Be Aware of Eminent Domain Projects in Your City with the Help of Our McAllen Lawyers

There’s no better time to be aware of your state and federal laws than now. Homeowners should be aware of the current application of eminent domain that their government officials are in charge of. What is Eminent Domain? Simply put, eminent domain describes the state or federal government’s ability to seize property from land- and... read more

What to Know About Construction Law and Finding the Perfect Legal Representation

We’ve gone over the basics of construction law in the past, but now is the time to delve deeper into the subject, mainly a few terms that are used in the field and how you should go about finding the perfect legal guidance for your case. How does construction law work? Will any attorney who... read more

Construction Law 101: The Basics of This Very Important Field

Construction law is one of the most overlooked subfields of law, and as such, topics that fall within it tend to go unknown to the general public. The main reason is, of course, only those within the construction field are familiar with these issues. The good thing is that there are many practicing attorneys that... read more

Project SH 68 and the Eminent Domain Law in the State of Texas

Eminent domain has been part of our nation’s fabric for decades. The power to take land for the use of government projects is allowed by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It states that no person will be deprived of “life, liberty or property without due process of the law; nor shall private property... read more

Becoming More Familiar with the Eminent Domain Process and What to Expect From It

Eminent domain is the power of the government to take a person’s piece of land or property for a public purpose. This power can be exercised by state, federal or local governments and by private companies who are looking to build railroads, for example. Usually, some of the most common reasons properties are taken through... read more

A Landowner’s Right: Getting the Representation You Need for Project SH 68

Unbeknownst to many homeowners, a city council or state or federal government can deem your piece of land for “public use”. While handling a case of eminent domain might be out of your hands, a clause in the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, however, limits the government’s right to take homeowner property for public use... read more

8 Things to Keep in Mind Before Signing a Construction Contract

In the construction industry, you’ll find yourself in this situation time and time again: signing a contract to work on a project as a contractor or subcontractor. Ideally, these documents are meant to define what the responsibilities are for all parties involved in the project are, obligations to each other, delivery of products or services... read more

4 Tips to Consider When Drafting a Construction Contract

Construction contracts can be simple or tremendously complex. At Fryer & Hansen, we pride ourselves in having extensive knowledge in construction law, legal disputes and anything that comes with dealing with construction projects. We’ve put together a little how-to when writing your first construction contract. Even the word sounds complicated, but if you do your... read more

The Differences Between Bench Trials and Arbitrations in Construction Law

One of the most common contracts used in construction and various energy industries is the arbitration clause. Many who specialize in construction law, when faced with a choice between the two, insist on arbitration despite its pitfalls. A bench trial is also a great and viable alternative to arbitration. Let's talk about the two. Call... read more

5 Tips for Avoiding Ambiguity in Construction Contracts

Ambiguities usually arise for a number of reasons in contracts. These stem from lumping in numerous factors and documents - such as general conditions, principal agreements, specifications and change orders - into a single contract. What leads to these situations? Most of the time, it’s the rush to finalize contracts that causes problems, and if... read more