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Start Signing Better Contracts Today

Did you know signing better contracts is one of the easiest ways to reduce risk and save money at your firm? It’s true. And while most Design Firms are so bogged down with paperwork and meeting deadlines, reviewing contracts just seems like another all too overwhelming task.

But it doesn’t have to be that way...

Use this guide, and take control of your most powerful management practice to reduce risk and save money!

What's included?

Contract Red Flags

Learn about common mistakes Design Professionals make that increase their risk of being sued and delaying projects. 

Key Definitions

We define complex terms and phrases of your contract with simple, straightforward language.

Sample Language

Examples of specific wording you can use in your own contract templates to better protect your designs.

Who wrote it?


Zach Waters

Zach is the CEO at Black Swan Risk Management. He has experience as a Risk Specialist and Insurance Broker for A/E firms across the country. His goal is to simplify the complexities of professional liability insurance and empower his clients to be proactive about dealing with unpredictable, potentially severe events in their business. He is also the Treasurer at The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. Learn more!


Steve Litchfield

Steve is the Founder of Litchfield Law in Southern California. As an Attorney, he specializes in Contract and Construction law. He has represented a diverse group of clients, ranging from individuals starting their first business to multi-national corporations. He regularly gives presentations to Design Firms on comprehensive risk management and legislative framework developments. Learn more!

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