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Design Professional Malpractice

There are a number of unique legal issues raised by the participation of licensed design professionals in the construction process, including determining the appropriate standard by which their actions are judged, dealing with the unusual discovery options permitted in such cases and the required use of expert testimony, and determining when such claims accrue. This is an area in which Rich, Intelisano & Katz’s attorneys have years of experience, both in prosecuting claims against design professionals, and in defending design professionals against such claims.

The Firm has successfully asserted a range of claims on behalf of owners for professional malpractice by design professionals they hired, including claims arising from defective design, failure to comply with the owner’s stated program needs and misapplication of zoning regulations. We have also recovered from design professionals on behalf of neighboring property owners who have suffered property damage due to defective design and inspection of construction projects.

Rich, Intelisano & Katz’s attorneys have equally extensive experience in defending licensed design professionals in a range of malpractice actions, often arising in complex multi-defendant property damage, construction defect or delay claim actions. Our defense of design professionals has involved using our in-depth understanding of technical issues to identify substantive and creative defenses for our clients.

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Daniel Katz and his firm are exceptionally knowledgeable about the constantly changing construction business and they have given my company insightful legal advice throughout the years. They have assisted with numerous construction negotiations, claims, and business matters with many satisfactory resolutions. Michael B.
Daniel Katz and his team have always been exemplary, always prepared, always responsive and extremely knowledgeable about construction issues. I cannot imagine better representation. Jim F.
RIK fought hard for me in my FINRA arbitration which resulted in an outstanding result. I will forever be grateful to them. Jeff B.
Ross and his team did a wonderful job representing me in my employment dispute. They were honest, intelligent and hard working. I recommend RIK to all of my colleagues in the financial industry. Steven F.
The theft of pension fund assets by a money manager prompted the Board of Trustee’s investigation into “how did this happen?” John Rich and the Rich, Intelisano & Katz team managed this complex securities litigation matter to fruitful results for our pension fund. Cecelia C., Executive Director