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J.D., magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center, 2006

B.S., summa cum laude, Construction Science, Texas A&M University, 2001

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United States District Court Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

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Amy Wolfshohl is a partner in the litigation and construction practice groups of Porter Hedges. She is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Construction Law and was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law in 2018.  

She represents businesses in industrial and commercial disputes in state and federal court as well as arbitration.  She also represents companies in negotiating and analyzing risk in connection with transactions relating to construction with an emphasis on industrial construction and EPC contracts. Before practicing law, Amy was a project engineer for general contractors in Texas and California. She graduated first in her class from the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University.  Her practice includes:

  • Litigation
  • Construction defects, design defects, delays, payment disputes
  • EPC disputes
  • General commercial
  • Lending disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Lien and bond claims
  • Insurance claims
  • Preparation, review, and negotiation of construction contracts, EPC contracts, industrial contracts, construction documents relating to lending and industrial purchase orders
  • Preparation of lien and bond claims

Amy was selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars from 2012-2016 and Texas Super Lawyers in 2018. Amy is a frequent speaker and writer. She also contributes to the Porter Hedges Construction Law Blog.

Representative Experience

Litigation

Construction Litigation - Amy has extensive experience representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and others in disputes related to commercial, energy, industrial, and pipeline construction.

  • Represented public company in dispute relating to design and construction of a large LPG splitter complex
  • Represented owner in delay claim relating to industrial facility
  • Represented major municipality in connection with litigation against a contractor and designer for faulty construction and design of an airport runway
  • Represented owner in dispute relating to LPG tank design and construction
  • Represented owner in arbitration against architect relating to failure to meet Texas Department of Aging and Disability Standards
  • Represented an international architecture firm in a design defect case relating to a major hotel project
  • Represented owner of industrial facility in dispute relating to business interruption
  • Represented construction company in connection with a payment dispute with the State of Texas on a large commercial fishery
  • Represented a large construction company in a construction delay case
  • Represented an international architecture firm in a design defect case relating to a faulty foundation
  • Represented local real estate company in construction defect case
  • Represented national energy industry maintenance and installation services provider in a contract dispute
  • Arbitration victory including attorneys' fees and costs for a national telecommunications company

Commercial Litigation - Amy has extensive experience representing banks, trustees, and businesses in complex commercial disputes.

  • Trial victory including attorneys' fees relating to a personal guarantee
  • Trial victory including attorneys' fees relating to representation of trustee in bankruptcy proceedings for a highrise condominium complex
  • Represented foreign bank and obtained dismissal on the pleadings based on jurisdictional grounds
  • Represented bank in litigation against guarantors
  • Represented trustee in bankruptcy proceedings relating to recovery of fraudulent transfers and preferential payments
  • Represented inventor in dispute relating to offshore oil and gas platform
  • Represented trustee in fiduciary duty disputes
  • Pre-litigation representation relating to LSTA transactions

Non-Litigation / Transactional

  • Construction – Represented owners and construction companies in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts
  • EPC – Represented owners, contractors and lenders in analyzing risk and drafting, reviewing and negotiating EPC contracts
  • Industrial Purchase Orders – Represented suppliers and manufacturers in drafting, reviewing and negotiating purchase orders
  • Construction Lending – Represented construction companies in drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents related construction loans 

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Construction Law Section of Texas State Bar, Council Member
  • HBA Construction Law Section, Board Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow
  • Rice Design Alliance, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member of Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member

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