Highway 249 TX-DOT Project In Grimes and Montgomery Counties

Braun & Gresham has been talking with landowners about a new TxDOT project in Grimes County. The project is already funded with more than $140,000,000, and is being “finalized for construction.” The project will extend SH 249 by approximately 10 … Continue reading

Ecolab: When Worlds Collide, Environment and Landowners Benefit

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

When Worlds Collide, Environment and Landowners Benefit

The Benefits of Plateau Land Use Plans

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Blog, News & Events, Uncategorized | No Comments

By Craig Bowen, Former Account Manager for Plateau Land & Wildlife Management and Managing Partner for Plateau Land Group It is often said the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Plateau subscribes to this belief in the … Continue reading

The Advantages of 1033 Tax Exchanges

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

When a property is condemned, it is important for a landowner to understand the tax consequences of the compensation they receive. Landowners can defer paying taxes for compensation received from condemning authorities under IRS section 1033. Monies received through an … Continue reading

Negotiating New Easements

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Companies, through eminent domain laws, continue to threaten condemnation and “take” an easement from Texas landowners. Landowners and attorneys often focus just on the compensation and give little attention to the easement language. Easements give utility and pipeline companies the … Continue reading

Texas Ecolab: A Compelling Alternative For Rural Landowners Paying Market Value Property Taxes 

Owning rural land in Texas can be an expensive endeavor, especially if the landowner is paying market value property taxes on their rural land.  This occurs when landowners purchase a new property or inherit a property that doesn’t have an … Continue reading

New Year, New Thresholds for Estate Planning

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

New Year, New Thresholds for Estate Planning The new year brings a cost-of-living  increase in contribution limits  for 401(k) accounts.  For many of you, a large portion of savings is done through deferred-tax accounts such as IRAs and 401(k) accounts. … Continue reading

Estate Planning Through Life Changes

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The birth of a child.  The passing of a parent.  An empty nest.  These are important milestones as we journey through life.  At these turning points, developing or re-evaluating an estate plan should be a priority.  Change drives the need … Continue reading

The Colorado Connection

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Texas landowners should be aware that Braun & Gresham can provide legal services in Colorado as well as Texas.  A senior attorney at the firm, Thomas Hall, is licensed in Colorado and has practiced there since 1998.  We are … Continue reading

Cassie Gresham to Host Webinar in Partnership with the Texas Association of Realtors on March 26

Cassie Gresham is partnering with the Texas Association of Realtors to host an educational webinar for commercial realtors entitled, “What Every Broker Should Know About Open Space Valuations”. This webinar will take place on March 26, from 10:00 am to … Continue reading

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