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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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Payment Bonds on Private Sector Construction Projects in Georgia (how to recover more money)

Posted in Payment Bonds,Practical Tips by Administrator on the August 3rd, 2012

by Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group Most credit professionals involved in the construction industry understand the general rule that there are unique remedies for non-payment issues on Georgia construction projects.  Furthermore, they understand that filing and perfecting payment bond claims and materialmen’s liens are among the most useful tools to ensure payment on bad
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Payment Bond Claims on Privately Owned Construction Projects in Georgia

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Public Works Projects by Administrator on the May 17th, 2012

You probably know that payments bonds are a great way to increase the likelihood of getting paid for the work you perform or the materials you supply on Federal, state and local government projects in Georgia.  But, did you know that private construction projects can also have payment bonds? Public Works Projects and Payment Bonds:
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Payment Bond Claims on Public Works Projects in Georgia

Posted in Government Contracting,Payment Bonds,Public Works Projects by Administrator on the May 10th, 2012

The pundits continue to debate the state of the economy, but since we represent so many construction professionals, we are able to notice trends pretty quickly ourselves.  To no one’s surprise, government contracting work has increased, and this has given much-needed work to subcontractors, and suppliers in Georgia.  Many clients who had stayed away from
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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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Public Project Payment Bonds In Georgia–A PRIMER

Posted in Notices to Owner (NTO's),Payment Bonds by Administrator on the April 5th, 2011

Some of our clients refer to us a Georgia Lien Lawyers.  And, yes, we file a lot of materialmen’s liens throughout the State of Georgia; but that is only part of all that we do.  Another area which keeps us very busy is the filing and prosecuting of payment bonds on behalf of clients.  So,
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Affidavits of Payment, File Lien or Bond Claim–What do I do?

Posted in Affidavit of Nonpayment,Affidavit of Payment,Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds by Administrator on the March 14th, 2011

Recently, we wrote a post about Georgia Affidavits of Nonpayment which are documents with which every subcontractor and supplier working on Georgia construction projects should be familiar. In summary, if you sign a lien waiver but you don’t receive payment, then within 60 days of the date of the lien waiver, you must file an
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Payment Bonds, Bid Bonds & Performance Bonds In GA & AL

Posted in Bid Bonds,Payment Bonds,Performand Bonds by Administrator on the March 9th, 2011

Today, we are giving our staff a break by inviting Kristin Bradley with SuretyBonds.com to write a guest post on the different types of bonds required in Georgia & Alabama.  You know, the legal disclaimer that we have to make….we are not responsible for the contents and claims of this article or the company or
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