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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Michael F. Albers

Michael F. Albers

Partner

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Profile

Mike’s practice focuses on construction law and commercial and industrial real estate development.

Mike is an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas. He is also on the teaching faculty of the Design Build Institute of America and on the panel of Arbitrators and Mediators for the American Arbitration Association.

Mike has been a speaker at numerous programs concerning construction law, including the Practicing Law Institute’s Construction Contracts Seminars, the Texas Bar Advanced Real Estate Program, the ABA/Joint Program on Bankruptcy in the Construction Industry, Southern Methodist School of Law's Continuing Legal Education Program, CLE International, Design-Build Institute of America, Lorman Education Services and the State Bar of Texas Annual Construction Law Conference.

Relevant Experience

  • Representation of public and private owners, developers, lenders and contractors in construction transactions, documentation and dispute resolution proceedings, as well as project acquisition, financing and development activities.
  • Transactional aspects include multi-family, office building and shopping center projects, corporate headquarters projects, hospitals, health care and senior living facilities, hotels, resorts and golf courses, manufacturing, industrial, co-generation, highway and rail projects.
  • Representations involving both professional and collegiate sports arenas, as well as the representation of mass transit authorities.
  • Focuses on commercial, residential and retail mixed use facilities and on manufacturing and industrial plant and facility construction and expansion projects.
  • Representations of nationally recognized firms in food processing plants and distribution centers, tire manufacturing plants and a wide variety of other production facility projects.
  • Representations in dispute proceedings, involving arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings for owners, developers, educational institutions, hospitals and construction joint ventures.
  • Representations in the health care industry, including construction and development of new hospitals and medical office buildings, expansions of existing campuses, and construction of senior living and assisted care facilities.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Education

BEc, Southern Methodist University, 1977
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Representation of public and private owners, developers, lenders and contractors in construction transactions, documentation and dispute resolution proceedings, as well as project acquisition, financing and development activities. 
  • Transactional aspects include multi-family, office building and shopping center projects, corporate headquarters projects, hospitals, health care and senior living facilities, hotels, resorts and golf courses, manufacturing, industrial, co-generation, highway and rail projects. 
  • Representations involving both professional and collegiate sports arenas, as well as the representation of mass transit authorities. 
  • Focuses on commercial, residential and retail mixed use facilities and on manufacturing and industrial plant and facility construction and expansion projects. 
  • Representations of nationally recognized firms in food processing plants and distribution centers, tire manufacturing plants and a wide variety of other production facility projects. 
  • Representations in dispute proceedings, involving arbitrations, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings for owners, developers, educational institutions, hospitals and construction joint ventures. 
  • Representations in the health care industry, including construction and development of new hospitals and medical office buildings, expansions of existing campuses, and construction of senior living and assisted care facilities.


Professional Associations

  • Member, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Fellows
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Recognized as a Leader in the Field, Real Estate: Construction, Texas, Chambers USA, 2004-2017
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2011. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Best Lawyers’ webpage.
  • Named a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly, 2005-2011. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.

Articles

  • Proving and Pricing Construction Claims, Wiley Law Publication
  • Design Build Contracting Claims, Aspen Publishing
  • State-by-State Guide to Architect, Engineer, and Contractor Licensing, Aspen Law & Business
  • Construction Law Update, Aspen Publishing
  • Southern Methodist University Law Review: Annual Survey -- Construction Law
  • Fifty State-by-State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Wiley Law Publication
  • Risk Allocation Through Indemnity Obligations, South Carolina Law Review, Vol. 40, No. 4
  • Construction Subcontracting: A Legal Guide for Industry Professionals, Wiley Law Publication
  • Construction Failures, Wiley Law Publication

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