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Construction Practice Group

Introducing William W. (Bill) Sommers

William W. (Bill) Sommers has an extensive practice in construction and commercial law.  He has been practicing in the area of construction law for almost 40 years.   He was originally licensed in Texas in 1976 and is currently admitted in several Federal Courts and Districts, as well as the United States Claims Court since 1981.  He has represented clients in complex multi-party construction disputes regarding non-performance or defective performance, construction delays and impact claims, design omissions or defects and other related matters.  The range of his experience has been through all the levels of the construction industry, representing private owners, governmental entities, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects and engineers.  He has handled disputes in both State and Federal Courts and before arbitration panels.

Phone(210) 736-6600

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Introducing Ian McLin

Ian McLin is a Shareholder in Langley & Banack’s San Antonio Office. Mr. McLin’s practice is focused primarily on construction, surety, insurance, and commercial litigation. He has represented clients in complex multi-party construction disputes regarding non-performance or defective performance, construction delays and impact claims, design omissions or defects, and other related matters. He has handled and tried cases to verdict in both State and Federal Courts, and to final decision in arbitrated matters.

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Introducing Thomas Lillibridge

Thomas Lillibridge is a civil trial attorney whose practice is primarily concentrated on construction litigation, including construction and design defect claims as well as construction delay claims. Thomas has experience in litigating and arbitrating claims by and against developers, residential homeowners, governmental entities, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in both commercial and construction disputes. Thomas also regularly represents contractors, suppliers, and vendors in handling lien claims and payment and performance bond disputes.

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Stay Tuned For Our Construction Podcast Series

Led by Clinton Butler, our Construction podcast series will have topics covering major issues commonly seen in construction contracts including escalation clauses, indemnity clauses, and force major, major issues commonly seen in construction defect litigation including trends, multi-party litigation and additional insured claims as well as an overview of construction delay claims.

Special guests Steve Walraven and Johnny Holstead will join us to share experience with additional insured claims and specialization in scheduling, estimating, and project controls.

 Every week we will have new content designed to give you a glimpse into how L&B’s construction attorneys can help you.

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EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION LAW PRACTICE

Langley & Banack’s construction attorneys have a broad range of construction law and construction litigation experience We have experience representing developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, sureties, insurers, and all others involved in the construction process. Whether starting a new project, or adding to an existing one, our attorneys can help. Our firm has many years of experience handling legal matters arising from real estate purchases, financing, zoning and other governmental regulation issues, contracts with design professionals and general contractors, easement problems, construction bonds, and the many other complications that may arise from a construction project.

Although it is usually preferable to avoid litigation by anticipating problems in advance, if trial becomes unavoidable, we also have experienced construction litigation attorneys who are knowledgeable about the various types of construction litigation and available to help resolve the issues through the trial and appellate courts, if needed.

Langley & Banack’s construction industry team has diverse experience in all construction matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Our attorneys have handled construction defect litigation, as well as a wide array of construction matters, including construction contract law, employment law, nonperformance, delay claims, impact claims, design omissions, mechanics liens, bond claims, fraud and deceptive trade claims, and personal injury claims which occur on construction sites. Moreover, the team has vast experience in legal matters often related to construction law, including insurance claims, insurance policies, dispute resolution, indemnity agreements, certificates of insurance and liability resulting there from. Langley & Banack’s construction litigation team has the experience and expertise to handle complex disputes in two-party and multi-party litigation.