Andrews Myers PC

Houston Office

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Managing Partners: Ben Westcott, Patrick Hayes
Number of partners: 21
Number of lawyers: 50

Firm Overview:
Proud to call Texas home for 30 years, Andrews Myers is a law firm renowned for their proactive and practical approach to business and celebrated for its extensive background in construction law. Clients look to Andrews Myers for its proven skills and trusted counsel in these core areas: construction, real estate, corporate, energy, employment, bankruptcy-creditors’ rights, litigation and arbitration. Thanks to a strong entrepreneurial spirit, the firm is now one of the most recognized independent law firms in Texas, with a footprint that extends far beyond state lines.

Main Areas of Practice:
Real Estate
Bankruptcy-Creditors’ Rights
Business Litigation/Arbitration

■Counsel in every phrase of the construction project
■Experience spans the widest range of construction projects in the public and private sector, from airports to highways and other infrastructure projects, mixed-use to sports venues, petrochemical plants to power plants, and upstream, midstream and downstream energy projects
■Focus on claims, defaults and terminations, cost overruns, design and construction defects, contract drafting and negotiation, energy-related construction, mechanics’ liens, payment bond claims and collections
■Known for complex, multi-party dispute resolution skills, especially related to EPC/LNG
Contact: William J ‘Jason’ Walker
Tel: 713 850 4234
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
■Serve as counsel to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants, on industrial, retail, office, hospitality, build-to-suit, mixed use, educational, multi-family and residential land developments
■Focus on acquisitions and sales, title and survey review, financing and refinancing, and lease negotiations, options and renewals for owners/lessors and commercial tenants
■Provide a long-term outlook for future lease considerations, assignment, adjustments or possibility of default or litigation
Contact: Patrick Hayes
Tel: 713 850 4226
Email: [email protected]

■General corporate representation of companies
■Formation of companies, including corporations, LLCs and partnerships
■Representative experience in shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, transaction structuring, owner sales and routine contractual issues
■Counsel in finance and capital formation, private placements and venture capital transactions
■Conversions, recapitalizations and reorganizations
Contact: Patrick Hayes
Tel: 713 850 4226
Email: [email protected]

■Counsel clients with respect to energy litigation, arbitration and mediation
■Focus on downstream commodity transactions, chemical terminaling and storage agreements, and turnkey drilling contracts
■Advising on wellsite risk management, mineral liens, and procurement agreements
■Four attorneys are former in-house counsel for multinational firms in the LNG, petrochemical and chemical industries
Contact: Champe Fitzhugh
Tel: 512 900 3012
Email: [email protected]

■Counsel clients with respect to OSHA compliance and defense of OSHA citations
■Defense of state and federal discrimination claims, wage and hour compliance, noncompetition agreements, and employment policy review
■Emphasis on preventative measures and workplace education
■Two attorneys with Board Certification in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Contact: Anthony ‘Tony’ Stergio
Tel: 713 850 4214
Email: [email protected]

Bankruptcy-Creditors’ Rights:
■Serve as counsel to secured and unsecured creditors, protecting their rights and maximizing their recovery from debtors in bankruptcy
■Focus on preference actions, fraudulent transfer litigation, claim objections, contested confirmation hearings, assumption and rejection of contracts and leases, and automatic stay litigation
■Acquisition of assets from financially distressed companies
Contact: Josh Judd
Tel: 713 850 8218
Email: [email protected]

Business Litigation:
■Counsel companies in a wide spectrum of legal entanglements, providing both plaintiff and defense support from pre-litigation through appeal
■Experience with real estate development, hospitality, energy and petrochemical, medical, manufacturing, financial services, and insurance industries
■Focus on breach of contract, business dissolution, enforcement of trade secrets, intellectual property, insurance coverage, lender liability, bidding disputes and uniform commercial code
Contact: Hunter M. Barrow
Tel: 713 351 0349
Email: [email protected]

■Four attorneys are members of the National Panel of Construction Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association
■Attorney on the National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association
■Bill Andrews is a founding member of the Construction Mega-Projects Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association
■Routinely called upon to mediate and arbitrate the most complex construction, real estate and business contract disputes
Contact: William K ‘Bill’ Andrews
Tel: 713 850 4212
Email: [email protected]