Farm Bill Update: The Agriculture Act of 2014 and Conservation

With the enactment of the Agriculture Act of 2014, known to most of us as the Farm Bill, landowners have more certainty about the availability of federal funds for conservation on farm and ranch lands. The Farm Bill provides up … Continue reading

Open Your Conservation Toolbox in February

Braun & Gresham is pleased to present The Conservation Toolbox workshop on Wednesday, February 26th, at the 2014 Texas Land Conservation Conference in Austin. This informative workshop presents a variety of options for conservation-minded landowners who aren’t quite ready to … Continue reading

Transmission Line Webinars 12/30/13, 1/6/14 and 1/9/14

If you’ve recently been contacted by any of these utility companies regarding the construction of a transmission line, join us for a webinar hosted by Braun & Gresham attorney, Patrick Reznik, who will be available to answer all of your … Continue reading

Braun & Gresham Announces 2014 Webinar Series

Braun & Gresham is proud to announce our 2014 webinar series, kicking off on January 8, 2014 with Conservation Easements 101 with Thomas Hall. The upcoming year will feature webinars from top tips for purchasing rural land to risk management … Continue reading

IRS Raises 2014 Federal Estate Tax Exemption Amount

Each year at this time, the Internal Revenue Service publishes certain adjustments to the tax laws that are based upon inflation. The affected tax provisions include adjustments to income tax rates, personal exemption amounts, and the Alternative Minimum Tax exemption … Continue reading

Protecting Private Property/Powerline Routing

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 in Success Stories | No Comments

WINNING WITH CONSENSUS, TRUST AND INTEGRITY When cattleman and fifth-generation Texas rancher, Whit Jones learned his family’s and many of his neighbors’ properties were in the proposed path of one of the largest transmission-line projects in the state, he wasted … Continue reading

Patrick Reznik to speak on Understanding the Condemnation Process at Keller Williams in Spring Branch, TX

Understanding the Condemnation Process Presented by Braun & Gresham Attorney, Patrick Reznik Sponsored by Broadway Bank Hosted by Keller Williams As Texas’s population continues to grow, so does the need for new infrastructure. To accommodate this growth, private companies and … Continue reading

TWA Magazine Runs 6-Part Series on Conservation Easements

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Conservation Easements, News | 2 Comments

Starting in February, the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA)  Magazine began running a special, 6-part series every other month on conservation easements that was developed in collaboration with the Texas Agricultural Land Trust (TALT). August marks the 4th installment in this … Continue reading

Thomas Hall to Speak at Riverside Nature Center in Kerville, TX on Oct. 22nd

Estate Planning in the Hill Country: What Every Landowner Needs to Know October 22nd, 2013 6-7pm Riverside Nature Center 150 Francisco Lemos St Kerrville, TX 78028 Riverside Nature Center and Broadway Bank invite you to attend a special evening with … Continue reading

Texas EcoLab Reception on Saturday, Sept. 28th at the Texas Memorial Museum

Posted on Sep 9, 2013 in EcoLab, Events, Written by Cassie Gresham | No Comments

Every year, Braun & Gresham hosts a meet-and-greet reception to introduce the community to Texas EcoLab, a unique program that allows landowners to transition their land to a Wildlife Management Tax Valuation (“Wildlife Exemption”) without first maintaining an Agricultural  (Ag) or … Continue reading