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Jeremy Baker

Jeremy Baker

Baker Law - Design & Construction Counsel
  • Construction Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Illinois, Minnesota
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Biography

Jeremy S. Baker is a Chicago-based construction attorney. From 2006-2019, he served clients at Schiff Hardin LLP, where he was a partner and a member of its national Construction Law practice. Previously, he was an attorney at Cozen O’Connor PC. Jeremy founded Baker Law Group LLC in 2019. An Adjunct Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School, he taught an elective Construction Law course though the Center for Real Estate Law (Fall Semesters 2016, 2017, 2018). Jeremy helps his clients to complete challenging projects by emphasizing dispute avoidance and early, cost-efficient resolution of claims. He represents developers, lenders, design professionals, owners, and contractors in all aspects of design and construction. Jeremy’s practice involves project structuring across many project delivery methods, plus contract review and negotiation. Jeremy has prosecuted and defended lawsuits in well over 30 state and federal court venues – but he prefers to resolve disputes using cost-efficient alternative dispute resolution. Jeremy is a graduate of the Tulane University Law School and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He can be reached at https://buildchicagolaw.com or 312-621-7184.
Link to website bio: https://buildchicagolaw.com/jeremy-s-baker/

Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Video Conferencing
  • Microsoft Teams
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Minnesota
Minnesota Supreme Court
ID Number: (inactive status)
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
Baker Law Group, LLC
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Jeremy S. Baker serves the design and construction industry with “end-to-end” counsel. Jeremy helps clients realize their vision on mixed-use, hospitality, multi-family, tall tower, retail, education, industrial, utility, government and other project types. He uses creative project structuring, thoughtful contracts, and long experience avoiding and resolving disputes, all to achieve his clients’ goals.
Adjunct Professor of Law, Construction Law
The John Marshall Law School, Center for Real Estate Law
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Jeremy S. Baker taught “Construction Law,” RE 612/JD 612, a two-credit elective course and study of the various aspects of construction law offered through JMLS’ Center for Real Estate Law, in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 fall semesters. The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) acquired JMLS in fall 2019.
Partner, Construction Law Group
Schiff Hardin LLP
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Focusing on transactions and dispute resolution, Jeremy S. Baker served over 13 years with some of the highest caliber national design and construction attorneys. U.S. News rated Schiff Hardin the #1 Construction Litigation firm in the U.S. in 2011. Chambers USA’s annual rankings consistently recognize Schiff Hardin for having a premier Construction Law practice. In 2019, it earned a prestigious spot among Law360’s Construction Groups of the Year. Founded in 1864, Schiff Hardin has 300-plus attorneys in seven offices.
Associate, Subrogation Group
Cozen O’Connor PC
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An aggressive litigator, Jeremy S. Baker prosecuted dozens of design and construction defect and products liability claims – on a 100% contingency fee basis – as lead counsel in state and federal court, and in arbitrations and mediations, in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Minnesota and Iowa. To assess potential claims, he investigated hundreds of property loss casualties involving boiler, machinery, equipment and materials failures, fires, explosions, collapses, gas and water leaks, natural disasters, and shipping losses. Cozen O’Connor has over 750 attorneys.
Judicial Extern
Honorable Morey L. Sear, Chief Judge Emeritus, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, New Orleans
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During his third year at Tulane Law School, Jeremy S. Baker assisted the late Judge Sear, a member of the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL), with the centralization of mass litigation involving air disasters, intellectual property, antitrust, products liability, securities, sales, and employment practices. In addition to MDL matters, Jeremy helped to dispose cases pending on Judge Sear’s general civil docket.
Law Clerk
The Office of the Attorney General, Washington DC (formerly named Office of the Corporation Counsel)
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The Office of the Attorney General – formerly named Office of the Corporation Counsel – conducts all law business for the District of Columbia, and handles all suits made by and against the government including state, local, and county matters, and the child support program. Jeremy S. Baker worked in the Criminal Section and assisted with the prosecution of crimes committed in the District.
