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Employment Dos and Don’ts

Employment Dos and Don’ts

Employment Law is one of the most challenging areas of business ownership and is often overlooked. Running a business is no simple endeavor, and the challenges that are a part of navigating employment law, especially, seem to be endless. It is easy to forget about the significant role employment law plays in the cultivation and management of a business. If neglected, there can be many legal repercussions that can result in action against you and your company.

Learn everything you need to know about classifying employees, the common misconceptions, how to do it correctly, what the potential dangers and repercussions are if you end up doing it incorrectly, non-compete clauses, what they are, how they work, and other ways you can protect your business from the competition. There are various means of protection through agreements and reasonable restrictive covenants, but there is also protection already built into the law that you should be aware of. Learn everything you need to know about protecting your business by signing up today!

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Wed, June 23, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

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C.Y.A. For Material Suppliers Webinar

C.Y.A. For Material Suppliers Webinar

Owed money? Tired of not being paid on time, or sometimes not at all? As a Material Supplier in the construction industry, most of your products are sold on credit. This can be a scary situation as Material Suppliers take an enormous amount of risk when supplying material on credit in the construction industry.

RSVP to our webinar today to learn everything you need to know about how to reduce that risk. Ieshia Dunmore will break down some of the most important key factors you must understand to best protect your business and make sure you are paid for every outstanding invoice. Collecting what is yours is crucial to the livelihood of your business and the following will be addressed at this not to be missed webinar:

1. What should be in your credit application, and what information you need to get for every project.

2. How to write off less than 1% of your gross revenue.

3. How to create a consistent collection strategy.

4. Why you always need signed delivery tickets.

At The Cromeens Law Firm, we are your partners and want to help you run a successful business. Don’t work for free. Learn how to secure your right to payment. It’s just that simple!

 

About the speaker:

Ieshia Dunmore is an associate attorney with The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and obtained an undergraduate degree in political science with a minor in public speaking. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s School of Law and has been a practicing attorney in the State of Texas since 2012. Ieshia worked as a solo practitioner at The Dunmore Law Firm, PLLC, which had a primary focus on personal injury, family law, and general civil litigation. With this position, she typically represented parties who had been injured in auto accidents, slip-and-fall type accidents, and also parties seeking a divorce, child support, or child custody. She remained there until 2018 when she commenced practice at The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, where Ieshia now mainly represents contractors, subcontractors, and homeowners. These cases generally involve contract disputes, enforcement of mechanics liens, breaches of warranty, or construction defects. With the bulk of her experience as a trial litigator, with a focus on litigation strategy and case trial prep, Ieshia has successfully represented over 200 clients and first-chaired more than 15 non-jury cases and one jury case to judgment, and has also served as lead counsel in over 75 civil evidentiary hearings. Ieshia assures that she keeps clients regularly updated with the status of their cases, and gives them clear insight to their probabilities of success at each stage in litigation, which leads to lasting attorney-client relationships, referrals, and continued business.

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Thu, May 13, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

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Subcontractor and Supplier Lien Webinar

Subcontractor and Supplier Lien Webinar

You have lien rights, take advantage of this powerful tool to secure your right to payment and never lose out on your hard-earned money again. Are you ensuring you’re getting paid for what you are owed in your construction projects? Subcontractors, suppliers, property owners, and other vendors will encounter all kinds of lien-related questions, deadlines, and paperwork when working on Texas construction jobs. Our Lien webinar is an all in one training that includes residential, commercial, public works, and retainage information that you do not want to miss. Sign up today!

The Cromeens Law Firm’s Lien Specialist, Jessica Mora, will guide you through the time-sensitive process of filing a mechanic’s lien. Learn how you can protect yourself on the front-end. Come prepared with any and all questions you may have. We will answer all of your mechanic’s lien questions!

Have Our Lien Department at your disposal at a reliable flat rate! No more unexpected legal fees. No more surprises. Our monthly subscription plan fits your budget and saves you money. Our Lien Department is ready to serve you. Learn more by calling The Cromeens Law Firm – 713.715.7334.

*This webinar is focused on filing a Commercial Mechanic’s Lien in the state of Texas.

Date And Time

Wed, March 3, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

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Subcontractor Bonds Webinar

Subcontractor Bonds Webinar

Did you know that failure to properly negotiate a subcontract agreement, especially when bonds are involved, could cost a subcontractor thousands? A subcontractor should fully consider the implication of accepting a job that requires a bond and fully understand all of the risks involved in the agreement. Join us to learn more about how the bonding process works and how best to secure your right to payment. All of your questions will be answered at our free and informative webinar on construction subcontractor bonds.

Date And Time

Thu, March 25, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

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Dangerous Contract Clauses Contractors Must Understand

Dangerous Contract Clauses Contractors Must Understand

The first rule about subcontracts is…there are no rules. Whatever you sign in a subcontract will be used against you.

