Episode 2 will be an interview with construction attorney Ian McLin and he will give an overview of the major issues commonly seen in construction defect litigation including trends, multi-party litigation and additional insured claims. Insurance specialist Steve Walraven will join us for his experience with additional insured claims.
Clinton M. Butler
Clinton Butler is a Shareholder who works in both the San Antonio and Karnes City Offices and also serves as the Chair of Langley & Banack, Inc.’s Oil, Gas & Energy practice group. Clinton’s oil and gas practices primarily center around representing landowners in transaction and litigation matters. In addition to his litigation practice, he has negotiated numerous transactions on behalf of his landowner clients related to the development of the Eagle Ford and Permian Shale mineral plays including, but not limited to, oil and gas leases; top leases; pipeline, road, and surface use easements; and water use agreements. While most of Clinton’s clients are individual landowners located in South Texas, he also represents a variety of large and small businesses in both litigation and transactional matters involving the development of the Eagle Ford and Permian Shale mineral plays.
In addition to his busy oil and gas practice, Clinton is very active in commercial, construction, and fiduciary based litigation. His client base ranges from large companies such as Buc-ee’s, Ltd., Southstar Bank, and South Texas Electric Cooperative to small business owners and individuals. While Clinton aggressively fights for his clients, he firmly believes that zealous advocacy must also be matched with an ethical and good natured attitude in order to achieve the best results possible for his clients.
Ian’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.
Stephen E. Walraven has been practicing as a trial lawyer in San Antonio and South Texas since 1975. He has successfully handled a variety of commercial lawsuits, including contract disputes, construction claims, negligence suits, and in particular insurance disputes. The major portion of his practice is devoted to handling insurance disputes. These lawsuits include disputes between policyholders and their insurance carriers, between two or more insurance carriers, between primary and excess carriers, among insurance carriers and their reinsurers and claims by or against insurance agents and brokers.