Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

Posted in Arbitration,Case Law,Contracts by Blue Blog on the November 20th, 2016

We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D., M.B.A. The prime contract on the majority of construction projects includes a general conditions document, which are then
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Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

Posted in General Contractor Info,Good Business Practices,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the August 16th, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business, they can be a great way to reward your best customers, and they can be a
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Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them

Posted in Little Miller Act,Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the July 28th, 2016

Today’s blog is written by guest author, Todd Bryant who is the president and founder of Bryant Surety Bonds, and he helps contractors get bonded and start their business. There are various reasons for construction bond claims to arise. Many of these are due to contractors not being careful enough with their finances, the management
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Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia

Posted in Commercial Collections,Post-Judgment Collection,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the June 23rd, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb Question: An owner, a general contractor or a subcontractor owed us money so we sued them in our state (not Georgia!); the court awarded a judgment in our favor, but the defendant – debtor now resides or transacts business in Georgia. How can I enforce the judgment lien from another state
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The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract

Posted in Contracts,Fun! by Blue Blog on the May 18th, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb We always enjoy sharing great blog articles with you. Sometimes, the topics just happen by themselves, sometimes they are based upon a real-life experience with a client or opposing counsel, other times they are more deliberate such as series of articles on a particular construction topic. Regardless of the source, our
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Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment

Posted in Case Law,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the May 5th, 2016

by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Mar-Paul Company, Inc. (“Mar-Paul”) entered into an electrical subcontract with Butch-Kavitz, Inc. (“Butch”) for a renovation project at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The subcontract amount for electrical and generator work by Butch was $452,000.00. However, the owner of the
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Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Notices to Owner (NTO's),Preliminary Notice of Lien by Blue Blog on the April 15th, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb Many clients ask about Georgia’s Notice of Intent to File Lien requirements, and there are always surprised to hear the short answer: Georgia does not require any type of Notice of Intent to File Lien. However, the longer answer may provide some helpful insight for a lien claimant getting the money
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Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best

Posted in Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the February 1st, 2016

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to be nominated as one of the best construction law blogs in the country! This prestigious designation is sponsored by a group of construction professionals who review, rate and rank the construction blogs every year. In fact, this is the Georgia Construction Lien & Bond Law Blog’s four nomination
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What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the January 21st, 2016

Today, we are pleased to present Vic Lance as our guest blogger for our Construction and Lien Law Blog.  Vic Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates. He is a surety bond expert who helps contractors get licensed and bonded. Vic graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration
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Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia

Posted in Out-of-State Contractors by Blue Blog on the January 5th, 2016

By Stephanie Dodson Dougherty Nonresident contractors and subcontractors who plan to perform work in Georgia must register their business with the Georgia Department of Revenue for tax purposes. This registration must be completed within six months before or after the start date for the Georgia work. Tax types for which nonresident contractors must register include
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