This handbook is an essential resource for attorneys representing the major parties to construction projects, including architects, private and public owners, general and specialty trade contractors, and lenders.
Diligent and informed planning at the pre-construction stage substantially increases the chances for successful and timely completion of a construction project and decreases the risk of costly litigation. This handbook covers all the essential considerations in representing the major parties to construction projects, including architects, private and public owners, general and specialty trade contractors, and lenders. This invaluable resource discusses key points to consider when selecting the delivery system and contract format and provides helpful checklists and numerous sample contract clauses and forms, including a project evaluator form, both an architect’s and an owner’s rider to the owner-architect agreement, and a construction agreement.
Chapter 1 — Representing the Architect
Scott R. Fradin and Patrick B. Barnett, Much Shelist, P.C., Kenneth M. Robert and Jonathan D. Freilich, Venable LLP, Chicago
Chapter 2 — Representing the Private Owner, Including Financing the Project
Adam C. Toosley, Smith Gambrell Russell,Chicago
Chapter 3 — Contracting with a Public Entity for a Public Works Project
Bill Toliopoulos and Mark J. Noth, Laurie & Brennan, LLP, Chicago
Chapter 4 — Representing the General Contractor
Joseph B. VanFleet, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, Peoria
Chapter 5 — Representing the Specialty Trade Contractor
Samuel H. Levine, Michael W. Kelly, and Brendan J. Witry, Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC, Chicago
Chapter 6 — Representing the Construction Lender
Edward L. Filer, Roetzel & Andress, Chicago