We bring the pedigree of big-firm experience and expertise to the flexibility of a construction boutique platform.

The combined experience of Slates Harwell LLP includes a wealth of experience in virtually every area of construction law.

Negotiated over $5 billion in construction and design contracts for projects around the globe, including:

  • The largest commercial office project in North Texas history
  • Multiple corporate headquarters projects in North Texas and other office building projects across the country
  • A co-generation power plant in Poland
  • A hotel, condominium complex, air field, golf course, physical plant, etc. to convert an uninhabited island to a $500 million resort, as well as other resort projects
  • The design contract for a sports stadium
  • Numerous multi-family and mixed-use residential developments
  • Numerous retail centers and restaurant chains

Developed nationwide programs for publicly-traded homebuilding companies, including:

  • Standardized management, development, and use contracts for property-owner and homeowner association amenities
  • Nationwide warranty programs
  • Marketing measures and call center operations
  • Company control programs for e-commerce and interstate land marketing

Drafted programs for tracking monthly mechanic’s lien and bond rights for manufacturers, equipment rental businesses, and materials suppliers

Successfully arbitrated dispute on behalf of a design-build venture involving one of the largest ethanol manufacturing plants in the United States.

Successfully negotiated resolutions for complex lawsuits involving allegations of construction defects in apartments, amusement park rides, and office complexes

Obtained multiple jury verdicts against manufacturers of defective stucco products used in commercial and residential construction

Obtained jury verdict against insurance carrier on behalf of volume homebuilder seeking coverage for defective products used on 500 homes in the Houston area – recently upheld by the Texas Supreme Court on appeal

Obtained directed verdict for safety consultant in jury trial involving a wrongful death claim on the Baylor football stadium project

Handled multiple lawsuits and appeals of claims in state and federal court involving insurance coverage for construction defect claims

Assisted in the development of a nationwide legislative effort to enact model code provisions for pre-suit settlement efforts for a national trade association

Participated in over 200 cases (both in court and in arbitration) on behalf of home builders, warranty companies, and individuals arising from defects in residential structures

Obtained zero liability in multi-million dollar claim finding in favor of general contractor in jury trial on multi-million dollar claim by subcontractor on mixed use project

Successfully defended general contractor in arbitration against multi-million dollar delay and defective workmanship claims on large multi-family project. General contractor prevailed on all aspects of case

Obtained jury verdict for owner/developer against general contractor who abandoned project after alleging the owner breached the construction contract

Represented general contractors in numerous lawsuits and arbitrations alleging breach of contract by subcontractors

Secured dismissal of case against 16 foreign officers and directors of a Swiss construction company over a project built in the United States

Obtained summary judgment for international manufacturer of heavy equipment, dismissing RCRA citizen suit claim and tort claims related to environmental contamination

Obtained summary judgment dismissing subcontractor’s multi-million dollar delay and lost profit claims for national general contractor on multistate telecommunications fiber optic cable construction project

Favorably settled class action lawsuit against volume homebuilder alleging installation of defective building components, after successful appeal to Texas Supreme Court of the denial of class action certification

Represented volume homebuilder in class action alleging claims related to unexploded ordnance abandoned under a development in Orlando FL

Represented volume homebuilder in class arbitration brought by subdivision homeowners alleging negligent misrepresentation and deceptive trade practice claims, resulting in a no liability finding for the homebuilder in arbitration

Represented general contractor in class action alleging violations of telephone consumer protection act related to spam texting

Represented large general contractor in multi-party case where owner/developer alleged $74 million in damages resulting from use of soil additive at large retail project in Gulfport MS

Represented large general contractor in multi-party litigation alleging wrongful termination by owner/developer on multi-use project in Baton Rouge LA

Represented general contractor in claims against former employee in relation to fraudulent reimbursement claims submitted by employee