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August 02

The Good, The Dangerous, and The Unknown: Three Recent Employment Law Updates for Texas Employers

Between a change in power at the White House and a new Legislative Session in Texas, significant changes in employment law for companies here in…

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July 01

Cokinos | Young Principal & Founder Gregory M. Cokinos has been named one of the Houston Business Journal’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs

On Tuesday, June 29th, the Houston Business Journal honored our  Principal and Founder Gregory M. Cokinos as one of the 2021 Most Admired CEOs. Gregory…

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June 23

Construction Termination Dispute to Be Heard By the Texas Supreme Court

On June 11, 2021, the Texas Supreme Court granted oral argument in a construction dispute that will significantly affect the construction industry and its professionals….

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June 17

17 Cokinos | Young Attorneys Ranked in the 2021 Edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers®

Congratulations to the 17 Cokinos | Young lawyers listed in the 2021 Edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected…

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June 07

Cokinos | Young Ranked 2nd by CE’s Top 50 Construction Law Firms™

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by Construction Executive magazine in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms™ for…

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June 03

Cokinos | Young and Chambers Webinar: Risks and Rewards of Contracting in Texas

Everything you need to know when it comes to contracting in Texas. We have teamed up with Chambers and Partners to host a free webinar that discusses…

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May 28

Cokinos | Young Further Expands National Practice to New Jersey

It is with great pleasure that we announce John DiBiasi and his team from the firm of Lewis DiBiasi Zaita & Higgins, LLP in Saddle…

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May 21

Chambers USA 2021 Ranks Cokinos | Young Attorneys as Leaders

Cokinos | Young has once again been ranked among the leading law firms in Chambers’ 2021 USA Guide. The prestigious, independent legal industry referral guide has ranked Gregory M….

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May 18

Cokinos | Young Client Gets $80.4M Jury Award Knocked Down To $13.5M

Roger D. Townsend, co-head of our Appeals and Legal Issues Group, led the effort in securing on appeal a savings of almost $60 million for…

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May 05

Roland F. Gonzales, Javier T. Duran and Karen L. Landinger forged new law by securing a ruling from the Fourth Court of Appeals.

The Court held a sanctions motion constitutes a legal action protected by the Amended Texas Citizens Participation Act.  The Court distinguished motions for sanctions that…

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May 05

Tips for Trial Lawyers Series

Every Wednesday at 11 am. In this series, nationally renowned appellate lawyer Roger Townsend offers rare advice gleaned from his experience of having personally tried…

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May 04

Over Three Decades of Undisputed Excellence

Construction is our business too. The legal team at C|Y represents clients across the construction spectrum and at varying stages as we prepare for and…

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April 23

Copyright Trolling: Are you getting accused of copyright images? Hold off before you pay up.

Recently, we have received numerous concerns from clients in regards to copyright infringement due to images posted on their webpages or blogs. Law firms will…

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April 16

Houston Assistant Brandy Meyer one of the three Finalists for the Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence

Earlier this month, Houston Assistant Brandy Meyer made one of the three Finalists for the program’s most prestigious award, the Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative…

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April 14

Tips for Trial Lawyers Series

Every Wednesday at 11 am. In this series, nationally renowned appellate lawyer Roger Townsend offers rare advice gleaned from his experience of having personally tried…

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March 24

Cokinos | Young Recognizes its 2021 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that four of its attorneys have been recognized on the 2021 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young…

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February 18

Travis County & City of Austin Updates

Travis County and the City of Austin have issued a handful of orders this week in response to the severe weather and COVID-19. Additionally, a…

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February 09

Lauren Aldredge Co-Coaches Team to Costello Competition National Championship Victory

Victoria Fazzino, Jensen Martinez, and Zachary Dwyer were named the national champions of the 13th Annual John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition….

