April 27, 2020 Today, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order GA-18, announcing that with the expiration of Executive Order GA-16 on Thursday, April 30th, many Texas businesses will be allowed to reopen under new safety guidelines and capacity limitations. He also issued a 64-page “Open Texas” Report detailing the rules and restrictions that will apply beginning 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.
April 13, 2020 Today, the City of Austin released a revised Stay Home-Work Safe Order, which will remain in effect through May 8, 2020. The new Order continues to require citizens to stay home, and to only leave their residences for to work in or access Essential Businesses, Essential Government Services, or Critical Infrastructure or Continue Reading
Updated April 28, 2020 When a worker (employee, subcontractor, supplier, etc.) on a jobsite in Austin tests positive for COVID-19, employers and/or those with control of the site must: 1. Immediately send the COVID-19 positive worker home and require the worker to stay home for: at least 7 days after the onset of illness; and Continue Reading