**Contact TEXO for a username and password to register**
Date: May 13, 2020
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Cost: $55 / TEXO Members
$75 / Non-Members
In today’s challenging economy, construction companies must:
- Get paid for the materials and services you provide.
- Pay only once for the materials and services you receive.
- Know what Texas laws protect your interests.
- Have the legal tools to necessary for your company to succeed.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS SEMINAR:
Contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, bonding professionals, and other construction professionals providing goods and/or services to construction projects.
SEMINAR MATERIALS PROVIDED:
Seminar participants will receive a Lien and Bond Claim Manual with a CD containing legal forms to use when your company wants to be paid for the work it performed.
SUBJECTS ADDRESSED INCLUDE:
- Identifying who is protected by statutory liens and bonds.
- Knowing when and how to file statutory notice to protect payment rights.
- Understanding the remedies available on both private and public projects.
- Finding out how contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers can protect their payment rights.
- Learning what Texas laws govern payment rights on construction projects.
- Understanding how the Texas Prompt Payment Acts for both public and private construction projects, encourage prompt payments.
Promptly after graduating with honors from the University of Texas Law School, Stephen began representing construction clients in Fort Worth. The foundation for his construction practice was laid long before law school. Starting as a draftsman, surveyor, and inspector, Stephen worked his way through engineering school. After finishing his engineering studies and becoming registered as a professional engineer, he became one of the three principal engineers of appointment consulting engineering firm in Fort Worth. Stephen designed structures, streets and roadways, treatment plants, utilities, drainage facilities, and even parks.
Stephen’s hands-on experience with construction early in his career provided the building blocks necessary to build a successful construction law firm that knows construction. Many of his construction clients have been with him since the founding of the firm over 30 years ago, and continue to seek his counsel. He remains active in trying cases, representing construction industry clients in arbitrations, and providing counsel to limit risk and resolve disputes for construction clients.
Over 25 years ago the construction industry recognized Stephen’s service to the industry he continues to serve. The Fort Worth Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America honored Stephen with its S.I.R. (Service/Integrity/Responsibility) Award in 1990. Stephen’s peers in the legal industry have also recognized his service in construction law, and he has been designated a Texas Super Lawyer each year for the last 11 years. Stephen is currently an adjunct professor at Texas A & M Law School teaching, of course, construction law. He serves as a frequent speaker in seminars conducted by industry groups which have included the Texas Building Branch of AGC, TEXO, the Texas Society of Architects, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Andrew Piel is a native of Arlington and Tarrant County and obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Andrew began his legal career in 1997 as a Prosecutor in the TarrantCounty District Attorney's Office, where he gained extensive jury trial experience. He then transitioned into civil litigation practice in 1999. Since then, Andrew has handled a variety of complex litigation matters in the areas of construction law, lien law, contract law, real estate law, business-related negligence claims, collections, and products liability. In addition, Andrew teaches classes on construction law topics for Lorman Educational Services and TEXO/AGC. Andrew has extensive experience in counseling businesses on legal questions related to their day-to-day operations and contractual relationships, and has been trained as a mediator by the American Arbitration Association. Nothing provides Andrew more satisfaction than to see his clients succeed, thrive, and grow. He has been recognized by his legal peers as a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, and as a “Top Lawyer” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine in 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Construction Law Section of the Texas Bar Association, and the Tarrant County Bar Association. Andrew is the former Chair of the Construction Law Section of the Tarrant Bar. He has been active in his community as a former Planning & Zoning Commissioner for the City of Arlington, a member of the Arlington ISD's Capital Needs Steering Committee, and served on the Board of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as a member of the Public Policy/Governmental Relations Committee of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, the Governmental Relations Committee of TEXO/AGC, and is a former member of Arlington's Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee. Andrew is also active in Tarrant County political affairs. When not working, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Anna, also an attorney, and his two daughters, Elena and Lara.
Jason has represented clients from all segments of the construction industry for the last 20 years and is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He assists construction clients with delay and labor impact claims, defective work claims, performance and payment bond claims, breach of contract/breach of warranty claims, and mechanic's lien foreclosures. He also represents construction clients in a wide range of bankruptcy matters, including defense of preference actions, motions to lift stay, reclamation claims, administrative claims, objections to section 363 sales, enforcement of mechanic's liens, and objections to Chapter 11 plans. As a construction lawyer with experience in bankruptcy law, Jason understands the unique issues that arise, and what remedies are available, when an owner, general contractor, or subcontractor files for bankruptcy.
In addition to representing clients in the courtroom, Jason has represented the construction industry before the Texas Legislature. He has been involved, along with select colleagues, in drafting important legislation affecting the construction industry, and he has testified before legislative committees regarding issues critical to the construction sector. He is also a frequent speaker to construction industry and legal groups and associations on topics encompassing a range of construction issues and his unique expertise in construction-related bankruptcy issues. Jason has served on the Governing Council of the Construction Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association, is a member of the Construction Law Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Please contact TEXO at 972-647-0697 with any questions. If your company requires a PO # or a Job Cost Account, please provide this information when registering. Thank You!
TEXO reserves the right to cancel all or part of the above training up to 30 days prior to the scheduled event based on attendance numbers. A minimum of five people needs to be registered for this event to be held.
- Cancellations made between 14 and 8 days prior to the start date of the activity will be refunded in full.
- Cancellations made seven days or fewer prior to the start date of the activity, no refund but substitutions may be made.
Note that refund requests must be coordinated with Ashlyn Smith