Ian has broad experience in real estate law, with a focus on commercial, industrial and residential construction law. Ian has extensive trial experience conducting jury and bench trials, as well as arbitrations, from homeowner claims to multimillion- and multibillion-dollar commercial projects throughout Texas. He represents developers, general contractors, subcontractors, homebuilders, homeowners, business owners and individuals in a variety of disputes, as well as in OSHA compliance and investigation matters. His construction practice covers a range of projects, including highways and bridges, public works projects, commercial and retail construction, industrial and warehouse facilities, residential (single and multi-family), apartment complexes, pipelines, and drilling sites.
Ian is actively involved in the construction industry and the community, having served on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Builders Association and as legal advisor for Operation FINALLY HOME, a nonprofit 501(c) that provides custom-made, mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of fallen soldiers. He is also a frequent speaker and author on a variety of topics concerning the construction industry for the State Bar of Texas, the Associated General Contractors and the American Subcontractors Association.
With respect to Ian’s oil and gas and energy law practice, he has handled down-hole failure litigation, pipeline rupture litigation, wrongful death litigation, operating agreement litigation (master service agreements for drilling and workover services), and oil and gas lease litigation. Typically involved in both practice areas is the handling of major catastrophic loss investigations, evaluations of safety programs and protocols, and OSHA and PHMSA investigations, hearings and citation defense. Ian has handled these disputes in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arkansas, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania.