Matthew DeVries Highlights Importance of Contract Review for Engineering News Record

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Matthew J. DeVries was quoted in Law & Risk Management Today, a special publication from Engineering News-Record published in March 2023, emphasizing the importance of a thorough contract review before signing onto a construction project to avoid issues on the back end. He suggested a checklist of the top 20 provisions that should be evaluated on every contract. Companies and owners who review contracts in-house should also have a similar checklist in place to minimize disputes.

“I am still surprised that contracts are signed without a full review—on projects of all sizes, from the smaller commercial tenant buildout to a multimillion-dollar, mixed-use development,” DeVries said. “With an incomplete or ambiguous set of contract documents, there is a greater chance of disputes.”

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