Branscomb Law Welcomes M. Payne Whatley to the Firm

Posted on Aug 18, 2022

Branscomb Law is proud to welcome M. Payne Whatley to the firm’s Corpus Christi office. Payne was born and raised on his family’s farm in Odem, Texas. He graduated from St. Mary’s University in 2022. During his time in law school, he honed his legal knowledge and skills as a staff writer for the St. […]

Two Branscomb Law Attorneys Named to Scene in S.A.’s Best Lawyers of 2022

Posted on Jul 21, 2022

Branscomb Law is pleased to announce that San Antonio’s Scene in S.A. magazine, Summer 2022 edition, has recognized Aaron M. Barton and Clint Buck in its annual Best San Antonio Lawyers feature. The magazine spotlights San Antonio lawyers who have been identified by their peers as the city’s best lawyers in their respective practice areas. […]

Branscomb Law Attorneys Speak at the 44th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law CLE

Posted on Jul 15, 2022

Branscomb Law real estate litigation attorney Clint Buck and water law attorney Mary Adair presented at the 44th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law CLE presented by TexasBarCLE in San Antonio, Texas.  Branscomb Law was also one of the sponsors of the event. The seminar is attended by real estate attorneys and professionals from across the […]

Consequences For Misclassifying Workers As Independent Contractors

Posted on May 11, 2022

Sometimes, at first blush, it may seem beneficial to treat workers as independent contractors rather than employees.  In general, when dealing with independent contractors employers do not make matching contributions for Social Security and Medicare (“FICA”) payments and do not have to pay overtime. Workers sometimes desire to be treated as independent contractors so that […]

Branscomb Law Congratulates Class of 2022 Emerging Professionals

Posted on May 6, 2022

Branscomb Law and @Education to Employment Partners would like to say congratulations to the Class of 2022 Emerging Professionals interns!! On Wednesday, May 4th,  we celebrated the successful completion of their internships as they prepare to graduate from high school and pursue their goals toward successful careers. Branscomb Law sponsored two interns, Rianne Olivares – […]

Branscomb Law’s Mary E. Adair Named San Antonio’s 2022 Rising Star Lawyer

Posted on Apr 27, 2022

Branscomb Law is pleased to announce that San Antonio’s Scene in S.A. magazine, Winter 2022 edition, has recognized Mary E. Adair in its annual Rising Star Lawyers feature. The magazine spotlights young San Antonio lawyers who have been identified as leaders in their respective practice areas by senior lawyers in the city. Adair is an […]

Rhonda Jolley Recognized by Scene in S.A. Magazine as One of S.A’s 2022 Outstanding Women in Law

Posted on Apr 20, 2022

Branscomb Law attorney Rhonda Jolley has been recognized by Scene in S.A.  Magazine as one of San Antonio’s 2022 Outstanding Women in Law.  Ms. Jolley’s law practice focuses primarily on commercial and ranch real estate transactions as well as water law, and she serves as Branscomb Law’s head of its Water Law section within the […]

Supreme Court of Texas Rules in Bank’s Favor on Breach of Contract Case

Posted on Apr 18, 2022

In a decision pitting a lawyer against his firm’s bank, the Supreme Court of Texas recently issued an opinion holding that a transfer-request form was not sufficiently definite to confirm that a bank actually intended to be contractually bound by a promise to only transfer “collected” funds. In Cadence Bank, N.A. v. Roy J. Elizondo […]

Fifth Circuit Opinion: Cimarex Energy Company, et al. v. CP Well Testing, L.L.C.

Posted on Apr 11, 2022

Fifth Circuit Opinion: Applying the Texas Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Act, a contractor’s indemnity obligation under the contract between the contractor and the owner-operator of a well the contractor worked on was limited to the $3 million of insurance the contractor was required to maintain under the contract, even though the indemnity obligation was unlimited in amount […]

Supreme Court of Texas Holds That a Defendant Condominium Association May Recover Attorney’s Fees Under the Texas Property Code

Posted on Apr 8, 2022

Recently, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an opinion in Sunchase IV Homeowners Association, Inc. and Board v. Atkinson. The issue presented was whether Section 82.161(b) of the Texas Property Code allowed a condominium association to recover its attorney’s fees after successfully defending a lawsuit brought by a unit owner. Chapter 82 of the Texas Property […]