Practice
Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy is a statutory procedure initiated by an insolvent individual, business, or in some cases, creditors seeking to have debts discharged or reorganized by the courts. The three most frequent types of bankruptcy petitions are Chapter 7 (Individual Bankruptcy), Chapter 11 (Business...
Business Law deals with the sale and distribution of goods, the financing of credit transactions and negotiable instruments. Most aspects of Commercial Law are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), where adopted by the states, and applicable state and federal law. The UCC is a uniform law...
Multiple business entities are available in Texas. Following the determination of the appropriate form, it includes the formation process essential to each type of entity, including, but not limited to, limited liability company, corporation, partnership, and limited partnership.
Civil litigation is the fundamental building block of our adversarial legal system, and is the process of bringing a lawsuit before a trial court to enforce a claim or resolve a dispute. Litigation commences with the filing of a petition or complaint, and includes the pre-trial procedures such as...
Civil Rights Law in the United States is based on federal and state constitutional law, statutes, administrative regulation and enforcement, and judicial interpretation of what constitutes a violation or deprivation of basic rights. Many civil rights, such as the right to be free from unreasonable...
Construction law involves the law of contracts, construction defect issues, workplace injuries, and construction liens.
Creditor's Rights law applies to all non-bankruptcy aspects of the credit/debit relationship -- including proper practices for extending credit, collection of debt, and different forms of credit satisfaction (including liens and debt priority).
Enacted to prevent harm to society, Criminal Law identifies conduct that is criminal or in violation of society's rules. It also prescribes the imposed punishment for the conduct. Criminal sanctions include monetary fines, probation, incarceration or death (depending on the jurisdiction). This...
Employment Law covers employees' rights and obligations within the employer-employee relationship -- between employers and their current employees, job applicants, and former employees, from wages and workplace safety to discrimination and wrongful termination. Because of the complexity of...
Estate planning allows an individual to make decisions in advance concerning the disposition of the individual's assets both before and after death to achieve his or her desires. These goals may be accomplished with wills, trusts (either inter vivos or testementary), and by transfers during life...
Family Law is the legal specialty, sometimes also called Domestic Relations, concerned with issues such as adoption, divorce, legal separation, marriage, paternity, custody, child support, and marital property rights.
Governmental Law is the legal practice of representing governmental entities such as school districts, cities, and counties on matters unique to these entities. The practice includes contracts and actions brought by or against governmental entities, including eminent domain and condemnation.
Guardianship in Texas concerns the legal appointment of a qualified adult as guardian, to assume the legal responsibility for a ward (a minor or incapacitated adult) and the ward's estate. Legal issues include eligibility and applications for appointment, contested or involuntary appointments...
Juvenile Law involves laws governing criminal offences by minors that would otherwise be prosecuted as an adult criminal offense except for the fact that the alleged perpetrator is a juvenile (ages 10-17) rather than an adult.
Landlord / tenant law covers all legal aspects of the relationship between an owner of real property (landlord) who, through a lease or rental agreement, agrees to rent all or a portion of the property to another person (tenant). Legal issues that can arise within the landlord / tenant relationship...
Lender Law deals with laws, rules, and regulations concerning lending and perfection of liens on collateral.
In general, the purpose of the probate process is the transfer of assets in an orderly fashion. The Probate process in Texas encompasses several components, and must give consideration to the following: An application to admit a Will to Probate if the Decedent had a Will The appointent of a person...
Property Owner Associations are organizations created to manage common ammenities and restrictions, covenants and conditions relating to real property subdivisions.
Real estate is land and the buildings thereon, including anything affixed or attached to the land that cannot be severed without damage, like a fixture inside a house (built-in cabinets) or an attached structure (garage). Real estate differs from personal property, which is any movable or tangible...
Traffic violations occur when operators of cars, trucks, and motorcycles violate laws that regulate vehicle operation on streets and highways -- including speed limits, traffic signal laws, and reckless driving statutes. Traffic violations are usually enforced by local law enforcement officers...
Munson Munson Cardwell & Tillett, P.C.
123 South Travis
Sherman, TX 75090
(903) 893-8161