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Navigating Agriculture Law with CD&M

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Navigating Agriculture Law with CD&M Lawyers at CD&M know and understand agriculture. Our lawyers help those in agriculture draft and resolve contracts, resolve litigation matters, and face regulatory compliance issues. Our agriculture client base is as diverse as agriculture itself – from farmers and ranchers to agricultural product processors, implement dealers, food companies, cotton gins,… Read more »

What to Expect from Probate In Texas


What to Expect from Probate In Texas? When a loved one dies, there are many things for families and friends to consider with regard to a decedent’s property. Probate is generally necessary to transfer a decedent’s assets to specific people, sometimes referred to as devisees, beneficiaries, or heirs. Who inherits the decedent’s property is determined… Read more »

Should your ranch be incorporated or not?

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AGRICULTURAL LAW CORNER One of the questions that comes across my desk from time to time from farm and ranch clients is whether the farm and ranch operation needs to be placed in a formal legal entity, such as a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership. Because of the unique nature of farm and… Read more »

Lien Protections for Ag Chemical and Seed Providers

Cotton seeds

An unfortunate consequence of a lagging agricultural economy is that many agricultural seed and chemical providers are left with outstanding customer accounts. One of the questions that comes across my desk from these suppliers is “What can I do to protect my interests (and get paid)?” Texas Agriculture Code Chapter 128 provides a unique lien… Read more »

In Brief: Real Estate Broker

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ISSUE Can a real estate broker receive a commission for property sold when the real estate commission agreement does not adequately describe the land being sold? READ THIS!! CASE Burton Creek Development, Ltd.  v. Cottrell, Seventh District Court of Appeals (Amarillo), decided December 14, 2016. FACTS Burton Creek (hereafter “landowner”) owned four tracts of land.… Read more »

In Brief: Irrevocable Trust

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IRREVOCABLE TRUST/SPOUSAL SUPPORT OBLIGATION Do statutes of limitation for filing claims against an Estate for unpaid spousal support prevent a creditor (ex-wife) of the decedent from bringing a lawsuit against the  trustee of an irrevocable trust  on grounds of fraudulent conveyance and tortious interference with a contract? CASE Montgomery v. Montgomery, individually and as trustee… Read more »