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Joe Basham is the managing partner of Allensworth & Porter. With an undergraduate degree in construction science and a legal career dedicated exclusively to construction law, Joe has extensive experience drafting and negotiating large-scale commercial design and construction contracts for preeminent players on all sides of the commercial construction industry including owners, developers, general contractors, and design professionals. Known for his pragmatic approach and ability to get a deal done, Joe frequently advises his clients on risk-management strategies, long-term planning, project management, as well as dispute avoidance and resolution.


David Stauch is the managing principal of CPM Texas and has more than 35 years of experience in the Central Texas construction industry. He provides direct leadership on many of Austin’s most high-profile and complex projects, including the historic restoration and underground extension of the Texas State Capitol, the redevelopment of the Seaholm Power Plant, the relocation of Concordia University and the construction of Sematech, a semiconductor research center. He is also a highly regarded construction claims consultant and testifying expert witness.