Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


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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How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

Posted in Discharge Liens,General Contractor Info by Blue Blog on the June 29th, 2015

In today’s blog, the Cobb Law Group is answering a recent question from a client regarding a general contractor’s right and remedies under the Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act. Question: I’m a general contractor in Georgia, and a subcontractor has placed a mechanic’s lien against our project, what are my rights and how can I
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Simple Tips for a Successful Construction Project

Posted in Contractor Liability,General Contractor Info,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the July 21st, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb I just read a very insightful and accurate description of what it means to be a contractor: We design and construct buildings but the reality is we are risk managers.  Virtually anyone could design or construct a project if it had no risk.  The reality is that owners hire and pay
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8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contracts

Posted in Contracts,General Contractor Info,Good Business Practices by Blue Blog on the July 7th, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb If you are a Georgia contractor or subcontractor who uses written contracts (and if you are not using written contracts, you should!), then this blog might save you some legal costs and or headaches.  To improve your contracts, just follow the eight simple tips below! What this blog article is not:
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3 BIG TIPS for Using A Georgia Notice of Commencement to Your Advantage

by:  Mark A. Cobb Although it is not a scientific representation, we get the sense from our contractor clients that the construction industry is picking up throughout Georgia.  One measure that we use is the number of Notices of Commencement that we have been asked to prepare, and this number has steadily increased which, hopefully,
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Subguard and Surety Bonding in Georgia

Posted in Contractor Liability,Current Legal Issues,General Contractor Info by Blue Blog on the May 31st, 2013

  by Cobb Law Group Every construction project, whether large or small, comes with risks.  Contractors, subcontractors and materialmen worry whether payment will be made; conversely, project owners, developers and general contractors worry that subs and suppliers will properly perform.  Fortunately, there are several statutory and common law rights which help alleviate some of these
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