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February 01

Chance Decker Joins Cokinos | Young as a Principal

Cokinos | Young is thrilled to welcome Chance Decker as a Principal to the firm. Initially, Chance will split his time between the Houston and…

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January 29

Honoring Our Friend, Michael B. Lee

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Michael B. Lee. Michael passed away…

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January 25

Going Virtual: A “How-To” Guide on Remote Meetings

As the world continues to operate remotely in 2021, businesses continue to adjust and evolve their corporate processes to accommodate COVID-19 gathering restrictions. If you…

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December 18

Cokinos | Young Elevates Three Attorneys to Principal

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that three attorneys in the Houston office have been promoted to Principal in recognition of their commitment to…

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December 16

6th Court of Appeals Confirms Trial Court Summary Judgment

Dallas / Fort Worth – Cokinos | Young Attorneys Ryan Allen and Anderson Sessions prevailed on appeal defending the successful summary judgment win of BenCo Machinery, LLC’s…

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December 14

On Duty: The Duties of Management in a Pandemic

It is no secret that COVID-19 has been difficult for businesses, both in terms of financial health and longevity. In addition to keeping your business…

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December 08

Cokinos | Young Holiday Video

We put together a short video to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Click below to watch and enjoy. We wish you and…

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November 23

Cokinos | Young Welcomes Three New Attorneys to our DFW Office

Cokinos | Young is thrilled to announce three attorneys, Ryan Allen, Anderson Sessions and Sam Crecelius, have joined our Dallas/Fort Worth office, further expanding our…

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November 18

M&A Transactions Involving PPP Borrowers: Practical Experience Under the SBA’s “Change of Ownership” Guidelines

The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law on March 27,…

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November 09

Cokinos | Young Nationally Ranked Tier 1 Law Firm

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®. Firms…

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November 03

STRUCTURE Featured in the November Issue of Construction News

STRUCTURE by Cokinos | Young is featured in the November issue of Austin/San Antonio Construction News. Founded in 1998, Construction News provides the local Austin…

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October 13

Established and Accomplished Trial Lawyer Peter Wells IV Joins Cokinos | Young in Houston

Cokinos | Young is thrilled to announce the addition of Peter Wells IV, an established and accomplished trial lawyer who has joined our team as…

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September 23

Gregory Cokinos Named On The Top 100 Super Lawyers List; Twelve Super Lawyers® Recognized at Cokinos | Young

Congratulations to Gregory Cokinos for being named on to the Top 100 Super Lawyers® list and to the twelve Cokinos | Young attorneys for being recognized…

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September 11

John Grayson and Shelly Masters Featured in FDCC Insights

The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel just released their Fall 2020 online edition of FDCC Insights. This is a scholarly journal comprised of relevant and…

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September 04

Appellate Win for the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks

The Trial and Appellate team of Jim Ewbank, Stephanie Cook, Tony Golz, and Dana Livingston scored a major victory for the Benevolent and Protective Order…

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August 24

Russell Smith Receives HBJ 40 Under 40 Award for 2020

Russell Smith received Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 award. This award celebrates young professionals who have significantly contributed to their companies,…

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August 21

Ryan Harrison Receives G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award

Ryan Harrison, a Principal in our Austin office, is one of the recipients of the G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award. This award honors the…

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August 20

Patrick Wielinski Named “Lawyer of the Year;” Eighteen Cokinos | Young Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers®

Congratulations to Patrick J. Wielinski for being named “Lawyer of the Year” and to the eighteen Cokinos | Young attorneys for being recognized by Best Lawyers….

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August 20

Reflecting on Best Practices for COVID-19

Anyone following the news surrounding COVID-19 knows that the construction industry has been mentioned often, both because of its essential nature as well as the…

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August 18

Twelve Lawyers Named Best San Antonio Lawyers 2020

Twelve lawyers in our San Antonio office have been included in the 16th Annual Best San Antonio Lawyers of 2020. For the past fourteen years,…

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August 12

Marc Young Re-Elected to Second Term as a Director of the FDCC

Cokinos | Young Founding Principal Marc Young was re-elected for his second term as a Director of the FDCC (Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel)….

