Contracting for Professional Services Part 1: Contract Review Checklist

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time (US & Canada))

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This online class carries 1.5 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).

Curriculum Track: Finance/Quality Management

Member Organization: National Events

Faculty: Tom Harkin, Principal, Customer Services and Robert Stanton, CPCU, RPLU, ARM, Willis Towers Watson 

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Professional services contracts come with their own unique challenges and strategies. Which is why we're presenting a special three-part series specifically focused on the bottom-line of engineering professional services contracts. 

Join Tom Harkin and Robert Stanton for Part One: Contract Review Checklist to gain insight into what clauses need to be part of every contract for professional services you write. You'll discuss why these clauses are necessary, the intent of these clauses, and the negative impact of having them removed from any agreement.

At session end, you’ll be equipped to draft new contracts, evaluate existing contracts, and review owner-drafted contracts that protect your firm’s best interests.


  • Review the general intentions of what a contract should represent, and how contracts are generally interpreted by the courts
  • Identify clauses (contract elements) that should be written into every contract
  • Discuss the consequences when these clauses are missing or poorly drafted
  • Review actual claims scenarios caused by poor contract language

Check out Parts 2 & 3 of this series!

Contracting for Professional Services Part 2: Insurance Requirements
February 6, 2019

Contracting for Professional Services Part 3: Problematic Words, Phrases, Clauses
March 13, 2019


ACEC Members: $229
Non-members: $329

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