Landowner Alert System 10-6-2020


Texas Central’s proposed Houston-to-Dallas high-speed rail line gets long-sought approval from the Federal Railroad Administration. Whether Texas Central has eminent domain authority to condemn unwilling landowners remains to be fully litigated. Please see the the following article for recent updates. If you are an impacted landowner and would like to speak with me about your rights in the condemnation process, please call (512) 894-5426 or email [email protected].

Patrick L. Reznik, Attorney & Counselor

High-Speed Train Between Dallas and Houston Gets Federal Approval

The high-speed train that promises to transport passengers between Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes has been approved by the Federal Railroad Administration, according to Texas Central Railroad, the company in charge of the project…



Estate Planning:

The thought of wrestling with all the issues involved in planning your estate can sometimes seem daunting. A carefully crafted estate plan, however, is a “life-plan,” which enables you to preserve and direct your assets during your life and at death. Comprehensive estate planning is even more critical when it involves legacy land. At Braun & Gresham we use a wide variety of tools to accomplish your estate planning goals and we provide the counseling and support to convert a daunting process into a manageable one. To speak with me about your estate plan, please call (512) 894-5426 or email [email protected].

Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor

National Estate Planning Awareness Week: October 19-25, 2020

Along with cooler weather, October brings National Estate Planning Awareness Week! This is the perfect time to think about the condition (or even existence) of your estate plan. Estate planning enables you to: protect your assets during your life; plan for your disability; give what you own to whom you want, in the way you want them to receive it…


Transferring Property Prior to Death: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

With estate planning, there are pros and cons to almost every tool. It is important for people to think carefully about the tools that offer the most benefits and the least downsides when making and executing their estate plan. I highly recommend working with an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction to help make the best decision of you and your family…



Water Rights:

As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Landowners can preserve this important life source through water management practices, such as the construction and maintenance of dams. But dams come with  tricky regulations at the federal, state, local level. Braun & Gresham can help landowners navigate the process so they can continue to conserve water resources and protect the species that benefit it – call (512) 894-5426 or email [email protected] to discuss your water rights.

Carly Barton, Attorney & Counselor

What’s the Dam Deal?

As Texas continues to grow and water becomes scarcer, more landowners look for solutions to keep water on their properties. Putting a dam on your property can be the answer to preserving water, but complicated regulations can be difficult to navigate. Federal, state, and local governments can all have a say in the construction of a dam…


Navigable Waters Protection Rule (aka the New WOTUS Rule)

If you have been around for a while, you know we have been following the saga surrounding the definition of “Waters of the United States” or “WOTUS” for several years. On April 21, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency published the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), the newest regulatory definition of WOTUS…



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