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Construction Transactions

Thompson & Knight’s construction attorneys negotiate and prepare the construction, architect, engineering, and management contracts that are the foundation of every project. We provide the business and legal insight that enables public and private owners and developers to construct residential lot developments, in-town housing, multifamily projects, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial facilities, hotels, public schools, mixed-use projects, and country club developments.

Overview

Thompson & Knight’s construction attorneys negotiate and prepare the construction, architect, engineering, and management contracts that are the foundation of every project. We provide the business and legal insight that enables public and private owners and developers to construct residential lot developments, in-town housing, multifamily projects, office buildings, shopping centers, industrial facilities, hotels, public schools, mixed-use projects, and country club developments. After the project is completed, we help owners and contractors resolve construction disputes and work with owners and their tenants on such problems as asbestos and indoor air pollution.

Construction Partner listed in Chambers USA 2019 “Leaders in Their Field” by Chambers and Partners

40+

Lead Construction Partner has more than 40 years of construction law experience

Ranked among the top firms in the nation in Construction in The Legal 500 US 2018 by Legalease

Experience

  • Represented a real estate affiliate of a major life insurance company in drafting and negotiating design and construction contracts involving more than 15 office buildings in 2017 and 2018 alone
  • Represented a developer of rail-related industrial properties aggregating more than 1.5 million square feet on all aspects of the development, including engineering, design, and construction contracts
  • Represented a developer of 20 multifamily mixed-used projects in eight states on design, consulting, and construction contracts in 2017 and 2018 alone
  • Represented major tenants on design and construction contracts in connection with new corporate headquarters aggregating more than 500,000 square feet in Dallas and Houston
  • Represented an architect on more than 12 multifamily mixed-use projects in three states with national developers during 2017 and 2018 alone
  • Represented a tenant of major retail space in the Hudson Yards Project in New York on specialty design, architect’s, and construction contracts
  • Represented a developer in connection with a 700-acre interactive, mixed-use development in suburban Dallas; at the conclusion of its phased development, project will have residential, flex office, retail, and corporate campus components
  • Represented a senior lender in a $28 million loan (total development budget of $51 million) for a conference center, shared structured parking facility, and hotel project within the Sugar Land Town Center Square Development in Sugar Land, Texas; development includes the hotel and conference center, the new Sugar Land Town Hall, retail, multifamily and office components, and shared common areas, all of which will be connected by a mix of public transit corridors
  • Represented a developer in connection with acquisition, development, and leasing of a 500,000-square-foot corporate campus facility
  • Represented a senior lender in the origination of five multifamily/student housing construction loans totaling $111 million
  • Represented a lender in the origination of syndicated multifamily construction loans totaling $100 million
  • Represented lenders in making 14 separate construction loans totaling $950 million, involving projects in more than a dozen states during the past five years
  • Represented an engineering and construction firm in its initial public offering
  • Negotiated a $350 million turnkey engineering/construction contract on behalf of an international oil and gas corporation for a new methanol plant in western Africa
  • Advised a major plastics manufacturing company in the construction of two new plants in west Texas
  • Represented a cogeneration power producer in the design and construction of a new plant in the northeast United States
  • Represented a public school district in the negotiation of design and construction contracts for a number of new facilities
  • Assisted a large contractor with arranging the construction of a local performing arts facility
  • Represented a large international corporation in the build-to-suit construction of its new corporate headquarters in the Dallas area
  • Represented a major Dallas hospital in connection with the development of medical, professional, and office buildings at its different campuses