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“How do I avoid being sued?”

While at my favorite Italian restaurant last week, I was asked “how do I avoid being sued?”  The short answer:  you don’t.  Things happen.  While it is impossible to prevent lawsuits, you can avoid losses by using sound asset protection strategies. Consider Sam, who is the managing member of a successful oil and gas company […]

Before you sign that real estate purchase contract, do this . . .

Perform a background search before you sign a real estate contract.  The search is intended to spot any obvious problems before you spend money and time on the matter. Check the Oklahoma Secretary of State records.  If the Seller is a business entity, then it should be in “good standing.”  If the Seller is a […]


Most think of escrow in the sense of purchasing a home:  you deposit earnest money with the title company; that money is held in escrow while you inspect the home; and at closing, the purchase price of the home is reduced by the sum held in escrow.  Yet, escrow has other benefits in today’s world. […]

On August 27, 2013, Gary Quinnett presented a legal seminar on commercial real estate issues. The attendees rated him "Excellent"