Moayyad Law, PLLC

Moayyad Law, PLLC Moayyad Law is a boutique transactional law firm focusing on helping businesses grow.
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This quote reminds me that true impact doesn't come from shouting the loudest. Words are powerful, but actions speak eve...
05/23/2024

This quote reminds me that true impact doesn't come from shouting the loudest.

Words are powerful, but actions speak even louder. Focus on actions that demonstrate your values. Let your deeds be your reputation.








There's a powerful story about a young Pelé being scolded by his father for showing off his talent. The lesson? Hard wor...
05/16/2024

There's a powerful story about a young Pelé being scolded by his father for showing off his talent. The lesson? Hard work is essential, but so is humility.

At Moayyad Law, we strive for excellence, but we never forget the importance of:

1. Dedication: We put in the hard work to achieve the best results for our clients.

2. Respect: We treat everyone with fairness and respect, regardless of background.

3. Gratitude: We're thankful for the opportunity to serve our community.

Just like Pelé, true success comes from a combination of talent, dedication, and a grounded attitude.















05/15/2024

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool chapter will close this Sunday, but his leadership wisdom remains a goldmine. Here just a few Klopp gems that resonated on for me personally as well as professionally:

"We are all much more than what we can do on a football pitch."

- In business, it's about the people, not just the numbers. Strong relationships and a positive team fuel long-term success.

"True leaders must always be servants first."

- Servant leadership is key. Empower your team, create an environment where they flourish, and focus on their growth alongside the company's.

"It's not so important what people think when you come in. It's much more important what people feel when you leave."

- Lasting impact matters. Focus on fostering a positive, supportive work environment.

"There's some work to do. If we all stay healthy, if we all stay committed, if we all keep believing, if we all keep dreaming, then I think we have a chance. And that's OK because you never have more than a chance."

- Belief and perseverance are crucial. Set goals, acknowledge challenges, and keep pushing forward together.

"The only reason for a defeat is to learn from it. If you learn from it, it's just a result. If you don't learn from it, it's a disaster."

- Embrace setbacks as learning opportunities. Analyze, adapt, and emerge stronger.

"If you want special results, you have to feel special things and do special things together."

- Cultivate a team spirit that thrives on collaboration and shared goals.

Klopp's leadership extends beyond trophies. It's about building a team that believes, grows together, and achieves extraordinary things.

Do you struggle to motivate your team?  Great leaders adapt their approach to the situation. This article explores 6 lea...
05/08/2024

Do you struggle to motivate your team? Great leaders adapt their approach to the situation. This article explores 6 leadership styles you can use to be more effective:

1. Authoritative Leadership:
- Often considered the most effective overall.
- Creates a clear vision and inspires teams to achieve it.
-Sets high standards but allows autonomy for team members.
- Provides regular feedback and recognition.

2. Coaching Leadership:
- Focuses on developing individual team members.
- Sets goals and provides ongoing support and feedback.
- Helps employees identify strengths and weaknesses.
- Encourages continuous learning and growth.

3. Affiliative Leadership:
- Builds strong relationships and fosters a positive work environment.
- Values collaboration and teamwork.
- Creates a sense of belonging and mutual support.
- Encourages open communication and idea sharing.

4. Democratic Leadership:
- Involves team members in decision-making processes.
- Values input and diverse perspectives.
- Encourages participation and ownership of projects.
- Works best when there's a clear goal but multiple solutions.

5. Pacesetting Leadership:
- Sets high expectations and performance standards.
- Leads by example and works hard themself.
- Motivates team members to achieve excellence.
- Can be effective with highly skilled and self-motivated teams.

6. Coercive Leadership (Use sparingly):
- Relies on fear and intimidation to get things done.
- Gives orders without explanation and expects immediate compliance.
- Creates a stressful and negative work environment.
- Should only be used in emergencies or crisis situations.










