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In the construction business, where Murphy’s Law predominates, effective contract negotiation is the key to guarding against the consequences of sudden change.

  • Represented a major integrated oil company in litigation brought by contractor alleging cost overruns arising out of construction of facility to remove sulfur from CO2 and de-bottle-neck a refiner in West Texas.
  • Represented major integrated oil companies and brewer in personal injury actions brought by employees of a construction company on refinery and brewery construction projects.
  • Represented a client in arbitration of a matter for an international engineering company involving damages against a subcontractor on the construction of an ethylene plant.
  • Represented a client on a claim arising from construction of a major Gulf Coast petrochemical plant project.
  • Represented a major U.S. construction firm in resolving claims of liquidated damages, penalties, and change order claims of millions of dollars.
  • Represented a 5-star resort/casino in Las Vegas, Nevada in claims for defective work and substantial delay in completion of a $350 million hotel-casino project. We were able to recover more than $62 million for the project owners.
  • Represented a major U.S. energy contractor on issues involving the construction of an offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Represented an international company on the construction of an addition to a gasoline and diesel refinery in Louisiana on claims involving engineering and design of processes to produce ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel.
  • Represented a major international construction and engineering firm against damage claims for a turbine failure in an electric power plant on the Gulf Coast.
  • Represented a contractor in recovering monies from work on a power plant in Texas on delay and damage claims by owner and general contractor.

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