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August 11

Pat Wielinski Authors Article as to Dangers of Breach of Contract Endorsements

The addition of a breach of contract endorsement to a contractor’s commercial general liability (CGL) policy significantly reduces the scope of coverage available for construction…

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July 09

Michael Osborne Named a 2020 Northern California Super Lawyer

Cokinos | Young Principal Michael Osborne has been included on the 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters for Personal Injury-Defense and Business Litigation. Michael has…

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July 01

Cokinos Attorneys Secure Significant Appellate Ruling

Cokinos Attorneys Karen Landinger, Roland Gonzales, Javier Duran, and Kyle Zunker secured a significant appellate ruling last week that will have far-reaching benefits for contractors…

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July 01

Congratulations to Karen Landinger for Being Rated AV Preeminent

Congratulations to Karen Landinger for being rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards. This is given to attorneys…

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June 22

Leader in the Transactional Field Darrell W. Taylor Joins Cokinos | Young in Houston

We are pleased to welcome Darrell W. Taylor, a recognized leader in the transactional field, to STRUCTURE, Cokinos|Young’s transactional team, where he will be joining…

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June 19

10 Cokinos | Young Lawyers Listed in the 2020 Edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers®

Congratulations to the 10 Cokinos | Young lawyers listed in the 2020 Edition of Texas’ Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected…

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June 09

Stephanie O’Rourke Featured as a 2020 Best San Antonio Lawyer

Congratulations to Stephanie O’Rourke for being featured as a 2020 Best San Antonio Lawyer by Scene in San Antonio Magazine. Established in 1999, Scene in…

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May 21

Additional PPP Guidance: Some Clarity on Potential Audits and Penalties

The Small Business Administration (the “SBA”), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, continues to release guidance in attempts to clarify certain provisions of…

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May 08

Texas Alternatives to In-Person Notarization: COVID-19 Orders and Existing Laws

To facilitate social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently issued two executive orders temporarily relaxing requirements for in-person notarization of certain…

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May 06

Stephanie O’Rourke Named 2020 Litigator of the Year

The American Institute of Trial Lawyers has named Stephanie O’Rourke Litigator of the Year for 2020 in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the field…

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April 27

OSHA Releases Additional COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) last week provided a list of safety tips for employers to help protect construction workers from exposure to…

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April 23

COVID-19 White Paper for Commercial Loans

In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), lenders around the country are taking steps to respond to the needs of borrowers directly affected by COVID-19….

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April 17

Potential Financial Assistance for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

By Shelly Masters & Wes Hunnell Two avenues for financial assistance under the March 27, 2020 CARES Act include: the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) administered…

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April 16

COVID-19 White Paper for Commercial Leases

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the virus itself as well as the actions being taken in response to it, have directly impacted the ability of…

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April 15

Force Majeure in the Era of COVID-19

A Cokinos|Young Informational Update Following up on our recent bulletin focusing on force majeure and project delay, which may be found at https://www.cokinoslaw.com/covid-19-and-force-majuere/, this update…

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April 15

The Best Defense is a Good Offense – Protect Yourself from COVID-Related Lawsuits

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (“IHME”) predicts that COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations will peak in Texas on April 29, 2020.  Cities[1] and counties…

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April 13

Cokinos | Young STRUCTURE Team Advises Central Texas Refuse through Sale to Integrated Waste Solutions Group

Cokinos | Young STRUCTURE, our transactional team, advised Central Texas Refuse and its affiliates in the sale of their business to Integrated Waste Solutions Group. …

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April 08

City of Dallas Building Inspection Announcement

The City of Dallas recently enacted its Rules for the Construction Industry as to COVID-19 in Dallas Ordinance No. 200438. Yesterday, the City further announced the strict…

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April 03

All Construction Work Now Permitted in Austin

The City of Austin has confirmed that all construction work is now permitted in Austin.  The City issued Supplemental Guidance late yesterday based on Governor…

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April 02

Critical Infrastructure Construction in Austin Allowed Under Governor Abbott’s Latest Order

