HOUSTON, TX (January 3, 2022) – Andrews Myers announces that Timothy C. Ross has replaced Patrick O. Hayes in his role as Co-Managing Shareholder; current Co-Managing Shareholder William B. Westcott will remain in his role. In addition, the firm recognizes new Shareholders Susan R. George and Joshua W. Harrison of the Houston office, and Andrew S. Harris and Scott P. McKaig of the Austin office.
TIMOTHY C. ROSS – Shareholder Tim Ross, a 15+ year attorney with a practice focused on all aspects of construction law, replaces Patrick O. Hayes as Co-Managing Shareholder. Tim joined Andrews Myers over a decade ago, working with clients in all phases of the construction process including contract drafting and negotiation, dispute avoidance during construction, field management and administration, project close-out and dispute resolution. Tim’s legal acumen is complemented by field experience with a large commercial general contractor, where he managed numerous projects as a construction project engineer prior to attending law school.
Board Certified in Construction Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Tim has been recognized as a leading construction lawyer in the state by the prestigious legal directory, Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, since 2020.
Patrick Hayes joined Andrews Myers in 2006 as the firm’s first real estate and corporate attorney, quickly rising to become the firm’s managing shareholder and then co-managing shareholder these last several years. Under his guidance, the then-boutique firm grew and expanded its core competencies based on sound strategic guidance and advanced technological advances. He now plans to focus solely on his bourgeoning transactional practice group, of which he is the department leader.
“We would like to thank Patrick for 13 years of stellar service to the firm in his role of managing shareholder. Patrick had the vision to grow and expand the firm into new core competencies and increase our footprint in the Texas legal market. Tim has led most of our hiring efforts in the past several years and has earnestly prepared himself to assume this new leadership role. Tim is well-positioned to step in and continue to drive our firm’s strategic initiatives. That said, I’m thankful that Patrick will still be right down the hall, as Tim and I will have big shoes to fill,” said Ben Westcott.
SUSAN R. GEORGE – Based in the Houston office, Susan George’s longtime practice focuses on both real estate and corporate/commercial transactions. Her real estate practice covers all aspects of buying, owning, developing, financing, leasing and selling commercial real estate. She works with a wide range of experienced clients in commercial real estate – including long-time developers and first-time commercial tenants and purchasers. She handles acquisition and construction financing, contracts for management, marketing, and leasing property, and ultimately sales of developed projects, and works with several out-of-state law firms as their go-to Texas counsel on properties in the state. Her corporate/commercial practice centers on the formation and restructuring of commercial business entities and raising capital through exempt offerings, stock and asset sales and purchases.
Susan joined Andrews Myers in 2006, as the first associate to join Patrick Hayes’ then newly established real estate/corporate practice group. In her 16 years with the firm, Susan has also mentored many attorneys, steered Andrews Myers’ summer law clerk program, chaired the Houston Bar Association Real Estate Section, and been a longtime member of CREW Houston.
Susan received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX.
JOSHUA W. HARRISON – Also in Houston’s corporate and real estate practice group, Josh Harrison’s practice is devoted to commercial real estate and corporate|commercial transactions, including acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of commercial real estate assets and other matters incidental to the same.
Since joining the firm in 2012, he has gained extensive experience with a large, national homebuilder, a Houston-based developer with a large portfolio of office buildings, and several other clients across Texas with office- and warehouse-leasing needs, both on the landlord and tenant side.
Josh received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston School of Law and Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.
“It’s a privilege to welcome Susan and Josh as shareholders in the Houston office,” said Patrick Hayes, former co-managing shareholder of Andrews Myers. “Susan and Josh have expanded our real estate and corporate practice group with their vast experience and knowledge of the Texas business market. We are pleased to recognize them for their outstanding contributions to the growth of our firm.”
ANDREW S. HARRIS – An Austin-based litigator within the firm’s construction law practice group, Andy Harris focuses on advocating for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and owners on a variety of construction related issues including litigation, contract negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution. He joined the firm over five years ago, having experience in commercial real estate, both transactional and litigation, representing owners, multifamily developers and management firms in landlord/tenant disputes, lease enforcements, collections and foreclosures. In addition, Andy handles contract drafting and negotiations, as well as compliance with state and federal laws.
A seasoned, first-chair trial lawyer, Andy’s legal acumen is complemented by his previous field experience with a general contractor, where he managed numerous projects throughout the Midwest and Texas.
He is also the co-founder and a current board member of RBI Austin, a 501(c)(3) which supports nearly 1,400 at-risk children and teens in East Austin athletically, academically and spiritually.
Andy received his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut.
SCOTT P. MCKAIG – Also based in Austin, Scott McKaig’s practice is devoted to commercial real estate and commercial transactions. His real estate practice covers all aspects of the process of buying, owning, developing, financing, leasing, and selling commercial real estate, as well as entity formation, organizational structuring, and guidance in connection with the same. Scott also has significant experience in negotiating and drafting public and private easements.
Scott joined Andrews Myers’ Houston office in 2015, before relocating to Central Texas in 2020.
He received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, Master of Business Administration from Stetson University, and Bachelor of Sciences degree from The University of Florida.
“We are thrilled to see Andy Harris and Scott McKaig, two highly skilled attorneys based in the Austin office with complementary practice focuses in construction and real estate transactions, rise to the level of shareholder,” said Austin Managing Director, Carson Fisk. “They are two of the most motivated and forward-thinking attorneys I’ve met, have been enthusiastically welcomed as shareholders, and I know everyone is looking forward to seeing how their careers continue to progress.”
Founded in 1990, with offices in Houston and Austin, Andrews Myers, Attorneys at Law, is a corporate law firm and recognized market leader in Texas construction law. The firm focuses on the concentrated disciplines of construction, commercial real estate, corporate and business transactions, and business litigation, with additional emphasis on related issues including bankruptcy and insolvency, employment and capital formation. A seasoned team of attorneys provides timely and cost-effective solutions to the most complex problems facing entrepreneurs and middle-market industry leaders throughout the state and the nation. For more information please visit www.andrewsmyers.com.