Construction Termination Issues for the Architect and Engineer: Part 1– Introduction to the Series

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Attorney Melissa Dewey Brumback introduces a series of blog posts on how to deal with construction termination issues.

July 24, 2023
Melissa Dewey Brumback - Construction Law in North Carolina

Earlier this year, I was asked to talk to other construction lawyers on the topic of termination. My first question was– whose termination are we talking about here– the architect / engineer? The contractor? Is someone wanting to “fire” the owner? The answer, as it turns out, is — yes. That is, yes, any and all of the above termination topics were on the table.

As you may have suspected, even the threat of a termination is bad, bad news. It is the “nuclear option” for a construction project. Everyone risks getting harmed. As the design professional administering a contract, you run a risk of being dragged into litigation no matter what you do. So, how should you proceed? Carefully.

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