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5 things to Know About Pipeline Easements – Part III

Today’s posting is the third installment of things to consider in negotiating pipeline easements What surface facilities will be brought in with the pipeline? Many pipelines require other facilities on the surface in conjunction with the pipeline. Surface facilities are particularly noteworthy for surface owners that have ranching or farming operations as the facilities can [..]

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Which Attorney Fee Structure is Right for Me?

  Since the structure of payment to one’s attorney is created by contract, the number of different kinds of fee structures can be as vast as the circumstances merit.  While the variations can be extensive regarding the method of calculating the costs of representation, there are still primarily three main types of attorney fee structures. [..]

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Why Should I Mediate?

As a litigating attorney, I have gleaned certain important insights into the benefits of settlement and mediation.  First, let me explain the benefits of settling a claim in advance of full litigation by informal settlement negotiations and then I will discuss the benefits of attempting mediation. Litigation Costs— One major benefit is reducing litigation costs. [..]

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5 Things to Know About Pipeline Easements

In our third installment on oil & gas law, here are five things to consider in negotiating pipeline easements… What surface facilities will be brought in with the pipeline? Many pipelines require other facilities on the surface in conjunction with the pipeline. Surface facilities are particularly noteworthy for surface owners that have ranching or farming [..]

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Why Your Attorney Wants a Peek at Your Diary

Why does your attorney want a peek at your diary?  At Bethune Enright, we think it’s important for clients to keep diaries. Here’s why… When you hear that word do you get the same picture in your head? A young girl, probably about ten years old, lying on her bed with her feet up in [..]

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A Guide to Understanding Litigation in Texas

I’m considering hiring an attorney and entering litigation… How do I get started? What should I expect along the way? If you are considering hiring an attorney to file a lawsuit or if you are hiring an attorney to defend you against litigation, having a basic understanding of what a typical civil litigation case entails [..]

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Client-Attorney Interviews: Questions, Questions, Questions…

Your first step might be walking through the door into our office. Or you might give us a call, after browsing our website. There are many ways you can initiate a client-attorney relationship with a law firm. Once a relationship is established, many firms commonly conduct an interview. Your face-to-face interview will often be with [..]

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