The ASID Advantage

ASID Form Contracts

ASID encourages all designers to enter into written agreements with clients. For more than 20 years, ASID has provided members with residential form contracts that serve as a framework from which members and their local attorneys can create client agreements.

Please review Levy Sonet and Siegel LLP's Introduction to ASID Residential Contract Forms before using the Society's form contracts.

This year ASID has updated and refreshed its residential form contracts. Since 1994, when the Society last issued these contracts, the design practice, clientele and industry have changed appreciably. Likewise, residential agreements have changed. These new contracts reflect the typical concerns that most often arise in design projects today.

Alan M. Siegel, ASID national legal counsel, and his team at Levy Sonet & Siegel LLP configured the new contracts as letter agreements, making them easier to use but no less legally binding. Optional clauses may differ from contract to contract, but the legal protection is the same. Siegel also created a portfolio of residential form agreements, with differing fee structures, that allows designers to pick and choose options and customize contracts for each client and project.

Online access further increases the flexibility and ease of use of the new letter form agreements. Members can download the contracts from the ASID website, modify them and print them as effortlessly as they print any business letter. Experience the convenience of the redesigned portal for contracts and download one that suits your needs.

For comprehensive guidance on how to use the new letter form agreements, please watch the video embedded here. Or access advice on a single topic related to the new letter form agreements using the menu at the right. We also invite you to view an in-depth webinar presentation covering the important details of the contract agreements. To view, click here.