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One of the most common details contractors miss is not looking at the additional documents the subcontract contains, but this is just one of the many things you need to look out for.

Join Kelly Stamy as she breaks down the subcontract, top clauses you need to be on the lookout for in your projects, and commercial general liability insurance and policies. Don’t miss out on this crucial presentation. You need to know what you are agreeing to in the contract documents and what you will be held liable for on your construction projects. RSVP today!

About the speaker:

Houston native, Kelly Stamy, is fiercely focused on tailoring creative solutions to everyone she works with. The care she gives her clients is transparent in the way she is committed to helping them identify and achieve their goals. Her commitment to her clients is evident in her willingness to build strong, lasting relationships with them.

Date And Time

Tue, February 23, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST

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Subcontractor & Supplier Lien Webinar

Subcontractor & Supplier Lien Webinar

Filing a Construction Mechanic’s Lien is Back! Are you ensuring you’re getting paid for what you are owed in your construction projects? Subcontractors, suppliers, property owners, and other vendors will encounter all kinds of lien-related questions, deadlines, and paperwork when working on Texas construction jobs. Our new and improved Lien webinar is now an all in one training that includes residential, commercial, public works, and retainage information that you do not want to miss. Sign up today to learn everything you need to know about the lien process and how to get paid for what is rightfully yours.

 

Join The Cromeens Law Firm’s Lien Specialist, Jessica Mora, as she guides you through the time-sensitive process of filing a mechanic’s lien. Learn how you can protect yourself on the front end. We will answer all of your mechanic’s lien questions!

 

*This webinar is focused on filing a Commercial Mechanic’s Lien in the state of Texas.

 

Date And Time

Thu, January 7, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

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Digital Subcontractor & Supplier Lien Q&A

Digital Subcontractor & Supplier Lien Q&A

Do you have a lien that is about to expire? Do you know what the next steps are to get the money you are owed? Speak with a Mechanic’s Lien specialist on best practices to collect the money you are owed! RSVP to our digital Q&A to get all your lien related questions answered.

Texas Subcontractors and suppliers have lien rights that can protect them from nonpayment. Join The Cromeens Law Firm’s Lien Specialist, Jessica Mora, as she answers your questions about next steps to get paid what is rightfully yours before your lien expires, and the time-sensitive process of filing a Mechanic’s Lien.

*This Q&A is focused on a Commercial Mechanic’s Lien in the state of Texas.

Date And Time

Tue, November 10, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

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Construction Terminations Webinar

Construction Terminations Webinar

Do you understand the differences between termination and default in your construction projects? Most of the time the words “termination” and “default” are used interchangeably, but they really mean two very different things. Understanding how defaults and terminations work as referenced in a subcontract is essential to your company’s success. Sign up for our free webinar today and learn everything you need to know about termination and default, convenience clauses, and preventative steps you can take to protect yourself and your business due to convenience clauses. Your business depends on your knowledge of these essential concepts.

Associate attorney, Joseph Munoz, will break down everything you need to know to best protect yourself and your business before an issue arises. RSVP today!

About the speaker:

Joseph Munoz is an associate attorney at The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC and has been a practicing attorney since 2008. Joseph grew up in San Antonio, where he attended William Howard Taft High School before earning his Bachelors in Business Management and his Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. He later attended St. Mary’s University School of Law where he earned his law degree. Then, Joseph served as legal counsel for BWarner, LLC., where he advised ownership on employment law matters and the legal implications of day to day business operations. After this, Joseph served as the Senior Litigation Associate for J.A. Davis & Associate for J.A. Davis & Associates in San Antonio, Texas, where he litigated hundreds of Workers’ Compensation matters, and protected injured workers’ interests. Now working with The Cromeens Law Firm, Joseph focuses on practicing construction, business and employment law. Within these practices Joseph demonstrates a true passion for protecting the interest of small business owners and providing legal services to facilitate business growth.

Date And Time

Tue, November 17, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST

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Subcontractor and Supplier Lien Webinar

Subcontractor and Supplier Lien Webinar

Filing a Construction Mechanic’s Lien is Back! Are you ensuring you’re getting paid for what you are owed in your construction projects? Subcontractors, suppliers, property owners, and other vendors will encounter all kinds of lien-related questions, deadlines, and paperwork when working on Texas construction jobs. Our new and improved Lien webinar is now an all in one training that includes residential, commercial, public works, and retainage information that you do not want to miss. Sign up today to learn everything you need to know about the lien process and how to get paid for what is rightfully yours.

Join The Cromeens Law Firm’s Lien Specialist, Jessica Mora, as she guides you through the time-sensitive process of filing a mechanic’s lien. Learn how you can protect yourself on the front end. We will answer all of your mechanic’s lien questions!

