TWA Women of the Land 2017

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Events, News & Events | No Comments

Texas Wildlife Association’s Women of the Land 2017 Women of the Land is a training program that focuses on supporting a land ethic by nurturing land stewards through a wide range of wildlife, habitat, and land management curricula. The program … Continue reading

Specialists in Eminent Domain Know How the Other Side Thinks

Specialists in Eminent Domain Know How the Other Side Thinks By Shane Neldner, Attorney & Counselor When the government, or a pipeline or powerline company, wants to take part or all of your property, they start off friendly, but pretty … Continue reading

Will vs. Trust: A Quick & Simple Reference Guide

Confused about the differences between wills and trusts? If so, you’re not alone. While it’s always wise to contact experts like us, it’s also important to understand the basics. Here’s a quick and simple reference guide: What Revocable Living Trusts … Continue reading

Conservation Easement Workshop

“The Cibolo Conservancy Land Trust, in partnership with the Hill Country Alliance, is hosting a landowner workshop on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 2-5pm at the Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium in Boerne. This workshop will focus on conservation easements — … Continue reading

A Recap of the Texas Legislative Session

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog, News & Events | No Comments

A Recap of the Texas Legislative Session By Jenna Brockman, Legal Assistant May 29th marked the end of the 85th Texas Legislative Session. Over 10,000 bills were introduced in the House and Senate this session; almost 5,000 bills passed, and … Continue reading

Business Succession Planning: Are You Prepared?

While sitting at your desk, you look around the office. You enjoy the sight of what you have created. That moment when you realize you have built this business from the ground up and succeeded. Life is good. But as … Continue reading

Condemnation for the US-Mexico Border Wall

Condemnation for the US-Mexico Border Wall Texans on the southern border have begun receiving letters from the Department of Homeland Security. These letters contain a 21-page document called a “Declaration of Taking” informing the landowner receiving it that his or … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 3-21-17

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in News, News & Events | No Comments

  Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System.   Articles include: Funding Trusts: Is There Fuel in the Car?; Spring Issue of “Seasons”; Texans Receive first Notices of Land Condemnation For Trump’s Border Wall; Five Strands: A Landowner’s Guide … Continue reading

Funding Trusts: Is There Fuel in the Car?

A coherent strategy for the transfer of assets is, of course, crucial to the success of any estate plan. But our best-laid plans will fall far short of expectations if the trusts we’ve so carefully drafted are never properly funded. … Continue reading

Questions to Ask When Purchasing Rural Property

Ask Questions When Purchasing Rural Land: When you are buying a property with an open space valuation (i.e. agricultural, timber, wildlife or Ecolab) there are important questions to ask the seller. Many buyers and their agents treat the open space … Continue reading