Killer Contract Clauses
Ben Westcott is the Co-Managing Shareholder with Andrews Myers PC, a Texas-based corporate law firm, and is based in their Houston office. Ben Westcott’s practice focuses on both transactional and dispute resolution aspects of construction law. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners on substantial construction projects, including schools, public infrastructure, sports facilities, airports, petrochemical and industrial plants, highway projects, wastewater treatment facilities, multi-family projects, retail centers, hotels, hospitals and office buildings. His experience includes the prosecution and defense of a variety of construction-related issues before state and federal courts, as well as the American Arbitration Association, including matters related to mechanic’s liens; performance and payment bonds; differing site conditions; breach of contract; construction defect claims; delay and acceleration claims; and termination of contracts. Ben also drafts and reviews construction contract documents.
Ben is a graduate of Rice University and received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center, where he is an Adjunct Professor in the Basic Construction Law course.
The prestigious legal directory, Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, has recognized Ben as a leading construction lawyer for seven consecutive years.
To an audience of 71, Ben Westcott presented much information on contract law as it relates to construction. Ben discussed many of the following topics related to Liability including:
Concealed Conditions: Typical language says:
Ben also made several key points during the question and answer period including:
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