Professional Practices

The Professional Practices Group at Donovan Hatem LLP is widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest groups of practitioners providing sophisticated and highly specialized legal counsel to design, construction management and other professionals.

The group’s clients includes architects, engineers, and construction managers as well as accountants, lawyers, stock brokers, financial planners and investment advisors, and real estate agents and brokers, all of whom have long relied on the attorneys at Donovan Hatem LLP for comprehensive legal services.

Among Donovan Hatem LLP’s broad scope of legal services and capabilities, the Professional Practices Group provides legal assistance with regulatory and professional liability claims, advice concerning professional liability insurance, and representation in fee and contractual disputes with clients. Our highly-experienced trial lawyers have represented clients in jury and non-jury cases, in both state and federal courts, in the northeast region and nationwide.

The Professional Practices Group provides architects, engineers, surveyors, licensed site professionals and their firms with risk management advice on contracts, advice on professional registration matters, and representation before Boards of Registration.

The Professional Practices Group represents attorneys in litigation involving professional liability claims in state and federal courts, at mediations, arbitrations and other dispute resolution forums and before the Board of Bar Overseers.

The Professional Practices Group also represents accountants, financial advisors and their firms in matters involving litigation, regulatory and professional liability claims, and fee and contractual disputes with clients. Other services that Donovan Hatem LLP provides to these professionals include:

  • representation in Internal Revenue Service-related matters, including assistance in producing documents and representation at depositions;
  • risk management advice on engagement letters and professional registration matters; and
  • risk management seminars and publication of a quarterly reporter, the Accountant/Attorney Liability Reporter, to assist accounting professionals in staying abreast of changing legal precedent and to encourage stronger internal risk management protocols to avoid disputes before they develop. Seminar topics include fraud detection, drafting proper engagement letters, and legal trends in the accountant’s liability claims.