Matthew Pearson

Victoria ISD Education Foundation receives single largest gift in Foundation History

VICTORIA, Texas – Pearson Legal awarded Victoria ISD Education Foundation with the single largest gift in Foundation history, totaling $200,000. This award is the single largest gift ever that San Antonio-based Pearson Legal, P.C. has given the district. Robin Harkey, executive director of the Foundation, released the following statement: “This tremendous contribution represents a beacon...
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Drawbacks of Obtaining Coverage Through Risk Pools

What is a risk pool? A risk pool is a method of risk management typically practiced by businesses or governmental entities that come together to create a “pool” to provide financial protection against major catastrophes such as hurricanes, wind and hail damage, or fires. The purpose behind a risk pool is to spread these risks among a large number of contributors to the program in order to ease ...
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Policyholders’ Rights After Payment of an Appraisal Award

Policyholders may not be aware that their property insurance policy contains an appraisal provision. Insurance companies sometimes use these appraisal provisions to delay the claims process, increase costs for policyholders, or prevent the policyholder from filing lawsuits against them. Some form of an appraisal provision is in almost every property insurance policy sold in Texas and throughout...
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Four Best Practices for Negotiating a Construction Contract

When you begin negotiating with design professionals and contractors on a construction project, there are several pitfalls you should avoid. Here are four important issues to keep in mind: 1. Avoid arbitration provisions. “Don’t enter into a contract that contains an arbitration clause for dispute resolution,” advises Pearson Legal, P.C. founder Matthew R. Pearson. “Arbitration is promoted b...
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May It Please the Camera

By Cara Salvatore Law360 (June 29, 2020, 3:41 PM EDT) — As masses of legal work shift online, trial lawyers are turning on their webcams and realizing their old courtroom skills are no longer enough. But recent remote proceedings are already showing that online trials can actually work — with the right considerations. Latham & Watkins LLP associate Corey Calabrese was one of the first la...
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Pearson Legal Participates in First Summary Jury Trial Via Zoom

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many changes have been made in the way people are conducting business, and that includes the legal profession. Matthew Pearson, of Pearson Legal P.C., participated in the first-ever civil summary jury trial over Zoom on Monday, May 18. It was an experiment to get the civil judicial system up and running after being shut down by the pandemic. The one-day civil...
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Planning for a Successful Commercial Construction Project

Are you developing a public or private commercial property? The most essential part of the development process is to be absolutely certain that the contract you enter into with any design professionals or contractors includes provisions to protect you from liability or financial impact in the unlikely event of design or construction defects. What are some common defects? Architectural and eng...
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