Transactional Matters and Project Development
Several of our attorneys act as the principal legal adviser to numerous companies and public entities concerning development and the design and construction process. In this capacity, our services include the review, drafting and negotiation of construction contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, architect/engineer contracts, and construction management contracts. Our project experience includes domestic and international projects for public and private owners involving all methods of project delivery, including traditional design-bid-build, construction management, multi-prime, and design/build.
We also counsel clients on the issues that confront construction and business professionals on a daily basis.
Our primary focus is on the resolution of disputes through an analysis of the claim, along with the contractual dispute resolution procedures, and advising our clients on potential alternative dispute resolution procedures that may provide an economical way to resolve the dispute before engaging in the more expensive arbitration and litigation process.
We have extensive experience in the resolution of complex disputes involving property damage to commercial, institutional, industrial, manufacturing and high cost residential projects. Our attorneys’ experience includes foundation and other structural damage, roof/building envelope problems, defective materials and/or equipment, surface and subsurface water claims, paving and parking lot damage and other claims.
Delay and Equitable Adjustment Claims
We routinely assist owners, design professionals, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in the preparation, prosecution, and defense of claims for adjustment to the contract’s price and/or delivery schedule. Such claims have involved changes, delays and accelerations, differing site conditions, value engineering, construction defects, terminations, and virtually every other type of construction-related claim.
DBC has represented numerous clients in connection with various claims involving personal injury or death arising out of design and/or construction defects. In addition, we have counseled clients during OSHA investigations and investigations conducted by insurance companies and risk managers.
Payment, Lien and Bond Claims
Our attorneys have extensive experience preparing, filing, prosecuting, and defending mechanics’ liens and surety bond claims as well as claims arising out of payment disputes.
We have represented several surveyors in connection with allegations of negligence in the preparation of surveys.
Our attorneys have represented public contractors and owners in connection with bid protests on public construction projects.
We have advised numerous clients in connection with licensing and other matters involving various State of Texas and federal agencies, including the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, Texas State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, and Texas Board of Insurance.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Our attorneys have counseled clients regarding the ADA Accessibility Guidelines and its Texas counterpart, the Texas Accessibility Guidelines, and have handled numerous claims, involving building accessibility and compliance with the ADA.