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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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Estate Planning in the Hill Country: What Every Landowner Needs to Know

Sep 14, 2016 | No Comments

Thomas Hall will be presenting at the Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne on September 21, 2016. His presentation titled “Estate Planning in the Hill Country: What Every Landowner Needs to Know” will cover estate planning specific to rural landowners, including … Continue reading

The Benefits of Plateau Land Use Plans

Sep 6, 2016 | No Comments

By Craig Bowen, Former Account Manager for Plateau Land & Wildlife Management and Managing Partner for Plateau Land Group It is often said the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Plateau subscribes to this belief in the … Continue reading

The Advantages of 1033 Tax Exchanges

Jun 28, 2016 | No Comments

When a property is condemned, it is important for a landowner to understand the tax consequences of the compensation they receive. Landowners can defer paying taxes for compensation received from condemning authorities under IRS section 1033. Monies received through an … Continue reading

Rural Relationships – Domestic and Livestock Use of Surface Water

Jun 14, 2016 | No Comments

With the amount of rainfall we have had in recent months, many landowners are concerned about Domestic and Livestock use of surface water(“D&L Use”). Though a common practice on rural land, not all landowners understand their rights and obligations in relationship … Continue reading

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