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

The AIA’s Sustainable Projects Exhibit: E204-2017

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) simplified the process of targeting project-specific “Sustainable Objectives” by releasing its Sustainable Projects Exhibit, E204-2017, in its 2017 Contract Document rollout. The E204 exhibit is compatible with Owner-Architect Agreements (like B101-2017), Owner-Contractor Agreements (like A101-2017), and other contract forms. Many newer AIA forms require the Owner and Read More

The New Role of the AIA’s Digital Practice Documents

The AIA’s 2013 Digital Practice Documents play a prominent – yet little understood – role in the AIA’s newest Contract Documents. While previously optional, Digital Practice Document use is now expressly required by the unedited standard form language of the Owner-Architect Agreement (B101-2017), Owner-Contractor Agreement (A101-2017), General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (A201-2017), Read More

AIA Document B101-2017: Business Considerations for Owners and Architects

The AIA’s “new” B101-2017, the latest version of its flagship Owner-Architect Agreement, carries over concepts from its widely-used predecessor, B101-2007. Users of the 2007 form will find the 2017 revision familiar. But the new B101-2017 is different in important and subtle ways, and some of its changes may be controversial. Architect and Owner users of the B101 form may, therefore, wish to reconsider and refresh Read More