Construction Law All Star, Stephanie O’Rourke, Highlighted in Houston Business Journal

Stephanie O'Rourke, a principal in our San Antonio office, was recently called upon to offer her expertise in the construction litigation realm on a case that the Houston Business Journal was covering. This article centered around unpaid wages for construction companies due to contract disputes. Specifically, a 2009 case between...

Patrick J. Wielinski named 2019 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®

  Cokinos | Young is honored to announce Best Lawyers® selected Patrick J. Wielinski as "Lawyer of the Year" in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in the field of Construction Litigation in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Patrick J. Wielinski Construction Law, Litigation-Construction 2019 Lawyer of the Year -...

Best Lawyers© Announces 2019 List & Includes Multiple from Cokinos | Young

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers© is the oldest and most highly respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.  Selection to this prestigious list is based on exhaustive evaluations in which leading attorneys cast votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their geographical and legal practice...

Contracting Issues in Concrete Construction: What Would You Do?

Senior Counsel Stephanie Cook and Woodward L. “Woody” Vogt, P.E., D.GE, [President of Paradigm Consultants, Inc.] led a discussion of “Contracting Issues in Concrete Construction” at the July meeting of the Houston Chapter of the American Concrete Institute.  After presenting each of four examples of deficient contract documents that led to...

Contingent Payment (Pay-If-Paid) Clauses in Subcontracts

Principal John Warren recently gave a presentation on “Contingent Payment (Pay-If-Paid) Clauses in Subcontracts” at the Houston MBDA Business Center Legal Lunchtime Forum. With help from Associate Ryan Cunningham, Mr. Warren discussed various tips and traps often faced by both General Contractors and Subcontractors in negotiating and enforcing pay-if-paid provisions....

Employment Law Update: Slamming the Door on Class & Collective Actions

On Monday, in what many commentators have described as the most monumental employment law decision in years – and what some are claiming may be “the last workers’ rights case” the Supreme Court will ever hear[1] – the United States Supreme Court definitively held that employers and employees have the...

Meeting the A/E’s Standard of Care

Stephanie Cook and Woodward “Woody” Vogt presented legal concepts and case examples of meeting or breaching the architect’s or engineer’s professional standard of care in modern construction claims and disputes. The presentation covered the following topics: What is Tort Law? The Three Different Categories of Torts Negligence & How Negligence...