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Fiancé Visa

May 11, 2017

U.S. immigration law permits the foreign-citizen fiancé of a U.S. citizen to travel to the United States and marry his or her U.S. citizen sponsor within 90 days of entry on a nonimmigrant K-1 visa. In order to take advantage of this process, the foreign-citizen fiancé and U.S. citizen sponsor must have met in person within the past two years and must be legally free...

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Recent changes in government policy have enabled certain individuals who came to the United States when they were children and who meet several key requirements to apply for deferred action. While not a form of lawful status, an individual whose case has been deferred is eligible to receive employment authorization for the period of deferred action (a renewable period of 2 years), provided he or...

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Naturalization

May 11, 2017

Naturalization is the process through which a permanent resident obtains U.S. citizenship and the benefits and responsibilities associated with it. For many people, becoming a citizen is the culminating event in an often long process that began years prior with a visa petition. United States citizens travel with a U.S. passport, are eligible to vote in federal elections, and are eligible to apply for federal...

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Removal proceedings can be confusing and frightening, particularly when an individual is in immigration detention. An immigration attorney’s assistance is essential during this process to ensure that all possible defenses to removal are raised and to minimize the impact on future applications for visas and green cards. Possible options during removal proceedings include: Adjustment of Status Adjustment of status refers to the process of applying...

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TN Visa

May 11, 2017

Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), citizens of Mexico and Canada are able to work temporarily in the United States in the TN visa category for an initial period of up to 3 years. To be eligible for a TN visa, your profession must qualify under the regulations.   Engineers, teachers, lawyers, pharmacists, accountants, and scientists are among the professionals permitted under this visa...

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U.S. immigration law provides several ways for individuals to obtain permanent residency through employment opportunities. EB-1 Visas You may be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference visa if you have an extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager. EB-2 Visas You may be eligible for an employment-based, second preference visa if you hold an advanced degree or its...

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U.S. immigration law reflects the global economic ties the United States maintains with other countries. The E-1 and E-2 non-immigrant classifications allow nationals of treaty countries, countries with which the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation, to enter the United States to either carry on international trade or after investing a substantial amount of capital into a U.S. business. The E-1 and E-2...

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Other Crimes

May 10, 2017

Juvenile Crimes Despite some common misconceptions criminal matters involving juveniles are quite serious and a juvenile conviction can impact a young person’s life well into adulthood. In certain instances the prosecuting attorney may choose to try a juvenile as an adult or attempt to obtain a conviction that will remain on a juvenile’s record even after they have reached the age of majority. Criminal cases...

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For those that have been injured in an accident, hiring a Dallas motorcycle accident attorney is an important decision that you need to consider. While most people should be able to file a personal injury claim with an insurance company on their own, it’s sometimes wise to let a personal injury attorney take care of your claims. Personal injury attorneys they know the legal process,...

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Probation Violations

May 10, 2017

For individuals currently on probation for a criminal offense an alleged violation can have severe consequences. In these instances your probation can be revoked and the original punishment that was previously being served on probation can be imposed. This can mean a final criminal conviction on your record and possibly a jail or prison sentence in some cases. Even minor violations can result in extended...

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Criminal history records can have a major impact on your ability to find employment, obtain a professional license or gain admission to an institution of higher learning. In some instances you may be entitled to have your criminal records closed off from public view. With our knowledge and experience in the area of expungement and non-disclosure law we can assist you in removing these roadblocks...

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Theft & Fraud

May 10, 2017

Theft and fraud are considered crimes of dishonesty. As such they are often looked upon with greater disfavor than other offenses in the same range of punishment. Further, individuals with careers in the retail or service industry may encounter a disproportionate level of difficulty gaining employment in these fields with a theft or fraud conviction on their record. Our law firm is experienced in defending...

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Drug Crimes

May 10, 2017

Many people who are charged with a drug crime are surprised to learn how vigorously Texas prosecutes drug cases. Even a first offense involving relatively small quantities of certain drugs can carry the possibility of a felony conviction and a prison sentence. Further, if you have been accused of manufacturing or selling drugs the potential penalties you face increase dramatically. The following types of drugs...

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Assault cases come in many forms. Some assaults are alleged to have caused bodily injury to the victim. Others are deemed to be “aggravated” when certain facts are present, carrying the possibility of particularly harsh penalties in the event of a conviction. The identity of the alleged assault victim can be an important factor as well. For instance, were you related to the victim? Was...

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Have you been in a serious accident and are in need of a Fort Worth personal injury attorney? It’s important to find someone that is competent and experienced who can properly represent you in litigation and get you proper compensation. But there’s more to choosing the right representation than just looking for someone that’s been doing it for a while. 5 Questions For Choosing a...

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If you have been accused of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) you undoubtedly have many questions. Am I looking at jail time? Will I be able to get an occupational driver’s license? Is it possible to keep this charge off of my record? These are just a few of the most common areas of concern for most people. In certain instances a case involving DWI can...

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If you’ve been injured on the job in Texas and you’re expecting to receive a settlement by your employer for their negligence, you’ll need to file a worker’s compensation claim to get the process rolling. The first question, though, is asking if you should file a worker’s compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. If you decide to file a claim, the second question is...

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Many work accident victims are reluctant to do much investigating into what their rights are, mostly because they’re worried about biting the hand that feeds them, so to speak. But in reality, they need to find out what can be done so that no other employee goes through something similar. That could mean hiring an Austin work injury law firm, like Fears Nachawati, to represent...

