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Construction Law

Construction Law

Cooper & Scully represents a wide variety of businesses and individuals in the construction industry. The firm represents all types of businesses and individuals engaged in the construction industry, including commercial contractors, subcontractors, residential builders, design professionals and owners and developers.

Our extensive experience includes representing clients in their construction business and in construction litigation throughout the state of Texas as well as other states, in the following areas:

  • Commercial construction projects and defects
  • Residential construction projects and defects
  • Construction accidents
  • Business disputes
  • Contract negotiation
  • Insurance coverage and risk transfer
  • Professional negligence
  • Representation before licensing and review boards
  • Breach of contract (non-payment)
  • Breach of contract (delay or acceleration)
  • Payment disputes, including Prompt Pay Act actions
  • Termination disputes
  • Property damage, including insurance subrogation claims
  • Scope of work disputes
  • Bond and security actions, including claims against payment and performance bonds

 

Representative Cases

Successfully obtained a verdict of no liability in favor of a paving contractor in a construction defect case involving the flooding of a residential neighborhood and several homes.

Successfully obtained a verdict of no liability in favor of a design professional in a residential construction defect case involving significant movement at the residence.

Successfully defended a general contractor in a multi-million dollar construction defect arbitration involving an apartment complex resulting in our client receiving a favorable settlement and obtaining recoveries against numerous other contractors.

Successfully defended a general contractor in a multi-million dollar construction defect case involving significant movement of a department store which resulted in our client receiving a favorable settlement.

Successfully defended a civil engineer involving allegedly deficient paving and drainage plans.

Successfully defended claims against an architect for deficient design resulting in injury resulting in de minimus settlement following motion to dismiss.

Successfully defended claims against a structural engineer for deficient design of playground equipment resulting in voluntary dismissal of claims by claimants.