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Ian Faria has broad experience in real estate law, with a focus on commercial, industrial and residential construction law. Ian has extensive trial experience conducting jury and bench trials, as well as arbitrations, from homeowner claims to multimillion- and multibillion-dollar commercial projects throughout Texas. He represents developers, general contractors, subcontractors, homebuilders, homeowners, business owners and individuals in a variety of disputes, as well as in OSHA compliance and investigation matters.

Ian’s construction practice covers a range of projects, including highways and bridges, public works projects, commercial and retail construction, industrial and warehouse facilities, residential (single and multi-family), apartment complexes, pipelines, and drilling sites.

Prior Material Breach May Excuse Performance, but the Factfinder Must Agree It Was a Material BreachIn most jurisdictions, a party may be excused from any future performance under a contract by the prior material breach of the other party. A “prior material breach” is typically defined as conduct that deprives the injured party of the benefit that it reasonably could have anticipated from the breaching party’s full performance. This excuse

Texas Construction Alert: Important Reminder about Construction Claims for Builders and ContractorsIn light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we want to remind area builders of the 2011 law that applies to disaster remediation contractors performing work in Texas.

In 2011, wildfires ravaged over 40,000 acres of Texas land located in Bastrop and Grimes Counties. In addition to those wildfires, Texas experiences tornadoes, hail