MEDIATION?  CONSIDER THIS STEP FIRST

Why do cases settle?   It’s usually because the parties to a dispute recognize that there is an uncertainty as to what the ultimate outcome might be in the jury’s verdict or an arbitration award and they also recognize that they will incur substantial costs in taking...

Managing Project Delays Amid a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the risk that design professionals have always faced on their projects due to delays. It has been almost a year since WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. The pandemic has...

The Never-Ending Challenge of Job Site Safety

For decades, we have told design professionals to eliminate the word "supervise" from the owner/prime design consultant agreement, make it clear that safety on the job site is the sole responsibility of the general contractor, and no one will have an argument that...