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WEBINAR - From Shop Drawings to Contract Validity: Every Day Risks facing Design Professionals - Hall & Company invites you and your staff to participate in an online risk management webinar: From Shop Drawings to Contract Validity: Every Day Risks for Design Professionals. In this webinar, Steve Goldstein of Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt LLP will discuss some of the routine interactions for design professionals and their potential risk exposures. Walk through the process of reviewing shop drawings, leaving projects before completing services, returning to a project after completing services and whether or not you have a valid contract.
At the end of this webinar participants will be able to:
1. Understand the importance of shop drawings in the design professional’s practice;
2. Understand the steps to protect against potential litigation when design professionals leave projects before completing services;
3. Know what to consider when design professionals return to a project after completing their services;
4. Know how to ensure the existence of a valid contract.
RECORDING - The Impact of Onerous Provisions - This event, presented by Colleen Palmer of Beazley Group focuses on the following learning objectives:
1. Identify important contract provisions that are frequently the subject of difficult negotiations;
2. Consider the dangers associated with poorly worded, client-proposed contract provisions;
3. Learn about the potential advantages associated with favorably-drafted provisions; and
4. Discuss valuable strategies and techniques when negotiating design services agreements with challenging clients
RISK MANAGEMENT EVENTS
NEW Professional Development Unit Course Available - Managing Engineering Services Contracts - John Lowe of Lowe Consulting, LLC was commissioned by Engineer Educators, Inc. to prepare the course when they found out about his weekly e-mail “Topics”. Managing Engineering Services Contracts familiarizes students with the terms and process involved in managing engineering services contracts to include the elements of a contract, expectation management, scope of work, and basis of payment. The course also provides an overview of contract implementation during design, bidding and construction. This course is worth 4 Professional Development Hours.
Steven Goldstein is one of the partners at Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt in New York. He chairs the Firm's Design Professional Practice Group, dedicated exclusively to the representation of architects, engineers and land surveyors. He is also extremely skilled in providing a full range of legal services involving sophisticated business and risk management counseling to insurance companies and individual clients to assist in analyzing and minimizing liability exposure to avoid litigation. Steven obtained his Masters in Business Administration from Syracuse University Graduate School of Management and Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law.
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From Shop Drawings to Contract Validity: Everyday Risks facing Design Professionals - by Steven Goldstein, Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt, LLP
What Design Professional Should Understand When Faced With a Claim Situation - by Ashley Hurd, Hall & Company
Design professionals time and again find themselves faced with the situation of whether or not to report something to their professional liability carrier. Certainly, there is an abundance of risk management webinars, programs and articles, all discussing what steps to take for preventing a claim or incident from taking place, but this question being addressed here is what steps design professionals should take if they are challenged with a situation in which they’re certain a claim will come to fruition.
This is an annual research project conducted by FMI, Inc. regarding the Architectural, Engineering and Construction industry.
Understanding the Reservation of Rights Letter - by Ashley Hurd, Hall & Company
You receive your mail and discover a letter from your professional liability insurance company. As you are about to file away the letter, you notice that the insurance company is advising you that there are allegations regarding a recently submitted claim that may potentially cause coverage problems. Your immediate concern is does this means you have no coverage for the claim.