Claims

Employers are often in a precarious position in which they may be sued by business partners, employees and customers. However, there are often steps that they can take to minimize their exposure.

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 Business Entities: What's in a Name?

When you think about a business entity choice, the name of a business may come to mind. However, a business entity is so much more than just the name of your business. The business entity choice can have implications in all aspects of your business operations including the amount of taxes you will pay, personal liability, transferring assets and more.

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 Texas Legislation: "Knife Reform" Passed

When the right to keep and bear arms is debated, the attention is usually focused on firearms. However, a growing “knife reform” movement is bent on removing laws that restrict the kinds of knives someone may legally carry. The Texas Legislature is the latest state body to have passed a knife reform bill and sent it for the signature of Gov. Gregg Abbott.

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 Does My Business Really Need An Attorney On Retainer?

Have you ever heard the old saying, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? That is exactly why every business should have a law firm on retainer.

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 3 HR Areas an Attorney Strengthens in Business

There is no doubt that the current state of politics is affecting the mood of the entire country. Many social justice and human rights issues are front and center, on the minds of many. What this means for business is having solid policies and protocols in human resources (HR) planning.

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 How a Corporate Attorney Can Help You Negotiate Master Service Agreements

Do you feel like you waste time developing new contracts for the same services, or worry that you're exposing your business to risks because you have to negotiate agreements quickly in situations where operational needs don't give you enough advance time to consider all the important issues?

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 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Funding Problem

In theory, as well as in public support, Texas Parks and Wildlife funding is essential. The funds are garnered through a sporting good sales tax with 94 percent of the revenue slated for ongoing park and wildlife maintenance and 6 percent going to the Texas Historical Commission for maintenance of historical sites throughout the state.

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 Will Your Bill Survive Doomsday in the Texas Legislture?

As the Texas Legislature enters the end of its session, some bills sit undisturbed, and could very well remain that way for all eternity. Although there are many ways a bill can die, from being voted down in the House or Senate to being vetoed by the governor, one of the easiest ways for a bill to face death is by doing absolutely nothing at all with it. These bills die quietly in committee for reasons that are discussed below.

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 Performing Employee Background Checks

Conducting employee background checks helps you to make better hiring decisions, and uncover issues that might interfere with an applicant's ability to do the job they are being considered for. At the same time, your business could be exposed to potential liability unless you follow the applicable federal and state laws, and stay up to date about certain types of information that may be off-limits.

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 Reasons for Outsourcing Legal Services

Today, many organizations are seeking ways to reduce their operating costs as they consider how effectively they can manage their core functions. Part of the major requirements for most corporations includes legal services. An entity can decide either to adequately staff its law department or outsource these services.

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 The Importance of Reviewing Your Employee Handbook

There are many good reasons why you would want to ask a lawyer to review your company's employee handbook before you hand it out to your employees.

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 Protect Your Business With Succession Planning

Starting a new business is exciting and most of us hope that our business will thrive even if we are not at the helm. Too often however, we neglect an important part of forming a business - succession planning. We often do not want to think about succession planning simply because we want to believe we can stay in control of our business.

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 Family Emergencies In Your Business: How FMLA Affects You

If you've just started a new business, there's a chance you've heard of FMLA and wonder how it affects your business. This important legal matter is something that you must fully understand, as it can impact you in many different ways.

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 General Legal Services and How They Prevent Expensive Litigation

Every small business' worst nightmare is being sued for big bucks. However, there are proactive steps that every business owner can take to make this nightmare completely preventable. 

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 Protect Yourself from Liability Caused by Your Employees' Mistakes and Misdeeds

Appliance repair, carpet cleaning, and plumbing all have one thing in common: They can face expensive legal liability if a mistake is made or a mishap results in damage to the customer's home. Such liability is even worse if an injury is involved. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself and your company from such things. Be sure to implement them to keep your risks in check.

