Ms. Altman is a litigation partner at Carrington Coleman and chairs the Business Litigation and the Construction and Real Estate Litigation Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on areas of construction litigation, contract disputes, real estate litigation, business torts, unfair competition and insurance coverage disputes.
Ms. Altman’s construction and real estate litigation experience includes representation of owners, suppliers, contractors, lenders and developers in a variety of contractual disputes, including those arising out of workmanship and design errors, schedule delays, cost overruns, surety performance, and construction defects. Representative projects include high rises, subdivisions, schools, condominiums, retail facilities, airports, performing arts centers, hospitals, power plants, water treatment facilities, and various other government facilities.
Ms. Altman also has substantial experience in arbitration and in litigation regarding the enforceability of arbitration agreements under the Federal Arbitration Act, the Texas Arbitration Act and the Convention on the Enforcement and Recognition of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Ms. Altman also assists clients with various business immigration law matters.
Ms. Altman is listed in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Construction Litigation. From 2005 through 2010, Ms. Altman has been named by Texas Monthly magazine as a "Rising Star" in Texas law.
Ms. Altman serves on the steering committee of Division 12 of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. Locally, she is the immediate Past Chair of the Board of the North Texas Clean Air Coalition, an organization that educates, engages, and recognizes the business community for taking voluntary action to improve air quality in the region. Ms. Altman resides in Midlothian, Texas, where she currently serves on the Ellis County Bond Oversight Committee in connection with a $50 million construction project involving new courthourse, jail facility, and parking garage. Ms. Altman previously served on the Board for the Economic Development of Midlothian, Meals on Wheels of Johnson & Ellis County, and the Midlothian Parks and Recreation Board.
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