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Padilla & Rodriguez, LLP

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James G. Rodriguez

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Before beginning his legal studies and career, James Rodriguez earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University. Aft... (more)

Andrea Victoria Ruth Zepeda

Employee Rights, Employment, Personal Injury, Accident & Injury

Daniel Alexandro Gonzalez

Insurance, Personal Injury, Accident & Injury

Joaquin Alfonso Rodriguez

Industry Specialties, Personal Injury, Accident & Injury

John Manuel Padilla

Employment, Personal Injury, Accident & Injury

John Manuel Padilla

Employment, Personal Injury, Accident & Injury

Jose M. Calderon

General Practice

Rachael Eve Brown

Personal Injury

Steven Ryan Hollingsworth

Construction, Environmental Law Other, Insurance, Personal Injury
Padilla & Rodriguez, LLP
5433 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
29.7383782,-95.4714674

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5433 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056

Recent Legal Articles

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Made Easier for Small Businesses Struggling with COVID-19 Downturn
the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 became effective on February 19, 2020. The Act, along with recent changes to the Bankruptcy Code contained in the CARES stimulus bill, will make it easier for small businesses to reorganize through Chapter 11. The new law could not have come at a better time for South Florida companies suffering from the financial ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NURSING HOME AND ALF NEGLECT AND ABUSE: YOUR RIGHTS (AND COVID19 LITIGATION UPDATES)
you or your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or by an aide from a Home Health Agency, with important Covid19 updates included.
SOCIAL SECURITY – DON’T BE A VICTIM OF A SCAM
scams never go away. 2020 added Covid Scams but the theft of Social Security information is always with us. In 2019 there were more than 450,000 complaints about fraudulent attempts to obtain personal information and steal Social Security benefits. Representing Social Security Disability clients for many years, we are all too familiar with the scams our clients have dealt with. Here are some tips to avoid being a victim:
The Ups and Downs of the Program for Voluntarily Reclassifying Your Workers
whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or as an independent contractor depends upon the facts and circumstances. Generally, the determination is made under common law tests considering the right to control and direct the individual performing services. However, in some factual situations, the determination of the proper worker classification status may not be clear.
The IRS Says I Owe More Tax and We Couldn’t Reach an Agreement. Now What?
when a taxpayer receives a notice from the IRS proposing an additional assessment of tax, the taxpayer can often work administratively with the IRS to resolve the dispute. However, many times, the taxpayer and IRS are not able to come to an agreement. In those instances, there are four different forums which can be utilized to litigate a Federal civil tax case: the United States Tax Court, United States District Courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and United States Bankruptcy Courts.
QBI Guidance Issued; Safe Harbor Provided for Real Estate Enterprises
as we detailed in Section 199A: New 20% Pass-Through Deduction1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created new Internal Revenue Code §199A-providing a significant tax break to flow-through entities and structures. Subject to certain limitations, many eligible taxpayers (excluding C corporations) may deduct up to 20% of the “qualified business income” (QBI). Significantly, even qualified real estate businesses may benefit from the deduction.2
IRS Reminds You to Report Virtual Currency Transactions
on March 23, 2018, the IRS issued IR-2018-71, reminding taxpayers that they must report income from virtual currency transactions on their income tax returns. The IRS defined virtual currency as “a digital representation of value that functions in the same manner as a country’s traditional currency.” The IRS emphasized that, as with any other property transactions, virtual currency transactions are taxable.
No Evidentiary Burden for IRS Applicable to Accrued Interest and Penalties
taxpayers who are delinquent with their IRS taxes all too often find themselves facing rapidly accruing interest and penalties, which snowball into dismally high amounts. As the case discussed below indicates, when delinquent taxpayers and the IRS have repeatedly failed to resolve a matter, the IRS can file an action to reduce liabilities to judgment. And, assuming the action is filed within the statute of limitations (SOL) applicable to all tax years at issue, the IRS can easily win on motion for summary judgment to collect the accrued interest and penalties without submitting any evidence in its motion regarding these amounts. Cases like this should be read to prompt delinquent taxpayers to engage the services of a tax professional who can help them find a resolution with the IRS as soon as possible.
What the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Meant For Car Accidents in NYC
the coronavirus pandemic affected traffic in New York City in several ways. During the COVID-19 pandemic, vehicles disappeared from New York City streets. With strict stay-at-home orders in place, the usual traffic congestion typical around the city eased as schools, businesses, and workplaces
CONSIDERING A SALE? Take early steps to protect your talent
are you a business owner who is thinking about selling your businesses? It’s never too early to plan ahead to protect the future success of the business.
CONFLICT ISSUES IN THE SALE OF CLOSELY HELD BUSINESSES; TENSIONS AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS
the sale of a family business or any business with multiple owners creates potential conflicts among the owners as well as potential issues for the attorney representing the sellers. Among these issues are those related to employment/consulting agreements, noncompete agreements, indemnification clauses, and dispute resolution as part of the sale.
FORMING A BUSINESS: Critical Questions For The Entrepreneur Before Forming a Partnership or Engaging an Attorney
before starting your venture, take some time with your partner or partners to answer some basic questions regarding structure, decision-making and dispute resolution.
CLAWBACKS: CREATING A FAIR POST-SALE DEAL FOR FORMER OWNERS
clawbacks are provisions that assure a former equity owner receives fair, full consideration when it sells its equity. Such provisions enable the former owner to participate in the consideration received in a subsequent sale of the business by the remaining owner or owners.
Understanding The Risks Of Drowsy Driving In St. Louis, Missouri
a serious car wreck can cause life-changing disabilities, impair your ability to go back to work, and more.
What is the Difference Between a Personal Injury Lawsuit and a Workers’ Compensation Claim?
if you have been injured on the job, the best thing you can do is speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your options and how to protect your legal rights.
Is my arrest invalid if I was not read my miranda rights?
this is a quick guide to the implications of waiving your Miranda rights
NTERSTATE TRUCKING ACCIDENT IN NEW MEXICO: COMMON CAUSES EXPLAINED
passenger car versus 85,000 tractor trailer! Guess who wins in a collision. The sheer weight and momentum of a tractor trailer is guaranteed to destroy a passenger vehicle. That's why there are specific state and federal laws regulating the operation of an interstate tractor trailer, semi truck, 18 wheeler and commercial truck.
Aggressive Truck Drivers Causing Mayhem on New Mexico Highways
new Mexico drivers must watch out for aggressive truckers operating tractor-trailers, 18-wheelers and semi-trucks passing thru New Mexico. Federal and state laws have clamped down on bad truckers in order to reduce mayhem on New Mexico highways.
Overcoming Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
every person is entitled to a workspace free from harassment. Regardless of gender, sexual harassment is an unfortunate happenstance which does occur from time to time. If you ever find yourself in a situation you believe to be sexual harassment, here are a few ways to help you deal with the situation and overcome them.
Judge Enjoins New Rules on USCIS Fees and Fee Waivers
on September 29, 2020, Judge Jeffrey S. White of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California entered a preliminary injunction against the new USCIS rules on fees and fee waivers, preventing them from taking effect on October 2, 2020.