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Amanda Hernandez is a shareholder at Brackett & Ellis, P.C. in Fort Worth, Texas.  Her practice includes commercial real estate, banking, estate planning and probate, creditor rights and bankruptcy.  You can contact her directly at

The Texas Supreme Court in Copano Energy, LLC v. Stanley Bujnoch, Life Estate, et al., determined whether an enforceable agreement was established through email correspondence. The plaintiffs, Stanley Bujnoch, Life Estate, et al. (“Bujnoch”), sued for breach of contract and tortious interference with that contract. The defendants argued that the statute of frauds barred

This is a question that I receive regularly from clients who are purchasing property.  Most often clients are debating whether the information received from a survey is worth the cost and time to have a survey prepared.  Surveys are not required to purchase real estate.  However, if you are financing all or a portion of

This is the third and final post regarding the Texas Supreme Court’s (the “Court”) decision in Chicago Title Insurance Company v. Cochran Investments, Inc., No. 18-0676 (Tex. 2020). Part 1 addressed the Court’s ruling that qualifying language in a special warranty deed limits the grantor’s liability for breach of the implied covenant of seisin