Who’s to Blame? Architects Are Increasingly Facing Lawsuits Over Construction Project Delays, Lawyers Say


In this interview with Brett Johnson, Hoagland Longo partners Andrew J. Carlowicz, Jr. and Lawrence P. Powers comment on the increase of civil lawsuits against architects, design professionals and engineers due to construction project delays in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Andy and Larry serve as Co-Chairs of the firm's Construction Law Department, where they represent architects, engineers, construction contractors, and private owners in connection with complex construction disputes, including construction contract and delay claims, professional liability claims, property damage suits, building defect litigation, and construction site personal injury actions. In addition, Andy has served as mediator and arbitrator in construction-related disputes through the American Arbitration Association or direct retention for nearly a decade. In 2022, he was selected to serve as a construction claim mediator on the AAA Master Mediator Panel. In addition to his construction litigation practice, Larry regularly handles difficult loss prevention and risk management assignments for design firms and professional liability insurers. He has served as General Counsel to AIA-New Jersey, the New Jersey Society of Professional Engineers (NJSPE) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (NJASLA) for over 30 years. 

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