Facing Condemnation with Experience and Tough Negotiating – Part 2

Handling Condemnation with Class, Know-how, and Grit The Allred Condemnation Part II: If you missed The Allred Condemnation Part I, you can read it here. Mr. Allred was impressed with Patrick’s negotiating ability — he was firm with his position, yet … Continue reading

Patrick Reznik to Host Webinar 12/2 and 12/3 About New Transmission Line

Houston County Electric Cooperative has applied to build a new transmission line, “Mustang Prairie to Weldon”, in Houston County. The 138-kV proposed line will be roughly 15 miles long and require a 110 ft wide easement. If you have recently … Continue reading

What Happens When Will Is Protested?

“You don’t know a man until you divide an estate with him.”  -Mark Twain “. . . a will is more apt to be the subject of litigation than any other legal instrument.” -Leon Jaworski  in an address to the … Continue reading

Braun & Gresham Announces 2015 Spring Webinar Series

Braun & Gresham is proud to announce our 2015 spring webinar series, kicking off on April 2, 2015 with The Importance of Updating Your Estate Plan with attorney Margaret Menicucci. This series will feature webinars from Understanding Your Property Taxes and Notice … Continue reading

Part 3 in the Condemnation Process: Special Commissioners’ Court- When Settlement Negotiations are Not Enough

Patrick L. Reznik, an attorney with Braun & Gresham, answers a few common questions about the rights of Texas landowners threatened by eminent domain, a process by which private and public entities condemn private lands to build transmission lines, pipelines, … Continue reading

Negotiating New Easements

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

The Advantages of 1033 Tax Exchanges

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

Landowner Workshop with the Hill Country Alliance and Patrick Reznik on the Blumenthal Transmission Project

Patrick Reznik will be partnering with the Hill Country Alliance as a part of a panel discussion on landowner rights and the routing process. This informative event will take place on September 6, 2014 beginning at 8:30 am through noon. … Continue reading

Patrick Reznik Blogs About Boundary Disputes

Take a look at the latest blog by Attorney Patrick Reznik. If you find yourself in a boundary dispute, give him a call, and let him guide you through this very delicate and often complicated process.  Do Good Fences Really … Continue reading

What Every Buyer of Rural Land Should Know About Old Property Easements

As Texas continues to grow its infrastructure across the state’s private rural lands, potential litigation related to old easements is becoming a more serious issue. Buyers of rural land often fail to identify the existence of “unmaintained,” but legal “blanket” easements … Continue reading