Design Professionals

Architects, engineers, and design professionals competing in today’s challenging business climate confront issues far different from those of their mentors: declining growth after unprecedented economic activity, planning in the midst of uncertainty, managing generational and cultural intra-firm relationships, and attempting to identify new markets. LePatner helps firms outline achievable and cost-effective strategies for growth and success.

Professional firms also need protection against costly errors, which are often committed under “fast-track” pressure and insufficient time for preparing complete and coordinated construction documents. LePatner advocates for a slower process that ensures accurate documents for bidding and true complete-price contracts. This approach, which typically proves faster in the long run, minimizes unexpected change orders and claims that typically lead to disputes between the parties and triggering of insurance claims.

  • Fee Structuring
  • Contracts
  • Business & Marketing Strategy
  • Profitability
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance Programs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Leadership Transition
  • Licensing Issues
  • Foreign Practice
  • Fee Claims
  • Claims Defense
  • Copyright / IP

Design Professionals