Are you involved in a construction or remodeling project? Then this post is for you! ️Many disagreements arise on constr...
05/06/2024

Are you involved in a construction or remodeling project? Then this post is for you! ️Many disagreements arise on construction projects, and a well-written contract is your first line of defense. Here are some key clauses to watch out for:

1. Dispute Resolution Forum: Where will disagreements be settled? In court or through arbitration? Knowing this upfront can save you time and money.

2. Insurance Requirements: Contracts often require specific insurance coverage. Make sure yours meets the project's needs to avoid headaches later.

3. Indemnity Provisions: These clauses determine who is financially responsible if something goes wrong. Read them carefully to understand your potential liability.

4. Prime Contract Provisions: The main contract between the owner and general contractor may affect your subcontract. Review both documents together.

By understanding these key provisions, you can:
- Set Clear Expectations: Know what's expected of you and the other party.

- Minimize Legal Exposure: Reduce the risk of lawsuits and financial burdens.

- Protect Yourself: A well-drafted contract helps avoid problems down the road.

For a successful project, a strong contract is essential. Don't go it alone! An attorney can help you understand your rights and obligations.

In a significant move impacting employee mobility, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently enacted a rule banning no...
04/26/2024

In a significant move impacting employee mobility, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently enacted a rule banning non-compete agreements for the vast majority of workers. This decision aims to promote competition and worker bargaining power by eliminating restrictions that often limit career options.

Here's a breakdown of the key points:

1. Broad Ban: The rule prohibits employers from entering into, enforcing, or even threatening to enforce non-compete agreements with most employees. This includes software developers, engineers, and a wide range of other professions.

2. Senior Executive Exception: A narrow exception exists for senior executives earning over $151,164 annually and holding policy-making positions. Existing non-compete agreements with them remain enforceable, but employers cannot create new ones.

3. Sale-of-Business Exception: The FTC preserves the non-compete allowance in the context of business acquisitions. Sellers can still agree to non-compete clauses to protect the buyer's interests.

4. Impact on Trade Secrets: The FTC emphasizes alternative strategies to safeguard confidential information. Robust non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) drafted within FTC guidelines and clear data security policies are crucial. The ruling highlights existing laws (UTSA, DTSA) offering remedies for trade secret misappropriation through lawsuits.

5. Employee Retention Strategies: Companies may experience increased employee movement. The FTC suggests mitigating this through fixed-term contracts for recouping training costs, fostering positive work environments with competitive compensation, and investing in continuous learning opportunities to enhance employee value within the company.

Key Considerations:
Legal Challenges Expected: The rule is likely to face legal challenges, potentially impacting its long-term standing.

Effective Date: The enforcement of the ban hinges on its publication in the Federal Register, with a 120-day waiting period before it takes effect.

State Law Nuances: Existing state non-compete laws that are stricter may still hold weight.

This FTC ruling marks a significant development in the landscape of employee mobility and non-compete agreements. Businesses will need to adapt their strategies for retaining talent and protecting confidential information, while workers gain greater freedom to leverage their skills across the job market.

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At Moayyad Law, we understand that clear goals are essential for business success. But navigating legal complexities can...
04/17/2024

At Moayyad Law, we understand that clear goals are essential for business success. But navigating legal complexities can feel overwhelming.

That's where we come in.

Moayyad Law is your boutique transactional law firm, specializing in:
- Commercial/Business Contracts
- Corporate Law
- Real Estate Transactions
- Outsourced General Counsel Services

We combine our legal expertise with a deep understanding of your business needs to create customized solutions that empower you to achieve your goals.

Here's what sets us apart:

1. Solid Foundation: We prioritize principles that ensure top-quality legal services built on a strong base.

2. Adaptability: We stay on top of the latest developments so you can navigate the ever-changing business landscape.

3. Strategic Collaboration: By blending legal knowledge with business acumen, we develop legal strategies that drive your success.

Don't let legal obstacles hold you back.

Contact Moayyad Law today and let's turn your business goals into reality!










