Dealing with Wind Damages from Harvey?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Adjuster, Insurance, News | No Comments

To our friends and neighbors in Montgomery and surrounding counties: We have all been dealing with the after effects of Hurricane Harvey and the tremendous amount of flooding caused by the associated rainfall. We want to advise you that, while many, if not most of these claims, will be directed toward FEMA and covered by […]

Thomas M. Fountain & Associates, P.C. to offer New Continuing Education Course for Texas Residential & Commercial Property Insurers

As a certified provider through the Texas Department of Insurance, Thomas M. Fountain & Associates, P.C. is excited to announce that we are now offering a new Continuing Education course geared towards Texas Residential and Commercial Property Insurers. This program focuses on assisting Insurance Adjusters to give them the tools needed to understand current trends […]

Thomas M. Fountain & Associates, P.C. – Celebrating 25 Years

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in News, Uncategorized | No Comments

Thomas M. Fountain & Associates, P.C. was formed  twenty-five years ago today, on July 16, 1992, after a rewarding tenure at two of Houston’s most successful insurance defense/civil litigation firms.  In this time, we have assured our clients, past and present, of the full strength, stability, and fortitude that can only come with our thirty-five […]

Newsflash for Employers – Religious Discrimination

The EEOC has just filed a suit against an Employer (Decostar) who, according to the EEOC, discriminated against their employee because the Employer attempted to force the employee to work overtime against their religious beliefs. The release by the EEOC reads in part: “According to the EEOC’s suit, Decostar violated federal law by firing Dina […]

General Counsel for the Small Business Owner

With our economy starting to recover over the past few months, we are seeing many small business owners prepare to re-enter the market or expand their services.  New clients are sought, new deals are negotiated, and new contracts are needed.  To help our client’s navigate the maze of new legal cases which are decided every […]

Risk Shifting~Texas Contracts & Insurance Agreements

In Texas, there are two accepted ways of shifting the risk to another using contracts and insurance agreements.  One is to contract it away using an indemnity clause. An indemnity agreement is a promise to safeguard or hold the one of the contracting parties harmless against either existing and/or future loss, damage or injury liability.  Obviously, […]

Why Outside General Counsel? Part 2~Negotiation of Office Leases and Insurance Policies.

   In The Woodlands Texas, and especially in the Greater Houston, Texas area, one of the unfortunate consequences of the recent downturn of oil and gas prices, has been what is often phrased as a “buyer’s market” in the commercial real estate market. Many businesses have decided to take advantage of this by investigating new […]

Why Outside General Counsel? Part 1….

Occasionally, it is necessary for an organization to conduct an inquiry to discover salient facts which pertains to acts or omissions that can generate civil or criminal liability for an organization. Whether it be irregular stock trades, allegations of illegal employment discrimination, a civil lawsuit, a key employees sudden departure, or a grand jury subpoena, […]

Outside General Counsel Program for Small Business Owners

After planning for many months, Thomas M Fountain & Associates, P.C. is now offering a new program focused toward the small business owner. While most large and even medium sized business have hired attorneys to act as General Counsel, most small companies and those in the start up modes, do not wish to allocate funds […]

Contracts, Contractors, and Additional Insureds

In a recent opinion, the Texas Supreme Court clarified Texas law as to what coverage an insured may expect when it has additional insured status under an insurance policy.  The importance of this opinion cannot be overstated for those who enter into contracts with others and expect the luxury of insurance coverage as a benefit […]

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