On March 31, Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA 14 to provide statewide continuity regarding essential services that are exempt from the stay-at-home orders…

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April 01

UPDATE: Procedure for obtaining “commercial activity” exemption for travel from Louisiana to Texas revised by Texas Executive Order GA-14

We recently reported regarding Texas Executive Order GA-12, which imposes a mandatory self-quarantine for persons entering the State of Texas through roadways from Louisiana, as…

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March 31

Texas Executive Order Requiring Self-Quarantine for Travelers from Louisiana and the “Commercial Activity” Exception

On March 29, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gregg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-12 imposing a mandatory self-quarantine for persons entering the…

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March 30

Dallas County Rules for the Construction Industry

Construction is an Essential Business and Critical Infrastructure in Dallas County. The county has released a document to guide the Construction industry on the meaning…

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March 30

Texas “Stay-At-Home” Emergency Ordinances

As many of you are aware, numerous Texas cities and larger counties enacted “stay-at-home” emergency ordinances. ALL of these orders have some sort of exemptions,…

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March 27

CARES Act Stimulus Plan Update

The CARES Act passed the House earlier today and President Trump just signed it into law. Cokinos | Young is following these developments closely and…

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March 27

DOL Guidelines & FFCRA Tax Credits

Through the COVID-19 chaos and daily updates of the guidelines, we know you are receiving an overwhelming amount of information to digest. Cokinos | Young is…

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March 26

Stay-Home Orders for the City of Austin AND Travis County

By Shelly Masters and Nick Gavrizi The City of Austin issued Stay Home-Work Safe Order No. 200200324.007 (the “Austin Order”) which was quickly followed by…

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March 26

The Impact of Coronavirus on Mechanic’s Lien Claims

Practical Guidance for Protecting Your Right to Payment in Times of Uncertainty I. Introduction As the construction industry, along with everyone else in the commercial…

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March 20

Testing the Boundaries of Business Insurance: COVID-19 Risks

Most businesses will suffer losses due to COVID-19 exposure and efforts to contain it. Most businesses are suffering losses already. Likewise, most businesses maintain business…

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March 19

Cokinos Cares: Our Firm’s Response to the Coronavirus

We at Cokinos | Young hope that you, your family members, and your loved ones, are doing as well as can be during these difficult…

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March 19

Covid-19 and Force Majuere

By now, the majority of Americans have been impacted in some way by the spread of COVID-19.  Restaurants are closed, employees are working from home,…

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March 19

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What does it Mean

Late on March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Of note for all employers are three particular aspects…

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March 09

Cokinos | Young Recognizes its 2020 Rising Stars

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been recognized on the 2020 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young…

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March 03

The Impact of Coronavirus and How To Prepare

Already causing havoc in China, the threatened global pandemic of the coronavirus will likely cause disruptions of supply chains and other businesses involving trade, manufacturing,…

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February 25

2020 Release of “The Texas Anti-Indemnity Act: Restrictions on Indemnity in Texas”

The Insurance/Risk Management Insurance Group of Cokinos Young has released a 2020 revision of its white paper, “The Texas Anti-Indemnity Act: Restrictions on Indemnity in…

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January 30

James Richards Becomes Board Certified in Construction Law

Cokinos | Young congratulates James Richards (Houston) for recently becoming Board Certified in Construction Law. James is part of a small group of attorneys in…

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January 15

Cokinos | Young San Antonio Office Ranked by San Antonio Business Journal

Congratulations to our San Antonio office for ranking: #2 on San Antonio’s Top Construction Law Firms #7 on San Antonio’s Largest Litigation Law Firms #15…

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November 01

Cokinos | Young Earns 2020 Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” Ranking by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best…

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October 24

Introducing STRUCTURE™

Cokinos | Young is long known for construction law, but the firm also has a long history of providing sophisticated business transactional services in corporate,…

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September 03

Thirteen Super Lawyers Named at Cokinos | Young

Thirteen lawyers spanning all of our offices have been named 2019 Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. This distinction is held by less than five percent…

