CBY Acquires DLA Piper Attorney

We are pleased to announce that Cristopher (Cris) S. Farrar has rejoined the firm’s Houston office as a Principal. With over 20 years of experience, Cris focuses his practice on domestic and international project development and construction law. He comes to the firm from global powerhouse, DLA Piper, and brings significant experience managing matters involving capital improvements and large asset-based transactions ranging from $25 million to over $2 billion.

Cris has been recognized as a leading up and comer, consistently advising clients from the commercial, energy, oil and gas, power, renewable, manufacturing, chemical, pipeline and infrastructure industries on a wide range of sophisticated and complex project development matters. He focuses on engineering, architectural and construction related agreements, services and operations contracts, and oilfield services transactions. He regularly assists clients with the preparation, drafting and negotiation of complex commercial transactions related to projects and construction, as well as advising clients with the claims and litigation/arbitration process associated with project disputes.

Gregory Cokinos, a founding partner who has the distinction of becoming the first Houston lawyer elected to the American College of Construction Lawyers, stated “We are extremely pleased at the depth and level of experience that Cris is bringing to our firm. Cokinos, Bosien & Young sets itself apart as a premier construction firm, and Cris’s background and skills will immediately strengthen our construction transaction practice so we can continue to provide our clients with the high-quality services they have come to expect from us.”

Cris has worked as in-house counsel for several international engineering and construction companies, and has significant domestic and international experience representing owners, lenders, developers, contractors, suppliers and vendors in all aspects of development and projects. Cris lived in the Middle East while advising a National Oil Company, and has drafted and negotiated construction related agreements for projects in North and South America, the Middle East, Europe, Russia and Africa.