Are you facing challenges implementing your latest strategy? The problem might be deeper than just communication. This H...
04/16/2024

Are you facing challenges implementing your latest strategy? The problem might be deeper than just communication.

This Harvard Business Review article by Andrea Belk Olson explores the hidden psychological factors that can stall progress. The article argues that a focus on context is crucial.

While goals and objectives are important, leaders also need to consider the environment where the strategy will be implemented.

This includes:
- Company culture: Is your company hierarchical or more autonomous? A strategy requiring employee initiative might struggle in a rigid environment.

- Past experiences: Have previous strategies failed? Employees might be skeptical and resistant to change.

The article offers solutions to address these hidden roadblocks:

- Understand the environment: Analyze your existing policies, procedures, and culture to identify potential barriers.
- Acknowledge historical baggage: Openly discuss past failures and explain how the new strategy is different.

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The 6% Commission is No More!?  The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just reached a landmark settlement that could...
03/15/2024

The 6% Commission is No More!? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just reached a landmark settlement that could lead to a major shift in real estate transactions, specifically the potential lowering real estate commissions for buyers and sellers.

Previously, NAR established a standard commission rate (typically 5-6% of the sale price), split between the buyer's and seller's agents. The argument was that this standard commission rate (1) limited negotiations; and (2) potentially inflated costs for buyers and sellers.

After today's settlement, buyers and sellers can negotiate their commissions directly with their agents, which could lead to potential savings. Further, agents will need to clearly disclose their commission structure upfront.

While real estate agents play a critical role in property identification and communication facilitation, in this new environment, legal expertise is crucial for comprehensive protection.

Moayyad Law offers a comprehensive approach to ensure a smooth and secure real estate transaction, including:

1. Strategic partner in negotiations with you and your agent
2. Meticulous contract drafting of legal documents necessary for the transaction to protect your rights and interests.
3. As a fee attorney, I can also guide you through every step of the closing process to ensure a stress-free transaction.

Tell your real estate agent you've chosen Moayyad Law to represent you in your next real estate transaction.












"Doubt is a killer."As a Liverpool fan and the managing attorney at Moayyad Law, I deeply connect with Klopp's leadershi...
03/01/2024

"Doubt is a killer."

As a Liverpool fan and the managing attorney at Moayyad Law, I deeply connect with Klopp's leadership philosophies. Just like in football, success in law requires belief and unwavering determination.

At Moayyad Law, we believe in principles over methods. While the legal landscape evolves, our core values of integrity, dedication, and client focus remain constant. We adapt our strategies, but never our commitment to excellence.

This Baha'i Quote reflects my approach at Moayyad Law.  I believe in the enduring power of principles.The metaphor of we...
02/16/2024

This Baha'i Quote reflects my approach at Moayyad Law. I believe in the enduring power of principles.

The metaphor of weather and business is ever-changing. Your venture requires "rain" to flourish. More literally, businesses require strategic guidance to navigate challenges and achieve their goals. My firm provides:

1. Solid legal foundation: My experience across contracts, corporate law, real estate transactions, and general counsel services ensures your business is on secure ground.

2. Adaptability to change: I do my best to stay ahead of the curve, tailoring strategies to your evolving needs and industry trends.

3. Client-centric solutions: Most importantly, I listen to understand your unique goals and deliver try to provide customized legal solutions that empower you to thrive.

Don't let challenges dampen your vision. Contact Moayyad Law today and let us help your business!

Two successful real estate transactions in January? That’s just the beginning! We’re thrilled to have helped our clients...
01/30/2024

Two successful real estate transactions in January? That’s just the beginning! We’re thrilled to have helped our clients navigate their way to closing smoothly and confidently.

Here at Moayyad Law, PLLC, we’re passionate about protecting your biggest investments. Whether you’re buying your dream home, making a wise investment, or selling for a new chapter, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

Looking for expert legal representation and peace of mind in your next real estate transaction or closing? We’re ready to make 2024 YOUR year of success!

