By: Nicholl B. Wade When beginning a new project or trying to close a deal, it can be tempting to rely on another party’s contract or use a form contract from a prior project. It can also be tempting to avoid negotiating terms of a contract in an effort to move the project forward. Unfortunately, Continue Reading
Allensworth & Porter is an Austin-based construction law firm made up of fifteen lawyers who have devoted their careers to the practice of construction law. Our commitment to our clients and our industry focus makes our clients confident knowing they are represented by people who know the law, know the industry, and know their businessMore
Our firm has been deeply involved in establishing Construction Law as an area of academic and professional scholarship. Two of the members of our firm are Adjunct Law professors at the University of Texas School of Law, teaching courses in Construction Law and Construction Litigation, and all of the firm's attorneys author papers and speak at professional seminars on Construction Law.More
Since 1995, our mission has been to provide cost-effective legal services to the construction industry, from the negotiation and drafting of contracts to the mediation, litigation, and arbitration of construction disputes. In fulfilling that mission, we have grown to be one of the largest Austin-based construction law firms, representing clients throughout the State of Texas.
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By: Callie D. Crispin The Texas Legislature recently enacted a number of major changes affecting the construction industry, many of which represent victories for contractors and design professionals. Perhaps the most noteworthy is H.B. No. 1999. This law imposes major new requirements on governmental entities asserting construction defect claims over public projects. Importantly, the new Continue Reading