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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It Is Time to Update Your Credit Applications

by Mark A. Cobb Isn’t it generally true that the best time to ask for something from someone is when they want something from you in return. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your spouse, your neighbor or your boss, if they need a favor from you, they are more likely to grant your favor in
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20 Early Warning Signs for Payment Issues

Posted in Commercial Collections,Creditors' Rights,Good Business Practices,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the August 21st, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb It doesn’t matter whether you are a material supplier delivering products to a subcontractor, a subcontractor performing work directly for a GC, or a GC building a structure for an owner, you expect to be paid for the labor, materials, and equipment which you provided. In fact, without payment, it could
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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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Cobb to Speak at AGC Construction Professionals Conference

Posted in AGC Georgia,Good Business Practices,Honors & Awards,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the April 14th, 2014

It’s not too late!  Although over 325 construction professionals have already signed up to attend, the AGC Georgia (the Associated General Contractors of Georgia) still has space for you to participate in its inaugural Construction Professionals Conference & Marketplace. With over forty learning sessions, the event is divided into four-tracks catering to the construction industry:
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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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Collection of Commercial Accounts Begins Before Extending Credit!

Posted in Commercial Collections,Good Business Practices,Practical Tips by Administrator on the September 29th, 2011

There is a fact about commercial collections that we think only credit managers and commercial collection lawyers truly understand: collection of account begin before any materials, product or labor are supplied! What does that really mean?  When a customer wants to purchase your product on credit, that customer is probably the friendliest and most forthcoming
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25K Recovery for Client in a Few Days with Lien Filing!

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Good Business Practices,Materilamen's Liens by Administrator on the February 17th, 2011

The success of filing valid materialmen’s liens never cease to amaze me. Although there are no guarantees, it has been proven many times that filing a valid mechanic’s lien will increase your recovery of bad debt.  About three weeks ago, for example, a new client contacted us and stated that they had performed work in
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Why You Should Use a Lawyer to File Your Subcontractor Liens

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Good Business Practices by Administrator on the February 2nd, 2011

We receive a lot of telephone calls from subcontractors and suppliers who are seeking to file mechanics or materialmen liens.  And, we are frequently asked why they should use a law firm to file their construction liens when the internet offers lien filing services who promises to do the same work for less money.   That’s
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New Year’s Resolutions for Sub-Contractors & Suppliers

Posted in Good Business Practices,Materilamen's Liens,Miscellaneous,Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Administrator on the January 25th, 2011

Recently, we were interviewed for another Lowe’s for Pros article (click here to read the interview), and  it made me think about a topic for this blog entry.   It’s a new year, and that brings new goals for those in the consruction industry.  Thus, we thought we’d help you work on some resolutions to help
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