Engineering and architectural contracts
Ostrower, Donald A. Law Offices of Donald A. Ostrower, P.C., Nassau, New York.
Last reviewed:November 2019
- Need for written contract
- Contract enforcement
- Tort liability
- Standard forms of agreement
- Additional Reading
The legal documents pursuant to which most professional engineering and architectural services are rendered. A contract is the statement of promises agreed to by two or more parties in order to effectuate a specific goal. For the law to enforce these promises, certain elements must be present: mutuality of obligation, that is, each of the parties must have an obligation to the others; a meeting of the minds, that is, it must appear that the parties agree; and all material elements of the proposed transaction must be provided for.
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