Industry Update: Important Legislation from the 84th Regular Session

Although the 84th Legislative Session was relatively quiet for the construction industry, several new laws notable to the field became effective this month. Some of these bills include: (1) House Bill 2049, which addresses the liability of design professionals who contract with “governmental agencies;” (2) House Bill 1455, which adds pre-suit requirements for defect claims … Continued

Joe Basham Named Managing Partner

We’re honored to announce Joe Basham as our managing partner. He was elected in a unanimous decision. In his new role, Joe will provide strategic leadership and direction drawn from his 13 years at our firm. Joe’s practice focuses on construction law and construction litigation. He represents owners, developers, general contractors, EPC contractors, subcontractors, architects, … Continued

Our 20th Year Brings Standout Clients and Projects

Our clients are hard at work building up the city of Austin. We want to shine a light on a few of their recent standout projects. This year brings the South Congress Hotel, a posh boutique hotel located in the 1600 block of South Congress Avenue designed by Dick Clark + Associates and Michael Hsu … Continued

Allensworth & Porter Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

What began 20 years ago with one lawyer has evolved into a firm with nine attorneys, hundreds of clients, and numerous accolades by distinguished industry groups. Since opening the doors in 1995, Allensworth & Porter has become one of the largest construction law firms in central Texas, representing clients in all facets of the construction … Continued

Allensworth Welcomes New Partner Amy Emerson

Today Allensworth & Porter  announced the addition of Amy Emerson as a partner with the firm. Emerson will assume her role on February 16, 2015. Prior to joining Allensworth & Porter, Emerson was an associate at Lloyd Gosselink, where her practice focused on trial and appellate work for governmental entities. Emerson specializes in governmental immunity … Continued


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