Travis County and City of Austin Issue Contradictory Guidance for the Construction Industry


Amy Emerson is a partner and litigator at construction law firm Allensworth & Porter. Amy represents clients from all sides of the construction industry—including public and private owners, general contractors, and developers—and is frequently retained by inside and outside general counsel to handle construction and contract disputes, appellate work, and governmental immunity issues. Her broad-based background and attention to detail has fostered an innovative approach to handling even the most complex construction cases.


Travis Brown represents diverse clients including owners, EPC contractors, and design professionals in contract drafting and negotiation and in complex litigation. Having spent his career practicing construction law, he understands risk profiles, leverage, and strategies clients can implement to manage risk. In addition, he has extensive experience handling complex project closeout issues, and resolving lien, bond, warranty, and defective work claims so that all parties can obtain closure at the end of a project.


With an undergraduate degree in construction science and a legal career dedicated exclusively to construction law, Joe Basham 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.