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Contractors + Subcontractors at Risk When Owner Fails to Pay Architect

We have long counseled Owners about the risks associated with the standard AIA contract language stating that the Architect’s Drawings are “Instruments of Service” and the license to use them can be withheld by the Architect in the event there is a dispute between the Owner and Architect – involving payment or otherwise. It is […]

Top 10 Questions All Owners Should Ask Themselves before Signing a Construction Contract

Construction contracts are often times voluminous documents where those not accustomed to dealing with them on a consistent basis have trouble “seeing the forest through the trees.” This can make it difficult for owners to recognize and adequately negotiate the key terms that play the largest role in how construction risk and costs are allocated. […]