As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, Houston is home to a booming construction market, both on the residential and commercial side. With more complex projects under way in the Bayou City, VLF’s construction lawyers are taking on more critical roles in advising developers, owners, architects, engineers, builders, subs, trades, subcontractors, and suppliers in all market segments. Whether dealing with issues ranging from performance, compliance, or change order disputes, our construction lawyers are experienced in handling the negotiation, transaction, and litigation or arbitration of those disputes.
VLF provides guidance in the ever-changing battle of “form” agreements:
Agreements updated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Consensus documents favored by Associated General Contractors (AGC)
Any form customizations preferred by large developers, or trade specialty or local organizations.
VLF is also the go-to counsel when disputes result in slow pays, non-pays, non-conforming work, lien filings or bond claims, or when such matters escalate to litigation or arbitration. VLF’s construction litigators have won significant results for our clients in state and federal court, as well as before specialized construction law panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the JAMS Foundation.
The Vethan Law Firm has appeared in State and Federal Court in numerous cases in Texas. Our attorneys have represented clients in all forms of alternative dispute resolution processes:
Dispute Review Boards
Administration Forums including the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Professional Licensing Agencies
The Vethan Law Firm conducts all types of Houston construction disputes:
Breach of Contract, including owner delay, subsequent purchaser, equitable doctrine, and tort claims
Construction loan practices
Measurement and assessment of damages for extra work and for delay, compensable, non-compensable, and concurrent
Claims against the Texas Department of Transportation and other government entities
Procurement and bid disputes
Bond and lien claims with particular expertise in Texas Lien Law
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Mr. Vethan represented me and my business as plaintiff in a lawsuit. The case was over business to business contractual issues, fraud, and conspiracy committed by the two defendants. We prevailed. From the onset and throughout the entire process, he and his staff took great care to understand the dynamics of my business and the relationships of the involved parties, to reach the correct outcome in court. They made it a point to ensure I was kept up-to-date and involved in the process. I felt I was made part of a team effort working towards the goal of justice. It was very successful. I would recommend them to anyone with a legitimate issue because they are genuinely good people. Their performance was exemplary. They made it a point to discuss all available options in a manner that was easily understandable. They made time to ensure my comfort with each decision made. I didn’t feel lost and knew where we were at all times. That was due to his personal attention given to me. As compared to the representation given the defendants, I am glad Mr. Vethan was on my side of the aisle. Even during the trial, his good-natured personality filled the room to mitigate the usual tension that exists in a trial. With the post-trial activities, Mr. Vethan was highly attentive, making sure the results of trial were followed through. Mr. Vethan runs a first-rate law firm. He and his entire staff are very good at their job, genuine, personable, and a pleasure to work with. Not only do they do a super job with the case at hand, they provide guidance in what should be done to avoid future conflicts.
David HomokiOwner, Global Check Services, Inc.April 19, 2016
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