Doug Palandech and Joel Daniel shared insights on the risks associated with design professionals’ marketing tools and activities at the Willis Architects & Engineers 2019 Legal Roundtable at Willis Tower.
Doug and Joel, joined by Susan Neiswender Black of H.W. Lochner, Inc., addressed how architects and engineers may be subject to breach of contract, misrepresentation or warranty claims if they fail to provide a promised certain level of care or inaccurately market themselves.
The three shared ways to avoid or mitigate these risks by incorporating an integration clause, utilizing a generally accepted standard of care clause in design contracts and clearly disclaiming implied warranties.
Doug concentrates his litigation practice on construction, design professional and legal liability, products liability and first-party property cases. He is a frequent speaker on professional liability and construction-related issues.
Joel focuses his practice on civil defense litigation, the representation of design professionals in all dispute resolution venues and construction and design defect claims.
Willis Architects & Engineers is an AIA Registered Education Provider and has developed numerous risk management workshops for architects and engineers on a wide range of topics and issues.