Education
Tulane University Law School
J.D.
cum laude, Chief Judge Emeritus U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
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University of California
B.A.
Santa Barbara , honors
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Awards
Super Lawyer, Construction Law
Thompson Reuters’ Illinois Super Lawyers
Leading Lawyer, Construction Law
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Super Lawyer, Construction Law
Thompson Reuters’ Illinois Super Lawyers
Leading Lawyer, Construction Law
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Leading Lawyer, Construction Law
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Leading Lawyer, Construction Law
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Emerging Lawyer, Construction Law
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Rising Star, Construction Law
Thompson Reuters’ Illinois Super Lawyers
Emerging Lawyer, Construction Law
Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Rising Star, Construction Law
Thompson Reuters’ Illinois Super Lawyers
Rising Star, Construction Law
Thompson Reuters’ Illinois Super Lawyers
Rising Star, Construction Law
Thompson Reuters’ Illinois Super Lawyers
Rising Star, Construction Law
Thompson Reuters’ Illinois Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA)
Member
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Activities: SOICA facilitates and encourages the association of outstanding Illinois lawyers who are distinguished for their skill, experience and professional conduct in the practicing or teaching of construction law, who are dedicated to excellence in construction law practice and who subscribe to SOICA’s goals and ideals. http://www.soica.org
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AIA Contract Documents Committee
Liaison
- Current
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AIA Contract Documents – Train the Trainer Program
Trainer
- Current
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Chicago Bar Association, Construction Law & Mechanics Lien Subcommittee
Member
- Current
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American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction Industry
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Illinois  # 6277065
Member
- Current
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CityPAC Board of Directors
Member
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American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Chicago Young Leadership Council Congressional Key Contact Committee Co-Chair
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Publication
ACCESSIBLE DESIGN REQUIREMENTS: WORTHY AIMS, HUGE RISKS FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS
https://buildchicagolaw.com
AIA’S NEW 2019 CMC AND CMA CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
https://buildchicagolaw.com
ARBITRATOR-DIRECTED ARBITRATION: A PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION
https://buildchicagolaw.com
BEWARE THE “ONE YEAR” WARRANTY: CONTRACTOR CALLBACK PERIODS V. WARRANTIES OF QUALITY WORK
https://buildchicagolaw.com
DESIGN PROFESSIONALS SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID TO LEAD DESIGN-BUILD TEAMS
https://buildchicagolaw.com
FIXED FEE V. COST-PLUS GMP: WHICH IS BEST?
https://buildchicagolaw.com
IS IT WORTH PURSUING YOUR CONSTRUCTION CLAIM?
https://buildchicagolaw.com
NEGOTIATING DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSES IN CONTRACTS
https://buildchicagolaw.com
PROJECT OWNERS SHOULD NOT OVER-RELY ON TITLE INSURER REVIEW OF PAYMENT APPLICATIONS
https://buildchicagolaw.com
THE B152-2019 INTERIOR DESIGN AGREEMENT: IMPORTANT FF&E CHANGES
https://buildchicagolaw.com
THE HIDDEN BENEFIT TO THOUGHTFUL CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS
https://buildchicagolaw.com
THE NEW B101-2017: IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR OWNERS AND ARCHITECTS
https://buildchicagolaw.com
THIS IS A GREAT TIME FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION!
https://buildchicagolaw.com
WHAT IS THE BEST LENGTH FOR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS?
https://buildchicagolaw.com
WHY DILIGENT PROJECT OWNERS SHOULD NEVER LOSE MECHANICS LIEN CLAIMS
https://buildchicagolaw.com
ARBITRATOR-DIRECTED ARBITRATION: A PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION
Construction Law Letter, Vol. 35, no. 5 (May.June 2019)
ARBITRATION
Chapter 20, Construction Dispute Litigation 2018 Edition, IICLE ( 2018)
HOW GUIDED CHOICE MEDIATION ACHIEVES EARLIER CONSTRUCTION SETTLEMENTS
Construction Law Letter, Vol. 34, no. 3 (Jan-Feb. 2018)
NONBINDING ALTERNATIVES TO COURT LITIGATION FOR RESOLVING CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES
Chapter 19, Construction Dispute Litigation 2018 Edition, IICLE (2018)
RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES OF ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS FOR CONSTRUCTION FAILURES
