Making Lifetime Gifts Free From Gift Tax

Your Will is not the only mechanism for transferring your assets to family members. Often, it makes sense to give family members financial gifts or gifts of property while you are still living. Those gifts may help an adult child … Continue reading

Facing Condemnation with Experience and Tough Negotiating – Part 1

Facing Condemnation with Experience and Tough Negotiating – Part 1

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog, Condemnation | No Comments

  Handling Condemnation with Class, Know-how, and Grit The Allred Condemnation Part I: Northeast of Wichita Falls, Texas lies a 1200-acre ranch, belonging to Dick Allred.  Mr. Allred displays the epitomy of what it means to be a true steward … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 2-8-17

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in News, News & Events | No Comments

Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System.   Articles include: Introducing Shane Neldner; SH 249; City Summit Re-examined: The Groundwater Debate

Highway 249 TX-DOT Project In Grimes and Montgomery Counties

Braun & Gresham has been talking with landowners about a new TxDOT project in Grimes County. The project is already funded with more than $140,000,000, and is being “finalized for construction.” The project will extend SH 249 by approximately 10 … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 1-24-17

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in News, News & Events | No Comments

Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System. Articles include: Landowners, Aquifer Alliance Win Battle Over TCEQ Permit; Protecting The Drops We Drink: Who Owns Texas Water? Seller Beware: Understanding the General Warranty Deed

Landowner Alert System 1-12-17

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in News, News & Events | No Comments

Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System Articles include: Texas Supreme Court Opinion On Denbury Green Pipeline Why Hire A Rural Real Estate Agent Ecolab: When Worlds Collide, Environment and Landowners Benefit

Texas Supreme Court Opinion On Denbury Green Pipeline

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Blog, Client Services, Condemnation, News | No Comments

On January 6, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court issued an opinion that will make it easier for private pipeline companies to condemn private land for their own purposes and not necessarily for the public good. Some highlights of this long-fought … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 12-27-16

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in News, News & Events | No Comments

Click to view this week’s Landowner Alert System Articles include: Texas Tax Conundrum Reminder: Check Your Beneficiaries! Harris County Judge Issues Summary Judgment in Texas Central Case

Upcoming Condemnation Landowner Workshops

Texas has been aggressively acquiring private land through condemnation for transportation and energy projects across the state. Experienced condemnation attorney Patrick Reznik will be hosting 3 free, educational workshops in December for landowners affected by a new tollway and several … Continue reading

Testamentary Trust

Preparing your estate plan, in particular a will or revocable living trust, allows you to give what you own, to whom you want, in the way you want them to receive it. Planning for the possibility of dying when your … Continue reading