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DALLAS – The North Texas chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), an association of commercial contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and construction industry professionals, announced today that it has retained the law firm Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. as its chapter attorney.  In this capacity, Thompson Coe Commercial Litigation and Construction Law practice groups and resident in the firm’s Dallas office – will provide legal counsel to the association chapter and will serve as a resource for chapter members.

“We are very pleased to name Thompson Coe our chapter law firm,” said Toby Cummings, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.’s North Texas chapter.  “Thompson Coe has a long-standing reputation for excellence in its legal representation of Texas businesses and for in-depth knowledge of the legal issues confronting those in the construction industry.  In particular, Thompson Coe’s expertise in commercial litigation, labor and employment and general transactional issues will be invaluable as the firm counsels our association and its members, all of whom are committed to the merit shop construction philosophy encouraging open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit regardless of labor affiliation.”

Associated Builders and Contractors is a national trade association representing more than 23,000 merit shop contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and related firms in 82 chapters across the U.S.  ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.  ABC’s activities encompass government relations, legal advocacy, education, workforce development, communications, technology, recognition through national and chapter award programs, employee benefits, information on best practices and business development through an online contractor search directory.

ABC North Texas is the only full service, merit construction trade association in the region.  ABC North Texas has nearly 300 members and is one of eight ABC chapters in Texas.  There are more than 2,100 members of ABC throughout Texas.

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