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Porter Hedges LLP

Construction

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What the team is known for

Outstanding team noted for its handling of all aspects of construction projects in such areas as the commercial, energy and industrial fields. Strong litigation practice with additional experience in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Frequently acts for clients in construction disputes involving finance issues such as bankruptcy, lien and bond laws. Represents owners in a number of sectors, as well as contractors. Also noted for its transactional capabilities, advising on areas including project financing and contract drafting.

Strengths

A market source reports: "Porter Hedges is definitely at the top of the list. One of the things it does well is understanding the personality of its client and delivering counsel in such a way as to be effective."

Work highlights

Represented Cajun Industries in claims it is owed $15.8 million for its work on Sasol's $13 billion Lake Charles Chemicals Project. Sasol alleges that it is owed $17.9 million in connection with alleged billing irregularities.

Notable practitioners

Allison Snyder offers over three decades of experience acting for contractors, subcontractors and owners in construction-related arbitration, mediation and litigation. She regularly acts for clients in the commercial, industrial and energy sectors.
"Allison is one of the best construction lawyers in Texas." "Allison Snyder is top-flight in arbitration."

Amy Wolfshohl advises clients in complex construction transactions and construction disputes including lien and defect actions. She has a particular emphasis on matters arising in the industrial and energy sectors. 
"Amy is bright and talented."

David Peden is a disputes specialist, highly capable of handling cases involving construction, insurance and surety issues. He has an especially outstanding reputation for his ADR practice. He frequently acts for owners, lenders and contractors.
"He is well respected in the industry."

John Hawkins handles both transaction matters and disputes arising in the construction sector. He is particularly active in the energy sector as well as in the defense of design professionals in court and disciplinary proceedings.

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Overview

Porter Hedges attorneys represent contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, design professionals, construction managers, lenders and owners in resolving complex construction disputes. At trial or in any form of alternative dispute resolution, our lawyers have extensive experience representing large national and multi-national corporations as well as small and mid-sized companies and individuals.

Construction projects are subject to high risk and tight profit margins, and as a result, getting the best results at the lowest cost is our prime consideration. Our litigators effectively manage both the outcome and the costs when disputes occur. We also write and negotiate the contracts to avoid disputes where possible and streamline those which our clients cannot avoid. We manage the process to ensure that the family of contracts which make up a construction project are coordinated.

We represent clients in the following types of construction disputes:

  • Bid disputes
  • Bond and lien claims
  • Breach of contract
  • Change order disputes
  • Construction defect claim
  • Cost overrun and extra work claims
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Defective plans and specifications
  • Delay, acceleration, impact, and inefficiency claims
  • Differing site conditions
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Industrial and offshore claims
  • Insurance coverage
  • Jobsite injury
  • Materials failures
  • Payment and performance issues
  • Design Professional disputes
  • Subcontractor Disputes
  • Surveying errors
  • Warranty issues
  • Wrongful termination

Members

Hawkins, John R

McChristian, Sean M.

Peden, David

Salton, David W.

Simms, Nicholas A.

Snyder, Allison

Steely, Clay M.

Wolfshohl, Amy

Construction Department

Porter Hedges LLP

firm
Department location

1000 Main Street

36th Floor

Houston

Texas

USA

TX 77002

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Texas

Construction


Allison Snyder
Band 1
Amy Wolfshohl
Band 3
David Peden
Band 2
John R Hawkins
Band 3

Construction: Alternative Dispute Resolution


Allison Snyder
Band 1
David Peden
Band 1