D. Ferguson McNiel > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
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HOUSTON, TX 77002-6760
United States
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Commercial & Business Litigation




Ferguson McNiel is an accomplished litigator with forty years’ experience representing clients in commercial, construction, toxic tort and energy cases, including many that resulted in jury trials and arbitrations.

Ferguson’s clients include Fortune 150 corporations and other major companies in a variety of industries, such as consumer products, oil & gas, chemical, pipeline, and professional services. He has also handled a wide variety of architects and engineers in construction-related claims, and significant experience representing general negligence, contract and statutory claims.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

Vinson & Elkins LLP ’s international construction group is overseen by Nick Henchie from the firm’s London office. However, Ferguson McNiel – known for his broad litigation handling – and Kaam Sahely – an infrastructure and finance specialist – lead a ‘highly-skilled and seriously client-focused‘ US department in Houston. One of the team’s main strengths lies in its ‘ability to find viable legal solutions to complex commercial and technical topics‘, during public and energy sector work. To this end, Sahely is assisting Gulf Coast Ammonia with their $800m hydrogen-based ammonia production facility in Texas, with backing from ‘very good lawyer, but even better shepherd of projectsAlan Alexander and senior associate Stephanie Coco. Mark Brasher and Dallas-based Mark Early are representing Texas Central Partners in the development and construction of a $20 billion high-speed rail line between the DFW Metroplex and Houston, featuring an Italian contractor and Japanese technology consortium, alongside the intended domestic operator.