Entrepreneur Law School


BMWB, WT Enterprise Center, and the SBDC hosted the first annual Entrepreneur Law School. Topics included Entity Choice and Operation; Employment; Building a Brand; Finance, Handling a Lawsuit, Contracts & Real Estate, and Succession Planning. Thank you to all attendees. It was a pleasure giving back to our community.

Congratulations to new partner Grant Gibson

Congratulations to Grant Gibson on becoming a Partner. Grant has been practicing as a civil litigation attorney at BMWB since 2013. Grant is a zealous advocate for our clients who entrust him with their most important legal matters. He has tried several cases in his career, including successfully obtaining two verdicts over $1,000,000.

Golden Egg Award

We are honored to have been selected as this year’s recipient of the Golden Egg Award from the West Texas A&M University Enterprise Center. The Golden Egg Award is given to a community organization that actively supports the growth of local entrepreneurs. We’re proud to be a part of the thriving entrepreneurial community in the Texas Panhandle. Thank you to the great staff at the WTEC for recognizing and encouraging our efforts!

NALS Luncheon

Join BMWB attorney, Chris Stewart, at the NALS luncheon on Tuesday, August 18, where he will present the second part of his Lunch and Learn series,  Online Reputation, Privacy and Random Stories About Famous People. You won’t want to miss it.

NALS, the Amarillo association for legal professionals, hosts informative Lunch and Learns on a regular basis. Check out their website for details, www.nalsamarillo.com 

Global Animal Products: 6 Business Lessons for the Entrepreneur

Among the international businesses that call Amarillo home, Global Animal Products, Inc., located on the aptly-named Airway Boulevard, is truly a high flyer.  Global Animal Products manufactures and markets mineral supplement products primarily to the feedlot cattle, poultry, and dairy industries.  As their name implies, Global Animal Products conducts business on a global scale-in the U.S., South Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.  Their website is www.gapinc-usa.com  

Ken Ridenour, the sole shareholder and President of Global, is a technology leader in the industry and it shows when you visit the company.  A hallway at Global Animal Products (pictured below) is lined with certificates that document Ken and his company’s role in four U.S. patents, six foreign patents, and 30 U.S. and foreign trademarks.  It’s an impressive sight in the eyes of this intellectual property attorney.  Gary Gulp, the long-time Vice-President of Global Animal Products, ribs me about how much money they’ve spent on “that wall.”   

Upcoming Lunch Seminar: If I Owned A Marketing Firm – Insights From a Trademark and Copyright Attorney.

The Amarillo Advertising Federation is hosting their next meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The speaker for this lunch meeting will be Chris Stewart, a brand strategy attorney who regularly collaborates with marketing professionals.  He will share his experiences with the biggest legal issues that face marketing professionals.  This discussion will touch on trademark, copyright, clearance, advertising and social media law.  Chris will be providing lots of free tips and pointers that you won’t want to miss.   

This meeting will be held at the Amarillo Club on the 30th floor of the Chase Tower in Downtown Amarillo. The lunch starts at 11:45 a.m. along with some club announcements. This will then be followed by the presentation beginning around 12:15 – 12:30 p.m. and lasting until about 1 p.m. Afterwards, there will be a brief question and answer portion at the end.

The members of this club are advertising professionals that represent nonprofits, ad agencies, TV, higher education, print companies, design studios, etc. and are all interested in what is going on in the industry.  Non-club members can join the seminar for a $25 entrance fee. The Amarillo Advertising Federation website can be found here.

Lubbock Seminar

Chris Stewart from Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, LLP

Monday, November 17th   6:00 – 8:00 pm 
TTU SBDC at Lubbock

Chris will be presenting on:
• Brand Strategy
• Trademarks, copyrights, patents
• IP in Marketing

Cost is $25.  Space is limited!  
Register with Elaine at 745-1637

Intellectual Property & Computer Law for Businesses

Chris Stewart, partner with Burdett, Morgan, Williamson & Boykin, LLP will be presenting a seminar on Intellectual Property and Computer Law on Tuesday, July 22nd 2014. The seminar will run from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the WT Small Business Development Center at 701 S. Taylor Ste. 118, Amarillo, TX, located in the Happy State Bank building. This seminar is not a bunch of lawyer-speak.  Chris really focuses on the practical tips in an easy-to-understand manner. See the flyer below for more information, or sign up here.