Douglas Palandech and Willis A&E Members Lead Panel Discussion on Emerging Contract Trends and Risks

Douglas Palandech discussed common pitfalls and emerging trends in architectural and engineer (A&E) agreements as a panelist in the Willis A&E webinar “Halloween Special: Contracts from Hell” in October.

Doug and his fellow panelists, Daniel Buelow, Managing Director of Willis A&E and Bob Stanton, Vice President of Claims for Willis A&E, addressed several problematic contract clauses that architects, engineers and other design professionals continue to face. These examples served as the backdrop for the discussion of both common and not-so-common issues within contract language and strategies on how to navigate them.

In the CLE accredited presentation, topics discussed included:

  • How to prepare for the next potentially flawed owner drafted contract
  • Identifying potential risks and pitfalls in A&E contract language including contract dealbreakers
  • Practical tips on how to negotiate reasonable and insurable future agreements

For more information on hosting a similar program for your business, please contact Doug Palandech.

As a founding partner of the firm, Doug concentrates his practice on construction litigation, design professional and legal liability, products liability and first-party property cases. He is a frequent speaker on professional liability and construction-related issues.

Willis A&E is a leader in providing education and risk management support to the design community and is a National Registered Education Provider.