Press Release

Haynes Boone Granted Membership in Prestigious Engineering and Construction Industry Association

March 13, 2023

Haynes and Boone, LLP is proud to announce its membership in The Beavers, a national organization founded in 1955 to promote “goodwill, friendliness and consideration” among members of the engineering and construction industries.

It is considered an honor within the covered industries to be admitted as a member of The Beavers, which is by invitation only. Of the 284 companies that are members of the Beavers, only 17 law firms are included. Haynes Boone was granted membership following its addition of 19 lawyers from Smith Pachter McWhorter (SPM), a leading construction law firm that was a member of The Beavers.

“Haynes Boone is honored to continue its affiliation with an organization that plays such a central role in furthering the heavy engineering construction industry,” said Haynes Boone Managing Partner Taylor Wilson.

Senior Counsel Val McWhorter, a co-founder of SPM who was elected to the Beavers’ board in 2015 and continues to serve as an honorary director, added: “Our nationwide construction law team looks forward to continuing its involvement with Beavers members and others within the industry to advance the success of their projects.” Val McWhorter focuses his practice on major construction contracts and contract cost recovery.

Haynes Boone’s Construction Practice has earned a stellar reputation in the industry with experience that includes all phases of the contracting process, from contract bidding and negotiation to contract administration and performance, to claims and litigation resolution, including termination. Lawyers in the group have collectively resolved hundreds of millions of dollars in disputes for some of the largest construction and engineering clients in the country over the last decade.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with 19 offices spanning Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Virginia, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With about 650 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.