Since the firm's inception, construction industry clients have been a substantial part of our practice. At different times we have represented developers, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, construction lenders, and the manufacturers of a variety of building products.
Our attorneys offer extensive experience dealing with complex construction claims through mediation, arbitration or litigation. We are also able to provide assistance with project finance and contract drafting and negotiation, and representation in OSHA investigation and compliance matters.
Our attorneys also have experience representing owners, architects, engineers, contractors, lenders, developers, material suppliers, subcontractors and sureties in all types of construction disputes involving litigation, arbitration and mediation. Our first aim is to keep clients out of costly courtroom proceedings. However, if a trial is necessary, we offer a track record of success, with experienced litigators able to prosecute or defend lawsuits.
We will draft or negotiate construction contracts on behalf of owners, sureties, architect/engineers, contractors, material suppliers and subcontractors for any project. Standard AIA (American Institute of Architects) forms can be modified to suit your individual needs if appropriate, or we can negotiate manuscript contracts tailored for your project.
The firm's construction clients range in size from large, public companies to family owned suppliers of specialty construction supplies. We have done work for one of Houston's largest architectural firms, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of structural steel, several of the Gulf Coast's most active general contractors, and a number of small, niche subcontractors in the building trades. We have documented construction loans for our banking clients, and we have defended construction related claims for our insurance clients. We believe that the depth and variety of our experience representing construction industry clients gives us a unique ability to address the most difficult construction related assignments.