Chapter 1, Construction Dispute Litigation 2018 Edition, IICLE (2018)
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TERMS IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
Chapter 13, Construction Law Transactional Considerations 2017 Edition, IICLE (2017)
UNITED STATES CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
Chapter 18, International Business Transactions, Kluwer Law and Taxation Publishers (2014)
ETHICS AND MEDIATION MANAGING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Chapter 54 – AAA Handbook on Mediation, second Edition, Juris Publishing, Inc. (Jun. 2010)
IS IT WORTH PURSUING YOUR CONSTRUCTION CLAIM?
Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, vol. 19, no. 4 (Jul. 2009)
CONSIDERATIONS IN SUING AN ARCHITECT
Chapter 35, Construction Checklists – A Guide To Frequently Encountered Construction Issues, ABA Forum on Construction Law (2008)
PASS-THROUGH CLAIMS IN CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION
International Law Office newsletter (May 29, 2007)
Speaking Engagements
Practical Considerations and Concerns in Basic Construction Contracting
Lorman Education Services Webinar (Nov. 2, 2010)
Essential Concepts in Construction Contracting
Lorman Education Services Webinar (Apr. 11, 2012)
Legal Strategies for Controlling Project Costs: Managing the Risks of Mechanics Liens
Private Event at Schiff Hardin LLP (Jun. 28, 2012)
Essential Concepts in Construction Contracts and Administration
Lorman Education Services Webinar (Mar. 18, 2014)
Negotiating Contract Dispute Resolution Clauses, Five Keys for Negotiating Business Contracts
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Webinar (Mar. 21, 2014)
Risks to Architects in Contractor-Led Design-Build
Private Event for Chicago Architecture Firm (May 7, 2014)
Understanding the General Conditions of a Construction Contract, AIA Document A201-2007
American Institute of Architects (AIA) Webinar (May 9, 2014)
Green Risks and Rewards: Managing Legal Issues on Sustainable Projects
Building CHICAGO / Greening the Heartland Expo and Conference, Chicago, IL (Sept. 20, 2014)
Legal Issues for Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors
Halfmoon Education Services, IIT Rice Campus, Wheaton, IL (Aug. 28, 2015)
Return of the Master Builder
Association of Licensed Architects, Midwest Architecture Conference, Oakbrook Terrace, IL (Oct. 6, 2015)
Designer-Led Design-Build: A Practical Business Plan
Lorman Education Services Webinar (Feb. 26, 2016)
Designer-Led Design Build: Return of the Master Builder
Lorman Education Services Webinar (Mar. 14, 2016)
Design Build: Contractual Relationships, Risks and Rewards
BuildingsNY 2016, Javits Center, New York, NY (May 25, 2016)
Engineer-Led Design Build: Simple, Safe & Profitable
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Fall Conference, Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2017)
Engineer-Led Design Build: Simple, Safe, & Profitable
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Webinar (Mar. 21, 2018)
The New Role of the AIA’s BIM and Digital Practice Documents
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Annual Convention and Legislative Summit, Washington, D.C. (Apr. 17, 2018)
Managing Legal Risks
Construction Specification Institute (CSI) Academy: Risk Management, Sofitel Hotel, Chicago, IL (Apr. 27, 2018)
Using AIA’s Digital Practice Documents to Manage the Risks of BIM and Digital Data
American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law – “Hot Topics” Webinar (May 16, 2018)
The Prominent Role of the AIA’s BIM/Digital Practice Documents in the AIA 2017 Contract Documents
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Webinar
Managing Engineering Liability and Risk, Design Professional Liability Law
Halfmoon Education, Lombard, IL (May 30, 2018; Oct. 25, 2018)
AIA’s Digital Practice Documents: Managing the Risks of BIM and Digital Data, AIA Chicago, Chicago, IL (Nov. 8, 2018)
Design Professional Liability Exposure, Construction Litigation Dispute Resolution, UBS Tower, Chicago, IL (Dec. 12, 2018)
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) Seminar
Protecting the Design Professional with Insurance and Contract Provisions
American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Chicago, IL (Feb 7, 2019)
Understanding AIA Document A201-2017 General Conditions of the Construction Contract
Berkley Design Professional Webinar (June 13, 2019)
Teaming and Joint Venturing
Construction Industry Conference, Chicago, Illinois (Oct 23, 2019)
Using Mechanics Liens to Get Paid: A Primer for Architects In the COVID-19 Era
AIA Chicago Webinar (April 7, 2020)
Mechanics Liens and Other Payment Avenues During COVID-19
AIA Contract Documents Video Podcast (April 28, 2020)
Construction Continuity During COVID-19
Private Equity Real Estate Investment Firm, Private Webinar
Videos
Construction attorneys can help manage the risk of design and construction and help their clients meet their expectations for their projects. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL. How Do Construction Attorneys Help Deliver Successful Projects?

