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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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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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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’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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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 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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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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Most companies that start a website do not think about the potential liability issues that come with starting a website. There is lots of potential for both trademark and copyright infringement on websites, especially when there will be user posted content on the website. In order to avoid these issues or at least limit liability, a company launching a website should designate an agent for...

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If you are a small business owner that intends to and has maintained a business in one state, you can likely qualify for a state trademark registration.  Most states allow for registration of a product or business name as a state trademark; which is typically much less than a federal trademark registration.  If your business never plans on leaving the state you are currently located...

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  You may think that having meeting minutes as a single member limited liability company seems arbitrary…but there are several reasons why you should formally document fundamental business transactions. Chapter 101 of the Texas Business Organizations Code, which governs limited liability companies, does not explicitly require formalities such as meeting minutes. So why would you want to voluntarily take on additional paperwork? The attractive feature...

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It is a disturbing reality that some protected classes of employees will find themselves in a discriminatory or harassing situation at some point in their career.  Even more distressing is that the offender may even be a supervisor or manager.  Fortunately, we as a society have gone to great lengths combating bias in the workplace in the effort to create an equal and fair environment....

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Fears Nachawati Law Firm is proud to announce that Partner Majed Nachawati has been selected to the 2015 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 2015 Super Lawyer Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers is a rating service...

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On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm personal injury legal team appeared in the 44th Judicial District Court in Dallas County under Presiding Judge, the Honorable Carlos R. Cortez, to litigate for their client, Donald R. Maddox. The civil case of Donald R. Maddox v. Inland Truck Parts Company developed as a result of a mechanical failure. On October 4, 2010,...

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Last week, on Monday, June 9th, a woman identified as Ingrid I. Morataya rear-ended and killed two others in Mesa, Arizona. The accident occurred at Recker and Brown roads in east Mesa, according to the Mesa Police Department. Morataya was driving a FJ Cruiser allegedly at a speed significantly higher than the posted speed limit when she crashed into 37-year-old Guadalupe Madril and 33-year-old Jason...

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Along with the holiday season comes a wide array of social engagements that involve the consumption of alcohol.  Law enforcement is well aware of this fact and they make a conscious effort to step up DWI enforcement.  Furthermore their “no refusal” policy, which is frequently employed during this time of the year, results in the widespread acquisition of blood draw warrants. A DWI conviction can...

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Attorney Bryan Fears and Attorney Majed Nachawati, co-founding partners of the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, have been selected to be on the exclusive list of Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars for 2014. This is a very prestigious and exclusive award; less than 2.5% of all Texas licensed attorneys are chosen for this list. 2014 marks the fifth consecutive year (2010 – 2014) that Mr....

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Our client was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.  The suspension was due to unpaid surcharges with the Department of Public Safety (DPS).  Originally the State was unwilling to offer an agreed resolution to the charges until the client’s license was valid.  This would have prevented him from avoiding a conviction for the offense on his permanent record. With the help...

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Our client Nancy was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in Tarrant County.  She successfully avoided providing breath or blood evidence and did not make any overly incriminating statements to the arresting officer.  Importantly, she maintained a polite and calm demeanor throughout her ordeal. In our negotiations with the assistant district attorney assigned to the case we highlighted the lack of strong evidence against our...

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On Friday, October 18, 2013, Attorney Andrea Perez was invited to be a guest speaker at the Art Institute of Dallas and presented a seminar for photography students titled “smART: Becoming a Prepared Photographer,” as part of her involvement with Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts. During her lecture, Attorney Perez stressed the importance of obtaining the correct contracts for starting a business, with...

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Bryan Fears, the co-founding partner of Fears | Nachawati Law Firm, was recently nominated to the John C. Ford American Inn of Court as a Barrister member. Membership in this organization is exclusive, as candidates must be nominated by current peers and voted on prior to acceptance into the organization.  The John C. Ford Inn of Court has five sub-groups, including the Barristers, which consists...

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Majed Nachawati, a founding partner of Fears | Nachawati, and a Leaders Forum member of The American Association for Justice recently attended and spoke as the moderator in connection with the Transvaginal Mesh Continuing Legal Education Seminar held during the 2013 Annual AAJ Convention in San Francisco, California. The AAJ Convention is a five day long convention where the nation’s top attorneys are invited to...

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On February 13, 2013, Majed Nachawati, a founding firm partner and head of  the firm’s personal injury and drug litigation sections, was an invited speaker at the 2013 Winter Convention of the American Association for Justice, the chief nationwide organization of attorneys representing personal injury claimants, held in Miami, Florida. The subject on which Mr. Nachawati spoke during the seminar was “Conquering Negotiation and Settlement...

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Nationwide Bankruptcies Up

August 28, 2008

It may not make you feel better while pumping gas, but another sign of Houston’s economic strength can be found in that barometer of financial weakness: bankruptcies. The Houston Chronicle reports, while the rest of the country is experiencing a nearly one-third increase in personal and business bankruptcies, Houston’s numbers remain stable. Nationwide, the number of bankruptcies nearly reached 1 million for the 12-month period...

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