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August 16

Marc Young Elected as Board of Director for FDCC

  Marc Young was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is composed of…

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August 15

Best Lawyers© Announces 2020 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…

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August 08

Cokinos | Young Ranked 3rd in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms

Cokinos | Young was ranked 3rd in Construction Executive’s Top 50 Construction Law Firms in the United States. For this inaugural ranking, Construction Executive asked hundreds of…

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July 23

Cokinos | Young Provides Guidance on Wrap Up Insurance Programs

Pat Wielinski has published an article in the Summer 2019 edition of the Construction Law Journal of the Construction Section of the State Bar of…

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July 15

Pat Wielinski Continues Amicus Curiae Assistance for the Construction Industry

Over the past fifteen years, Pat Wielinski has leant his assistance to the Associated General Contractors of America and its local chapters not only in…

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June 25

New Construction Laws Passed

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE New Construction Laws Passed The 2019 Texas legislative session resulted in significant new laws benefitting the construction industry. Stephanie Cook, principal in the…

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June 18

New Texas Supreme Court Ruling

  LaLonde v. Gosnell, No. 16-0966 (Tex. June 14, 2019). Today the Texas Supreme Court issued its majority and dissenting opinions in a case addressing…

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May 01

Cokinos | Young Attorneys ranked by prestigious Chambers USA in 2019 Directory

Chambers USA has released their 2019 version of America’s Leading Lawyers. Chambers has been one of the leading authorities in law firm and lawyer rankings…

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April 10

John Grayson Named an Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association

Houston attorney, John Grayson, was recently named an arbitrator by The American Arbitration Association. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a not-for-profit organization in the…

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March 07

John Warren Recognized on 2019 Up and Coming 100 List

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that Principal John Warren was recognized by Super Lawyers on the Up and Coming 100 list. The Super…

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March 04

Cokinos | Young Honors its 2019 Rising Stars

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been named to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young…

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February 20

Nationally Recognized Appellate Lawyers Join Cokinos | Young

Roger D. Townsend, one of the founders of the civil appellate practice group in Texas, has joined Cokinos Young, P.C. as a principal in its…

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January 08

Stephanie Cook Named Principal at Cokinos | Young

We are thrilled to announce that Stephanie Cook has become a Principal at Cokinos | Young. Stephanie has extensive experience in both litigation and transactional…

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December 14

Fifth Circuit Reverses Course on General Contractors, Rules They Are Subject to OSHA “Controlling Employer” Citation Doctrine

  For the past 37 years, general contractors within the Fifth Circuit states of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi have been able to rest relatively easily…

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November 01

Cokinos | Young Earns 2019 Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” Ranking by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and Best…

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October 09

Pat Wielinski Authors Fifth Edition of Insurance for Defective Construction

In this new edition of his book, Pat draws on 38 years of practice representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties in disputes over insurance coverage…

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September 12

Stephanie Cook Named an Arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association

Austin attorney, Stephanie Cook, was recently named an arbitrator by The American Arbitration Association. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is a not-for-profit organization in the…

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September 10

David Tolin’s Expertise Called on in Houston Business Journal

Our very own David Tolin was recently called on by a reporter at the Houston Business Journal to give his expert explanation on how the…

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September 07

Western District of Texas Requires Insurer to Defend General Contractor in Sports Complex Construction Defect Suit Despite “Breach of Contract Exclusion” Endorsement

Cokinos | Young recently received a favorable summary judgment ruling from a Texas federal judge for its general contractor client in a coverage action initiated…

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September 06

Nine Super Lawyers Named at Cokinos | Young

Nine lawyers spanning all four of our offices here at Cokinos | Young have been named 2018 Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters. This distinction is…

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September 05

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…

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August 22

Central Texas Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Update

San Antonio Adopts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Stayed By Court Of Appeals The status of mandatory paid sick leave…

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August 16

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…

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August 15

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…

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August 08

Stephanie O’Rourke Elected Secretary of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section

Principal Stephanie O’Rourke was elected to be the 2018-2019 Secretary of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section by the section membership at the annual…

