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W&D News & Views December 2021

Happy Holidays! Just a Few Notes on our Recent Successes for our Clients: W&D recently negotiated a successful fee recovery on behalf of one of its civil engineering clients.  The client had been providing services to a sanitary district for a complex wastewater collection and treatment project for nearly [...]

By |2021-12-13T15:15:27-08:00December 12th, 2021|News & Views|

Copyright Rights and Wrongs

Copyright seems like a rather lofty notion. Few put copyright at the top of their list of must-haves in contract negotiations, and even fewer take the time to actually register their documents for copyright protection. But you do have copyright protections under current law. That copyright can come in handy as a risk management [...]

By |2021-06-30T16:36:31-07:00September 23rd, 2015|Articles|

If You Build It, They Will Sue: a White Paper on Condominium Projects

by Trevor O. Resurreccion, Esq.Peter L. Stacy, Esq. Weil & Drage, APC1 Introduction - Do architects owe a “duty of care” to the homeowners of a condominium project with whom the architects have no contractual privity? According to the California Supreme Court, they do. What does this mean in practical terms? The answer is [...]

By |2021-06-30T16:37:35-07:00May 9th, 2015|Articles|

Disability, Accessibility, and Liability: What Every Architect Needs to Know

Title: Disability, Accessibility, and Liability: What Every Architect Needs to Know ID:WE308 Date:May 13, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. LU:[As Published Program Summary While architects already know about ADA & FHA, it’s what they don’t know that could hurt them. At this interactive workshop, architects will learn about three issues of critical [...]

By |2021-06-30T16:38:04-07:00May 2nd, 2015|Articles|

Drafting a Quality Control Manual: A Design Professional’s Guide

Whether dictated as a specific requirement in your client contract or not, many firms attempt to assemble an internal set of quality control standards for use by employees in performing professional services. Some firms use quality control/quality assurance manuals, some issue policy and procedure bulletins, while others simply rely on verbal instructions. Regardless of [...]

By |2021-06-30T16:40:28-07:00November 21st, 2008|Articles|

The Best Foundation for a Great Design is a Good Contract

As a design professional, you are part of an elite group. You undergo years of schooling, state-required training under licensed mentors, and grueling examinations in order to attain the distinction of becoming licensed in the fields of architecture or engineering. Yet despite the education and perseverance required just to be able to practice in [...]

By |2021-06-30T16:41:02-07:00August 25th, 2007|Articles|

Understanding the Implications of “Defending” Your Client

November 2006, we commented on a troubling case for design professionals, Crawford v. Weather Shield, (2006) 38 Cal.Rptr.3d 787. Jacqueline Pons-Bunney's article (below) notes the implications of the ruling by the Court of Appeals where professionals agree to defend their clients. Recently, the California Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeals' decision. (2008) WL [...]

By |2021-06-30T16:42:08-07:00December 9th, 2006|Articles|
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