The Chapman Firm is pleased to announce that Jerry Negrete will join the firm as an associate attorney on January 11, 2016. Jerry has spent the past few years of her practice litigating construction disputes and has extensive ties and experience to the construction industry. Jerry adds to the firms already [...]
Do you need quick answers to questions about municipal contracting ad purchasing? There are many individual statutes that govern a city's responsibilities and obligations in the procurement process. These regulations cover all types of procurement, not just construction spending.
Here is a paper that is currently published on the Texas Attorney general's website. I, along with three co-authors, wrote this paper. We've updated it to bring it current through the last legislative session in 2012. Future updates will follow pending action from the 82nd Legislature in 2013.
Contractor Approach to Risk Allocation VIII - Subcontractor Selection Clauses In this edition of my series addressing equitable risk allocation in construction contract, I am going to discuss those clauses where an owner seeks input or control over a contractors subcontracts and subcontractor selection. In Construction Manager at-Risk [...]
This article is the seventh in my series of discussions about contractual risk allocation. This installment focuses on differing site conditions clauses. Currently, a common approach to these clauses is to shift all-risk to the contractor. This shifting of risk is often reflected in both bid instruction and the general [...]
Jeff Chapman is pleased to be a speaker at the Texas City Attorneys Association's Summer Conference. Mr. Chapman has been a regular presenter at the conference in the past. This conference he will speak about construction projects that experience default and other challenges. The topic is Working Through Contractor Default: Tips [...]
Caroline Hall will present "Clearing Mechanic's Liens on Real Property" at Half Moon Seminar's Clearing Real Estate Title Conference on May 12, 2015.
This article is the sixth in my series of discussions about contractual risk allocation. This installment focuses on two design-related contract clauses (1) adequacy of design and (2) design responsibility. Both clauses address potential liability for design errors and omissions. Both also contain the potential to assign significant liability to [...]
On February 12-14, 2015 the Texas Municipal League will host its Elected Officials Conference. Jeff Chapman will speak to Texas' elected officials about Public Private Partnerships on Friday the 13th. To register and see the agenda, visit http://tmlelectedofficialsconference.org. My topic: The Push for Public/Private Partnerships (P3s) – What’s the Hype About? [...]
The AGC of Texas had its annual associate division meeting at Top Golf in October. The Chapman Firm was proud to have Jeff Chapman there representing the Central Texas Future Leadership Council. With the support of AGC of Tx staff and the Board, Jeff Chapman founded the Central Texas Chapter [...]
Jeff Chapman presented a discussion of procurement statutes and alternative delivery methods for construction of a project to the Karnes County commissioners. Chapman assisted the commissioners court in evaluating the construction delivery method that provided the best value for the county and served the county most pressing concerns and interests. [...]