Landowner Alert System 8-25-20

Estate Planning: Planning for your potential disability or incapacity is not what you necessarily think of as “estate planning.”  But, designating a trusted family member or friend to manage your assets and aid in your healthcare decisions is a critical … Continue reading

Planning for Your Disability to Protect Your Legacy

By Margaret Menicucci, Attorney & Counselor The most distressing situation that a client can bring to us is when an elderly or ill person has been taken advantage of financially by a third party who purports to be a friend … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 8-11-20

Conservation: Supported by a bipartisan effort in Congress, President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act on August 4, 2020. The Great American Outdoors Act accomplished two major conservation goals: (1) it permanently and fully funded the Land … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 7-28-20

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in News & Events, Property Tax, Water Rights | No Comments

Property Taxes: Our team at Braun & Gresham has spent the last few months negotiating property tax issues or denials with appraisal districts. And we have learned a few things. First, make sure to protest timely. We file our protests … Continue reading

What’s the Dam deal?

By Carly Barton, Attorney & Counselor 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 … Continue reading

US 59 – “Bob Bullock Loop” Community Webinar

Posted by on Jul 22, 2020 in Condemnation, Events, News & Events | No Comments

Winning Fair Compensation for High-Value Properties Braun & Gresham has organized a webinar on August 19th, 2020, for landowners impacted by the US 59 – “Bob Bullock Loop” widening project in Webb County. This webinar will outline the process of … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 7-14-20

Posted by on Jul 13, 2020 in Condemnation, Estate Planning, News & Events | No Comments

Pre-Condemnation Pipeline Routing: Pipeline projects are booming in Texas, putting thousands of landowners at risk of having their property taken by condemnation. Texas law allows pipeline companies to choose the route of a pipeline without any oversight by government or … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 6-30-20

Conservation Easements: “The true value of wide open space is more apparent than ever before.  A conservation easement is the only legal tool capable of conserving family lands forever.  As cities grow, surrounding rural areas face increased development pressures resulting … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 6-16-20

Property Taxes: “Appraisal districts are in the process of reviewing applications that have been submitted for 2020, and if you haven’t heard from them, I would give them a call. We are all learning to operate remotely and the appraisal … Continue reading

Landowner Alert System 5-29-20

Posted by on May 29, 2020 in EcoLab, Estate Planning, News & Events | No Comments

Texas Ecolab Program: “Ecolab is an alternative for landowners who want to reduce their taxes, but are not interested in grazing animals in order to obtain an open space valuation.  Landowners can host research on their property by a public … Continue reading

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