Contractual considerations during uncertain times

In a global crisis, design firms may worry about their potential legal liability if they are unable to complete their services as contemplated under their contracts.

What happens if your firm can’t provide services because of a global emergency? Would architects and engineers see increased litigation arising out of their inability to deliver professional services agreed to in their contracts?

This trend alert article provides some guidance as firms consider their risk exposure.

Topics covered include:
• The importance of reading contracts.
• Force majeure.
• Delays.
• Contract provisions.
• General conditions clauses.
• Equitable doctrines.