A COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS

By |2021-03-25T15:20:39-05:00November 6th, 2020|

While I could focus on many things, today I want to focus our firm’s commitment to our clients. As an Illinois attorney, I am constantly reminded of the many fine attributes of Abraham Lincoln, who in addition to being a great president was probably the greatest Illinois lawyer. A recent article, from which I am

ARE YOU FLUSHING YOUR MONEY DOWN THE LAVATORY?

By |2021-03-25T15:20:45-05:00October 30th, 2020|

Last month I wrote a short blog on the hazards of investing in oil and gas well ventures, which are often unregulated investments free from any scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission. If it is an unregulated investment, the sole remedy if you are “bamboozled” is to go to court. Regulated securities, namely stock

I AIN’T SIGNING NOTHING – FOR NOTHING

By |2021-03-25T15:20:52-05:00October 26th, 2020|

BIO: The Wilhelm Law Firm, consisting of Edward Wilhelm and Jack Wilhelm, provides a broad range of legal services to oil and gas well operators, mineral estate and royalty interest owners, mineral and royalty buyers and sellers, and oil and gas landmen. We also assist surface estate developers, including but not limited to, solar panel

MAKE THOSE INDEMNITY PROVISIONS “CONSPICUOUS”!

By |2021-03-25T15:20:59-05:00October 20th, 2020|

For any small business, having good liability insurance is an absolute must. As well, having a good local attorney that can review commercial contracts, which often contain indemnity provisions, is also an absolute must! Indemnity clauses, which appear in many, many contracts and many, many types of contracts, are drafted to relieve one party to

CHOOSING YOUR WILL “DRAFTER” CAREFULLY.

By |2021-03-25T15:21:19-05:00September 24th, 2020|

SPOILER ALERT: Most lawyers can draft a will. The requirements for a valid will are written in a statute and there are a lot of “forms” out there. As a matter of fact, you can draft your own will – just go to LEGALZOOM. AND NOW FOR A LITTLE GALLOWS HUMOR: If you draft your

SHOULD I CREATE A TRUST TO OWN MY REAL ESTATE INTERESTS – OR IS A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY BETTER?

By |2021-03-25T15:21:26-05:00September 18th, 2020|

For Those with Real Estate Holdings Earlier this week I wrote a blog on the advisability of placing real estate holdings in a trust. That led me to review the relative strengths of real estate being owned by a trust as opposed to a limited liability company. A STRAIGHT UP COMPARISON Trusts are established pursuant

Should I create a Trust? For Those with Real Estate Holdings

By |2020-09-16T22:40:00-05:00September 16th, 2020|

There are many types of trusts: revocable and irrevocable; living trust and testamentary trusts; special needs trusts; and the list goes on and on. This blog is not meant to be an exhaustive analysis of trusts. Rather, it is intended for the individual with real estate holdings in addition to his or her personal residence

THE SAFEST LAW FIRM IN CENTRAL TEXAS.

By |2020-08-05T22:32:03-05:00August 5th, 2020|

As our clients know, our focus is always on our clients. Our offices are “ultra” private and “ultra” accessible. Additionally, we are a “paperless” office with the ability to work anywhere in the world (we actually confirmed that by working in Italy last fall). Indeed, we were made for this “Covid-19” moment. But importantly, you

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