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Stuart Lautin authors “Whoops Moments” for Counsel’s Corner

Stuart Lautin authors a regular column, Counsel’s Corner, for the North Texas Commercial Association of REALTOR’S® and Real Estate Professionals website.

The latest column is entitled “Whoops Moments” and discusses the court’s holding in Charles R. Tips Family Trust v. PB Commercial, LLC; No. 01-13-00449-CV; Texas Court of Appeals, 1st District; March 25, 2015.

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Jason Rodriguez authors “A Short Post on Oil and Gas Bankruptcies” for Lenders 360

Jason Rodriguez authors a blog at lenders360blog.com. Read the post below.

It was not too long ago that a lender would consider an oil & gas company as a fairly safe credit. However, the times are changing. It is no secret that the current lower gas prices are due to upstream excess production, either domestically (in the US) or in the mid-east. This has led to much discussion about the financial future of many upstream exploration and production (“E&P”) companies in the near term as well as to the down-stream companies later in time…

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Jason Rodriguez authors “You Never Know Where Your Last Email will be Published” for Lenders 360

Jason Rodriguez authors a blog at lenders360blog.com. Read the post below.

A good piece of advice I once received when I was younger was: “Don’t write an email you wouldn’t want copied to the cover of the New York Times”. In the past, it would take days of depositions in a lawsuit to get a handle on what someone said or thought to prove a legal point. Now, emails (combined with searching techniques) can provide a first person narrative usually by people who have no inclination their email conversations will be exhibits in an unexpected and un-filed lawsuit. Sometimes, an entire lawsuit comes down to one email. That was the case in a recent 5th Circuit opinion…

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Stuart Lautin authors “Commercial Due Diligence. Or Not?” for Counsel’s Corner

Stuart Lautin authors a regular column, Counsel’s Corner, for the North Texas Commercial Association of REALTOR’S® and Real Estate Professionals website.

His latest column is entitled “Commercial Due Diligence. Or Not?” and discusses the court’s holding in Virginia Oak Venture, LLC and Jane Tang v. O.D. Fought, Jr., et al; No. 06-13-00076-CV; Texas Court of Appeals, 6th District; February 7, 2015.

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Jason Rodriguez authors “JP Morgan Requests Rehearing Following Loss of Secured Status of $1.5 Billion Loan Following ‘Clerical Error’” for Lenders 360 Blog

Jason Rodriguez authors a blog at lenders360blog.com. Read the post below.

It’s an old saying that lessons are expensive and good lessons are really expensive. A recent 2nd Circuit Case provides a good lesson on attention to detail and, unfortunately, it is also a really expensive lesson to JPMorgan and their attorneys. In the 2nd Circuit’s recent opinion, the Court determined that a UCC3 (termination statement) which was “accidently” filed, served to unsecure a $1.5 billion (“BB”) loan which could not be re-secured because of GM’s bankruptcy filing…

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Stuart Lautin authors “Leasehold Construction Goes Bad” for Counsel’s Corner

Stuart Lautin authors a regular column, Counsel’s Corner, for the North Texas Commercial Association of REALTOR’S® and Real Estate Professionals website.

The latest column is entitled “Leasehold Construction Goes Bad” and discusses the court’s holding in Denco CS Corp v. Body Bar, LLC; No. 06-14-11122-CV; Texas Court of Appeals, 6th District; January 8, 2015.

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