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 Minimizing Legal Liability in Hiring and Firing

Every company that hires employees will eventually run into one that needs to be let go. The problem is that the problematic employee may not agree that he or she would be better off working elsewhere.

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 Vagueness Creates Conflicting Expectations for IT Service Provision

Small businesspeople who provide custom IT or other services regularly encounter situations in which their expectations do not match those of the customer.

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 Texas Legislative Proposal Submitted to Remove Non-Killers from Those Eligible for Death Penalty

A bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers are advocating for legislation that would reform Texas' death penalty laws.

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 School Vouchers in Texas

In Texas legislative issues/news, according to a [television station] in Austin, thousands of parents and students rallied at the state capitol to demand that the Texas Legislature pass a school voucher program.

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 Offshore Web Hosting for an Online Business

Privacy, security, and freedom of speech and expression are reasons many businesses give for choosing offshore website hosting. The physical location of the actual servers that the web hosting company uses to run a website determines the laws under which the website operates. So a website that is hosted by a company with servers in Iceland must comply with the laws of Iceland. There are both excellent and questionable offshore website hosting companies in countries around the world.

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 Weapons at Work: Texas Law and Business Policy

With both constitutional and statutory protections for citizens to carry arms, businesses are faced with walking a fine line between providing a safe work environment, reducing business liability, protecting business reputation and standing, and restricting personal freedom.

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 Will BART Reduce Big Bend Haze?

Texas has the highest sulfur dioxide emissions from power plants in the country. Sulfur dioxide, along with particulate matter from coal-burning plants, is the cause of the apocalyptic air crisis gripping China.

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 Texas Leaders Hit China Business Relations Challenge Head-On

Regardless of the controversy and drama surrounding public policy, the most effective business strategy is that of finding ways to establish open partnerships with fair and like-minded organizations. This tenet proves highly relevant in the field of global business relationships.

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 85th Texas Legislature Considers Measures to Protect Elders from Financial Exploitation

The Texas Banker's Association recently prepared their legislative agenda for the new session, and at the top of the list was work on legislative authorities for banks to protect elders from financial exploitation.

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 Is SXSW Good for the Texas Economy?

South by Southwest is the premier conference, trade show, and festival for creative professionals across disciplines in the country. Over the last thirty years, the festival has grown to international standing as one that defines creative, innovative, entrepreneurial cool. Austin has hosted the festival, and Texas has enjoyed the economic impact that has grown to $325.3 million in 2016.

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 Texas Legislative Issues/News: Dealing with faithless electors

Texas Legislative Issues/News: The recent presidential election brought to the fore the idea of the so-called “faithless elector.” The situation is that in some states an elector can choose not to vote for the candidate that his or her state had chosen but rather some other candidate.

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 Texas Legislative Issues/News: Lawmaker Seeks to Make Texas A 'Constitutional Carry' State

State Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, has filed legislation (HB 375) that seeks to allow Texans to carry a firearm with or without a concealed carry permit. Such measures are commonly referred to as Constitutional Carry. Currently, ten other states allow Constitutional Carry. For much of the twentieth century Vermont was the only state to allow concealed carry without requiring a permit, but in recent years more states have looked at adopting Vermont's model. 

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 Non-Disclosure Agreements for Startups

Protecting intellectual property is important for a startup business, but private business information should also remain within the business. Non-disclosure agreements are one way a new startup can protect itself.

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 Is Your Startup Ready to Talk to Angel Investors?

Startup businesses need to have their financial, regulatory, organizational, and intellectual property ducks in a row before planning for any capital fund-raising. Angel investors are offering capital funding in exchange for equity ownership. Competition for startup funding is fierce, and risk is high for investors. Below are some of the questions you can expect from investors.

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 Texas Legislative Issues for January 2017

The current mental health care system in Texas cannot handle the load of people who need help--and the state legislature hopes to change that when it convenes January 10, 2017 for the 85th legislative session.

