Key Factors That Design Professionals Should Consider in Client Selection
Client selection is the most important factor in avoiding risk for the design professional.
What The Design Professional Needs to Know About Blockchain
Design professionals should investigate and consider industry-centric technologies such as Blockchain and the use of Smart Contracts to facilitate a more efficient and profitable practice.
Five Keys to Avoiding Litigation Malpractice
This article by L'Abbate Balkan partner, William T. McCaffery, was published in the November 13, 2018 New York Law Journal Special Section on Litigation.
Using Betterment as an Effective Defense for the Design Professional
Design professionals can face claims that far exceed the reasonable cost to remedy when disputes arise concerning claimed damages for defective design, construction work, or materials.
Embracing Change While Mitigating Risk to Overcome the Skilled Labor Shortage in the Construction Industry
The growth of the construction industry has led to a skilled labor shortage which may increase the risk of claims to all parties involved in construction projects.
What a Mess! Best Practices for A/E Firms to Address the Explosion of Project Data
Proactively implementing data handling technology and policies on managing information can save A/E firms time and expense in the long run when dealing with potential claims and/or lawsuits.
What Should Design Professionals Do When a Client Refuses to Pay?
Payment for services is one of the main concerns of any Design Professional engaged in private practice. In order to avoid this problem, a couple of simple practice tips should be incorporated.