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Music Industry: Is Crowdfunding right for your band?

Posted by Charles L. Woods | Nov 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Your band has developed somewhat of a following, word of mouth has been great, attendance at your live shows continues to grow, tons of views on Youtube. This gets you to thinking, is it time to record an album? If the answer is yes, the next question should be how do we pay for it? Unfortunately...

Marijuana Breathalyzer Is Coming Soon

Posted by Charles L. Woods | Oct 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

DON'T SMOKE AND DRIVE.   In a previous Blog (9/26) we touched briefly on catching a DWI case for smoking weed. Marijuana is quickly becoming decriminalized or legal in many states with rest to likely follow suit in the very near future. However, just like alcohol, just because it's legal doesn'...

Take the Next Step in Growing Your New Band

Posted by Charles L. Woods | Sep 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

In my last post, I touched briefly on how you need to look at your band as a business. I get it, for the most part your skills are creative in nature. Realize those creative skills could wind up earning you and your band thousands and thousands of dollars. Accordingly, you MUST think of your band as a business. Granted, you might have some business skills, you might be quite savvy actually. Do you want to spend the better part of the day focusing on business stuff or do you want to focus on what really drives your talents as a singer-songwriter?

Common Law Marriage in Texas: I do! I don't!

Posted by William Pigg | Sep 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

It's probably no secret the Texas Legislature has enacted some pretty dumb laws over the years.  However, in my world, there is perhaps no dumber law than the Lone Star State's recognition of a "Common Law Marriage."     To be recognized as spouses in Texas, a couple needs only: “agree to be...

Last Will and Testament: The Problem With Codicils

Posted by William Pigg | Aug 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

When seeking to modify a provision of a will, people often add a codicil instead of drafting a new will.  Unless you're very careful, a codicil can actually nullify the very provision you want to change! What is a Codicil? A codicil is a legal document that allows you to modify an existing will...

Hate Crimes and the El Paso Shooter

Posted by William Pigg | Aug 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the wake of the El Paso shooting, you may be wondering what happens if the shooter is found to have committed a hate crime under Texas law.  The short answer is:  Not Much.   Under Texas law, if a criminal defendant is found to have committed a hate crime, his or her punishment may be enhanc...

What Happens to Your Pet When you Die?

Posted by William Pigg | Aug 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

What Happens To Your Pet When You Die? If you don't make provision for your pet's care, it could end up following you over the Rainbow Bridge before its time.   Unfortunately, providing for a pet in your will may not be sufficient to insure its continued care after you have shuffled off the mo...

Buying a Business in Texas? Don't Buy a Lawsuit!

Posted by William Pigg | Aug 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Texas, make sure that when you buy a business, you aren't buying a lawsuit brought by a disgruntled current or former employee you didn't know about.   If you buy a business from someone else - a "predecessor", you are what is called a "successor."  In Texas, Successor Liability for unpaid w...

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