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Heyl Royster

 

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DESIGN PROFESSIONALS LITIGATION

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Heyl Royster has represented design professionals in the multitude of claims with which those entities can be involved, including personal injury claims under the former Illinois Structural Work Act as well as the current Restatement (Second) of Torts, Section 414 and 343, Construction and Design Defect Claims for Roofs, Curtain Walls, Window and Door Design and Construction, EIFS claims, HVAC systems, etc. We have defended design professionals in claims involving the design of jails, prisons, hospitals, performing arts centers, factories, and manufacturing facilities, sports stadiums, as well as residential and condominium developments.

Heyl Royster understands the unique requirements of representing a design professional in a legal setting and has developed the expertise to work with design professionals in their own element, i.e., examining the concept from the beginning until execution, including contract development, drawings, bidding, construction administration, change orders, punch lists, and termination of the project. We have represented design professionals as designers, construction managers, design builders, and consultants.

Our experience, not only with courtroom litigation, but with arbitration and mediation (as both advocates and arbitrators or mediators), gives Heyl Royster the perspective and experience to develop the best strategy for reaching a just and economical result for our clients.