Practice Areas

Skilled Dallas Construction Law Firm

The law office of Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, L.L.P., has more than 35 years of experience representing clients in a variety of construction law areas:

Construction Disputes

TFW has experience in representing owners, developers, lenders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties and design professionals in construction disputes such as:

  • Delay and labor impact claims
  • Construction defect claims
  • Payment claims
  • Lien and bond claims
  • Breach of contract claims

Construction Litigation

The firm's construction litigation attorneys counsel, represent and defend clients in disputes throughout Texas. They defend clients in pre-litigation dispute resolution, alternative dispute resolution and litigation in Texas state court and federal court.

Construction Contracts

The Texas construction law firm of Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, L.L.P. drafts, reviews, revises and handles disputes involving construction contracts. TFW regularly counsels and represents owners, developers, lenders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, sureties and design professionals in matters relating to commercial construction contracts.

In addition to construction law, TFW regularly represents clients in the following related services:


When an owner, general contractor, or one of your customers, subcontractors or suppliers files bankruptcy (or if you are concerned they may be close to bankruptcy), your company may need to take action to protect and collect any unpaid contract amounts and to guard against potential future liability. TFW represents creditors in a wide variety of bankruptcy matters, and can assist your company with:

  • Taking steps to protect your company BEFORE the bankruptcy is filed
  • Filing, preserving and enforcing liens after the bankruptcy filing
  • Filing proofs of claim and administrative claims
  • Navigating the minefield when a bankruptcy is filed in the middle of a project
  • Motions to lift the automatic stay
  • Defending preference actions

Commercial Litigation

As in construction litigation, TFW has the experience and capability of handling a wide variety of commercial litigation matters in court, as well as in arbitration and mediation.

Commercial and Real Estate Transactions

TFW has the experience and capability to handle a variety of business transactions and concerns, including business formation matters, corporate mergers and acquisitions and commercial real estate transactions for its construction clients.

Lien and Bond Claims

TFW can prepare and file your lien and bond claims. In Texas, the lien and bond claim perfection scheme is unique, cumbersome and complex. Notice letter requirements and filing deadlines are strict and unforgiving. Content of the notices are mandated, in part, by Texas statute. TFW has extensive experience in preparing and filing lien and bond claims, and regularly files suit to

Insurance Defense

TFW’s experience with in-depth knowledge of the construction industry and construction litigation makes it uniquely situated to provide insurance defense. The firm defends property and personal injury claims arising out of incidents that occur on commercial construction projects.

Labor and Employment Law Matters

TFW can help employers resolve human resources problems that often arise in the workplace. If needed, TFW will defend your company in court or arbitration against discrimination claims, wage claims, or other related claims alleged by your current or former employees. TFW also prepares employment agreements and non-compete agreements on the front end of the employer-employee relationship as well as separation agreements on the back end of that relationship when the employee and employer part ways.

Business and Corporate Formation

TFW assists clients with corporate law matters, including the formation of corporate and other business entities, the buying and selling of shares or interests in such business entities and the preparation of joint venture agreements and other business agreements.

Legislative Drafting

TFW has a long history of drafting, reviewing and revising construction related proposed legislation. No one in the firm, however, is a lobbyist. For example, the firm drafted and revised the Texas Prompt Pay Act for both public and private projects, amendments to Texas’ mechanic’s lien laws, bond statutes for state public works projects and venue and choice of law statutes for construction disputes.

Contact TFW

To schedule a discussion with a lawyer regarding construction or related legal issues, please contact Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, L.L.P.