Construction attorneys can help manage the risk of design and construction and help their clients meet their expectations for their projects. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL.

Good insurance terms are an essential part of every Design and Construction Contract - because the risks encountered in Design and Construction typically outstrip the assets of the parties involved. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Why is insurance so important in design and construction contracts?

Good insurance terms are an essential part of every Design and Construction Contract - because the risks encountered in Design and Construction typically outstrip the assets of the parties involved. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

Many Owners of construction projects in Illinois may be flabbergasted to learn that after they fully pay the General Contractor for the work it provides they can be forced to PAY TWICE for the exact same work in the event the General Contractor has failed to pay its Subcontractors. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Why Can Owners Be Forced to Pay Twice for the Same Construction Work?

Many Owners of construction projects in Illinois may be flabbergasted to learn that after they fully pay the General Contractor for the work it provides they can be forced to PAY TWICE for the exact same work in the event the General Contractor has failed to pay its Subcontractors. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

There are many things that a Project Owner should consider carefully before embarking upon a Design But here are few in particular that come to mind... https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL What Should Project Owners Know before Embarking on a Design and Construction Contract?

There are many things that a Project Owner should consider carefully before embarking upon a Design But here are few in particular that come to mind... https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

What makes a good contract for a Design or Construction project really depends upon the project type the Project Delivery Method that the Parties have selected and the identity of the Parties to the contract. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL What Makes Good Contracts for Design and Construction Projects?

What makes a good contract for a Design or Construction project really depends upon the project type the Project Delivery Method that the Parties have selected and the identity of the Parties to the contract. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

I see Project Owners make quite a few mistakes in Design and Construction projects But a few come to mind One is failure to consider the range of options available to the Owner for Project Delivery Methods. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL What Common Mistakes Do Owners Make in Construction Projects?

I see Project Owners make quite a few mistakes in Design and Construction projects But a few come to mind One is failure to consider the range of options available to the Owner for Project Delivery Methods. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

When negotiating Design and Construction contracts one of the first issues to arise is whether you are going to propose a form of your own creation as the basis for contract negotiations or whether you are going to be providing comments in response to a contract form that somebody sends to you Now, I am perfectly willing to use either my own forms or somebody else's forms because it really is just a starting point for negotiations. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Should I Start Contract Negotiations Using My Own Contract Form?

When negotiating Design and Construction contracts one of the first issues to arise is whether you are going to propose a form of your own creation as the basis for contract negotiations or whether you are going to be providing comments in response to a contract form that somebody sends to you Now, I am perfectly willing to use either my own forms or somebody else's forms because it really is just a starting point for negotiations. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

Architects and Engineers should strongly consider preparing Proposals that have not just the Scope of Work and the Fee on the front side of the Proposal but also the Terms & Conditions under which they propose to do the work on the back side of the Proposal. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Should Designers' Proposals Have Terms and Conditions on the Back?

Architects and Engineers should strongly consider preparing Proposals that have not just the Scope of Work and the Fee on the front side of the Proposal but also the Terms & Conditions under which they propose to do the work on the back side of the Proposal. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

The common concern that Contractors may be slow to finish their Projects - or maybe not come back to finish their Projects at all is comparatively easily addressed through a Construction Contract concept called "Retainage" or "Retention" that is frequently agreed to in the industry by Contractors. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL How Can Owners Motivate Contractors to Complete Construction Projects?

