Design Professional

Our firm focuses on representing architects, engineers, and other design professionals in the construction industry matters, across various private and/or public sector organizations. We advise clients regarding risk management throughout the entire construction project, from the conceptualization of the project and negotiating contracts, through post-substantial completion issues.

We assist with the preparation and negotiation of contracts including design professional-owner agreements, architect-sub consultant agreements, design-build agreements, and other industry agreements.

We also provide professional liability insurance defense to design professionals. Our Design Professional team engage in risk analysis, evaluation, allocation, and management. We also provide pre-claim counseling to clients when an issue is brought to a client’s attention but has yet to escalate to a formal claim. In the pre-claim status, we work with our clients to mitigate damages and begin formulating a resolution plan.

We assist clients with conducting a cost-benefit analysis in prosecuting and/or defending an action. We are experienced in representing clients in matters involving commercial and residential construction projects in a variety of dispute resolution forums, including mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Our experience spans both bench and jury trials in state and federal courts, as well as governmental boards.

Our firm is also well versed in providing legal assistance to its design professional clients with issues related to employment law, land use law, and corporate formation, merger, and/or dissolution.