Construction Law

When construction matters lead to conflict

The complexity of the construction industry often leads to legal conflict between owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors and other entities involved in the project. With money, materials, resources, labor and scheduling at stake, you need a highly skilled and experienced legal team to defend your interests. Our offices in Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and San Antonio provide statewide and national coverage to clients wherever they or their projects are situated.

 

A reputation for excellence

Cokinos, Bosien & Young has made a name for itself as one of the top construction law firms in the state. In 2013, Chambers USA's America's Leading Lawyers for Business said this about the firm:

"This firm remains a key player in the Texas construction market, and comes highly regarded by peers across the board. The group is equally adept on both the transactional side and in litigation, and is well equipped to provide the gamut of legal services to project managers, subcontractors, general contractors and sureties, among others."

Additionally, Gregory Cokinos has the distinction of becoming the first lawyer in Houston elected to the American College of Construction Lawyers, an exclusive national organization consisting of the best construction attorneys in the country.

Firm members are active in local, statewide, and national bar and industry forums, routinely publishing articles and presenting at seminars on various construction law topics. Several members hold leadership positions in construction law organizations at the state and local level.

 

There is no construction law matter we can't handle

Cokinos, Bosien & Young provides all aspects of construction law to owner/developers, general contractors, project managers, design professionals, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, sureties, insurance companies, and lenders. We provide both transactional and litigation services to clients across the industry spectrum, including commercial, industrial, civil, pipeline, offshore, heavy highway, and residential, among others. Whenever possible, emphasis in careful negotiation and early intervention provides clients with claim prevention on the front end.

The following is a sampling, but not an exhaustive list, of construction issues handled by Cokinos, Bosien & Young:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Construction defect claims
  • Change order and scope claims
  • Differing site conditions
  • Performance and warranty disputes
  • Defaults and termination
  • Surety claims
  • Payment issues
  • Defective design
  • Delay and liquidated damage issues
  • Lien and bond claims
  • Jobsite injuries
  • OSHA compliance issues
  • Insurance coverage
  • Risk management
  • Bankruptcy issues
  • Employment issues
  • Governmental regulation and compliance issues
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Project delivery systems
  • Bidding and bid disputes
  • Safety and independent contractor issues
  • Corporate formation and protection issues
  • Federal contract compliance