*This webinar is focused on filing a Commercial Mechanic’s Lien in the state of Texas.

Date And Time

Tue, October 6, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

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C.Y.A. Construction Webinar

C.Y.A. Construction Webinar

Did you read your subcontract? Did you review your subcontract with an attorney? Did you take the necessary steps to cover your ass before signing your subcontract? It is so important you understand what you are signing and what the proactive steps are to protect your company from a dispute that may arise during or after you’ve completed your project. Our upcoming webinar will address four important key topics to C.Y.A. in the construction world: submittals, field conditions, prior work, and lien waivers.

 

We believe in the proactive approach here at The Cromeens Law Firm. Join us at our free webinar where Courtney Stricklen will break down everything you need to know to best protect yourself and your business before an issue arises.

 

About the speaker:

Courtney Stricklen is the Lead Senior Associate Attorney and Legal Compliance and Strategy Specialist. Courtney oversees The Cromeens Law Firms’ large team of associate attorneys and legal support staff. Courtney was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and currently lives in Missouri City with her husband and three daughters. She received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Houston, and her Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law. She taught English for seven years in the Alief Independent School District before committing to law full-time. She is currently licensed in the state of Texas and has been litigating since 2014.

She has recently been appointed as a member of the State Bar of Texas’s Diversity in the Profession Committee. Courtney takes a vested interest in getting to know her clients, their business, and their goals. She fosters lasting relationships with her clients, who range from business owners to individual homeowners, helping them with various construction and business law matters.

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Tue, October 20, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

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Construction Warranty Webinar

Construction Warranty Webinar

How can you be responsible for warranty claims if you did not have a warranty in your subcontract? If you knew working with an attorney would ensure that you and your business would be 100% protected, you would probably choose to always work with an attorney before starting a construction project right? Learn at the start of any new project to how to avoid expensive litigation costs and situations down the road where you are held liable. Most people in the construction industry are comfortable with warranting their work. It is a great first step of the construction process, but did you know that you could be liable for so much more than you even realize?

It is crucial that you do not go into a construction project blind! Knowing what provisions are included is essential to the success of a project! Join us at our free webinar where Karalynn Cromeens will break down the breach of express and implied warranties, the positive and negatives of warranties, detailed examples of everything you need to know to protect yourself on the frontend, and so much more.

 

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Karalynn Cromeens is the Owner and Managing Partner for The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, Karalynn holds more than 16 years of experience practicing construction, real estate, and business law. Karalynn graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in criminal justice from Carroll College, before attending the South Texas College of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree in 2004. Thereafter, Karalynn was employed at the Law Office of J. Tomkins as an associate attorney. Within her professional career, Karalynn has successfully filed more than a thousand lawsuits to foreclose or remove mechanic’s liens, with several of those being tried to a jury. As the founder of the firm, Karalynn has grown The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, at a tremendous rate and serves as a mentor to several employees. With her extensive experience within the construction and real estate industries, Karalynn goes the extra mile, providing her clients with innovative legal strategies and services necessary to protect their rights.

 

 

*This webinar is focused on Construction Warranties in the state of Texas.

Date And Time

Wed, September 16, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

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How to File a Construction Mechanic’s Lien Webinar

How to File a Construction Mechanic’s Lien Webinar

New and improved!! Are you ensuring you’re getting paid for what you are owed in your construction projects? Subcontractors, suppliers, property owners, and other vendors will encounter all kinds of lien-related questions, deadlines, and paperwork when working on Texas construction jobs. Our Lien webinar is now an all in one training that includes residential, commercial, public works, and retainage information that you do not want to miss. Sign up today to learn everything you need to know about the lien process and how to secure your right to payment.

Join The Cromeens Law Firm’s Lien Specialist, Jessica Mora, as she guides you through the time-sensitive process of filing a mechanic’s lien. Learn how you can protect yourself on the front end. We will answer all of your mechanic’s lien questions!

*This webinar is focused on filing a Commercial Mechanic’s Lien in the state of Texas.

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Mon, August 10, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

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Construction Trust Funds Webinar

Construction Trust Funds Webinar

Did you know that construction trust funds can be used as another avenue for payment for the subcontractor? Construction trust funds are funds that are earmarked for work you have performed on a Property. But what happens when that money never gets paid to you, despite your proper and timely performance? Are you prepared to protect your business from a general contractor who misapplies funds that were marked for your job? The current pandemic has made a lot of things uncertain, particularly when it comes to construction projects. Sign up for our free webinar to learn everything you need to know about construction trust funds and how to get paid for the work you’ve completed.

Come ready with questions, we will end the webinar with a Q & A allowing you to get your construction trust fund questions answered by a licensed attorney.

 

Date And Time

Tue, August 25, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

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