Avoiding Contract Claims and Hazardous Communications: Key Provisions in Strong Design Professional Agreements

Contract ClaimsIn the architectural and engineering industries, the competitive marketplace may often lead design professionals to waive certain protective contractual provisions in order to “win” a job. Join us for a vital discussion of AIA agreements and key provisions for a strong design professional agreement that can provide protection. Effective use of these fundamental provisions can shield a design professional from potential legal liability or assist in terminating litigation after it has started.

Donovan Hatem partners Gwen P. Weisberg, Esq. and Eric A. Howard, Esq. will review provisions related to:

  • Standard of Care
  • Indemnification Rights
  • Scope of Services
  • Means and Methods/Project Safety
  • Document Ownership
  • Consequential Damages
  • Subrogation Rights/Defenses
  • Limitations of Liability
  • Termination and Suspension of Services
  • Dispute Resolution

Attorneys Weisberg and Howard will also provide participants with recommended practices for avoiding risky electronic, verbal and written communications, and examples of problematic communications.

This program will be held at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Thursday, December 8. For more information and to register, email roundtable@donovanhatem.com. Please RSVP by Friday, December 2.