Outside General Counsel – Consejero General Externo
Thomas M. Fountain & Associates has several programs marketed to the small to mid-size business owner by which to assist those companies which do not require a full time on staff general counsel. Whether it be litigation, transactions, or regulatory compliance, we can help! Just a few ways we do that would be in providing […]
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, PLLC 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 […]
Oil & Gas Client Notches Victory in Business Litigation
Recently, our team of attorneys represented a California company whose work consisted of testing pipelines in the oil & gas industry. For over 25 years, it’s business consisted of performing hydro static testing of pipelines for the oil & gas industry. Persons performing those tests must agree to be subjected to a random drug testing protocol. The […]