Manuel P. “Manny” Schoenhuber

Manuel P. “Manny” Schoenhuber

Associate

Houston Construction Attorney - Manuel P. “Manny” Schoenhuber

Manny is a native German and focuses his practice on advocating for builders, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and owners, with an emphasis on counseling and representing German and other European companies in the U.S. Manny assists his clients with a variety of construction related issues including litigation, contract negotiations and drafting, and alternative dispute resolution.

Prior to joining the firm, Manny served as a judicial intern to Justice Laura Carter Higley of the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas. Manny also served as a judicial intern for both the Honorable Melinda Harmon of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the Honorable Charley E. Prine, Jr. in the 246th Harris County District Court.

Manny is fluent in German.

Areas of Practice

Construction
Litigation
Arbitration & Mediation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

Representative Experience

  • Assisted various German-based manufacturers and suppliers with employment disputes
  • Advised subsidiary of Swiss construction equipment supplier on payment dispute against distributor
  • Successfully represented subcontractor in two-day arbitration against owner and general contractor, resulting in a final award in excess of $450,000
  • Assisted in the representation of a global chemicals manufacturer during multi-million dollar EPC contract negotiations with its general contractor
  • Assist in the representation of builder, developer, owner, general contractor, and subcontractor clients on a variety of different matters including breach of contract claims, settlement negotiations, lien removal, and debt collections
  • Ongoing representation of contractors and suppliers in obtaining collection of past due accounts
  • Ongoing representation of German and other European companies during market entry and formation of U.S. subsidiary entities

Education

University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
J.D. – 2017
Houston Journal of International Law, Editor in Chief
Dean’s Merit Scholar, ADR Team
Saint Leo University, St. Leo, Florida
B.A. (summa cum laude) – 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section

Houston Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Houston Bar Association, International Law Section

American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry

American Council on Germany (ACG)

German-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. (GACC South)

German American Lawyers Association (DAJV)

Speeches and Publications