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 Equity Shares as Bonus or Compensation for Private Startup Companies

A new trend in the gig economy is to offer unusual forms of compensation for work. Private companies, as well as publically traded companies, can offer equity shares as part of a compensation package for employees and independent contractors. There are legal, tax, and accounting issues when private companies offer limited equity shares.

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 Affordable Care Act: The Employer Shared Responsibility Provision and Seasonal Workers

The reporting requirements for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will remain in effect for the 2017 reporting period, which covers 2016. Any legislative actions regarding repeal of the ACA will have a delay in full implementation.

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 Land Development in Floodplains: Technology to Guide State and Local Decision Making

Land use and development in areas that experience seasonal or periodic flooding is complicated. Responsibilities in the event of a flood that causes property and land damage are spread out among local, state, and federal government agencies. Climate change and population growth predictions suggest increased episodes of flooding and drought are likely to continue and increased pressure for development is going to take place in Texas floodplains.

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 Guidelines for Cottage Food Businesses in Texas

The rapid growth in cottage food businesses has been fueled by the presence of online commerce platforms like Etsy and the rapid expansion of the local food movement. With the growing acceptance of farmer's markets and other peer to peer commerce models, many people are taking their hobby and turning it into a small business.

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 Small Business Considerations for Crowdfunding Startups

There are several important legal considerations for small business startups planning to use crowdfunding as a way to raise capital. The JOBS Act has produced a wealth of opportunity for business startups from creative micro-businesses to real estate crowdfunding to equity funding new research and development.

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 Intellectual Property Rights for Small Business

Protecting intellectual property is a critical early step in establishing a new business. The process can be complex, but the ability of a business to establish a brand and grow by steps depends on having exclusive use of intellectual property.

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 Public Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Development

Public Private Partnerships are gaining in popularity as infrastructure development becomes more complex and expensive, and research and development becomes more specialized. The partnership is a contractual business relationship. The new factor is the unusual pairing of business partners from governments, university systems, and private businesses.

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 "Robin Hood" Faces Scrutiny Again in 2017 Session in Texas

School funding, a perennial item on the Texas Legislature's to-do list, is likely to make another appearance during the 2017 session as Joe Straus, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, has indicated that the legislature will study the thorny issue of recapture during the upcoming session.

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 Quantum Leaps Initiative Funded by University of Texas Regents

The University of Texas (UT) Chancellor's proposed Quantum Leaps Initiative has been funded by the nine-member Board of Regents for the UT system. The system-wide goals of the initiative are designed to move the UT system into a position of excellence among the nation's university systems.

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 Privacy, Wearable Tech, and the EEOC Employer Wellness Programs Rules: A Guide for Businesses

Employer wellness programs are a benefit designed to promote employee health and wellness. Program managers hope to encourage healthy lifestyle choices and prevent disease.

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 Business Innovation in Texas: Incubators, Accelerators, and Makerspaces

The regulatory environment is complex for new tech and life science startups, and business knowledge and skill, access to capital, and a support and mentoring system are critical for innovative designers and inventors to bring their new products to market. The new model of business incubators has brought together all the necessary skill sets under one umbrella organization.

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 Minimize Product Liability Risk with a Well-Written Contract

If your company is importing products made overseas, what is your liability for a safety or quality issue that causes harm? A well-written contract with the manufacturer can define and quantify risk.

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 Texas State Planning for Autonomous Transportation

Tom Williams of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute spoke at the Smart Transport Symposium in Austin on the state highway planning implications of autonomous and connected transportation technology. These transformative technologies are anticipated to change how America travels and transports goods within a generation and will have significant ramifications on the state and national levels for budgeting and transportation planning.

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 The Texas Freight Shuttle Transportation System: A Zero Carbon Footprint Model for Transporting Freight

Texas A and M University has been working on a prototype model for hauling freight, and recently unveiled the Autonomous Freight Shuttle System prototype. Charged by the state with finding a way to move freight without trucks on highways, the University's Transportation Institute developed a prototype that is automatic, driverless, electric-powered, and runs on elevated rails.

