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Jerry Negrete joins The Chapman Firm

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 [...]

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Texas Municipal Procurement Laws – Made Easy

Texas Municipal Procurement Laws - Made Easy

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’s Approach to Risk Allocation VIII – Subcontractor Selection

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 [...]

Contractor’s Approach to Risk Allocation: Adequacy of Design/Responsibility

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 [...]

Jeff Chapman will speak about Public Private Partnerships

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? [...]