Today, while cleaning up some old papers, I discovered the earliest scribbled plans of Moayyad Law.  It was a blast from...
01/17/2024

Today, while cleaning up some old papers, I discovered the earliest scribbled plans of Moayyad Law. It was a blast from the past, a reminder that the entrepreneurial path is anything but straight.

Looking back at those early ideas, I realized something important: I used to chase a "perfect plan." But in business, there's no map with all the detours marked. The real value is in making progress, no matter how small.

Every client I've helped, every challenge I've overcome, added another pixel in the bigger picture of Moayyad Law's blurry ambition.

The daily grind of running a law firm can make it hard to see progress, but revisiting that old plan was a wake-up call. It wasn't just a list of tasks; it was a messy attempt to bring order to the leap of faith that starting a business is.

Since then, I've navigated unexpected roadblocks and embraced new opportunities. So, to all the aspiring entrepreneurs and established business leaders out there: dig up your old plans, rekindle your initial vision, and remember why you started your journey. Progress won't always be a smooth line, but every step you take, every obstacle you conquer, adds to your success story.

So go build something great, one step at a time.

UPDATE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS:Moayyad Law wishes to inform business owners of important new beneficial ownership reporting ...
12/27/2023

UPDATE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS:

Moayyad Law wishes to inform business owners of important new beneficial ownership reporting requirements under the Corporate Transparency Act that will impact their businesses starting on January 1, 2024.

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, has implemented rules requiring LLCs, partnerships, S-corps, C-corps and even single-member entities to submit reports documenting the names and contact information of their beneficial owners and members.

Specifically, business owners and their entities will need to provide information such as their names, birthdates, addresses and a copy of an acceptable ID (such as a driver's license or passport) for all individuals who directly or indirectly own 25% or more of your company's equity interests. Any changes to the details or status of your members must also be reported to FinCEN within 30 days.

For existing companies, the initial reporting deadline is January 1, 2025. However, if a business owner establishes any new entities after January 1, 2024, they must submit the report on beneficial ownership information within 30 days. Failure to comply can result in substantial civil and criminal penalties, including fines and possible jail time, so this is an important obligation to meet.

Moayyad Law will be available to assist with understanding these new requirements and completing the necessary FinCEN filings. The FinCEN website also contains additional guidance on compliance at: https://www.fincen.gov/boi










Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship? Use Arthur Ashe's advice is your compass! Begin with your current resource...
11/30/2023

Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship? Use Arthur Ashe's advice is your compass!

Begin with your current resources, leverage what you have at your disposal, and take actions within your reach. The days will be long, but the years are short. Having said that, one element that can be a potential game-changer for your growth is collaborating with a business lawyer. This is because a business lawyer can:

1. Help you navigate regulations, contracts, and compliance, ensuring your business stands tall.

2. Anticipate and address potential pitfalls, safeguarding your dream.

3. Provide strategic counsel and advice to guide you through critical choices and helping you avoid common pitfalls.

Remember, growth isn't just about climbing higher; it's about building stronger roots.
















In the world of mergers and acquisitions, the road to a successful deal can be complex, full of negotiations and delicat...
10/18/2023

In the world of mergers and acquisitions, the road to a successful deal can be complex, full of negotiations and delicate maneuvers.

In the early stages of this path, there are three important documents described below. Although these documents can sometimes be consolidated, it can be helpful to keep them separate for clarity and precision.

Term Sheets: A Term Sheet serves as the blueprint for the proposed M&A deal. It is a high-level summary of the key terms and conditions that the parties have agreed upon. Think of it as the initial handshake before the formal contract. The importance of Term Sheets lies in their ability to:

- Set the Framework: Term Sheets establish the basic structure of the deal, including purchase price, payment terms, and any critical milestones.
- Save Time and Resources: By outlining the fundamental terms upfront, parties can quickly identify any major deal-breakers, which can save valuable time and resources in the long run.
- Reduce Misunderstandings: Having a well-drafted Term Sheet helps ensure that both parties are on the same page and reduces the risk of misunderstandings or disputes later in the process.

