Joe Basham was named Best Lawyer’s 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Construction Law in the Austin area. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and region is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. Joe was selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects Continue Reading
Allensworth & Porter is an Austin-based construction law firm made up of nine 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 business.
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 in Construction Litigation, and all of the firm’s attorneys author papers and speak at professional seminars on Construction Law.
Our clients include many of Central Texas’ most prominent architects, engineers, contractors, and specialty contractors, together with their insurers, and a number of owners (both public and private), developers and homebuilders.
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.
In re GreCon, Inc. | How settlement agreements can get leaked before trial in multi-party litigation
By: Megan Kateff Takeaway: If you settle your way out of a multi-party lawsuit, don’t expect the terms of your settlement agreement to stay under wraps if other parties are still battling it out. In multi-party construction disputes, some defendants may settle with the plaintiff before trial (or an arbitration hearing) to avoid the uncertainties Continue Reading