Old Dominion + Bayou City: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys finds out why, after many years of being approached, a Houston boutique has decided to combine with a large Virginia firm, and why, after 30 years together, it can be OK for name partners in another firm to part ways. Pictured are Richard P. Keeton (front, left), Jacks C. Nickens (front, right), Ronald G. Franklin (back, left) and Thomas M. Farrell (back, right), who plan to join McGuireWoods.
Gauntlet thrown: 1st Court of Appeals Justice Terry Jennings argues the Court of Criminal Appeals has overstepped its bounds. Senior reporter Mary Alice Robbins traces the legal matter at issue.
After the ballgame: With the World Series just a memory, reporter Miriam Rozen looks at Weil, Gotshal's pitch for $5.47 million for its work on the Texas Rangers Baseball Partners bankruptcy, the objectors' cries of "foul," and a move by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball to call it like it sees it.
Trial set: Each side in a dispute over the criminal provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act gets one hour for direct testimony and cross-examination. Senior reporter Mary Alice Robbins traces the latest development in the fight.
Suing lawyers, firm: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys looks into allegations that Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, two partners and a former partner failed to disclose a conflict of interest. Larry Joe Doherty (pictured, left) and Brett Wagner (pictured, right) represent the plaintiffs.
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Clash of the titans: Reporter Miriam Rozen finds out why Joe Jamail is representing plaintiffs who are suing John M. O'Quinn's former firm, among others.
High-net-worth clients: R. Glenn Davis looks at changes looming for beneficiaries of large estates.
Making it work: Cynthia D. Hurley teaches the art of coordinating non-probate assets in estate planning.
Tool in the toolkit: Shannon Guthrie and Pete Benenati explain the basics of beneficiary-grantor trusts.
Junior J.D.: Anthony H. Lowenberg explains why some expert depositions won't be quite as much of a squirm-fest.
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