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Kevin Sido Author's IICLE Chapter on "Architectural Contracts"

September 27, 2012

Kevin R. Sido, a Chicago-based partner in Hinshaw's Professional Lines Group authored "Architectural Contracts," which appears as Chapter 2 in "Construction Law: Transactional Considerations" (2010).

The purpose of this chapter is to provide the reader with an understanding of the basics of negotiating an agreement between the owner and the architect for the architect’s professional services. The owner and the architect have a different set of concerns and objectives that must be mutually resolved during the negotiating process. Successfully negotiated agreements accommodate each party’s needs whenever possible. In most cases, successfully negotiated agreements will result in an agreement that is unbiased and neutral — not favoring one party at the expense of other.

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This chapter was first published by IICLE Press.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.

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