Construction Claims
Litigation & Arbitration

VLF’s construction group advises developers, owners, architects, engineers, builders, subs, trades, and suppliers in all of our market centers. VLF is proud to be a part of the long history of sustained growth and non-stop building in each of these metro centers.

We do it all, from advising various stakeholders in complex and contested construction matters to contract review and negotiation to litigation and arbitration.

For example: 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:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Dispute Review Boards
  • Administration Forums including the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Professional Licensing Agencies

The Vethan Law Firm conducts all types of construction disputes:

  • Breach of Contract, including owner delay, subsequent purchaser, equitable doctrine, and tort claims
  • Construction loan practices
  • Defective construction
  • Professional negligence
  • 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
  • Change orders
  • Procurement and bid disputes
  • Bond and lien claims with particular expertise in Texas Lien Law

Aguilar Investments v. BBVA Compass Bank

Vethan attorneys aggressively prosecuted this complex commercial construction dispute in which Aguilar Investments contended Compass Bank paid the General Contractor draw requests without documentation to substantiate that an inspector.

After three days of arbitration, the case presented by The Vethan Law Firm convinced the American Arbitration Association to find in favor of Vethan’s client, Aguilar Investments and awarded damages and Vethan’s attorney fees.


The Vethan Law Firm has the type of legal experience you need to defend your interests in complex construction disputes including breach of construction contract, bank foreclosure, and critical path delays.

If you are in a construction contract dispute of any kind, call us today.

We will fight for your in or out of court.

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•  Arbitration Under the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Construction Rules
•  Trapping Funds Held by Property Owners and General Contractors
•  Fund Applications as per the Schedule of Values
•  Mechanic and Materialmen’s Lien Perfection and Defense
•  Change Order Disputes and Compliance with Contract Procedure
•  Improper Cure Provisions and Charge Backs
•  Termination for Convenience and for Cause
•  Construction Defect Claims

I wanted to personally thank you and your staff again for doing such a great job. VLF has been simply amazing. Their professionalism, negotiating skills, and knowledge of the law have simply been a lifesaver for my business. The overall settlement was so much more than we ever expected and hoped for. Simply put, they saved my company. I cannot say enough about your firm and its staff. Thanks to you, my company will continue to grow and be profitable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Scott Stephens President, Custom Shop Guitars of Texas, LLC Vethan Law Firm, P.C. April 10, 2016

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