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Lira, it is a difficult decision. If I were in your shoes, I'd get as much information as I could about the disciplinary actions, and try to determine if they'd pose a risk to your client or your own practice. It strikes me that we're all likely to have an unhappy client or two in our lifetimes, in spite of our best efforts. However, the Board is likely to take a hard and pragmatic look into whether a complaint results from an oversight which might not affect a client (such as forgetting to send in a renewal on time) or behavior that might put a client, the public, or you at risk. If you find circumstances that look like the latter, I'd select the other consultant. The suggestion that you consider making your client a part of this decision is a good one.
Jim Fitzhugh AIA, NCARB
1220 Marshall Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Tara L. Imani AIA