Amy Wolfshohl is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Construction Law and has been recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers for Construction Law.  Amy represents companies in analyzing risk and resolving problems in connection with highly complex construction transactions, with an emphasis on industrial construction, energy construction and EPC contracts. She is also an experienced construction litigator. Her cases primarily concern complex energy facilities, EPC contracts, and representation of owners in lien and defect actions.   

Amy co-chairs the Construction & Infrastructure Practice Group for Terralex, an international network of more than 19,000 attorneys in 155 leading independent law firms in more than 100 countries, of which Porter Hedges is a member. Before practicing law, Amy was a project engineer for general contractors in Texas and California.

Amy is also a frequent contributor to the Porter Hedges Construction Law Blog.

Honors & Recognitions

Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in Construction (Texas)

The Legal 500, Recommended Lawyer in Construction

Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law

Texas Super Lawyers, Construction Law

  • Board Certified - Construction Law
  • Chambers 2019
  • 2019 Legal 500
  • Best Lawyers in America

Credentials

Education

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

B.S., Texas A&M University, summa cum laude, Construction Science, 2001 (graduated first in her class)

Admissions

Texas

United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Experience

Transactional

  • Negotiated a construction contract on behalf of the owner of a $450 million ethylene glycol facility.
  • Negotiated and drafted a construction agreement on behalf of the owner of a $150 million gas plant and natural gas liquid recovery project.
  • Negotiated and drafted an EPC contract on behalf of the owner of an $80 million industrial manufacturing facility.
  • Drafted term sheet and EPC contracts for $50 million methanol package units on behalf of a contractor.
  • Drafted engineering and project management contracts for the owner of a crude storage and loading facility.
  • Drafted a master EPC contract and purchase order for gas processing and other industrial facilities.
  • Negotiated numerous pipeline construction contracts.
  • Negotiated numerous construction contracts on behalf of the owner for expansion of an olefin facility.
  • Negotiated and revised dozens of purchase order terms and conditions relating to pumps supplied to industrial owners.
  • Updated form construction and engineering MSAs on behalf of numerous midstream owners.
  • Negotiated and revised MSAs with industrial owners.

Litigation

Construction Litigation

Amy has extensive experience representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and others in disputes related to commercial, energy, industrial, and pipeline construction. Her representations include the following: 

  • Owner of a $117 million gas processing facility in a dispute relating to more than 30 lien claims.
  • Owner in dispute relating to a $90 million gas processing facility involving claims between the owner, surety, and lien claimants and a contractor in bankruptcy.
  • Owner in a dispute relating to more than $12 million in design errors stemming from LPG and crude tank design and construction.
  • Owner of a large crude splitter in a dispute relating to design and construction with more than $50 million in claims relating to defective design.
  • Owner of an industrial facility in a delay claim.
  • Major municipality in connection with litigation against a contractor and designer for faulty construction and design of an airport runway.
  • Owner in arbitration against an architect relating to failure to meet Texas Department of Aging and Disability Standards.
  • International architecture firm in a design defect case relating to a major hotel project.
  • Owner of an industrial facility in a dispute relating to business interruption.
  • Construction company in connection with a payment dispute with the State of Texas on a large commercial fishery.
  • Large construction company in a construction delay case.
  • International architecture firm in a design defect case relating to a faulty foundation.
  • Local real estate company in construction defect case.
  • National energy industry maintenance and installation services provider in a contract dispute.
  • National telecommunications company in an arbitration victory, including attorneys' fees and costs.

Commercial Litigation

Amy has extensive experience representing banks, trustees, and businesses in complex commercial disputes. Her representations include the following:

  • Trial victory including attorneys' fees relating to a personal guarantee.
  • Trial victory including attorneys' fees relating to representation of a trustee in bankruptcy proceedings for a high-rise condominium complex.
  • Foreign bank, obtaining dismissal on the pleadings based on jurisdictional grounds.
  • Bank in litigation against guarantors.
  • Trustee in bankruptcy proceedings relating to recovery of fraudulent transfers and preferential payments.
  • Inventor in dispute relating to offshore oil and gas platform.
  • Trustee in fiduciary duty disputes.
  • Pre-litigation representation relating to LSTA transactions.

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Speaking Engagements

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section, Council Member

Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section, Board Member

Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow