Despite Contract of Sale, Neighbor Refuses to Sell. PRL Sues and Forces Sale.

In March 2014, a Texan couple entered into a contract to buy a unique piece of property from their Neighbor in Burnet County. However, less than 24 hours after both parties had agreed to the terms of the contract, and a last minute increase in sales price, the Buyers were stunned to hear from the [...]

2017-11-07T12:33:16+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Articles|

Lake House Dwellers Threaten Owner, Try to Terminate Early, and Fail.

In Spring 2013, an Austin Homeowner entered into a 12-month lease with a professional couple to rent her large, multistory mansion located on the lakefront of Lake Travis. The Tenants lived in the house through the summer and fall of 2013, but in December the Tenants purchased a new home and decided to vacate the [...]

2017-11-07T12:34:09+00:00 May 7th, 2014|Articles|

Pete Reid Law Relocates to Elegant New Offices

Pete Reid Law, PLLC has completed its move to larger offices located at 703 West 10th Street. Tucked into one of Austin’s most desirable downtown neighborhoods, the new location has the convenience of being just two blocks from the Travis County Courthouse while still maintaining a calm and welcoming feel. You will find the new [...]

2017-11-07T12:35:01+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Articles|

Boston Legal Drama: Pete Reid Law Triumphs in Litigation Between Boston Company and its Client

Short-Term Solutions is a well-established business similar to HomeAway or Airbnb that provides a listing service for corporations and individuals seeking short-term furnished rentals in the Boston area. In 2012, an Austin-based businessman used Short-Term Solutions to find an apartment in Downtown Boston. He signed a short-term lease agreement with the landlord for a furnished [...]

2017-11-07T12:36:51+00:00 November 13th, 2013|Articles, Feature|

Pete Reid Law, PLLC Secures Victory For Austin Homeowner In Lawsuit Against General Contractor

In December 2011, a homeowner hired a General Contractor (GC) to remodel her home in Downtown Austin. However, shortly after construction began, the homeowner was surprised to receive a notice from the City of Austin that the proper permits had not been pulled for the construction site. Despite multiple attempts by the homeowner to engage [...]

2017-11-07T12:37:18+00:00 November 11th, 2013|Articles, Feature|

Athletes and Their Trademark Rights Debated at UT Sports Law Symposium

This month, Pete Reid was invited to be a guest speaker at the 4th annual Sports Law Symposium. The event, hosted by the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law (TRESL), took place on September 13, 2013 at the University of Texas School of Law. With video games like “FIFA 14” and “Madden NFL,” the [...]

2017-11-07T12:37:51+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Articles, Feature, Sports Law|

Hair Stylist Entitled to Work at Nearby Salon Despite Signing Non-Compete Agreement

A popular Austin hair stylist recently retained Pete Reid Law after he was sued by his former Salon for allegedly breaching a Confidentiality and Non-competition Agreement. The Stylist had been required to sign the Agreement before he began working with the Salon in 2009. […]

2017-11-07T12:38:36+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Articles|

Further Efforts to Block ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Thwarted

On September 9, 2010, Plaintiff Forras, a former firefighter, brought a class action lawsuit for damages, in the amount of $350,000,000.00, allegedly sustained by him and others as a result of the proposed development of a mosque and Islamic community center near Ground Zero.  The complaint named the developers of a mosque and Islamic cultural [...]

2017-11-07T12:39:16+00:00 March 28th, 2013|Articles|

Pete Reid to Speak at Federal Bar Association Conference

This week one of the founders of Americans for an Independent Scotland visits Hawaii to address members of the Federal Bar Association on some of the legal issues surrounding Scotland’s fight for independence from the UK. Pete Reid, a Scots-American attorney based in Austin, Texas, will join leading constitutional scholars and academics for a panel [...]

2017-11-07T12:40:33+00:00 December 12th, 2012|Articles|

Pete Reid Law, PLLC wins one of the first cases in Texas to be decided under new free speech legislation.

After an individual was sued for defamation by a corporation following comments made on Yelp and CitySearch, Pete Reid Law, PLLC has had the lawsuit thrown out based on an individual’s right of free speech, with the judge sanctioning the corporation and ordering it to pay the individual’s attorneys’ fees.   […]

2017-11-07T12:41:40+00:00 September 10th, 2012|Articles|