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Kelly Hart's attorneys have considerable experience representing owners, developers, contractors, project managers, architects and other consultants in connection with a wide variety of complex development and construction projects. We understand intimately the risks involved in construction and have expertise in the nuances of risk management among the various entities involved in complicated development or construction projects. We regularly assist our clients in negotiating and drafting design and construction agreements, lien and bonding issues, and unique contracting issues involving governmental entities. We represent our clients in litigation and administrative proceedings related to all aspects of the construction industry.

We are often involved in a project from property acquisition through planning and design to bidding, construction, and final closeout. Our experience includes the following representations:
  • Private owners with regard to the design and construction of high rise office buildings in various central business districts including a unique central city pedestrian plaza
  • Private owners with regard to the design and construction of high rise boutique hotel in a central business district
  • Public university with respect to the construction of a university medical research institute and medical office building, including agreements with architects, engineers and other consultants and agreements for the construction of the facilities
  • Owners with respect to the construction and management of multi-family housing projects, including design agreements with architects, engineers and other consultants, agreements to construct the projects, easements and agreements for utilities, communications and cable television, and property management agreements to provide long term management and operation of the projects
  • Representation of an owner with respect to the development and construction of a major mixed-use project in the nation's largest urban greenfield, including an economic development agreement with a local municipality, agreements with architects, engineers and other consultants and agreements for the construction of various facilities
  • Private developer with respect to the development and construction of a major mixed-use project and waterfront park along an urban river front, including an economic development agreement and numerous community facilities agreements with a local municipality, agreements with architects, engineers and other consultants and agreements for the construction of various facilities
  • Large railway company in construction leasing arrangements across the United States including federally-regulated labor and safety considerations
  • Numerous internationally renowned museums and a botanical garden campus, including the negotiation of agreements with the architects, consultants and contractors, as well as agreements encompassing certain aspects more specific to the design, construction and operations of a museum, such as restaurant operations, security systems, archival storage systems, film productions and the design and construction of exhibits
  • Nationally renowned public zoo, including the preparation of agreements for the design and construction of exhibits and facilities, film production agreements for documentaries included in the exhibits and management agreements for food service operations
  • Aircraft assembly facility and related offices, including the preparation and negotiation of an agreement with the owner for project management and construction of the facility
  • Schools, including agreements with architects, engineers and other consultants and contractor agreements for the construction of the facilities
  • Churches, including agreements with architects, engineers and other consultants and contractor agreements for the construction of the facilities
  • Architects and design-build contractors with respect to the design and construction of numerous product types, including the negotiation of design-build and management agreements with the contractor
  • High net worth individuals in custom home construction and design agreements
We handle litigation as well as mediation and arbitration for the following issues:
  •  Mechanics lien and bond claims
  •  Construction claims
  •  Construction default
  •  Collections
  •  Construction contract negotiations and disputes
  •  Construction and design deficiencies
  •  Defective construction and professional design negligence
  •  Contract drafting and negotiations
  •  Insurance coverage
  •  Termination
  •  Payment and performance bond claims (public and private)
Kelly Hart attorneys know the construction industry well as members of leading construction industry organizations:
  •  State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  •  Tarrant County Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  •  TEXO Association
This extensive experience, combined with a fair fee structure, translates to cost effectiveness for the client.
Thirty-six Kelly Hart Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America ® 2017