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Tom Myers’ practice is focused on construction-related transactions, claims, insurance, risk management, workouts, mediation, arbitration and litigation. For over 30 years, he has represented public and private owners, contractors, EPC’s, subcontractors, vendors and manufacturers on a wide range of construction projects, including office, high-rise residential, industrial, multi-family, educational, retail and governmental facilities as well as coal, gas and hydro power plants and industrial process plants. Tom has significant experience representing clients in drafting and negotiating complex construction contracts under multiple project delivery systems, purchase orders, forming joint ventures, limited liability companies, teaming arrangements and strategic alliances. He prosecutes and defends insurance claims for builder’s risk losses and construction defects, mechanic’s lien claims, surety bond workouts and claims for changed conditions, extra work, schedule delays and impact damages.
Tom is a member of the American Arbitration Association National Panel of Construction and Commercial Arbitrators. He also serves as a construction mediator. He is a past chair of the Houston Bar Construction Law Section and a frequent speaker on construction law issues to local bar and industry groups.
- State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section Member
- American Arbitration Association, National Panel of Construction and Commercial Arbitrators
- Houston Bar Association
Represented a prominent Houston-based commercial building contractor in the negotiation of a multi-hundred million dollar construction contract, funded through synthetic lease financing, for the construction of the new headquarter campus for a major downstream and refining oil and gas company.
Outside general counsel for a national real estate developer in connection with major private and public redevelopment projects.
Represented contractor in review and negotiation of Pacific Northwest hydroelectric plant refurbishment.
Counsel for owner of overseas syngas facility in connection with preparation and prosecution of claims relating to failed compressor train.
Assisted international client in connection with the drafting and negotiation of implementation agreements, EPC contracts, subcontracts and supply agreements on alternative energy power plant.
Represented International owner in preparation of EPC agreement for multi-hundred million dollar Gulf Coast process plant.
Counsel for west coast general contractor in connection with presenting and resolving complex delay and impact claims by the general contractor and trade subcontractors relating to a high-rise hotel project that experienced differential settlement during construction due to inadequate foundation design.
Representation of local governmental entities in the prosecution and resolution of performance bond claims related to infrastructure projects.
Counsel for international manufacturer in connection with the negotiation of supply agreements and strategic alliance agreements for turbine generators and other power-related equipment, both domestically and abroad.
Represented public entity in preparation and settlement of claims against design professional.
Represented owner in negotiation of design-build agreement for construction of new corporate headquarters.
Lead counsel for national general contractor in multi-party construction defects/mold litigation asserted by the public owner and over 2,500 individual plaintiffs, including related insurance coverage litigation.
Regularly represent utility districts and water authorities in connection with infrastructure projects, including preparation of agreements, general conditions and supply contracts.
Drafted and negotiated agreements on behalf of real estate developer with design professionals and a general contractor for a multiple-phase high-rise condominium project.
Counsel for general contractor regarding the investigation and settlement of the owner’s claims of defective construction of an exterior building envelope that resulted in extensive moisture infiltration and property damage, and subsequent prosecution of claims against responsible subcontractors and their insurance carriers.
Representation of commercial real estate developer in connection with a general contractor’s delay and impact claims arising from the conversion of a former commercial office building to condominiums.
Assisted commercial general contractor with the establishment of a Contractor Controlled Insurance Program to improve jobsite safety performance and control insurance costs.
Formation of limited liability company and structuring of specific project agreements for the pursuit of large commercial projects in multi-state region.
Formation of joint venture and negotiation of prime contract to construct multi-hundred million dollar casino expansion.
Texas Tech University School of Law
0 - 1982
Texas Tech University
0 - 1979