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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.

Location

  • JPMorgan Chase Tower, Suite 4800
    600 Travis Street
    Houston, TX 77002

Education

  • South Texas College of Law , JD, graduated 1999
  • St. Lawrence University, BA, graduated 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Bay Area Builders Association - Past Directo/Board of Directors, Vice President/Board of Directors
  • Defense Research Institute - Member
  • Greater Houston Builders Association - General Counsel
  • Houston Bar Association - Past Chair, Chair Elect, Treasurer, Litigation and Construction Law
  • Institution for Energy Law - Advisory Board Member
  • State Bar of Texas - Litigation and Construction Law Sections Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Construction

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Construction, Houston (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Special Focus

  • COVID-19

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