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What is Key Person Life Insurance?
Key Person Insurance is life insurance coverage usually owned by the business on the key…
Don’t Neglect Four Important Risk Mitigation Techniques
Any professional practice includes risk. How a firm handles that risk is critical to its…
What Do You Need to Know About Life Insurance?
First off, do you even need life insurance? If anyone currently relies on you financially,…
Consider a Practice Coach
Would you like to minimize costly and destructive problems for little more than a dollar…
To Have and to Hold, in Sickness and in Health: Strategies for Managing Risk on Design/Build Teams
By Jonathan C. Shoemaker, Esq. Before joining a team to submit a proposal on a…
Contractor Termination Lawsuits: The Architect’s Risks and How to Manage Them
When the terminator shows up, you must be ready. Termination of the contractor on a…
The ABC’s of E-data: A Discussion Related to the Issues Raised by Electronic Information
As the law pertaining to electronic data evolves, architecture firms must understand the issues around…
A Sustainable Standard Of Care
The “standard of care” is the prevailing benchmark of professional practice in architecture and design…
Undertaking A “Fiduciary Duty”: Crucial Legal & Professional Considerations For Architects
The typical complaint against an architect starts with the plaintiff laying out his story of…
LeMessurier Stands Tall—A Case Study in Professional Ethics
The practice of architecture can be extremely rewarding but like any profession, it must include…
Selling, Merging, or Closing Your Practice
Often overlooked until partners are considering retirement, ownership transition is a vital strategic planning step…
Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Claims Defense Documentation
The compelling report, Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Claims Defense Documentation, addresses documentation by the architect,…
If You Build It, They Will Sue: A Report on Condominium Project Risks
Architects are increasingly exposed to potential future claims and lawsuits brought by homeowners and the…
Bulletproof Contract Administration: Managing Risk during Construction
The report, Bulletproof Contract Administration: Managing Risk during Construction, addresses documentation procedures that can be…
Strangers No More? Trends in the Architect’s No Privity Defense
One of the most important defenses in any professional liability lawsuit is that an architect…
Can Architects Rely on Manufacturer-Provided Information?
Recently, there have been disputes and judicial decisions addressing the responsibility of architecture firms to…
FAQs About Disability Income Insurance
While disability income insurance is one of the most overlooked types of insurance, it is…
Back to Basics: An Effective Risk Management Program
A successful risk management plan requires consideration of exposure, capability, responsibility, and power. Regardless of…
Claims Studies & Guides
Claims happen. It’s important to understand why, how to reduce your risks in advance of…