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
Construction Video Series
As a small architectural and planning firm looking for expert legal counsel on how to best restructure our corporation, we wanted a law firm with the same hands-on client service approach as we at INsite embrace. The search began on the internet, looking for corporate attorneys in the Houston area. Unlike our interactions with other law firms, the office staff at VLF were so helpful and responsive to our questions that we decided to meet with Charles Vethan. We are so pleased, have had positive outcomes with several matters, and look forward to a continued relationship with VLF!