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...

31st Annual Construction Law Conference

The 31st Annual Construction Law Conference sponsored by The Construction Law Foundation of Texas and The Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas was held at La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas in early March. The conference included multiple presentations and workshops by respected, experienced...

Cokinos | Young Honors its 2018 Rising Stars

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been named to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young attorneys. Rising Stars is a ranking service based on a statewide survey, peer nominations and independent research of Thomson Reuters. Less than 2.5 percent of Texas attorneys are...

San Antonio Attorney Mr. Jay K. Farwell Honored by Texas Bar Foundation

Mr. Jay K. Farwell with Cokinos | Young has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is...