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 Texas Legal News: An Interim Victory for ExxonMobil

The Texas oil industry has frequently found itself at the intersection at the intersection of federal law and politics. That intersection grew to include state law last March, when the attorney generals of both New York State and Massachusetts announced that they were investigating whether Exxon had deceived investors and consumers over climate change issues.

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 Best Practices for Employers: Guest Worker Program General

The H-2 Guest Worker program allows employers to bring agricultural workers into the country on short term work contracts (H-2A) and workers in non-agricultural jobs, such as domestic work in seasonal resorts (H-2B).

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 Could 2017 Be the Year of Larger NAFTA Payloads?

For Texans, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not only visible in an invigorated economy but also in the physical dynamic of increased commercial traffic.

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 Cleaning up the San Jacinto River Waste Pits: The EPA Plan

The EPA has detailed a plan to clean up 14 acres of dioxin-contaminated sludge along the San Jacinto River, along Interstate 10 east of Houston. The area was contaminated by wastewater containing dioxin last century.

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 Texas Legislative Issues & News: State-Wide Ride Sharing Regulations to be an Issue in the Next Session

One of the first orders of business that the Texas State Legislature will likely face is how to enact a state-wide regulation of ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.

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 Infrastructure Development in Texas Maritime Ports: Funding Challenges

The Texas Maritime Port System is an engine that is fueling both local and national economies.

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 The Coastal Land Legacy Initiative in Texas

The Texas Agricultural Land Trust has a new program to conserve Texas agricultural working lands, The Coastal Land Legacy Initiative.

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 Intellectual Property: How Ideas Are Protected

Small business owners have a difficult task in navigating the legal side of their business. After all, business owners are an expert in their fields, not the law -- and that can make it hard for them to know what they don't know. One area that has proven especially confusing for small business owners, particularly those running Internet or technology startups, is their rights and limitations regarding intellectual property.

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 Texas Water Policy: Challenges for a Growing Economy

The Texas Water Development Board has adopted the 2017 State Water Plan. Based on regional water plans, the 2017 plan addresses the challenges faced by a growing population and economy.

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 How Businesses Benefit from Good Contracting Practices

Starting and running a small business has never been more challenging. Now more than ever the small business owner has to navigate a patchwork of confusing and oftentimes contradictory laws and regulations that can add extra costs to legal compliance.

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 Why You Should Consider a Lobbyist

While often criticized, lobbying is constitutionally protected as free speech (although it comes with a price tag!) and occurs at every level of government. It's art more than science, requiring adroit persuasive talents and deep empathetic sensitivities, and shares skill sets with occupations such as public relations and management consulting.

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 Understanding the Risks and Benefits of a Partnership in Texas

Partnerships are simple business entities to form but they do have inherent risks. Make sure you evaluate every aspect of your potential partnership before you move forward.

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 Hiring Tips Every Startup Will Want to Know

Startups can be an exciting but perilous time for any business owner. Make sure your startup is protected by seeking counsel.

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 The Basics of Contract Negotiations for Small Businesses

Negotiating a contract is something that many small business owners don’t have a lot of experience or background in doing. Jake Posey and the attorneys at The Posey Law Firm, PC are capable and experienced at negotiating contracts on behalf of small businesses. Here’s what every small business owner should know about negotiating a contract:

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 It's Time to Prepare for the Legislative Off-Season

It's nearly half-way through the 2016 legislative interim and we’re right around the corner from the 2017 legislative session. For many, this is the perfect time to lay the groundwork for the next legislative session. What can you do to prepare for the next session? With the help of an experienced Texas lobbyist you can begin to prepare your legislation for next session, start a grassroots or media campaign for public support and find the right legislator to sponsor your bill.

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