Jackson Walker partner, Sara Abbott McEown recently presented at the 30th Annual Construction Law Conference held by the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Her presentation, “Show me the Money, Please??” was addressed to approximately 850 attorneys and construction professionals, and explored how the various parties involved in a construction project can make sure money exists during the project or if a counterparty defaults, and best practices for drafting, negotiating, and litigating to recover money against various corporate structures.
About Sara Abbott McEown
Sara McEown is a partner in the Real Estate section of the firm’s Houston office. Sara’s practice focuses on all aspects of construction law, including drafting and negotiating agreements, resolution of disputes in the early stages through trial and appeal, and outside general counsel services. Sara put her Construction Science degree to use by working for a large commercial contractor prior to attending law school.
Throughout her over 10 years of practice at Jackson Walker, Sara has experience representing owners, developers, contractors, governmental entities, and specialty contractors from the beginning of a project through any issues that may arise during construction or after completion. She regularly drafts and negotiates transactions related to all aspects of the design and construction of commercial buildings, large infrastructure projects, and master-planned developments. Sara’s clients also call upon her to try cases when litigation is unavoidable.
Sara received her Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from Texas A&M University, and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University – Dedman School of Law. For five consecutive years (2013-2017), Sara has been named a “Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Star” by Thompson Reuters. Sara recently relocated with her family to Houston, Texas, but maintains clients and a practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.