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs): NDAs ensure the parties involved in the M&A deal keep certain information private and confidential during and after the M&A deal. The significance of NDAs is evident in their capacity to:

- Protect Sensitive Information: They safeguard proprietary and confidential information from falling into the wrong hands, which can be especially critical when competitors are involved.
- Build Trust: NDAs foster trust between parties by assuring that sensitive data will be handled with the utmost care, which is essential for effective due diligence.
- Legal Recourse: In the unfortunate event of a breach, NDAs provide a legal basis for seeking damages and protecting the disclosing party's rights.

"No-Shop" Agreements: "No-Shop" Agreements grant one party the exclusive right to negotiate and finalize an M&A deal with the other party. The importance of "No-Shop" Agreements becomes evident when you consider their role in:

- Creating Exclusivity: These agreements lock in the parties and prevent the target company from shopping the deal around to other potential buyers.
- Negotiation Leverage: They provide the buyer with added leverage by ensuring that the seller won't suddenly entertain competing offers.
- Streamlining the Process: By reducing the risk of interference, "No-Shop" Agreements streamline the negotiation and due diligence process, making it more efficient.










This morning I am reflecting on my law firm’s open house and how it truly was a full-circle moment for me, here in South...
10/05/2023

This morning I am reflecting on my law firm’s open house and how it truly was a full-circle moment for me, here in Southlake, Texas. It was twenty-two years ago, my family and I moved to this community. It is safe to say that Southlake has been a part of my journey from the very beginning.

While I may be the managing attorney of Moayyad Law, this business does not exist without the endless amount of love and support that I receive from my family and friends. Their guidance, encouragement, and unwavering belief in me have shaped my path and made this a reality.

I want to emphasize how humbled and grateful I am to now be able to give back to the community that has given me so much over these twenty-two years. I am excited to carry forward that tradition for the future.










Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting/Open House Event to celebrate Moayyad Law!🗓️ Date: October 3, 2023🕟 Time: 4:30 PM📍...
10/02/2023

Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting/Open House Event to celebrate Moayyad Law!

🗓️ Date: October 3, 2023
🕟 Time: 4:30 PM
📍 Location: 180 S. White Chapel Blvd, Suite 100, Southlake, Texas 76092

This event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, clients, and friends. Whether you're in need of legal assistance or just want to be part of our growing community, we'd love to see you there!

At Moayyad Law, I don't just spot issues; I redefine what it means to be a lawyer by also being a business partner.It is...
09/28/2023

At Moayyad Law, I don't just spot issues; I redefine what it means to be a lawyer by also being a business partner.

It is a simple step to spot challenges, but it takes a unique perspective to turn those obstacles into opportunities. My philosophy for my law practice is deeply rooted in Plutarch's wisdom, reminding us that it's not enough to identify issues; we must actively strive for improvement.

I pride myself on being more than just a transactional lawyer. In addition, I consider myself a thought leader and a strategic ally, collaborating with my clients to navigate the intricate pathways of their business.

My commitment to problem-solving means constantly innovating, adapting, and anticipating the ever-evolving needs of my clients. I provide more than legal advice; I also offer insights, strategies, and solutions that drive success.

So, while finding fault may be easy, I am dedicated to the harder task: doing better, thinking smarter, and guiding my clients towards a brighter future.










Choosing the right entity for your real estate venture is not a one-size-fits-all decision. It should be tailored to you...
09/27/2023

Choosing the right entity for your real estate venture is not a one-size-fits-all decision. It should be tailored to your specific circumstances and goals. Whether you're an experienced investor or a new to the field, one crucial decision you'll need to make is choosing the right entity for your venture. Your choice can impact everything from your liability to your tax bill.

Here are four key considerations to help you make an informed decision:

1. Number of Investors
First, think about the number of investors involved in your real estate venture. Are you going solo, partnering with a friend, or forming a larger group? Your choice of entity can affect how you bring in investors and share ownership. From sole proprietorships to partnerships, LLCs to corporations, each option has its own way of handling multiple investors.

