Jacob Merkord on Fox 7 Austin News Regarding Matterhorn Pipeline in Williamson County, Texas

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2022

Jacob Merkord, Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP partner, was interviewed on Fox 7 Austin news regarding the upcoming Matterhorn Pipeline project in Williamson County, Texas. You can watch the full interview here: https://www.fox7austin.com/news/williamson-county-property-owners-fight-proposed-natural-gas-pipeline https://www.fox7austin.com/news/williamson-county-property-owners-fight-proposed-natural-gas-pipeline Mr. Merkord said Marrs Ellis & Hodge LLP clients, “are asking for full market value for what the pipeline wants.” He… read more

Justin Hodge, Kyle Baum, and Kyle Hlavinka Speak at Brazoria County Bar Association

Posted in Brazoria County,Condemnation,Eminent Domain,Infrastructure Projects,Pipeline,Power line,TxDOT,Uncategorized on January 20, 2022

Justin Hodge, Kyle Baum, and Kyle Hlavinka presented on eminent domain at the January 2022 Brazoria County Bar Association luncheon. Brazoria County is one of the fastest growing Counties in the Texas and continues to experience a significant volume of condemnation and eminent domain-cases. You can watch the entire CLE presentation here. Special thanks to… read more

Testamentary Capacity in Texas

Posted in Uncategorized on December 10, 2020

A will is a valuable and necessary legal document, but executing one can involve a lengthy and difficult process. To avoid disputes due to mental capacity or coercion, the person executing the will must have a sound mind at the time he or she signs the document. It can be difficult to define and identify… read more

Does Paying Property Taxes Create Ownership?

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2020

Any person who owns a home or piece of property will need to pay an annual property tax. If you receive a piece of land from a deceased loved one, for example, it is easy to assume that this property is automatically yours. However, it is important to remember that simply paying property taxes does… read more

What Is a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 29, 2020

A fiduciary is an individual or an organization who represents the interests of another person or group of people. Fiduciaries have the duty to protect their clients’ best interests and preserve good faith and trust when acting on their behalf. As a result, these individuals and entities must undertake a legally binding agreement to uphold… read more