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FIRM PROFILE

The attorneys of ELMSHARMONMACCHIA, LLC, have collectively practiced law for over 100 years. This diversity of experience makes the firm uniquely qualified to provide a variety of legal services. The firm participates in the construction, business, real estate and litigation sections of the State Bar of Texas and conducts continuing legal education seminars in various areas of the law.

Of utmost importance to the firm is an enthusiasm to adapt to the needs of its clients through professional service. While providing aggressive representation, the attorneys of ELMSHARMONMACCHIA, LLC strive to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

The firm's attorneys are licensed to practice in state and federal courts and have been counsel of record in countless bench and jury trials. The firm has argued and briefed cases before Courts of Appeal throughout the state, including the Supreme Court of the State of Texas and the United States Court of Appeals—5th Circuit.

Although ELMSHARMONMACCHIA, LLC, maintains a substantial practice in San Antonio, the firm also handles cases throughout Texas. Additionally, the firm has experience in border communities such as Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Laredo, Brownsville, McAllen and surrounding areas. Attorneys of the firm are well versed in the nuances and intricacies of both the legal community and the judiciary of these areas, which are essential to a successful practice.

Latest News Articles

GUN TRUST
The National Firearms Act of 1968 ("NAF") prohibits the ownership, possession, and use of Class 2 firearms without a proper Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives ("ATF") permit. Class 2 weapons include: machine guns, suppressors and silencers....
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TEXAS LEGISLATURE TACKLES ANTI-INDEMNITY
This legislative session the Texas legislature tackled "anti-indemnity" provisions. Over the past two decades, owners and general contractors began placing very onerous indemnity requirements on the subcontractors.
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CLAIMS AGAINST THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Until the case of State v. Mid-South Pavers, 246 S.W.3d 711 (Tex. App. - Austin 2007, pet. denied) (Mid-South), the Texas Department of Transportation ("TxDOT") believed it was immune from having to pay interest and attorneys' fees as allowed by the Prompt Payment Act.
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RED FLAGS RULE
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a regulation known as the Red Flags Rule ("Rule"). This regulation is aimed at guarding against identity theft by protecting confidential personal information found in credit reports, credit applications, and any other document containing sensitive personal information. This letter will provide a brief discussion of responsibilities under the Red Flags Rule.
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REMEDIES FOR NON-PAYMENT ON PUBLIC-WORK PROJECT
A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Texas establishes that subcontractors and materialmen may have more than just a claim on a payment bond on public work projects. Read More...

PROTECT YOURSELF
Do you provide a conditional lien release when paid by check? Do you send a notice of intent to lien if paid by check? Do you file your mechanic's lien if payment was by check on the eve of your lien deadline?
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DO YOU HAVE A CONTRACT?
Producers, purchasers, and users commonly negotiate contracts involving the sale of goods. These negotiations are regulated by the Texas Business and Commerce Code, particularly sections 2.201(a) and (b). Read More...

QUESTION: What is one of the easiest ways to lose your mechanic's lien?
ANSWER: Failure to identify the amount of material delivered to each lot.
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