I am looking for a legal professional who is indemnified to provide services in Australia, USA and UK.
I run a web based architectural fee and contract consultancy.
I would like to be able to offer my clients some standard contractual templates. I am therefore seeking a professional legal expert to provide me with a Joint Venture (JV) template.
The template will be used by my clients (architects) when they wish to join forces with other firms of architects or engineers for a specific design project or competition which is limited in scope and duration. This can sometimes be a prerequisite to entry on some projects where Client do not want to have separate appointments with each consultant but instead seek one point of contact/responsibility and typically want the parties within that agreement jointly and severally liable.
Please note that this should not be a partnership agreement and great care should be taken to make sure that a partnership agreement is not formed by accident.
The JV agreement should provide the architect with sufficient protection while providing potential Clients with the comfort of knowing that the JV will provide the Client with their desired one point of contact one point of responsibility/liability.
Most of my clients work in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand so the Agreement should, at a minimum, be fit for use in these locations.
The agreement template should be written in a simple easy to understand manner that is uncomplicated, concise and easily adaptable to a variety of projects and locations.
If you have any questions please let me know.