Thought Leadership / News
April 29, 2009 
 Speeches and Presentations
Tricks, Traps and Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling in Texas

Vernon Howerton, a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, will present at a one-day construction law seminar on "Tricks, Traps and Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling in Texas". The seminar will take place April 29 from 9:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas.

Vernon helps businesses avoid and resolve commercial disputes through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and litigation, with an emphasis on construction and government contract law.  For fifteen years, Vernon has  represented construction owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in claims and dispute avoidance, resolution and litigation arising from public and private heavy civil, industrial, telecom, and commercial project contracts, including claims related to changed work, extra work, differing site conditions, defective specifications, suspensions and delays. Vernon has also presented or defended various bid protests related to federal, state and local government contracts and defends OSHA citations for workplace safety violations.

In addition to dispute related work, Vernon has significant experience with construction contract document preparation, negotiation, and risk analysis.  He also represents small, disadvantaged, minority and women owed businesses in certification disputes and government contractors / vendors denied DBE / MBE / WBE participation credits.