SKR Design Group, Inc. v. Yonehama, Inc – Case Brief Summary (New York)

In SKR Design Group, Inc. v. Yonehama, Inc., 230 AD2d 533, 535, 660 N.Y.S.2d 119 (1st Dept 1997), plaintiff, which sought to recover unpaid fees, was "not a professional corporation, but rather a regular business corporation, and thus was prohibited from entering into a contract for architectural services" (id.).

Because it submitted proof that "all of the architectural work was done by a licensed architect" and all formal plans used for the project were signed, sealed and stamped by a registered architect, the court concluded that the parties' contract was enforceable and was not void as against public policy (id.)