The AIA recently invited Michael W. Folonis, FAIA to be one of the seminar speakers for the AIA Convention 2015 held in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael shared the stage with Mark Worthge and Paul Weinberg, attorneys and colleagues, presented the workshop titled “Writing Contracts for Architects: Small Firm Workshop” held during the convention. Folonis, FAIA, and his colleagues, understand how uncertain our economy is currently and how damaging the pressure of taking unconventional risks can be for an architectural firm. Their seminar encouraged small firm practitioners to become more informed and aware of language in contracts that could shift liability. The attendees learned how to recognize various clauses in architectural service agreements that could affect their small firms, and the “hot button” issues that developers, owners, and contractors often try to place in contracts to shift liability to architects. In addition, Folonis spoke about limiting liability, the language and importance of defining the scope of architectural services.