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July 18

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…

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July 16

Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance – Lawsuit Update

Several motions in the lawsuit challenging the Austin Paid Sick Leave Ordinance were heard in Travis County District Court, including the motion for a temporary…

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July 11

Gregory M. Cokinos named the Best Lawyers© 2018 Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession, has named Gregory M. Cokinos as Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law…

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June 07

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…

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May 30

Texas Supreme Court: Employees are “Unemployed” While on Unpaid Leave

On May 25, 2018, the Texas Supreme Court held that an individual taking unpaid leave under the Family & Medical Leave Act qualifies as “unemployed”…

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May 22

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…

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May 17

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…

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May 15

Cokinos | Young Sponsors Memorial Hermann Circle of Life “Rise and Shine” Gala

Cokinos | Young recently sponsored the 2018 Memorial Hermann Circle of Life “ Rise and Shine” Gala. Memorial Hermann is a wonderful client and we…

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May 11

Cokinos | Young continues to be ranked as a Top Tier (Band One) Construction Law Firm by prestigious Chambers USA in 2018 Directory

Chambers USA just released their 2018 version of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Cokinos | Young continues to rank as one of the top…

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May 07

Court of Appeals Enforces OCIP Workers Comp Bar, Reverses $17 Million Verdict and Renders Take Nothing Judgment

On May 3, 2018, the Houston First District Court of Appeals reversed a $17,720,000 verdict against Austin Bridge & Road, LP (“ABR”) and rendered a…

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April 25

Federal Construction Contractors’ Affirmative Action Obligations

Wilson Stoker, Esq. Board Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist Cokinos | Young View Bio Construction contractors and subcontractors that hold a federal construction contract…

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April 03

Employment Law Update: Risks from Faulty Background Check Disclosures Growing in Texas

In a January decision out of the Northern District of Texas, Southwest Airlines escaped liability in a class action lawsuit over the company’s background check…

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March 22

Employment Law Update: Negligence-Based Lawsuits Against Texas Employers for Wrongful Employee Acts

A growing theory of liability that plaintiffs’ attorneys are pursuing against companies nationwide, including in Texas, is that employers should be held financially responsible for…

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March 21

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…

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March 13

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…

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March 09

Austin Adopts South’s First Paid Sick Leave Law

All employers who do business in Austin, Texas, need to prepare themselves for complying with the first paid sick leave law enacted in the South. …

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March 06

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…

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February 14

Dichotomizing CGL Coverage for Construction Defects

On January 31, Pat Wielinski presented at the 2018 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of America,…

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February 08

Navigating Risks for Geoprofessionals

Stephanie Cook joined with a recognized industry expert to provide a joint presentation for the TCEL/Geoprofessionals Serving Texas on the business risks that engineers face…

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February 06

Construction Contract Clauses: What the CPA Needs to Understand

Stephanie O’Rourke, with the help of Travis Riley, hosted a webinar for the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC) about what CPAs need to understand in…

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January 26

A Review of Spooky Construction Projects

Stephanie O’Rourke did a presentation on “They Creak, They Crack, They Crumble: A Review of Spooky Construction Projects” at Texas A&M University. To get the…

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January 16

Jay Farwell and John Warren Become Board Certified in Construction Law

Cokinos | Young congratulates Principals Jay Farwell (San Antonio) and John Warren (Houston) for recently becoming Board Certified in Construction Law. Jay and John were…

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January 09

Cokinos | Young Announces Principal Promotions

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that three attorneys in the firm’s Houston office have been promoted to Principal in recognition of their commitment…

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December 08

Court Enforces OCIP Workers Comp Bar in Third Party Over Action

Cokinos | Young recently obtained summary judgment for the owner and the general contractor on all claims brought by a severely injured employee of a…

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December 05

Outstanding Houston Aggie Traditions Lunch

The Houston A&M Club has worked tirelessly to foster the Aggie Spirit in Houston by supporting A&M through donations to her colleges, student activities, and…

