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Houston Construction Contract Lawyers

Your success as a construction or construction-adjacent company can be directly attributed to the strength of your contracts and your ability to enforce them. As a firm specializing in construction law, Patout & Shaw understands the nature and importance of construction contracts. Whether you’re a design professional or subcontractor, our team of experienced construction contract lawyers can help you draft, negotiate, and enforce the contracts that will minimize your risk and maximize your profitability. Our team has a deep, multifaceted understanding of construction contract agreements, and we’ve drafted and enforced ones for a variety of industries. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.

Construction Contract Lawyers | Protecting Your Rights & Interests

At Patout & Shaw, no detail is too small. We understand that good contracts are the bedrock of profitable construction, and you have our pledge to ensure your contract fully protects your rights and interests. Our Harris County construction lawyers will take the time to understand your business, the industry, and the project to help draft an agreement that meets your needs and protects you.

Residential Contract Agreements

Often, there are fewer stakeholders in residential construction, but that’s not always the case in larger, multi-family projects.

For residential projects, it’s essential to have an ironclad agreement that protects you should someone change their mind halfway through construction, make drastic changes during the build, or otherwise endanger the building of their own home.

Patout & Shaw can draft custom or boiler-plate agreements that do just that. Build your business on a strong foundation–contact us for your residential contract needs.

Commercial Contract Agreements

Commercial construction contracts are often more complicated than residential contracts. More stakeholders, regulations, and professionals are involved in these projects.

That means complex contracts, and Patout & Shaw’s team of detail-focused attorneys can help draft contracts that protect you, no matter what part of the process you’re responsible for.

Our experience with custom contracts and construction in general also means that we’re used to negotiating with multiple stakeholders and understanding the shifting dynamics of commercial construction projects.

Our Construction Contract Services

We have extensive experience assisting our clients with a wide range of construction-related contract matters, including the following:

  • Contract Drafting & Enforcement: The right contract will minimize risk and maximize potential. While no construction job is perfect, a good contract will protect you, your business, and your work. The team at Patout & Shaw will help you draft, negotiate, and enforce contracts that allow your business and your projects to succeed.
  • Construction Contract Disputes: Sometimes there will be disputes, and no contract can guarantee that someone won’t complain about your work. If that happens, the team at Patout & Shaw is here to support you and your business. We’ll fight with you to ensure that you’re protected.
  • Construction Contract Litigation: If you need courtroom representation for a contract dispute, the team at Patout & Shaw has extensive trial experience and is prepared to represent you should you need it. Our team’s experience with construction law, contracture, and the courtroom ensures that you’ll have a great team by your side.
  • Construction Contract Mediation: Patout & Shaw’s team is experienced with contraction contract negotiation and mediation. We’re able to represent you and your interests should you need it. If you have a contract or dispute entering mediation and need attorneys to represent you, contact Patout & Shaw today.

Common Construction Contracts

With Patout & Shaw on your side, we’ll help you identify the type of contract that works best for your needs. When you’re ready, we’ll draft, negotiate, and enforce it too.

  • Cost-Plus Contracts: Cost-plus contracts guarantee you make your costs plus a profit back and are favored by a lot of contractors.
  • Design-Build Contracts: Design-build contracts are great if you employ design and construction professionals or want to speed up the bid process.
  • GMP Contracts: Guaranteed Maximum Price contracts ensure that you’re paid a fixed amount, which in certain circumstances may be good.
  • Incentive Construction Contracts: Incentive contracts offer more money if you complete the project by an agreed deadline, and we can advise you about them.
  • IPD Contracts: Integrated project delivery contracts use a single contract for design, delivery, and execution–sharing risk & reward.
  • Lump-Sum Contracts: In this type of contract, the contractor delivers the project for a previously agreed-upon amount for the completed project.
  • T&M Contracts: Time & materials contracts ensure that contractors are paid for the time and materials they spend to deliver the project.
  • Unit Price Contracts: Should you be working with multiple units of deliverables, a unit price contract may be beneficial to your company.

Contact Our Construction Contract Lawyers Today

If you’r preparing contracts for your company, you want the experience of a construction law firm that understands, intimately, your industry. Contact Patout & Shaw today to speak with our experienced Houston construction contract lawyers.