Clark Hill Attorney P. Douglas Folk and James B. Wright to Present In-House Education Program to Architectural Resource Team, Inc. – October 24
After working exclusively on educational, institutional, and other public sector projects for many years, Phoenix-based ART is diversifying its practice to include architectural and engineering services for design-build teams and its first international projects. Jim and Doug will train ART’s professional staff on the use of teaming agreements to protect the firm’s business interests and a checklist for managing risk in its contract negotiations with design-builders and owners.
Folk serves business clients in architecture, engineering, geomatics, landscape architecture, construction, and other technology-driven industries as a vigorous advocate and trusted advisor. By drawing on his extensive experience in business transactions and commercial litigation, Doug developed practice specialties in construction law, professional liability defense, contracts and negotiations, risk management, administrative law, and government relations. The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) is the voice of America's engineering industry. Council members – numbering more than 5,000 firms representing more than 500,000 employees throughout the country – are engaged in a wide range of engineering works that propel the nation's economy and enhance and safeguard America's quality of life. These works allow Americans to drink clean water, enjoy a healthy life, take advantage of new technologies and travel safely and efficiently. The Council's mission is to contribute to America's prosperity and welfare by advancing the business interests of member firms.
Wright has served commercial clients in general business transactions, including buying, selling and forming companies for more than thirty years. He also assists the firm’s clients with ownership and management succession plans. His real estate practice includes negotiating and documenting purchase and sale contracts for both raw and developed land, lease negotiations and landlord-tenant matters. His practice includes commercial litigation, mechanics liens and collection law, and general business law.