Canterbury Gooch Surratt Shapiro Stein Gaswirth & Jones, P.C. is one of the oldest and most prominent construction law firms in Texas and is ranked a Tier One Construction Law Firm by the U.S. News World Report. Over the past 35 years, our attorneys have devoted themselves to understanding the ins and outs of the industry and the legal issues that arise before a contract is drafted, during a construction project, and after a project is completed. Our attorneys understand that construction issues often arise quickly and require swift, decisive, and effective action. We thrive in our clients’ fast-paced environment, providing effective and economical advice to protect the client’s best interest.


Our nationally recognized attorneys are active in local, state, and national bar associations and construction organizations and frequently write and speak on topics affecting the construction and construction law industries. Publishers of the Texas Construction Law Manual, the firm is a trusted source of construction law knowledge and expertise.


Our construction clients include general contractors, subcontractors, owners, sureties, and construction industry trade associations—from family businesses to multinational companies.



  • Entity formation, mergers, and acquisitions

  • Contract drafting and negotiation

  • Project delivery systems

  • Bid contests

  • Local, state, and federal regulations and compliance

  • Construction-related injuries

  • OSHA compliance and claims resolution

  • Mechanics’ liens and payment bonds

  • Project delays and liquidated damages

  • Schedule acceleration

  • Non-payment

  • Performance and warranty claims

  • Construction and design defects

  • Change orders, extra work, and time extensions

  • Differing site conditions

  • Labor and employment

  • Texas Trust Fund Act

  • Texas Prompt Pay Act

  • Alternative dispute resolution

  • Litigation

We handle the following matters for our construction clients:

Leading Construction Law Firm Ranked in Chambers

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