Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Landowners

By Carly Barton, Attorney & Counselor If you have ever been concerned about how much latitude an easement holder has on your property, the Supreme Court of Texas recently decided an important case that could affect landowners with certain types … Continue reading

2020 Brings Dramatic Changes to Pay-out Requirements for Inherited IRAs and Retirement Plans

By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor The pay-out requirements for people inheriting Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and other retirement plans have changed dramatically. Legislation passed in late December of 2019, called the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Act (the … Continue reading

Updating Your Estate Plan

By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor This summer I moved a just-graduated adult child into her first apartment in a big city. Her adult life is taking shape as she takes the bus to work and the commuter rail to … Continue reading

Free Webinar: Eminent Domain – Your right as a landowner

Eminent Domain attorney Patrick Reznik with outline the process of eminent domain, discuss your rights as a landowner and provide examples of current projects in Texas such as the Permian Highway Pipeline. Continue reading

Permian Highway Pipeline Presentation for Realtors 5/23/19

Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in Condemnation, Events, News & Events | No Comments

Join Braun & Gresham and sister company Plateau Land Group May 23, for the Permian Highway Pipeline Presentation for Hill Country Realtors. The presentation will be held from 9:30AM-12PM at the Price Center in San Marcos. Attorney Patrick Reznik of … Continue reading

Hays CISD Oks Resolution Opposing Permian Highway Pipeline

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Condemnation, News, News & Events | No Comments

Hays CISD board of trustees approved a resolution opposing the Permian Highway Pipeline. (Brett Thorne/Community Impact Newspaper) Article from Community Impact Newspaper by Katharine Jose The Hays CISD board of trustees unanimously approved a resolution at its March 25 meeting … Continue reading

Bills Seek More Protection for TX Landowners in Eminent Domain Cases

Posted by on Feb 6, 2019 in Condemnation, News, News & Events | No Comments

State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, says her intention with the eminent domain bill is “to give a level playing field to our landowners.” Lynda Gonzalez for the Austin-American Statesman Article from the Austin-American Statesman by Bob Sechler A byproduct of … Continue reading

“Saving Family Lands” Landowner Workshop 2/15/19

Join us February 15th for “Saving Family Lands” landowner workshop at Anhalt Dance Hall in Spring Branch. Presented in part by Braun & Gresham attorney Margaret Menicucci and Plateau Wildlife biologist Shane Kiefer. Topics include: landowner financial tools and programs, … Continue reading

New Push For Eminent Domain Reform Expected At Texas Legislature

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Condemnation, News, News & Events | One Comment

A natural gas pipeline under construction in Alpine, Texas in 2016. Copyright Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media Article from KUT.org If you want to cook up a battle over private property rights in Texas, here’s the recipe: Take a handful … Continue reading

Bill Would Prevent Texans from Unknowingly Buying Homes in Areas Designed to Flood

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in Asset Protection, News, News & Events | No Comments

Development encroaching on the north side of Addicks Reservoir in Houston on Sept. 7, 2016. Michael Stravato for The Texas Tribune Article from The Texas Tribune After Hurricane Harvey inundated the Houston area with rain, scores of homeowners learned too … Continue reading

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