Session 3

Contracts and Our Responsibilities

This program is the third of six in the Mastering the Future Business of Architecture series that is designed to address the soft-skills side of our work, or the business of architecture.  This third session will focus on building a shared understanding of the value of what we deliver.

Date, Time, Location

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Ewald Conference Center
1000 Westgate Drive
St. Paul, MN  55114


Includes handout and continental breakfast
AIA members $100
NonMembers $150

Note: You may sign up for the entire series of six for a discounted price.

Continuing education

3.75 LU Hours

Learning objectives

  1. Spot and correct problematic indemnity provisions in order to manage risk
  2. Identify “gotcha” clauses while managing change
  3. Be aware of delivery and agreement trends
  4. Manage efficiency and not over-deliver


Jeffrey W. Coleman, PE, FACI, The Coleman Law Firm, focuses his practice on construction law, professional liability defense, concrete construction and general business law, including insurance and coverage. A licensed structural engineer with more than 25 years of experience as a practicing attorney, Coleman provides clients with a single go-to resource for both legal and risk management issues. He has represented design professionals in all matters of their business, including defense of multi-million-dollar design defect and negligent construction administration claims.
Holly J. Newman is a member of DeWitt, Mackall, Crounse & Moore, SC. Her practice is focused primarily in the area of construction litigation. She participated in the development of bill language, met with legislators and stakeholders, testified at legislative hearings, and otherwise worked to pass legislation impacting design professionals, including the new indemnification statute.
Clare Tande is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for HGA Architects and Engineers, responsible for risk management. Clare has provided legal counsel for HGA since 2001. “All building projects contain risks for owners and stakeholders. At HGA, we work toward managing risks collaboratively.”


The MFBA series is intended for professionals with 10 – 20 years’ experience. You may register for individual sessions or for a discounted price, you may register for the entire series of 6 sessions.
Register today!


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director