Ryan Hopkins

Partner, Houston

Biography

Overview

Ryan works with clients during project conceptualization, implementation, execution, dispute resolution, and operation. He assists in determining the best project delivery system, drafts and negotiates the project agreements, including licensing, basic engineering, EPC, EPCM, construction, procurement, and services, provides guidance during execution, and manages disputes through resolution. Ryan represents clients in a variety of industries on projects ranging from US$10 million to more than US$ 4.5 billion. Some recent examples include air separation units, hydrogen, polypropylene, and methanol plants, power plants, carbon sequestration, liquefied natural gas liquefaction facilities, power plants, manufacturing and storage facilities, and commercial building developments.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
California State Bar
US Patent and Trademark Office
Education
JD
Fordham Law School
BS
Mining Engineering
Virginia Tech
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of an engineering and construction company in 15 construction disputes, including 3 arbitrations, resulting in 14 negotiated resolutions and 1 arbitration ruling on an EPC project in Alberta, Canada.

Representation of an engineering and construction company in the drafting and negotiating of two EPC agreements for multiple air separation units and storage systems in Oregon and Ireland.

Representation of an industrial gas company in the drafting and negotiating of an EPC agreement for a hydrogen plant in Malaysia.

Representation of a company in the drafting and negotiating of an EP agreement for a polypropylene plant in Alberta, Canada.

Representation of a company in the drafting and negotiating an EPC agreement to convert a power plant and install carbon capture technology with the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Representation of an industrial gas company in the drafting and negotiating of license agreements for the use of technology in multiple types of plants, including LNG, methanol, carbon capture, and gas production.