Unfortunately, today's presentation has been postponed due to COVID-19. I hope everyone is taking care of themselves and their loved ones. Click here for more on the AIA Chicago website. Read More

Jeremy Baker to Present at AIA Chicago Lunch-and-Learn March 18th at 12pm CST

Jeremy Baker from Baker Law Group LLC (previously a Partner at Schiff Hardin LLP), will present an hour lunch-and-learn that will closely examine two heavily-negotiated and important contract clauses: 1) indemnity, defense, and hold harmless clauses; and 2) intellectual property, copyright, and licensure clauses. Jeremy will examine contract language frequently-requested by the architect’s client (project Read More

Negotiating Contractual Dispute Resolution Clauses

Written by Jeremy S. Baker - Dispute resolution clauses in contracts should be drafted to promote the negotiated resolution of disputes in a fair, timely, and cost-effective manner before the parties must resort to binding dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration or litigation, which are expensive and hurt business relationships. This article summarizes considerations for drafting contractual Read More

FCPA Primer for International Design Agencies

Written by Jeremy Baker in May 2015. Originally posted on - Introduction to FCPA Settlements Design professionals tempted by the lure of overseas work need to understand the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). FCPA compliance is an important loss prevention issue. While exchanging gifts and things of value is a way of life in many countries, U.S. anti-bribery laws Read More

Clients Want Lawyers Who Know How to Settle Disputes Early: Thoughts on Guided Choice Mediation

This post was written by Paul M. Lurie, one of Jeremy Baker's mentors at Schiff Hardin LLP. Paul helped Jeremy to understand that clients want lawyers who know how to settle disputes early. The discussion that follows first appeared at - Clients Want Lawyers Who Know How to Settle Disputes Early: Thoughts on Guided Choice MediationStradley Ronon ADR Practice Chair Patrick R. Kingsley sits down Read More

What Types of Risky Contract Terms Concern Smart Architects and Engineers?

Written By Jeremy S. Baker - When negotiating contracts, architects and engineers face a variety of risky contract terms – but a few kinds of clauses stand out as being particularly risky and prone to misuse. Uninsurable Contract Terms First, it is common for project owners to ask architects and engineers to accept contract risk management terms outside the protection of their professional liability Read More

Jeremy Baker selected as Leading Lawyer for fourth consecutive year

Jeremy has been named a Leading Lawyer in Construction Law for 2020, marking his sixth consecutive year of recognition by Law Bulletin Media. This is the fourth year that Jeremy has been named a Leading Lawyer, which recognizes the top 5% of licensed attorneys in Illinois. Before that, he was recognized for two years as an Emerging Lawyer, identifying him among the less than 2% of lawyers in the state under 40 or Read More

Jeremy Baker recognized as Illinois Super Lawyer again by Thompson Reuters

Jeremy has been named among the top 5% of lawyers in Illinois with his inclusion in Thompson Reuters’ 2020 list of Illinois Super Lawyers. Jeremy was recognized for his work in Construction Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, marking his second consecutive year as a Super Lawyer. He was honored by Thompson Reuters five times previously as an Illinois Rising Star - an attorney 40 years old or younger or who Read More