Firm News

Over the last month, the firm has seen some exciting changes. First, please welcome the newest addition to our firm, Nichole Manning. Nichole joins us after having worked both with an AmLaw 100 firm and in private practice. She brings tremendous experience in business law, litigation, estate planning, and employment law. Licensed in Texas, Arkansas, […]

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A day for crying

Last night, the unthinkable happened. Purdue lost in the Sweet 16 matchup against Texas Tech. Astute followers might notice the particular relevancy of those two team to me. You see, I have a degree from both schools. My primary allegiance, however, is to my Boilermakers. After the game, I felt like this baby. Later today, […]

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Happy Holidays!

Hoping your holidays are as amazing as a million snowmen.   Boiler Up!   Please be advised that nothing in this post constitutes legal advice. Every situation is different and consultation with an attorney is recommended to evaluate your specific needs. This post also does not create an attorney-client relationship with Saraiya Pllc or any […]

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How ’bout them cookies?

Happy National Cookie Day! In honor of National Cookie Day, we are pleased to announce that we are adding a new practice area to the firm. We are proud to be Plano’s first Cookie Lawyer. We have been inspired by Ed Stevens, the Bowling Alley Lawyer. (Hey Tiff’s Treats – want to open an office […]

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Happy Halloween!

We’re big fans of math, statistics, and economic analysis. To that end, I thought I’d share an article to help you maximize your candy haul tonight. Maybe you’ll get lots of Kit Kat bars, the most influential candy bar of all time. For my readers in California, please be aware that in Hollywood, the possession […]

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PSA: Proper Cheeseburger Order

In response to the Great Cheeseburger Controversy of 2017, I’m here to set the record straight. The proper order of a cheeseburger, from bottom up, is: Bun, lightly brushed with butter and grilled so it does not become soggy from the patty. Patty Cheese Condiments (if any) Lettuce (not “salad”) Tomato Bun Anything else is […]

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Are verbal contracts enforceable in Texas?

Verbal Contracts When you are a small business, there’s a temptation to do business somewhat informally. Sometimes, this means you don’t fully document your transactions. Often this is because you have an existing personal or business relationship with the client and think a written contract isn’t necessary. Such a “handshake deal” (sometimes while enjoying a […]

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Happy National Chocolate Day!

A decadent special day We’re disappointed we can’t celebrate at the office with cake as we normally do, but you can still celebrate by reading about chocolate and trade secrets! College Football Purdue plays Nebraska tonight under the lights in their quest to become bowl-eligible. Boiler Up!   Please be advised that nothing in this […]

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That’s not good

Vol. 3 (Columbus Day Edition) Holiday! Time to party! Monday marks the 180th anniversary of Columbus Day as a federal holiday (although it has been celebrated since at least 1907). For those of you that will be working on Monday, I have bad news for you. You are not entitled to holiday pay or overtime […]

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“Love” in every bite?

The Nashoba Brook Bakery lists “love” as an ingredient in their products. According to the Food and Drug Administration, that’s a no-no.   The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires that every ingredient be listed by its “common or usual name.” Because “love” is not a common or usual name for an ingredient, it […]

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