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  • Mark Chevallier Named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas

    April 28, 2014 - Posted in: Firm News

    To compile its annual “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list, D Magazine’s editors presented a single question to practicing attorneys in North Texas: Which Dallas lawyers, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best?McGuire, Craddock & Strother’s Mark Chevallier is one of only... read more

  • Windows XP Users: Hackers Are Hunting For You

    April 15, 2014 - Posted in: Firm News

    If you’re one of the millions still using Windows XP, hunting season began on April 9, 2013, the day after Microsoft ended support for the 12-year-old operating system, and hackers now have you in their sights. XP still works, but Microsoft will no longer provide new security updates, issue fixes... read more

  • Dallas Attorney Steven H. Thomas Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

    April 7, 2014 - Posted in: Firm News

    DALLAS – McGuire Craddock & Strother shareholder Steven H. Thomas has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of... read more

  • MCS Attorney Jennifer M. Larson Honored on 2014 Texas Rising Stars List

    March 7, 2014 - Posted in: Firm News

    McGuire Craddock & Strother congratulates attorney Jennifer Larson for her selection to the exclusive 2014 Texas Rising Stars list of the state’s top young lawyers.Ms. Larson, an associate in McGuire Craddock & Strother’s Commercial Litigation, Construction, and Taxation, Estate Planning & Probate groups, was chosen for her work in business litigation... read more

  • The Expectation of Surveillance: Can Lawyers Ethically Continue Using Unencrypted Email?

    February 17, 2014 - Posted in: Firm News

    By Steve ThomasDocuments leaked by Edward J. Snowden in June of last year exposed secret surveillance programs carried on by U.S. and other governments, but new revelations from those documents could send shockwaves through the legal industry. Specifically, these revelations suggest that some lawyers might no longer have a reasonable... read more

  • McGuire, Craddock & Strother’s Tom Whelan Talks With Law360 About Impact of Texas Supreme Court Ruling on Real Estate Litigation

    February 12, 2014 - Posted in: Firm News

    As the Texas Supreme Court prepared for oral arguments in a $57.3 million real estate dispute last week, Law360 sought out MCS attorney Tom Whelan as an outside expert to analyze how the case could impact real estate negotiations in Texas.In HMC Hotel Properties II LP et al. v.... read more

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

    February 12, 2014 - Posted in: Firm News

    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 - Posted in: Firm News

    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 - Posted in: Firm News

    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 - Posted in: Firm News

    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