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Terry Louise Traveland

Terry Louise Traveland

Practice areas:

Business, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trademark Application

About Me

Terry has significant experience working with entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them start and grow their businesses. She provides practical, legal advice to clients who want to acquire a business or franchise, start their own business or sell one. Terry advises on all aspects of starting a business - business formation and planning, business succession planning, employment issues, drafting documents necessary for running and protecting the business, hiring and firing employees and independent contractors, intellectual property, collections, commercial property leases and purchases, business loans and financing, and acquiring and selling a business. She also provides advice and counsel to non-profit corporations with respect to obtaining tax-free status and other corporate matters. She is a volunteer attorney at the Collin County Small Business Development Center where she teaches classes on the Legal Aspects of Starting and Running a Business to entrepreneurs.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Business: 30%
    21 years
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
    21 years, 100 cases
  3. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%
    21 years, 900 cases
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    21 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  5. Trademark Application: 10%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Shari Goldsberry

    Ms. Traveland has a great reputation in the community.

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    Shari Goldsberry Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lori Elaine Hall Laird

    Ms. Traveland has an excellent reputation in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer for her particular skill in the area of business law.

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    Lori Laird Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

P.O. Box 865057
Plano, TX, 75086

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199405/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas2013
Networker of the YearTeam Networking2012
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas2012
Networker of the YearTeam Networking2010
Networker of the YearTeam Networking2007
Networker of the YearTeam Networking2006
Technologist of the Year - LegalTexas Technology Magazine2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerTraveland Law, PLLC2008 - Present
CEOChocolate Prescription, LLC2006 - 2013
PartnerTraveland & Jiongo, PLLC2001 - 2008
AssociatePatton Boggs LLP1999 - 2001
AssociateJones Day1996 - 1999
AssociateBaker & McKenzie, LLP1994 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Lawyers GroupMember2014 - Present
Texas Business Lawyers GroupMember2014 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Business Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Dallas Swing Dance SocietyGeneral Counsel, Secretary & Treasurer2012 - Present
Team NetworkingMember2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Acquisition of Food CompanySuccessful Acquisition
501(c)(6) DesignationSuccessful
Real Estate AcquisitionSuccessful

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Baylor Law ReviewUS v. Alvarez-Machain: The Price of an Aggressive War on Drugs1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1993
Southern Methodist UniversityBusinessBachelor of Business Administration1990

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Collin County Small Business Development CenterEmployment Law for Small Businesses2015
Collin County Small Business Development CenterStarting a Business2015
Getting Down to BusinessEmployment Law Traps for the Unwary2014
Class taught quarterlyLegal Aspects of Running a Business2014
Class taught every 3rd Wed. of the MonthLegal Aspects of Starting a Business2014
Business MeetingHire an Employee or Independent Contractor?2014
Collin County Small Business Development CenterLegal Aspects of Starting a Business2013
Collin County Small Business Development CenterLegal Aspects of Running a Business2013
Panel DiscussionSmall Business Best Practices2012
Collin County Small Business Development CenterLegal Aspects of Starting a Business2012
Collin County Small Business Development CenterLegal Aspects of Running a Business2012
Business MeetingIntellectual Property for Small Businesses2012
Collin County Small Business Development CenterLegal Aspects of Starting a Business2011
Collin County Small Business Development CenterLegal Aspects of Running a Business2011
Collin County Small Business Development CenterLegal Aspects of Starting a Business2010
Collin County Small Business Development CenterLegal Aspects of Running a Business2010
Texas Two Step Business Building ConferenceProtecting Your Intellectual Property2009
Collin County Small Business Development CenterLegal Aspects of Starting a Business2009