The common concern that Contractors may be slow to finish their Projects - or maybe not come back to finish their Projects at all is comparatively easily addressed through a Construction Contract concept called "Retainage" or "Retention" that is frequently agreed to in the industry by Contractors. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

There is really no way for Project Owners to 100% prevent design and construction defects on their projects Even the most reputable Architects and Engineers almost never produce a perfect design. It is also common for even the most reputable Contractors to fail to produce perfect results. So there is no way to 100% prevent defects The question Property Owners should be focused on is what can they do to protect themselves contractually. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Can Owners Prevent Design and Construction Defects?

There is really no way for Project Owners to 100% prevent design and construction defects on their projects Even the most reputable Architects and Engineers almost never produce a perfect design. It is also common for even the most reputable Contractors to fail to produce perfect results. So there is no way to 100% prevent defects The question Property Owners should be focused on is what can they do to protect themselves contractually. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

Many project owners would be surprised to learn that contractors can on occasion charge more than they've promised the owner in writing their project is going to cost. And that's because design and construction contracts are really unlike any other. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Can Contractors Charge More than Their Written Estimate or Promise to Owners?

Many project owners would be surprised to learn that contractors can on occasion charge more than they've promised the owner in writing their project is going to cost. And that's because design and construction contracts are really unlike any other. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

Architects can play an important role in protecting Owners from Construction Project problems particularly during the Construction Phase but only if the Owner hires the Architect directly That is one of the major advantages of the traditional method of project delivery in which the Owner separately contracts with the Contractor and the Architect. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Can architects help protect owners from construction project problems?

Architects can play an important role in protecting Owners from Construction Project problems particularly during the Construction Phase but only if the Owner hires the Architect directly That is one of the major advantages of the traditional method of project delivery in which the Owner separately contracts with the Contractor and the Architect. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

Contractors and Design Professionals can increase the odds of being paid for their work by Owners if they take the time to assess the "creditworthiness" of the party who is going to be signing their contracts Now many in Design and Construction fail to appreciate that when they do work one month send a bill out the next month and expect to get paid the following month what they are really doing is "extending credit." https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Can Architects and Contractors Better the Odds of Being Paid by Owners?

Contractors and Design Professionals can increase the odds of being paid for their work by Owners if they take the time to assess the "creditworthiness" of the party who is going to be signing their contracts Now many in Design and Construction fail to appreciate that when they do work one month send a bill out the next month and expect to get paid the following month what they are really doing is "extending credit." https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

The first thing that parties should consider when embarking on a Design or Construction project - before they sign their contracts - is which Project Delivery Method is going to be best for their project? For the particular type of project? And for the goals of the participants? In construction law, the phrase "Project Delivery Method" refers to the many ways the parties who are involved in the project can structure their relationships. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Why Are Project Delivery Methods so Important for Construction Projects?

The first thing that parties should consider when embarking on a Design or Construction project - before they sign their contracts - is which Project Delivery Method is going to be best for their project? For the particular type of project? And for the goals of the participants? In construction law, the phrase "Project Delivery Method" refers to the many ways the parties who are involved in the project can structure their relationships. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

There are many reasons why good Contracts are important for Design and Construction projects but one of them is that some of the considerations are really best addressed early in the Project and in fact, many of them can't be addressed later in the Project. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL. Why Are Good Contracts Important for Design and Construction Projects?

There are many reasons why good Contracts are important for Design and Construction projects but one of them is that some of the considerations are really best addressed early in the Project and in fact, many of them can't be addressed later in the Project. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL.

There's many reasons why claims tend to arise on Design and Construction projects but I think at its root is that development of real estate is inherently complicated and risky business. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL. Why Are Design and Construction Projects so Dispute-Prone?

There's many reasons why claims tend to arise on Design and Construction projects but I think at its root is that development of real estate is inherently complicated and risky business. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL.

I often negotiate contracts for Architects and Engineers, and there are lot of risks that they need to be concerned with. But a few in particular stand out in particular. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL. What Risky Contract Terms Concern Smart Architects and Engineers?

I often negotiate contracts for Architects and Engineers, and there are lot of risks that they need to be concerned with. But a few in particular stand out in particular. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL.

