Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them

Posted in Little Miller Act,Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the July 28th, 2016

Today’s blog is written by guest author, Todd Bryant who is the president and founder of Bryant Surety Bonds, and he helps contractors get bonded and start their business. There are various reasons for construction bond claims to arise. Many of these are due to contractors not being careful enough with their finances, the management
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Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Suppliers

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of its latest handbook–the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook! This long-overdue collection guide will help credit managers, business owners, and material owners collect the money they are owed on construction projects in Georgia by providing essential tips for filing and enforcing mechanics and materialman’s liens,
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Why Filing a Lien Can Help a Subcontractor of Supplier Get Paid

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the June 23rd, 2014

In the big, legal field of “commercial collections” there is seldom good news.  Even rarer, there is seldom a big benefit to help you get paid.  Commercial collections for the construction industry, however, is different–there is some good news and there are some BIG, effective strategies to help you get paid . . . .
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ABA Publishes Book on Subcontractor Law

Posted in Contracts,Honors & Awards,Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the May 30th, 2014

After two years of hard work, we are pleased to announce that Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide has been published by the American Bar Association (“ABA”), and Mark Cobb is pleased to have been one of the contributors to this amazing new resource (and the only participating attorney from Georgia!) Although this
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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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GA Court Denies Payment Bond Requirement for Cleaning and Maintenance Contract

Posted in Georgia Case Law,Little Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the December 3rd, 2013

  by Mark A. Cobb A Georgia Court of Appeals recently published its opinion in Board of Regents of the University system of Georgia v. Brooks, and the holding impacts businesses providing janitorial and general maintenance on Georgia’s public buildings. The Background  Facts:   The Plaintiffs’ employer entered into a maintenance and service contract with Georgia
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4 Types of Georgia Payment Bonds

Posted in Little Miller Act,Miller Act,Payment Bonds,Public Works Projects by Blue Blog on the March 19th, 2013

By:  Mark A. Cobb Making a payment bond claim (i.e., a claim against the surety bond) in Georgia may be difficult unless you realize that there are four different types of payment bonds and that each type of payment bond has its own requirements and its own statutes of limitations. Payment Bonds Help You Get
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CURRENT TRENDS ON GEORGIA PAYMENT BOND CLAIMS

Posted in Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the October 19th, 2012

by:  Mark Cobb An Atlanta payment bond claim, a Marietta payment bond claim, a Coweta County payment bond claim, an Athens, Clarke County payment bond claim, a Fort Benning, Georgia payment bond claim, and a Savannah payment bond claim.  This is my week so far! Since the Cobb Law Group’s construction law practice has been
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Georgia School Projects–Make Your Claim against the Surety Now!

Posted in Government Contracting,Little Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the August 24th, 2012

Since the school projects throughout Georgia are finishing up, we are noticing that some of our clients who furnished labor or materials on Georgia public school projects are calling us to say that they are not being paid.  Fortunately for them, there is usually a payment bond covering the school project which helps guarantee that
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Big Changes for Contractors Coming August 15 through the SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program!

Posted in Bid Bonds,Current Legal Issues,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the August 8th, 2012

by:  Cobb Law Group It’s coming soon!  August 15 is a big day for small construction contractors and subcontractors!  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program, smaller construction contractors will have improved access to bonds. First, there is a new, streamlined application process which simplifies the existing SBG program paperwork for
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