Porter Hedges attorneys represent owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties, design professionals, construction managers, and lenders in resolving complex construction issues. At trial or in any form of alternative dispute resolution, our lawyers have extensive experience representing large national and multi-national companies as well as small and mid-sized companies.

Construction projects are subject to high risk and tight profit margins, and as a result, getting the best results efficiently is our prime consideration. Through negotiation, litigation, mediation, or arbitration, we pursue legal solutions that meet business objectives. We also write and negotiate the contracts to avoid disputes where possible and streamline those which our clients cannot avoid.  We manage the process to ensure that the family of contracts which apply to a construction project are coordinated.  

We represent clients in all types of construction matters, including:

  • Bid disputes
  • Bond and lien claims
  • Breach of contract
  • Change order disputes
  • Construction defect claim
  • Contract drafting and negotiating
  • Cost overrun and extra work claims
  • Deceptive trade practices
  • Defective plans and specifications
  • Delay, acceleration, impact, and inefficiency claims
  • Design-build contracts
  • Design Professional disputes
  • Differing site conditions
  • EPC agreements
  • Fraud and misrepresentation
  • Industrial and offshore claims
  • Insurance coverage
  • Jobsite injury
  • Joint venture contracts
  • Materials failures
  • Payment and performance issues
  • Project management advice
  • Subcontractor Disputes
  • Supply contracts
  • Surveying errors
  • Warranty issues
  • Wrongful termination

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Experience

  • Represented a US subsidiary of foreign global construction company in ICC arbitration by defeating $47 million claim and recovering $28 million on client’s delay and disruption claim from an industrial plant project.
  • Defended a midstream oil and gas company against claims from engineer arising out of the design of an LPG storage facility.
  • Negotiated construction contract on behalf of owner of $450 million ethylene glycol facility.
  • Negotiated an EPC contract on behalf of owner of $80 million manufacturing facility.
  • Represented a midstream oil and gas company in a dispute regarding repair costs and lost profits from power loss incident involving large excavation.
  • Represented a global supplier of engineering equipment in a dispute regarding breach of contract for the design, engineering, procurement and fabrication of two Litoral Compression Modules.
  • Negotiated numerous construction contracts on behalf of owner for expansion of olefin facility.
  • Represented wholesaler in a case involving the design and construction of a marine bulkhead that suffered a massive failure.
  • Drafted term sheet and EPC contract for $50 million methanol package units on behalf of contractor.
  • Revised and negotiated dozens of purchase order terms and conditions relating to pumps supplied to industrial owners.
  • Represented an oil and gas company in a dispute regarding construction of a $200 million refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Advised a construction company in workout of numerous disputed claims and alleged defective work involving a religious building in Houston, Texas.
  • Represented a bank in litigation involving two bank buildings which have serious design and construction defects.
  • Represented an architecture firm in a lawsuit concerning a university’s large classroom, laboratory and office building that experienced years of water leaks.
  • Represented a midstream company in a matter that involved over 100 design defects relating to the design and construction of a $200 million crude processing facility.
  • Represented a steel manufacturer in a dispute involving the construction of a new $700 million VA hospital project in El Paso that suffered delay of over 4 years and alleged cost overruns of well over $100 million.
  • Represented a full-service general contractor specializing in property loss in a case involving the collection of monies owed and allegations of fraud by a Texas Independent School District. The case also involves complex claims of breach of contract, negligence, fraud and sovereign immunity.
  • Represented an industrial owner in a dispute relating to a general contractor’s and subcontractor’s abandonment of a cryogenic gas processing facility.
  • Represented a commercial real estate company in a four tower apartment development, in which it became necessary to terminate the contractor and make a claim on the payment and performance bonds.
  • Represented a midstream company against an engineer arising out of the design of a petrochemical storage facility.
  • Represented a wholesaler in a case involving the design and construction of a marine bulkhead that suffered a massive failure.
  • Represented an industrial and petrochemical company in multiple lien claim matters and payment disputes.
  • Drafted over 10 construction contracts, including complex, multi-jurisdictional EPC and pipeline agreements exceeding $200 million for a Fortune 500 midstream company.
  • Represented a Texas municipality with respect to a $150 million replacement courthouse. Services include preparing requests for qualifications, the program manager contract, the architecture and engineering contract, the construction manager at risk contract and other related contracts, as well as general advice on building delivery techniques and other matters.
  • Represented an engineering consulting firm in a fee dispute and claims concerning alleged defects in the design and workmanship on a gas salt dome storage cavern. 
  • Represented an owner with respect to the prosecution of construction and design defect claims for a 450-unit apartment building.

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