Agreement Retaining Architect for Consulting Purposes
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					           Agreement Retaining Architect for Consulting Purposes

Agreement made on the ___ day of __________, 20___, between (Name of
Client) of (street address, city, county, state, zip code), referred to herein as
Client, and (Name of Architect Firm), a corporation organized and existing under
the laws of the state of (name of state), with its principal office located at (street
address, city, county, state, zip code), referred to herein as Architect.

Whereas, Client requires certain consultations with regard to the preparation of
plans and specifications for and the supervision of the construction of a (identify
project) to be erected at (address of project), such consultations to include
suggestions, estimates, and such necessary professional services as will enable
Client to make knowledgeable decisions in regard to the construction; and

Whereas, Client agrees to pay Architect $__________for providing such
consultations in accordance with the following covenants and conditions;

Now, therefore, for and in consideration of the mutual covenants contained in
this agreement, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and
sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:

1.     If Client requires plans and specifications necessary to enter into a
contract with a contractor, such plans and specifications will be prepared by
Architect in accordance with Client's instructions after consultation between
Architect and Client as provided for in this Agreement for the additional amount
of $_________.

2.      If Client requires further services of architect in drawing up and letting of
contracts and in supervising the construction of the project, architect shall receive
a total fee of ____% of the gross cost of the project. This total fee shall include
the fees for consultations and plans.

3.    A minimum retainer of $___________will be paid to Architect by Client in
advance of any consultations and will be applied to the fee for such

4.    This Agreement shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in
accordance with the laws of the state of (name of state).

5.       Mandatory Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and anything
herein to the contrary, any dispute under this Agreement shall be required to be
resolved by binding arbitration of the parties hereto. If the parties cannot agree
on an arbitrator, each party shall select one arbitrator and both arbitrators shall
then select a third. The third arbitrator so selected shall arbitrate said dispute.
The arbitration shall be governed by the rules of the American Arbitration
Association then in force and effect.

6.    Entire Agreement. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement
between the parties and any prior understanding or representation of any kind
preceding the date of this Agreement shall 
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Description: This is a generic form whereby an architect and a client enter into an agreement to consult with each other with regard to the preparation of plans and specifications for the construction of a certain project.
PARTNER William Glover
I received my B.B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1973 and my J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976. I joined the firm of Wells Marble & Hurst in May 1976 as an Associate and became a Partner in 1979. While at Wells, I supervised all major real estate commercial loan transactions as well as major employment law cases. My practice also involved estate administration and general commercial law. I joined the faculty of Belhaven College, in Jackson, MS, in 1996 as Assistant Professor of Business Administration and College Attorney. While at Belhaven I taught Business Law and Business Ethics in the BBA and MBA programs; Judicial Process and Constitutional Law History for Political Science Department); and Sports Law for the Department of Sports Administration. I am now on the staff of US Legal Forms, Inc., and drafts forms, legal digests, and legal summaries. I am a LTC and was Staff Judge Advocate for the Mississippi State Guard from 2004-2008. I now serve as the Commanding Officer of the 220th MP BN at Camp McCain near Grenada, MS. I served on active duty during Hurricanes Dennis (July, 2005), Katrina (August, 2005) and Gustav in 2008. I played football at the University of Mississippi in 1969-1971 under Coach John Vaught. I am the author of the Sports Law Book (For Coaches and Administrators) and the Sports Law Handbook for Coaches and Administrators (with Legal Forms),