Design professionals and architects face a whole host of legal issues as they try to perform their work. Dealing with these legal challenges can be frustrating to someone who simply wants to carry out his or her duties, but properly addressing these mattes is oftentimes critical to their success. That is why seeking out competent legal advice is recommend in most cases. Those who choose not to do so could put themselves at risk of losing money and damaging their reputation.

Skillfully negotiate your contracts

Contracts should form the backbone of all business relationships. That’s why at our firm we can help designers, architects, and construction companies negotiate and draft agreements that protect them as fully as possible under the circumstances. We know that most people don’t understand the legalities involved in these relationships, which is why we take the time with our clients to explain the propositions that are made to them and what their options are. This includes situations involving duty to defend clauses, which we discussed previously on the blog Then, once we know what our clients want, we aggressively negotiate with the other side to position our clients well for business success.

Be prepared when facing litigation

Contract disputes are a common reality in the design and construction business. Therefore, you need to be prepared to protect your interests in the event of a breach of contract or when you’ve been accused of breach. Our legal team has decades of legal experience that we put to work for our clients. As a result, we’ve achieved successful outcomes for clients time and again when facing design litigation, which frees them up to focus on what really matters to them: designing and building.

Don’t hesitate to protect yourself

A lot of people wait until it’s too late to seek out legal assistance. The truth of the matter is that the more work you put in on the front end the better you’re able to protect yourself and your interests. So, if you’re embarking on a new project or facing potential contractual issues, do your research, speak to law firms that seem right for you, and choose the one that you think is best suited to fight for you.