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  • Changes to Form of Statutory Durable Power of Attorney, Effective January 1, 2014

    February 12, 2014

    By Jack GannonThe Texas form of Statutory Durable Power of Attorney was recently modified when House Bill 2918 passed on June 14, 2013 became effective January 1, 2014.  The Bill amended and restated Sections 752.002 and 752.051 of the Texas Estates Code, thereby altering substantial portions of the form... read more

  • MCS Attorney Jennifer Larson Elected to DAYL Board

    February 10, 2014

    Attorney Jennifer Larson of the Dallas-based law firm of McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C., has been re-elected to serve on the 2014 Board of Directors of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.  This will be Ms. Larson’s second year serving on that board.  As part of her duties, she... read more

  • MCS attorney Neill Fuquay Elected President of yCPD

    February 7, 2014

    MCS congratulates Neill Fuquay—an associate in the firm’s real estate, finance, and corporate groups—on his election to president of the Board of Directors of yCPD, the young friends group of Community Partners of Dallas (“yCPD”).  For 25 years, Community Partners of Dallas has helped abused and neglected children in... read more

  • LinkedIn and the Lawyer Advertising Rules

    February 6, 2014

    What are “Advertisements” and “Solicitations” in the context of your online profile?By Steve ThomasAfter long ignoring my LinkedIn page, I finally updated my information, rewrote my background, answered all of the questions in the profile builder, and sent out connection requests to friends and colleagues.  All caught up.  But... read more

  • Attorney Jim Rea Elected to Two Bankruptcy Law Leadership Positions

    February 5, 2014

    Attorney Jim Rea of the Dallas-Based law firm of McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C. was elected in December to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. Mr. Rea also was elected in December to serve as... read more

  • Texas Supreme Court Approves Amended Local Rules for Dallas County Civil Courts

    February 5, 2014

    By Jennifer Larson RybackFeb. 5, 2014On January 15, 2014, the Supreme Court of Texas approved amended local rules for the civil courts of Dallas County.  Among other things, the amendments impose new administrative and timing requirements that will affect virtually every Dallas County practitioner.  A redline of the changes... read more

  • MCS Attorney Susan Cipione appointed to Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network national committee

    February 4, 2014

    McGuire, Craddock & Strother's Susan Cipione has been appointed to the national Industry Research Committee for the Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network (“CREW Network”), a national organization dedicated to “influencing the success of the Commercial Real Estate Industry by advancing the achievements of women.”  The Industry Research Committee will... read more

  • Steve Kennedy Elected Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Construction Law Section

    February 4, 2014

    MCS is proud to announce that shareholder Steven E. Kennedy, head of the firm’s construction law section, has again been recognized as one of the leading construction lawyers in the state by his election as chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Construction Law Section.   A licensed architect and certified neutral arbitrator,... read more

  • Marc Taubenfeld Elected 5th Circuit V.P. for Federal Bar Association

    February 3, 2014

    McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C., shareholder Marc Taubenfeld has been elected to serve as the 5th Circuit Vice-President in the Federal Bar Association. Marc previously served as president of the president of the Federal Bar Association’s Dallas Chapter. Founded in 1920, the Federal Bar Association is dedicated to the... read more

  • Fifth Circuit Affirms Standing for MCS Client Despite Lack of Third Party Beneficiary Status

    February 3, 2014

    By Steve ThomasThe Fifth Circuit recently held that an MCS client had standing to enforce certain provisions of a Purchase & Assumption Agreement (“P&A Agreement”) to which it was neither a party nor a third-party beneficiary, and affirmed a substantial judgment in favor of MCS’s client.  In its ruling... read more