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November 29

Slow Poke Permits

If you’re tired of waiting on city inspectors to issue permits, you should probably be aware of a little known and rarely used statute. Section…

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November 28

South Texas College of Law Wins 128th National Advocacy Title

One of Cokinos | Young ‘s newest attorneys, Ryan Cunningham, coached his alma mater South Texas College of Law to its 128th National Moot Court…

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November 27

Texas Mechanic’s Liens and Bonds

By David L. Tolin, Cokinos Young This practice note explains Texas laws governing mechanic’s liens and bonds. Texas is home to relatively complex statutory frameworks…

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November 07

2nd Annual Cokinos | Young Invitational

The 2nd Annual Cokinos | Young Invitational was held at the Texas A&M Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas in late October. All agreed it…

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November 01

Cokinos | Young Ranked as Tier 1 Law Firm in 8th Edition of Best Law Firms

As of today, US News & World Report and Best Lawyers announce the Eighth Edition of the Best Law Firms rankings. Best Law Firms has…

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October 13

Cokinos | Young Sponsors Dinner and Places Second in CFMA Golf Tournament

Congratulations to the our team that took second place in the 23rd Annual Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) golf tournament. Cokinos | Young was proud…

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September 28

Cokinos | Young Sponsors Management Trip for Houston Contractors Association

Cokinos | Young was proud to sponsor the Houston Contractors Association Management Trip to Rosewood Mayakoba in Mexico earlier this month. We appreciate all the…

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September 26

Lunch with Coach Lou Holtz at the NAIOP Luncheon

Lou Holtz, Legendary Football Coach and ESPN Analyst, spoke at the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s September luncheon at River Oaks Country Club.  Cokinos…

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September 20

Important Changes to 2017 AIA Contract Forms

Recently, the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) published its decennial update to the AIA forms most commonly used by contractors, owners, and design professionals. In…

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August 29

Policyholders Beware: Convergence of New Texas Insurance Laws and Hurricane Harvey

In a bizarre twist, the insurance legislation originally billed as the “Hailstorm Bill” will likely have the greatest effect not on hailstorms, but on the…

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August 24

Pat Wielinski to Speak at IRMI Construction Risk Conference in November

The 37th IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC) will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 5th to the 8th this year. This conference brings nearly…

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August 18

ABC Central Texas Meet the Contractors

Cokinos | Young recently sponsored the Associated Builders and Contractors – Central Texas Chapter Meet the Contractors at the Norris Convention Center in Austin. Congratulations…

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August 17

After the Flood: Hurricane Harvey’s $180 Billion Impact on Houston’s Economy

The destruction from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria is virtually unprecedented. In fact, Harvey and Irma are the only Category 4 storms to hit the…

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August 17

Best Lawyers© Announces 2017 List & Includes Three Attorneys 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…

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August 14

2017 ABC South Texas Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet

The Associated Builders and Contractors – South Texas Chapter held its 25th Silver Anniversary of the Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet at the Omni San…

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August 03

Cokinos | Young is the Platinum Sponsor of the 5th EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference

The 5th EPC Contract & Risk Management Conference will be held in Houston, Texas from September 12th to September 14th. The conference is focused on…

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July 30

Just Another Day at the Office

It is just another day on the job for the team at Cokinos | Young. Shelly Masters and Natalya Sheddan out of our Austin office…

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June 19

The Spill Magic Saga Continues – Austin v. Kroger Is Back

Houston | San Antonio | Austin | Dallas/Fort Worth   On June 2nd, the Fifth Circuit designated its opinion in Austin v. Kroger, L.P., 2017 WL 1379453 (5th Cir. Apr….

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June 14

Cokinos | Young Sponsors Upcoming Lunch & Learn Legal Seminar at Karbach Brewing Co.

