Griffith Davison’s attorneys assist clients with all legal needs, including:
- Contract drafting and negotiation
- Litigation and arbitration (including complex commercial and business disputes)
- Claim analysis and preparation
- Bond and lien claims
- General corporate legal counsel
In addition, we counsel on business practices, including project management and documentation, compliance with state and federal laws, dispute avoidance, and other matters.
Our areas of practice include:
- Real Estate
- Commercial Litigation
- Oil & Gas / Energy Disputes
Griffith Davison provides legal representation in all areas of construction law. This can include litigation, arbitration, and drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts. And our clients are involved in all types of projects, including public, private, commercial, industrial, and heavy highway.
We have vast experience in all types of construction disputes, including state- and federal-court litigation. We are equally qualified in handling alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and arbitrations. Routinely, we represent clients in claims involving payment disputes, changed conditions, delays, changes in the work, unforeseen conditions, and all types of related matters.
Our practice also includes the representation of clients in construction- and design-defect cases. These cases often involve complex insurance issues arising out of the myriad policies typically involved in a construction project. We have a vast network of professional consultants and expert witnesses specializing in every area of construction.
Our contract drafting and negotiating experience includes all types of construction, development, and design contracts, as well as industry association documents, including AIA documents and ConsensusDocs, as well as independent forms.
Griffith Davison assists clients in all segments of the real-estate market with structuring, negotiating, and closing real-estate transactions of all types. Our transactional services range from traditional purchases and sales, leases, and financings, to complex bond acquisitions and developments.
Our expertise in the real estate arena includes the following:
- Real-estate development
- Acquisition and disposition
- Property restrictions and covenants
- Multi-family and student housing
- Title and survey review
- Lease negotiations, including commercial, retail and ground leases
- Real-estate remedies, litigation and dispute resolution
We also provide representation on all related financial transactions, including negotiations with lenders, drafting and review of loan agreements, deeds of trust, and promissory notes.
Griffith Davison has a vast network of consultants and professionals in the real-estate field, including environmental engineers, appraisers, surveyors, title companies, and lenders in order to enhance and facilitate your transactions.
The commercial-litigation attorneys at Griffith Davison help clients make smart business decisions regarding litigation strategy and solve complex business problems and disputes through a broad range of dispute-resolution and litigation services. Recognizing the time and expense associated with litigation, our attorneys’ experience allows us to formulate appropriate litigation strategies that are both effective and cost-sensitive.
Our litigation experience is extensive. The firm’s trial lawyers have tried numerous commercial-litigation cases, handling matters for clients with amounts in dispute ranging from $50,000 to $50 million. Our trial lawyers, many of whom have first-chair experience, have tried cases in both state and federal courts, and have arbitrated cases under both the Texas and Federal Arbitration Acts.
The collective experience of our litigation attorneys includes trying cases across a broad spectrum of commercial-litigation areas including, but not limited to:
- Partner/shareholder disputes
- Officer and director liability issues
- Real estate & real property-related disputes
- Employment issues
- General business litigation (including a wide range of contract-based disputes)
- Oil and gas/energy disputes
- Product liability and premises liability
In addition to advocating our clients’ interests before judges, juries, and arbitrators, the firm’s litigation attorneys also have extensive experience in various methods of alternative dispute resolution. We are committed to, when appropriate, utilizing alternative dispute resolution procedures to achieve efficient resolutions to complicated commercial litigation matters. In the event a resolution or settlement is not achieved, Griffith Davison’s trial lawyers vigorously advocate on behalf of our clients in court.
The corporate section of Griffith Davison provides assistance for business entities throughout their life cycle. Whether our counsel is needed in formation, governmental compliance, or dissolution/termination, our corporate section provides guidance in selecting the course of action best suited for each client’s individual goals.
We have the ability and expertise to form all types of entities, including:
- Corporations (both Subchapter S and Subchapter C)
- Limited liability companies
- Limited partnerships
- General partnerships
- Joint ventures
- Business trusts
After formation of your entity, Griffith Davison can guide you through the day-to-day business transactions, and provide advice and counsel so that your business may succeed and reach its fullest potential in accordance with your overall business strategy. We have experience in:
- Assuring compliance with state and federal regulations
- Drafting meeting minutes and consents
- Amending governance documents
- Drafting buy-sell agreements
- Employment-related documents (such as non-compete, confidentiality, and option agreements)
- Minority certification applications and renewals
In addition, we are available to guide you and your business through ownership transitions, mergers, and acquisitions. In these transactions, we have provided value-added counsel to the various parties involved in corporate transactions, including buyers, sellers, controlling owners, minority owners, directors and officers.
Griffith Davison is experienced in guiding businesses in the winding up and dissolution/termination process.
Oil & Gas / Energy Disputes
Griffith Davison assists clients with resolution of disputes in various sectors of the energy industry, including oil and gas. We have experience in state- and federal-court litigation arising out of:
- Purchase and sale of mineral interests
- Performance under operating agreements
- Acquisition and divestiture of assets
- Termination of lease agreements
- Construction of and around pipelines
Our clients are involved in the acquisition, exploration, transportation, and development of mineral interests and resources all over Texas and in other parts of the country. We work with professionals and expert consultants to advise our clients and to develop strategies to successfully prosecute, defend, and resolve their disputes.