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Braun & Gresham, PLLC provides expert legal counsel and practical advice for owners of rural property nationwide. We use traditional resources in innovative ways to help our clients protect and create new value in their land.

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Texas Statute Offers Limited Liability for Agritourism Activities When Certain Requirements are Met

May 17, 2016 | No Comments

Agritourism has become increasingly popular over the past decade. Agritourism involves a wide range of activities. Wine tourism, hayrides, Halloween corn mazes and pumpkin farms, pick-your-own fruit farms, and visits to working farms all constitute agritourism. Chapter 75A of the … Continue reading

Negotiating New Easements

May 3, 2016 | No Comments

Companies, through eminent domain laws, continue to threaten condemnation and “take” an easement from Texas landowners. Landowners and attorneys often focus just on the compensation and give little attention to the easement language. Easements give utility and pipeline companies the … Continue reading

Texas Ecolab: A Compelling Alternative For Rural Landowners Paying Market Value Property Taxes 

Apr 19, 2016 | No Comments

Owning rural land in Texas can be an expensive endeavor, especially if the landowner is paying market value property taxes on their rural land.  This occurs when landowners purchase a new property or inherit a property that doesn’t have an … Continue reading

The Importance Of A Carefully Developed Estate Plan

Apr 19, 2016 | No Comments

The most frequent comments I hear are, “We thought about getting our wills done, but we got too busy,” or “We put off getting wills because it was so hard to decide who would be our Executor or guardian for … Continue reading

Establishing Access to Land-Locked Property

Apr 19, 2016 | No Comments

The rural landscape of Texas is becoming more and more fragmented as ranches are split up and sold to third parties or divided among family members. One unintended consequence of this fragmentation is that inadvertently land-locked properties are on the … Continue reading

Estate Planning with Blended Families

Dec 8, 2015 | No Comments

It is estimated that about 65% of remarriages in America involve children, making them what we have come to call “blended families.” These families face unique challenges in planning how to protect loved ones and pass on assets to the … Continue reading