BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that, in support of the firm's client service and industry goals, it has opened its first Southwest office in Houston, Texas, with the addition of nine construction and energy lawyers. The office will be led by partners Ian P. Faria and James A. Collura, Jr. Also joining the firm's Houston office are partners Jared B. Caplan and Jon Paul Hoelscher, and associates Christian S. Dewhurst, Ryan T. Kinder, Justin T. Scott, and Andrew R. Stubblefield. Each attorney previously practiced at Coats Rose. Nathan V. Graham also joins the firm's Houston office as a partner after serving as chief corporate officer at Inuvialuit Regional Corporation.
"This is another landmark day for Bradley, and we are thrilled to announce this growth westward," said Bradley Chairman of the Board and Managing Partner Beau Grenier. "We believe in strategic expansion that directly aligns with the needs of our clients. Our new Houston colleagues are recognized for their quality and service within the construction industry, and they will be a solid anchor for us as we serve clients across many practice areas throughout the state from our new location. Bradley is also making great strides within the energy industry, including the solar power sector, and Texas offers a tremendous amount of opportunities for our clients and us in this area. We look forward to continuing the firm's strategic growth in the Texas market."
Collectively, Bradley's new Houston attorneys represent a wealth of experience and capabilities in construction and surety law, including construction litigation, alternative dispute resolution, bond and lien claims, construction safety and OSHA investigations, contract law, and construction insurance policies. The team also has extensive experience in energy law, with an emphasis on representing oilfield service companies in all facets of business development through dispute resolution and litigation. The team serves private and public sector clients in legal matters that stem from construction and development projects of every size.
"My colleagues and I are extremely pleased to join such a preeminent, respected firm as it enters the Texas market," said Mr. Collura. "Bradley is rapidly evolving into a national legal powerhouse, and we are honored to play a role in the firm's strategic expansion into the Southwest."
"Our team is united behind Bradley's innovative vision. We look forward to bringing the firm's client and industry goals to fruition in Texas," said Mr. Faria. "We share Bradley's core values of excellence and quality client service, workplace diversity, ethics, integrity, and community engagement. I am confident this transition will benefit our clients and colleagues alike, and it can ensure that our clients will continue to receive the dedicated attention they have come to expect."
Bradley's Houston office marks the firm's ninth location.
Bradley combines skilled legal counsel with exceptional client service and unwavering integrity to assist a diverse range of corporate clients in achieving their business goals. With offices in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia, the firm's over 500 lawyers represent regional, national and international clients in various industries, including financial services, health care, life sciences, real estate, construction, technology, energy, insurance, and entertainment, among many others.
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