Other Practice Areas
The Dallas, Texas Construction Law Firm Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, L.L.P.
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
While the majority of cases handled by the firm involve construction, the firm’s trial lawyers have trial experience and knowledge that transfers to other business litigation matters as well. As with its construction litigation, TFW has the experience and capacity to handle judgment claims collection or a wide variety of other commercial litigation matters in court, as well as in arbitration and mediation.
Commercial and Real Estate Transactions
Adjunct to the construction law practice of TFW are general corporate law and commercial and real estate transaction services. Our attorneys have the sophistication to handle a variety of concerns, including business formation matters, commercial lease transactions and commercial real estate purchases and sales, land development and land use issues, corporate mergers and acquisitions, business financing, employment contracts, or sales for its construction clients.
Lien and Bond Claims
The lien and bond claim perfection requirements in Texas are unique, cumbersome, and complex. Notice requirements and filing deadlines are strict and unforgiving. Content of the notices are mandated, in part, by statute. TFW has extensive experience in Texas in this area. TFW regularly assists its clientele in the lien and bond claim perfection process, and regularly defends and prosecutes those claims in court.
TFW’s experience in and in-depth knowledge of the construction industry and construction litigation makes it uniquely situated to defend property and personal injury claims arising out of incidents that occur on commercial construction projects. TFW has experience in handling construction-related property claims and worksite injuries on behalf of insureds. As with all of its litigation matters, TFW explores whether an insurance defense matter can be resolved in arbitration or mediation—without the expense of litigation.
Insureds, owners, developers, lenders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, and insurance company representatives are invited to Contact Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen, L.L.P., to schedule a consultation on their bankruptcy, commercial litigation, commercial and real estate transactions or insurance defense matters.
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.
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.