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Subcontracting Law Book Gets Great Review

Posted in Honors & Awards,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the August 26th, 2014

Georgia Subcontractor Law Handbook

In the Summer 2014 edition of The Construction Lawyer (Volume 34, Number 3), noted construction attorney, Adrian L. Bastianelli, III wrote a glowing review of Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide which was published in April.

The Cobb Law Group’s founding partner, Mark Cobb, was a contributor to this book exploring the unique needs and obligations of subcontractors and material suppliers. As Mr. Bastianelli points out:

“Subcontractors are the backbone of the construction industry. For every prime contractor, there are multiple subcontractors. . . The law dealing with the prime/subcontractor relationship generally is well developed and can be unique, complicated, and unpredictable.”

The review continues to laud the editors and confirms that the book met its editors and authors’ goals in that it

“It covers the full landscape of subcontracting issues. The book not only provides a detailed discussion of the legal principles and case law relating to subcontracting, but also offers sound practical advice for both prime contractors and subcontractors on how to dal with problems and avoid disputes.”

Mark Cobb participated in writing the section of the book focusing on payment issues, and the reviewer confirms:

“Payment is always a key topic of concern for subcontractors and an area where there has been considerable litigation. The authors discuss pay-if-paid versus pay-when-paid clauses, prompt payment statutes and laws, setoff, and the impact of flow-down payment clauses. Intertwined with the payment chapter are separate chapters on liens and bonds.”

Mr. Bastianelli concludes his thorough and glowing review of the book with the following statement:

“The editors and authors should be commended for producing an important, comprehensive book on a subject that is of such great importance to the industry. The book will be an important tool on the construction lawyer’s bookshelf and should be a book that prime contractors and subcontractors regularly use.”

We greatly appreciate Mr. Bastianelli’s kind words and the time he took to read and assess the 628-page book. Mark was honored to be a part of this notable project and to work with some of the greatest living construction lawyers in the country.

For those interested in more information on the book or who wish to purchase a copy of the book directly for the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, please click here > >

  • Georgia Lien Lawyer

    Congratulations!