Richard E. Schellhammer gave a speech on “Recent Developments in Case Law on Certificates of Merit”

On May 21, 2015 Richard E. Schellhammer gave a speech on “Recent Developments in Case Law on Certificates of Merit” to the Tarrant County Bar Association’s Construction Section. To view a copy of his paper click here.

Richard E. Schellhammer presented a paper on “Managing Risk for Design Professionals”

On May 19, 2015 Richard E. Schellhammer presented a paper on “Managing Risk for Design Professionals” to 65 architects, engineers, and building officials as part of the 2015 Building Professionals Institute at the University of Texas- Arlington. If you desire some … Read More

Kennemer and Schellhammer Present at State Bar Construction Conference

Cara Kennemer and Richard Schellhammer presented papers at the 28thAnnual Construction Law Conference in San Antonio on March 5 and 6, 2015. Cara’s presentation was entitled “Public-Private Partnerships: How to Secure Payment” and Richard presented a paper entitled “Resolving Lien/Bond Claims-So You Perfected … Read More

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The DOL is Targeting the Construction Industry in its Audits

The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (DOL) is making good on threats to “crack down” on construction employers in 2015 and have received increased funding to hire additional audit staff in 2015 for the Southwest Region which includes: … Read More

Kennemer Participates in the Basics Course in Construction Law

On October 23, 2014, Cara D. Kennemer participated in the Basics Course in Construction Law sponsored by the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.   Ms. Kennemer discussed Tips on Avoiding Malpractice. If you desire some information on this topic, … Read More

Richard Schellhammer and Cara Kennemer’s Presentation on Engineer Malpractice and Contracts for Design Services

On September 30, 2014, Richard E. Schellhammer and Cara D. Kennemer participated in the Texas Engineering Law continuing education program for design professionals, a HalfMoon Education, Inc. seminar. Mr. Schellhammer presented on the topic of Engineering Malpractice and Ms. Kennemer … Read More

“Certificate of Merit” Requirements Clarified

On July 3, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court clarified requirements for Certificates of Merit under Chapter 150 of the Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code for architects, engineers and design professionals when they are sued by way of a cross-claim … Read More

TEXAS SUPREME COURT BARS GC’S CLAIM AGAINST ARCHITECT

On June 20, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in the case of LAN/STV v. Martin K. Eby Constr. Co., Inc. (“Eby”) Case Number. 11-0810. This case is, potentially, a critical milepost for design professionals who are increasingly being sued … Read More

Arbitration Award Vacated for Delay

The grounds for vacating an arbitration award are very limited and primarily relate to the integrity of the process and not the result.   The Amarillo Court of Appeals recently expanded those grounds to include arbitrator delay in rendering a decision. … Read More

Richard Schellhammer and Cara Kennemer’s Presentation to Dallas County Bar Association Construction Section

On January 2, 2014, Richard E. Schellhammer and Cara D. Kennemer presented a Review of Black + Vernooy and Third-Party Beneficiary Claims Against Design Professionals to 60 members of the Dallas County Bar Association Construction Section.  In Black + Vernooy Architects v. … Read More

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