How Ten Key Provisions in a Strong Design Professional Agreement Can Prevent or Terminate a Lawsuit

Donovan Hatem invites you to join us for a discussion of AIA agreements and key provisions in a strong design professional agreement that can provide protection to design professionals. Effective use of these provisions can shield a design professional from potential legal liability or assist in terminating litigation after it has started. The presentation will include a review of 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

Ken Walton, who will lead the discussion, has spent nearly 20 years successfully litigating these and other contractual provisions in state and federal courts and in arbitration and administrative proceedings all over the country.

We look forward to your attendance and questions.

The roundtable will be held in the North Atlantic Room of the Boston Harbor Hotel on December 10. Registration and continental breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 8 a.m. For more information and to register, please email Please RSVP by Friday, December 4.