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Public Entity Construction Contracts: The Pivotal Dispute Provisions

Each year public entities spend billions of dollars on construction projects. As a result of these projects, time-consuming and costly complications such as construction project delay claims, defective workmanship, force majeure claims, lien issues, insurance issues, jurisdiction, payment issues and indemnification issues may arise. It is critical for public entities to have a firm understanding of the construction process and to implement thoughtful contract provisions. 

Please join Bracewell construction litigation partners Phillip Sampson and Richard Whiteley for a webinar where they will discuss provisions in your construction contracts that will dictate the confines of your construction dispute.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • arbitration provisions
  • venue and jurisdiction
  • recovery of consequential damages
  • recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs
  • force majeure
  • indemnity obligations
  • process establishing legitimate change orders
  • process establishing legitimate claims for delay

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About this Author

Phillip Sampson, Bracewell Law Firm, Texas, Construction and Litigation Attorney

Phillip Sampson is a member of the firm's management committee and co-chair of the firm's construction litigation practice group. He has experience trying cases for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels. He has also successfully handled a number of appeals at the state and federal level. Phillip represents clients and tries cases involving a diverse range of industries and matters, with a focus on complex commercial litigation, personal injury, and mass tort. He has prosecuted and defended cases involving complex...

Richard Whiteley, Bracewell Law Firm, Construction and Real Estate Litigation Attorney

Richard Whiteley, co-chair of the firm's construction litigation practice group, enjoys solving complex problems for his clients in an adversarial context, and believes an aggressive strategy of always preparing a case like it will ultimately go to trial is the best way to achieve the most favorable outcome. Richard has a wide range of experience in trial work and arbitration, with an emphasis on construction litigation, intellectual property litigation, products liability litigation, real estate litigation, and other types of commercial litigation. Richard has tried and arbitrated cases involving general contractual disputes, patent infringement, construction defects, manufacturing issues, trade secret misappropriation, trademark and copyright infringement, products liability, defamation, fraudulent transfers, real estate disputes, business disputes, deceptive trade practices, personal injury, and premises liability. In addition, Richard has experience with obtaining extraordinary and injunctive relief for clients, including temporary restraining orders, temporary injunctions and other writs.