Teia's practice focuses on commercial litigation matters, within the construction, energy and surety industries. She routinely handles construction defect and equitable adjustment claims, payment and performance bond claims and breach of contract claims on behalf of owners, general contractors and sureties involved in complex construction projects.
Teia also has litigation experience handling commercial matters involving claims for tortious interference and other business torts, anti-trust, products liability, Deceptive Trade Practices Act, breach of contract, non-compete, trade secret and proprietary right, negligence, breach of warranty, toxic tort, creditors’ rights and post judgment enforcement and collection. She has experience with matters in both federal and state courts, as well as domestic and international arbitration.
Working closely with her clients, Teia also drafts and negotiates various types of agreements, including oilfield master service agreements (MSAs), construction contracts, corporate formation documents and various commercial agreements, among others.
Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Teia was an associate on the Litigation team of a mid-size Houston-based law firm. Teia received her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. During law school, Teia served as Note & Comment Editor of the South Texas Law Review and clerked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Kathleen Stone in the Harris County Probate Court 1. Upon graduation she received the Transactional Practice Certificate for her achievements and focus in transactional courses.