The way I negotiate Design and Construction contracts is really project-specific and client-specific And there are some instances where it is appropriate for me to negotiate a contract that is one-sided in my client's favor But all things being equal I typically prefer to see fair and commercially reasonable Design and Construction contracts where the risks and responsibilities are not just pushed away but rather allocated properly. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL What Is Your Approach to Negotiating Design and Construction Contracts?

The way I negotiate Design and Construction contracts is really project-specific and client-specific And there are some instances where it is appropriate for me to negotiate a contract that is one-sided in my client's favor But all things being equal I typically prefer to see fair and commercially reasonable Design and Construction contracts where the risks and responsibilities are not just pushed away but rather allocated properly. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

At the beginning of Projects there is an opportunity for parties to include in their Design and Construction contracts terms that would tend to promote Early, Cost-Efficient dispute resolution. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL What Contract Terms Promote Early, Inexpensive Dispute Resolution?

At the beginning of Projects there is an opportunity for parties to include in their Design and Construction contracts terms that would tend to promote Early, Cost-Efficient dispute resolution. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

When things to wrong on Design and Construction projects people are always confronted with the question of whether to pursue their Design and Construction claims. And that is a difficult question to answer. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL. Is Pursuing My Design and Construction Claims a Worthwhile Investment?

When things to wrong on Design and Construction projects people are always confronted with the question of whether to pursue their Design and Construction claims. And that is a difficult question to answer. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL.

Design and Construction disputes do not have to lead to years of painful and expensive Litigation Early cost-efficient dispute resolution is possible. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL. Why Do Design and Construction Disputes Spawn Years of Litigation?

Design and Construction disputes do not have to lead to years of painful and expensive Litigation Early cost-efficient dispute resolution is possible. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL.

I frequently use arbitration and litigation to resolve design and construction disputes. And while I think there's a time for each, I do think arbitration has a lot of advantages that can't be ignored. Both arbitration and litigation are forms of binding dispute resolution. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Is Arbitration or Litigation Best for Design and Construction Claims?

I frequently use arbitration and litigation to resolve design and construction disputes. And while I think there's a time for each, I do think arbitration has a lot of advantages that can't be ignored. Both arbitration and litigation are forms of binding dispute resolution. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

I am a big proponent of Mediation as a means to resolve Design and Construction disputes and I think Mediation is an essential tool in the arsenal of all Construction Attorneys whose clients want to achieve Early, Cost-Efficient dispute resolution. Mediation is a flexible, confidential and Non-Binding form of dispute resolution. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Can Mediation Help Resolve Design and Construction Disputes?

I am a big proponent of Mediation as a means to resolve Design and Construction disputes and I think Mediation is an essential tool in the arsenal of all Construction Attorneys whose clients want to achieve Early, Cost-Efficient dispute resolution. Mediation is a flexible, confidential and Non-Binding form of dispute resolution. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

A good Contract is an essential part of every Design and Construction project And if you enter into a bad one you should not expect a Court to save you from a bad business deal The Courts that resolve business disputes - like Design and Construction disputes are typically going to try to enforce your Contract - not rewrite it - because they are in the 'predictability' business not necessarily the 'justice' business. https://www.buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Can a Lawsuit save Me from Bad Design and Construction Contracts

A good Contract is an essential part of every Design and Construction project And if you enter into a bad one you should not expect a Court to save you from a bad business deal The Courts that resolve business disputes - like Design and Construction disputes are typically going to try to enforce your Contract - not rewrite it - because they are in the 'predictability' business not necessarily the 'justice' business. https://www.buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

I'm Jeremy Baker. I'm a design and construction attorney. I represent design professionals like architects and engineers, as well as real estate developers and owners of projects like big corporations, smaller companies, and homeowners in all aspects of design and construction, from project planning to contract negotiation, to project management, and proactive dispute avoidance, and when necessary, dispute resolution. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL Baker Law Introduction

I'm Jeremy Baker. I'm a design and construction attorney. I represent design professionals like architects and engineers, as well as real estate developers and owners of projects like big corporations, smaller companies, and homeowners in all aspects of design and construction, from project planning to contract negotiation, to project management, and proactive dispute avoidance, and when necessary, dispute resolution. https://buildchicagolaw.com ATTORNEY ADVERTISING MATERIAL

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Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 621-7184
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
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Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
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