As a member of Allensworth’s construction contracts team, Eddy works with public and private owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals to review, draft, and negotiate complex agreements for construction projects of all types and sizes. Eddy takes great pride in contributing to the growth and development of our community through his work in the construction industry, where he can leverage his expertise to make a tangible impact on the city’s landscape and character. He’s proud to represent clients who are making Central Texas a more livable and beautiful place.
Eddy understands that a well-crafted contract is critical to the success of any construction project—it is the framework that guides parties in navigating project priorities, potential uncertainties, and disputes that may arise during the project. Eddy is particularly gifted at building relationships with his clients, and deciphering what they need from a contract, even (or especially) when it is not immediately apparent. Armed with this insight, he can quickly see the big picture, identify competing priorities, and skillfully negotiate and draft a contract that effectively safeguards his client’s rights and interests, while ensuring the terms establish a fair playing field for the project to thrive.
After graduating from law school, Eddy practiced law for an Austin-based school law firm, where he advised clients across the state on facilities and business matters, including bond planning, property issues, and construction. In this role, he worked on a wide range of construction issues for school districts ranging in size from small, rural communities with fewer than one hundred students to large, urban districts with over one hundred thousand students and hundred-million-dollar budgets. He served as outside counsel on hundreds of construction matters—experience that translates directly into his work for construction clients at Allensworth.
Before going to law school, Eddy pursued his passion for education and public service by spending two years as a fifth grade bilingual teacher with Teach for America in San Antonio, and obtaining his Masters of Education Policy and Management from Harvard University. In 2012, he founded Leadership SAISD, a nonprofit organization that provides free leadership training and development opportunities for community members in San Antonio, and he currently serves as the President of its Board of Directors. Eddy also serves on the advisory board of Mainspring Schools, an Austin-based early education center committed to providing a high-quality early educational experience for socioeconomically diverse children.
Eddy met his wife, a school counselor, while teaching, and they share a passion for education. They are the proud parents of one extremely adorable toddler. Raising a young child is a great motivator and a constant reminder that the work he does truly matters—and it keeps him busy. But when he manages to get some “me time”, Eddy enjoys running and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.