The Importance of Signing a Contract

Cesar Montalvo Construction Law

A contract is basically an agreement between two parties creating a legal obligation for both of them to perform specific acts. Each party is legally bound to perform the specified duties such as rendering a payment or delivering goods. A contract may be used for various transactions, including the sale of land or goods, or the provision of services. They may …

What is a Construction Lien?

Cesar Montalvo Construction Law

We have all heard of the term “lien”, but few people (including lawyers) can explain their meaning and significance. At The Law Offices of Cesar A. Montalvo, we explain it as a “a legal security” for payment.  A lien is proscribed by statute (enacted by our legislature) or in equity (provided by common-law principles).  In Texas, both our Constitution and …