CONTRACT MODIFICATION, DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATION
As part of RLG’s experience representing owners and operators, developers, design builders, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, design professionals, surveyors, and environmental remediation companies throughout the industry, RLG has developed custom contract template documents for various clients. In addition, RLG has experience drafting custom design and construction contracts on a project-specific basis.
RLG has also modified and negotiated many contracts based on industry “standard form documents” — including those published by include those published by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Engineers Joint Contracts Committee (EJCDC), the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), and ConsensusDOCS (a collaborative effort of the Associated General Contractors of America and other trade associations).
A common complaint about standard form contracts is that they are drafted by a particular sector or sectors of the industry - understandably, with that particular organization's interests in mind. Even when a standard form contract was drafted by a client’s particular industry, modifications may be appropriate to adequately protect the client’s interests. RLG is available to help clients modify industry standard form contracts in a manner that reduces their risk of exposure and avoids inconsistency with the other project contract documents.
RLG’s experience drafting and negotiating contract documents and RLG’s experience representing clients in litigation enhances RLG’s ability to know what works in a contract and what does not.