The attorneys who represent architects and engineers provide guidance on issues that arise within the course of design and construction administration. The attorneys handle matters involving construction litigation, suretyship and contracting law. They also have significant litigation experience involving OSHA, ANSI, local, state and federal regulations, AIA contracts, indemnity disputes, defense of defects and pursuit of claims.
Attorneys advise architectural firms, engineers and contractors in the handling of claims and litigation involving work site delays, work suspension, acceleration clauses, defective work, lack of payment, termination, and surety matters. They also provide counsel on contract provisions, handle pre-suit negotiations of claims, work with experts and consultants on dispute resolution and, when necessary, represent clients in mediation, arbitration, trial and appeals.
The attorneys take a practical approach to disputes and litigation matters so that clients clearly understand the issues at hand such as liability exposure, the costs of litigation, and the likelihood of success in litigation, thereby allowing clients to make informed decisions on how to most effectively move toward a beneficial resolution.
Representative matters handled by the Architects and Engineers attorneys include:
- Representing an architectural firm in an arbitration against claims by an owner in a ground up construction project in which plaintiff was seeking a judgment in excess of $6 million from the design team and construction team.
- Representing a consulting architect acting as a construction administrator in a geothermal HVAC project against claims by the owner for damages in excess of $2 million against the design team and construction team.
- Representing an engineering firm against claims by the contactor in a steam generating system project for a power company against claims seeking in excess of $2 million.