Patout & Shaw attorneys assist our clients with all of their legal needs, including contract drafting and negotiation, litigation and arbitration, claim analysis and preparation, bond and lien claims, as well as general business matters. We counsel clients on business practices, including project management and documentation, compliance with state and federal laws, dispute avoidance and other matters. In addition to our primary practice area of construction law, the firm provides legal services to its clients in the areas of corporate law, as well as complex commercial and business litigation.The firm’s approach to the practice of construction law is simple: quality representation, efficiency, knowledge, and sound business judgment. We enjoy long-term relationships with our clients and work closely with them to help them achieve their goals.We combine our background in the construction industry and technical knowledge in construction defects, design, financing and product liability with well-honed dispute resolution skills. From solving complicated fact patterns to the assignment of responsibility, we focus on the best way to protect reputations and investments.
To resolve conflicts, Patout & Shaw lawyers understand that all parties—contractors, developers, and owners—each have their own interests and an equal stake in the outcome. Resolving construction disputes, practical experience, and pragmatic approaches define our management of litigation challenges. Counseling in both the residential and commercial construction industry, Patout & Shaw lawyers represent:
- Contractors and suppliers
- Insurance companies
Because our clients typify all key participants in the construction process, the scope of our counsel is comprehensive:
- Range of Issues — Construction law and related concerns involving land use, eminent domain, real estate, environmental and public law.
- Range of Projects — From single residential units to complex commercial building developments in which numerous parties have a stake.
- National Reach — Our nationwide general litigation experience includes state and federal courts in Texas and across the country.
In our practical, real world approach, we work with clients to preserve and analyze all project documents and correspondence, including change orders, to identify the responsibility for defect and design claims. This thoroughness is essential to achieve the best outcome.With attorneys that have worked in residential and commercial construction, we can utilize real world on the job experience. We can also utilize industry experts to assist with construction defect claims, such as HVAC design and performance, EIFS, roofing, plumbing, grading/foundation, tilt-wall construction, landscaping, water intrusion, and other claims. Our services benefit you from the bidding process through project completion. We deliver sound advice and cost-effective solutions to keep your focus on your business. Please feel free to contact us at any time.