Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Out-of-State Contractors Need to Register to Work in Georgia!

Posted in Out-of-State Contractors by Administrator on the July 29th, 2011

In today’s mobile society, it is easy to forget that each state regulates contractors differently.  Here in Georgia, for example, out-of-state contractors (and sub-contractors) who work on Georgia construction projects with a contract price greater than $10,000.00 must register with the Commissioner of Revenue.  (See, O.C.G.A. § 48-13-30 through O.C.G.A. 48-13-38).  What do these “nonresident”
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STRICT COMPLIANCE–What’s it all about?!

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens,Strict Compliance by Administrator on the July 25th, 2011

Since writing the recent blog article about the holding in the Handy Andy of Eastman, Inc. v. Evans, et al. matter, we have received requests for more information about “Strict Compliance” and what this phrase means to Georgia lien claimants. Background: First, it’s important to the remember that all construction liens are created by statue
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Georgia Case Reminds Subcontrators & Suppliers to File Liens ASAP!

In our last blog we told you about some bad news to Georgia’s Lien Claimants, but we promised to share some better news in this installment.  In addition to the case discussed in our last article, a second Georgia Court of Appeals case styled, Georgia Primary Bank v. Atlanta Paving, Inc., offers some hope for
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Some bad news for Georgia Lien Claimants!

PRACTICAL TIP: Liens must be precise, it is very important that your liens do not contain any typographical errors!

The Lemon Tree Review by the Cobb Law Group

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the July 6th, 2011

Instead of our usual blog posting about Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Laws, we thought we do something different! I recently finished a book that I can’t wait to tell you about.  Typically, my reading are pretty broad and include the classics, contemporary literature, history (before WWI), and works by friends.  I have a tendancy
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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted in Uncategorized by Administrator on the July 1st, 2011

In this economy, and with the heatwave that has been encompassing the State of Georgia, many of our dear friends are subcontractors who have been working particularly hard despite these challenges, and we hope a three day weekend is exactly the prescription they need.  Personally, we’ve been so busy around here, that the chance to
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