Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the May 26th, 2015

by Mark A. Cobb Since 1992, our construction law firm has been working with contractors, subcontractors and materialmen to help get them paid by using the advantages established under Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialman’s Lien Law Statutes. From time-to-time, we like to remind our readers of some of the advantages of this law, and offer practical
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How to File a Materialmen’s Lien in Georgia

If you have provided labor, materials, equipment or other services on a construction project AND you have not received payment, then you may be entitled to file a lien under Georgia’s current lien laws.  Determining who may file a lien and when a lien may be filed can be tricky, but filing the correct document
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FREE Calendar Wheel Giveaway

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the February 27th, 2014

Construction projects are all about deadlines–30 days, 60 days, 90 days…..You’re always calculating when you will start or complete your work during a project. And, have you ever finished a project and when payment is slow, you want to know the deadline before your ability to file a payment bond or materialmen’s lien expires?  Affidavits
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How to Lien a Job Site in Georgia

by Mark A. Cobb The Georgia Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Law Statutes (O.C.G.A. Section 44-14-360 et seq.) govern all aspects of filing construction liens in Georgia, and our construction lawyers have filed hundreds or thousands of liens on behalf of contractors, specialty subcontractors and material suppliers in virtually every county in Georgia! Disclaimer: This blog
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2009 Georgia Lien Law Changes: A Summary

by Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group Since our law firm has a significant core practice area in which we file and perfect mechanics & materialmen’s liens and payment bond claims throughout Georgia, we address prospective clients’ lien questions almost everyday.  We are surprised how many contractors and suppliers’ knowledge of Georgia’s construction lien requirements
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GEORGIA LIEN WAIVERS MAY SHORTEN THE DEADLINE FOR FILING A MATERIALMEN’S LIEN TO SIXTY DAYS!

By:  Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group Most of the subcontractors and specialty trade suppliers we speak to understand that all materialmen’s liens filed in Georgia must be filed within ninety days of the last day in which they worked or supplied materials to the job.  However, very few of them understand that signing an
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Georgia’s Mechanics & Materialmen’s Lien Statutes Help You Collect!

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens by Administrator on the March 28th, 2012

As though of you in the construction know, properly filed Claims of Liens (such as construction liens, mechanic’s liens, materialmen’s liens, suppliers liens, etc.) help contractors, subcontractors and suppliers get paid in the State of Georgia.  How do Claims of Liens help you get paid? Although this may be an over-simplification, properly filing a lien
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How To Assess Commercial Accounts on Georgia Construction Projects

So many people contact us regarding nonpayment issues on Georgia construction projects, and I thought you might appreciate reading a summary of options we usually discuss during our first conference with our clients: First, we assess some fundamental issues by asking the following questions: •    What type of services, labor or supplies did you provide?
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When Should a Mechanics’ Lien or a Materialmen’s Lien be Filed in Georgia?

When do I need to file a materialman’s lien in Georgia? According to many telephone conversations with potential clients, this is the question of the week!  If you don’t know, then let us say it clearly, all construction liens (this includes supplier liens, subcontractor liens, contractor liens, mechanic liens, and materialman liens) must be filed
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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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