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, ABC Houston is hosting their next Lunch & Learn Legal Seminar at Karbach Brewing Co. Presenter Peter van der Schans…

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June 05

Congratulations to Gregory Cokinos for Receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University

Each year Texas A&M University’s Mays School of Business selects graduates “who embody the Aggies core values – loyalty, integrity, excellence, leadership, selfless service and respect”…

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June 01

Chambers USA Ranks Cokinos | Young as Top Tier Band One in 2017 Legal Directory

Cokinos | Young consistently ranks as one of the top construction law firms in the country. Chambers USA recently announced Cokinos | Young as a…

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May 12

Pat Wielinski Recently Spoke to the HBA Construction Law Section

On April 20, Pat Wielinski spoke to the Houston Bar Association’s Construction Law Section regarding “Construction Insurance Update: New Cases and a Few What Ifs”….

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May 11

Pat Wielinski to speak at National CFMA Conference in June

Pat Wielinski is scheduled to speak at the Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) Annual Conference & Exhibition June 5-7. He will be speaking on the topic…

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May 01

Austin is launching an initiative to rewrite its Land Development Code.

The City of Austin, Texas has launched the initiative called CodeNEXT to rewrite its Land Development Code. Learn how this will impact the Austin construction…

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April 10

Cokinos | Young Recognizes its 2017 Rising Stars

Cokinos | Young is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys have been named to the 2017 Texas Rising Stars list of exceptional young…

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April 07

San Antonio Principal one of the first attorneys in Texas to become Board Certified in Construction Law

Congratulations to our Principal Stephanie O’Rourke for being one of the first female attorneys in Texas to become Board Certified in Construction Law.  Click here…

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March 01

TEXAS LAW FIRM COKINOS | YOUNG REMAINS INDUSTRY LEADER

Announces Growth and Redoubles its Commitment to the Construction and Real Estate Sectors HOUSTON — (March 1, 2017) Houston-based Cokinos | Young, formerly known as…

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November 01

US News & World Report Ranks Best Law Firms

Cokinos, Bosien & Young is pleased to announce that it has again been recognized as a Tier 1 firm in the 2017 “Best Law Firms”…

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September 07

Eight Super Lawyers at CBY

Eight attorneys representing all four offices of Cokinos, Bosien & Young have been named by Thomson Reuters as 2016 Texas Super Lawyers. This distinction is…

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August 24

Best Lawyers© Announces 2017 List

Four attorneys from Cokinos, Bosien & Young have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America©. First published in 1983,…

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March 22

Rising Stars Honored

Cokinos, Bosien & Young is pleased to announce that five of its attorneys have been selected to the 2016 Texas Rising Stars list. The list…

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February 19

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,…

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February 12

Pat Wielinski Shares Expertise

ABA FORUM ON CONSTRUCTION SELECTS WIELINSKI’S PRESENTATION The ABA Forum on Construction is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and has selected the most popular presentations from…

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February 03

CBY Files Amici Curiae Brief

January 25, 2016 – Pat Wielinski and the insurance coverage team at Cokinos, Bosien & Young – Rene Pinson and Amy Rauch – filed an…

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November 03

CBY Attorneys Receive Accolades

2015 was a banner year of recognition and accolades for Cokinos, Bosien & Young attorneys and for the firm as a whole. We would like…

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August 13

Insurance for Defective Construction

August 13, 2015 – The Fourth Edition of Pat Wielinski’s book, Insurance for Defective Construction has been published by International Risk Management Institute of Dallas….

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June 09

Business Journal Lists CBY

San Antonio, Texas Cokinos, Bosien & Young has once again earned the Number 1 ranking on the San Antonio Business Journal’s Construction Law Firms list….

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June 09

CBY Sponsors Mock Trial

Austin, Texas On Monday, April 16, 2015 Seventy five students from Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Keating Middle School, Travis High School and…

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January 13

Attorneys to Present on Contract Terms

Attorneys from Cokinos, Bosien & Young will present at the EPC Contract and Risk Management Conference, held at the JW Marriott Downtown Houston. The title…

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January 07

CBY Receives Top Recognitions

Cokinos, Bosien & Young is proud to recognize the many achievements and awards that the firm and its attorneys have garnered over the past year:…

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