Category: Law

Fahad Alrajaan Explains Benefits and Shortcomings of Texas Tax Incentives

Published / by Brandon Colker

With the hope of attracting new business, the state of Texas has introduced a number of enticing tax incentives specifically aimed at startups and other companies. These tax incentives are viewed by many as a necessary measure to ensure the continued economic success of the state while also stimulating continued innovation, making Texas something of a boomtown for startups. While the concept appears sound in principle, Fahad Alrajaan has expressed some lingering doubts regarding the efficacy of such a strategy while praising the positive effect the incentives may have nonetheless achieved.

The business expert explained that even though attractive tax incentives could be an effective measure for drawing new business to some degree, there are a host of factors involved in stimulating the kind of economic growth sought by those who approved the legislation in the first place. As is often the case with economic subjects, a nuanced approach to analysis is much more likely to result in an accurate understanding of the varied influences playing a role in the growth of new business, including tax incentives and other issues.

Of course, Fahad Alrajaan expressed that the tax incentives have been effective in some regards and pointed out that there are many sharp observers who are resolute in their belief that the correlation between recent business growth and the implementation of tax incentive legislation is much more likely to be true causation. Without taking a firm stance on either side of the argument, Fahad Alrajaan laid out what he believes are the positive aspects of the tax incentives and how they have been effective in bringing new business and innovation to the Lone Star State.

Among the many strategies employed by the state, one of the most appealing is the manner in which Texas limits taxes on property for those doing business in the state. Given that these taxes represent a significant cost consideration for businesses, it should not come as much of a surprise that the reduction in potential business expenses serves as a major draw for startups and other companies. When implemented, this legislation placed a 10-year limit on the “taxable value of the property extended to a taxpayer,” provided that the taxpayer could demonstrate an intention to create jobs by building on the property protected by the tax limitation.

Fahad Alrajaan also mentioned the positive impact of what the state refers to as its freeport exemption, which allows communities the freedom to decide to make certain goods exempt from property taxes as long as they only remain in-state for a period that does not exceed 175 days, though it is possible for communities to extend this exemption up to 730 days under certain circumstances. Obviously, there is a great deal of appeal for businesses selling goods that qualify for the freeport exemption, which would serve as another reason for a business to operate within the sizable borders of the state of Texas.

Even though supporters of these incentives and others believe that the state of Texas has clearly enjoyed a tremendous benefit as a direct result, Fahad Alrajaan contends that the truth is much more complicated. Noting that many other states have far less appealing tax burdens associated with startups and other businesses, Fahad Alrajaan points out that a host of other factors may have far more to do with a thriving business environment than any tax incentive. Even something as simple as a population open to new ideas may have an equally profound impact on the success of a business. While more research into the subject will certainly be beneficial, it seems clear that tax incentives, though having a positive impact in some respects, are not necessarily the cure-all that legislators in Texas had initially envisioned.

Harlingen, Texas or Bust

Published / by Brandon Colker

Harlingen, Texas or Bust!  OK Harlingen is not exactly the vacation destination but you might want to give it some consideration.  The weather is usually good and the people are friendly.  If you like garage sales they have many going on around the clock.  In fact the whole town is for sale for the right price.  If you are in the market for a bargain then Harlingen might be the place for you.  I had a great time in HarlingenimagesF09R6WI7 last year and plan to return this year.  I am indeed a glutton for punishment. Ken Fisher is a long time resident and couldn’t be happier.

Harlingen, Texas is Patriotic

Published / by Brandon Colker

Texas is patriotic and Harlingen is the most.  There is a flag on every home when called for.  The fireworks display is amazing.  The people of Harlingenuntitled are the best you can know.  If you travel around this country you will be hard pressed to find a better place to live.  The employment opportunities are great and the housing costs are low.  Texas is known for their low taxes so what’s keeping you from moving there.  Texas can see some hot weather and the winters can be cold.  I like to see the seasons change and love the wide open spaces of Harlingen.  Mo Howard West Virginia Football even likes to play at Harlingen.

Lawyers “A necessary evil”?

Published / by Brandon Colker

Lawyers are generally needed when something bad happens.  I recently saw posted an article that made me think an little differently.   If you wait until a lawyer is needed, it may be too late.  A ounce of prevention can go a long way to making a bad situation more tolerable. Legal advise can also save you a lot of money as well.  The old adage about being forgiven is often bad advise in the real world.  Advise can be had several ways.  Online advise can be convenient but a face to face consult is recommended.  If you have a question that is time sensitive a quick phone consult may be best.  The fact that you are seeking help is a good omen.

Super Lawyer Link Schwartz

Published / by Brandon Colker

Have you ever heard of a super lawyer? Apparently Super Lawyers is a rating community of outstanding lawyers who have held more than 70 practice areas and who have earned an impressive high level of peer recognition and professional achievement. To make the list there are certian criteria you, as a lawyer, must meet such as independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Being a so-called “super lawyer” is an incredible achievement and one attorney who comes to mind is Link Schwartz who has earned the super lawyer title. Schwartz is a phenomenal lawyer as she always has her t’s crossed and her i’s dotted. In other words, she’s always prepared for what the next case may bring.


Adam Kutner – Attorney At Law

Published / by Brandon Colker

Quickly off the top of your head name the best attorney you know. Times up, any submissions? It is said Adam Kutner is the best attorney for accidents and health in the entire state of Nevada with most of his work being focused in Las Vegas while others would argue his the best attorney in America, period.

Not much is known about Adam Kutner. If you search for him through Wikipedia, the most popular and still growing source of information on the Internet today, you won’t find him.
Adam Kutner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1988, Mr. Kutner received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from law school at the University of Miami in 1991 and admitted to the Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada. He is a firm part of the of the Clark County and American Bar Associations, State Bar of Nevada, American Inns of Court, Nevada Justice Association and the Western Trial Lawyers Association. Adam Kutner became a member of The American Trial Lawyers Association in April 2008 and was named one of The Association’s 2007 Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state of Nevada. Not only that, but he has served his time with over 17,000 cases!

Bottom Line is if you need someone who has the experience and quality of work you need for sensitive situations such as a car accident, you need Adam Kutner.