2. Involvement of Investors
Consider how actively involved your investors will be in the day-to-day operations of your real estate venture. Some entities, like general partnerships, may require all investors to have a hands-on role. Others, like limited partnerships or LLCs, allow for a mix of active and passive investors. Your choice here impacts management structure and decision-making authority.

3. Degree of Acceptable Risk
Real estate ventures come with risks, and your entity choice can impact how these risks are managed. For instance, forming a limited liability entity (like an LLC) can shield your personal assets from business-related liabilities, limiting your exposure to risk. On the other hand, sole proprietorships and general partnerships may expose your personal assets to potential lawsuits or debts.

4. Income Tax Treatment
One of the most significant considerations is the way your real estate venture will be taxed. Different entities have varying tax structures. For example, LLCs offer flexibility in how income is taxed, allowing you to choose between pass-through taxation (like a sole proprietorship or partnership) or corporate taxation (like a corporation). Understanding the tax implications can make a big difference in your bottom line.










When considering real estate ownership, whether residential or commercial, the choice between individual and corporate o...
09/26/2023

When considering real estate ownership, whether residential or commercial, the choice between individual and corporate ownership is pivotal. Here are three key advantages of corporate ownership tailored to the core benefits:

Greater Combined Resources for Strategic Growth:
Corporate ownership allows for the consolidation of financial resources from multiple investors. This collective financial strength empowers businesses to take on more substantial real estate ventures, such as large-scale commercial developments or property portfolios. With greater resources at their disposal, corporate entities can strategically invest in upgrades, renovations, and maintenance, enhancing property value over time.

Spreading Costs and Risks Across Investors:
One of the primary advantages of corporate ownership is the ability to distribute financial responsibilities among investors. By doing so, risk is shared, reducing the exposure of individual investors. This risk-sharing mechanism is particularly valuable in the unpredictable world of real estate, where unexpected expenses, market fluctuations, or legal challenges can arise. Corporate ownership offers a safety net, ensuring that financial burdens are borne collectively rather than individually.

Facilitating Entry into New Real Estate Markets:
Expanding into new real estate markets is a strategic move that can yield substantial rewards, but it also comes with challenges. Corporate entities possess the infrastructure, expertise, and financial agility required to navigate these transitions effectively. Whether it's breaking into a different geographical area or diversifying into new property types, corporate ownership offers a competitive edge. Existing resources and experience can be leveraged to minimize risks and seize emerging opportunities.

In summary, corporate ownership excels in harnessing collective resources, mitigating risks, and facilitating strategic expansion into various real estate markets. These advantages make it a preferred choice, especially for commercial real estate ventures, where complexities and scale demand a structured and well-supported approach.










Moayyad Law is excited to share that Nathan Moayyad is now a Licensed Notary Public in the State of Texas!With this new ...
09/20/2023

Moayyad Law is excited to share that Nathan Moayyad is now a Licensed Notary Public in the State of Texas!

With this new licensure as a Notary Public, Moayyad Law can offer even more specialized services.

So, what exactly does a Notary Public do?

Here are just a few of the ways Notary Publics can assist do for you:

- Notarizing Signatures: A Texas Notary Public can notarize signatures on various documents, including affidavits, deeds, contracts, wills, and more. They verify the identity of the individuals signing the documents and ensure they do so voluntarily.

- Administering Oaths and Affirmations: Texas Notaries can administer oaths and affirmations for documents that require them, such as affidavits or sworn statements.

- Acknowledgments: Notaries in Texas can acknowledge signatures on documents, which is often necessary for real estate transactions, loan documents, and other legal agreements.

- Certifying Copies: Texas Notaries can certify copies of certain documents as true and accurate reproductions of the original. This can be useful for academic transcripts, vital records, and other important documents.

These services are valuable because sometimes people need to verify identity for various transactions and legal matters. This service helps to provide an added layer of trust and legality to your important paperwork.

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