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… and They Have an Accident Car insurance can be tricky, especially when you start talking about accident liability when the car isn’t in your possession. So what happens if you loan your car to a friend and they get into an accident? Does your insurance pay or does their insurance pay? Will you be liable for any damages they incur if they hit another...

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Quite often, someone that has been involved in a truck accident, where a commercial truck has hit their car, believes that both car and truck accidents are similar – both medically and in the eyes of the law. But there are actually several differences, and if you are looking for a Houston truck accident lawyer, like the attorneys at the Fears Nachawati Law Firm, you...

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Fears Nachawati is proudly representing former NFL players and their families in the tragic cases of CTE and other concussion related injuries.  If you or someone you care about is a former NFL player, please contact us at intake@fnlawfirm.com or by phone at 214.890.0711. We will evaluate your case and make sure you get the best possible settlement with no money out of your pocket....

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Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by receive this honor. Additionally, Partners Bryan Fears and John Raggio, were both selected to the 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers is a rating service...

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Fears Nachawati Law Firm is pleased to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has taken a position as a Mentor in the Louis A. Bedford, Jr. Mentorship Program at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. The mentorship program provides UNT Dallas College of Law students the opportunity to meet and talk with lawyers on a regular basis in addition to their regular...

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Accident Information On August 3, 2016, a Texarkana man was tragically killed in Sabine County, Texas as a result of a motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and an unoccupied vehicle.  Jerry Lee Woods, 58, was the driver of a 2006 tractor trailer carrying a load of asphalt and paving equipment.  It appears that the tractor trailer’s brakes malfunctioned which prevented Woods from stopping...

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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been nominated to become a member of the William “Mac” Taylor, Jr. American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court is an association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals from all levels and backgrounds who share a passion for professional excellence. The goal of the Inn of Court...

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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that founding partner Majed Nachawati has been reappointed to the Board of Directors of The Public Justice Foundation. Public Justice’s mission as a non-profit organization and public interest law firm is to pursue high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the sustainability of the Earth, and challenge predatory conduct and government abuses. The...

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Fears | Nachawati Law Firm Partner, Majed Nachawati, has been reappointed as Panel Chairman on Panel 2, District 6 Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. This appointment is highly prestigious and is held by only a handful of lawyers throughout Texas.  The Grievance Committee’s job is to make sure that attorneys throughout the state of Texas uphold the integrity of the practice of...

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Trade Names

June 25, 2016

Can I register a trade name? Texas law does not provide for registration of a business’s trade name, whether that business is incorporated or unincorporated. Individuals and unincorporated entities that do business using an assumed name (often referred to as a “dba”) must file an assumed name certificate with the county clerk in each county in which business premises are maintained. If a Corporation, LLC,...

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In Texas, a “Series LLC” is a limited liability company that is organized under Texas law that permits it to have one or more separate series of members, managers, limited liability company interests or assets with separate rights, powers, or duties and with respect to which the debts, liabilities and obligations and expenses existing with respect to a particular series may be enforced only against...

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Under Texas law, a limited liability company can operate for “any lawful purpose or purposes not expressly prohibited under chapter 2 of title 1 or title 3 of the Business Organizations Code.” Thus, as the business grows, the company is able to operate for multiple purposes, provide multiple lines of goods, offer a variety of services and more. Many small business owners start with one...

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Immigration Law

June 5, 2016

It’s often said that nothing worthwhile is ever easy and that can certainly be applied to understanding U.S. Immigration Law. The complex requirements that must be complied with in order to successfully work in or move to the United States require the assistance of an experienced attorney. We honor our commitment to the diversity of our country by offering a full range of immigration law services....

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Home

June 3, 2016

The Fears | Nachawati law firm delivers a range of legal services including personal injury, dangerous drug litigation, business and family law, bankruptcy, and criminal defense. We look forward to getting to know you better and becoming your legal counsel for today and beyond.

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Team

June 3, 2016

Fears | Nachawati is a team of dedicated attorneys and staff who take a unique approach to the practice of law. We focus on our clients’ needs and believe in being approachable, responsive, effective and trustworthy. Building successful relationships with our clients allows us to more effectively represent them and address their needs. Learn a little bit about our partners, attorneys and staff below. We look...

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One of the more common adverse actions experienced by employees are violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Because of the broad and inclusive nature of this act, a necessary step in protecting the vast range of disabilities an employee may have, it can sometimes be hard to fully interpret and know when one has become the victim of discrimination as outlined in...

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One common issue amongst people who find themselves in a bad work environment is a pervasive misunderstanding of what statutory qualifications must be met to be the victim of discriminatory employment practices, at least according the Civil Rights Act. This is not saying that discrimination cannot come in many forms, but it must be taken into account that there are numerous laws and acts that...

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Trademark Renewal

May 1, 2016

Unlike copyrights, where most registrations last for life of owner plus seventy years, trademarks must actively be renewed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Once you receive your registration certificate, you can rest easy for some time – five years to be exact. After five years, you will be required to file a Section 8 Declaration of Continued Use. You may receive...

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According to Trademark law, marks that are not eligible for registration on the Principle Trademark Register, but are capable of distinguishing an applicant’s goods or services, may be registered on the Supplemental Register (TMEP §§815).  Most small business owners and others filing for Trademark protection have never heard of the Supplemental Register, but it can often be helpful to Trademark applicants.  The Supplemental Register can...

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Under the United States Trademark laws, there are two different types of trademark applications available for trademark registration. The first is referred to as a 1(a) or currently in use in commerce application. The other is a 1(b) or intent to use application. There are advantages and disadvantages to each application, which all small business owners should know before they decide to file for trademark...

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