Serving the needs of individuals, corporations, commercial entities, and nonprofits for over 30 years

Bourland, Wall & Wenzel, P.C. has been focusing on providing our clients high quality legal representation that is both sensitive to their personal concerns and highly ethical in application since 1983. Handling personal estate planning and litigation, exempt organization support and the needs of businesses from creation and real estate acquisition through various transactions, valuation and eventual sale, we work to develop long term relationships that benefit both our clients and our firm.

We are professionally and personally supportive of, dependent upon, and concerned about each other and those we serve.

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Our Practice
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our firm regularly assists clients in alternative dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.

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Appellate Law

Because the dispute resolution process does not always end after trial or a final hearing, we are here to represent you through the appeals process. We represent clients in appeals and original mandamus proceedings in Texas state courts and federal courts.

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Business Planning

Our firm’s attorneys work with family business owners to develop structures and procedures that help ensure the family business will continue into the next generation in a productive and harmonious manner.

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Business Reorganizations and Creditor Rights

Our firm is experienced in restructuring entities through partnership divisions, business recapitalization, subsidiaries, and other reorganizations to separate properties and minimize risks.

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Charitable Gift Planning

Our attorneys work with clients as a part of the client’s overall estate or multi-generation wealth migration planning to help leave a charitable legacy with the charity or charities of the client’s choice.

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Contract Law

Our firm understands the critical importance of executing comprehensive written agreements for all manner of transactions and relationships.

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Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Our firm works with the client to develop the most tax efficient and economically feasible equity based plans for compensating its employees.

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Employment Law

Our firm understands that not only do clients need swift, responsive legal counsel when employment disputes arise, but they also need guidance in establishing effective policies and procedures to help prevent disputes.

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Estate Planning & Probate

Our firm has an extensive practice focused on estate planning and probate, and the attorneys in the estate planning and administration department are involved in income, gift, generation-skipping transfer and estate tax planning for individuals, families and family businesses of both moderate and substantial wealth.

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General Counsel Services

An ongoing relationship as outside general counsel to closely-held businesses provides the client with access to the legal resources they need while reducing client overhead when employing attorneys.

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Health Law

Our health care practice provides counsel and advice to the complex laws and regulations its clients face in health care-related fields.

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Intellectual Property Law

We recognize that internal information constitutes a business’s most valuable assets, and work to help prevent or halt unauthorized disclosures and to seek damages where the harm has already occurred.

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Litigation

Should the need arise, our firm effectively represents clients in litigation, appeals, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution proceedings to settle disputes.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

We strive to assist our clients with complicated state and federal transfer issues and to structure transactions in a manner that achieves their financial and personal goals.

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Oil & Gas Law

Our extensive oil and gas experience includes the representation of clients in all aspects of oil and gas law including mineral leases, drilling rights, taxation, and other matters.

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Real Estate Law

Our firm has extensive experience in assisting clients with residential and commercial real estate transactions and disputes from purchase through development, leasing, and sale of real property.

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Tax-Exempt Organizations

Our attorneys have expertise and experience representing clients across the spectrum of the nonprofit world, and we take great satisfaction in working with them as they seek to make lasting change.

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Tax Planning

Our tax attorneys are experienced in federal and state tax planning for all phases in the life cycle of a business, from formation through operations to the exit strategy.

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Travel Law

With our firm’s travel industry experience, we are able to analyze and assess your travel company in order to recommend and help implement appropriate planning, structure solid contracts, and minimize your risks.

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Resources
Comparing Private Foundations and Donor Advised Funds

Although 98% of high net-worth clients give to charity, only 55% report discussing philanthropy with their professional advisors.” E.R. Heisman, 41 Estate Planning, No. 7, 27 (July 2014). This should be a huge wake-up call to all of us who…Read More

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Congratulations to our new associate!

Bourland, Wall & Wenzel would like to welcome our newest associate attorney Elle Whitaker. Ms. Whitaker is a cum laude graduate from The University of Alabama School of Law.Her practice focuses business transactions and business planning. She was admitted into…Read More

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Texas Trade Secrets

Whether it is a proprietary chemical formula, computer program, process, financial data or pricing information, or even customer lists, a company’s trade secret and confidential information constitute important assets. However, many companies fail to take the necessary steps to protect their information, thereby losing the protections afforded under Texas law and losing the ability to claim trade secret or confidential status over their valuable information.

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