Representing Design Professionals

Sudden growth after an unprecedented economic slowdown while being stuck competing for stubbornly low fees, planning in the midst of uncertainty, managing generational and cultural intra-firm transitions and relationships, and attempting to identify new markets are only some of the unique challenges architects, engineers and design professionals face today. LePatner helps firms outline achievable and cost-effective strategies for growth and success. 

We advocate against so-called “fast track” projects, which often cause A/Es to commit costly errors as a result of the rush to issue incomplete and uncoordinated bidding and contract documents. We negotiate on your behalf for a smarter process that enables you to time – and fee – to prepare accurate documents for bidding and true complete-price contracts. Our experience shows that this approach typically proves faster in the long run by minimizing costly unexpected change orders and claims.

LePatner provides architects, engineers and interior design clients with these services: 

  • Fee Structuring and negotiation
  • Contract review, preparation and negotiation
  • Business & Marketing Strategy
  • Profitability
  • Risk Management
  • Professional Liability Insurance Programs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Leadership Transition
  • Licensing Issues
  • Foreign Practice
  • Fee Claims
  • Claims Defense
  • Copyright / IP