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BART TURNER JOINS AM'S CONSTRUCTION PRACTICE
Bart Turner joins the Houston office in the Construction practice group, where his practice focuses on construction-related transactions including complex EPC and EPCm transactions, FEED and pre-FEED transactions, construction related change orders and claims resolution, project risk management, lien and bond claims, insurance, and workouts. He has 18 years of experience working in house with Fortune 500 companies and has represented an ENR Top International Contractor for over 17 years practicing in the hydrocarbons, industrial and power sectors.
Bart has worked on gas processing, refining, power and industrial projects including international projects in various locations around the world including Indonesia, Australia, Africa, Middle East and Europe with many of these projects having a value in excess of several billions of dollars.
He has significant experience representing clients in drafting and negotiating complex construction contracts under multiple project delivery systems including complex hybrid structures and LSTK, purchase orders, forming joint ventures, limited liability companies, teaming arrangements and strategic alliances. He also has provided counsel on project related claims and change order disputes with many of them in excess of multi-millions of dollars.
Prior to joining the firm Bart was a vice president in the KBR, Inc. Legal Department.
A copy of his complete biography and downloadable Vcard can be found here,
Bart Turner can be reached at 713-850-8223 and email@example.com.
Seven AM Attorneys Selected by Best Lawyers®
Seven attorneys from Andrews Myers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© in the practice areas of Construction Law and Litigation - Construction. Congratulations to:
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ANDREWS MYERS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE!
Many thanks to our valued partners and clients for submitting project summaries and testimonials for our latest website. If you have a project you'd like featured on our website or within our marketing, or have a good story to share, please contact Cynthia Birdwell at 713-850-4218 or via email. Click below to see our new website: