Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Registering a Nonresident Contractor in Georgia

Posted in Out-of-State Contractors by Blue Blog on the January 5th, 2016

By Stephanie Dodson Dougherty Nonresident contractors and subcontractors who plan to perform work in Georgia must register their business with the Georgia Department of Revenue for tax purposes. This registration must be completed within six months before or after the start date for the Georgia work. Tax types for which nonresident contractors must register include
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12 Lessons Learned During the Great Recession to Increase Your Recovery Rate

Posted in Creditors' Rights,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the September 9th, 2015

by Mark A. Cobb Tragedy faced many construction business during the Great Recession. It impacted every layer of business from project developer and large prime contractor to building material supply stores and day laborers. Virtually no one was left unscathed. This year, thankfully, there has been a turn-around in the construction industry. There are new
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Outline for Georgia Construction Contracts

Posted in Contracts by Blue Blog on the September 2nd, 2015

The Cobb Law Group makes every effort to get its readers informed about changes in the law, but occasionally, we offer basic guides to improve the foundations of business.  Thus, beginning with this blog entry, we embark on a multi-blog article on Georgia contracts and, specifically, Georgia contracting in Georgia. Thus, the following is Georgia
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Cobb Teaches Law Class to MBA Students

Posted in Honors & Awards,Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the August 20th, 2015

As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb serves as adjunct faculty at Thomas University where he has taught Leadership, Management,Economics and most recently Construction Law to upper level students and MBA candidates. He enjoys teaching, working with students, and staying current on legal trends. This fall semester, Mark will be teaching Business Law in the
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Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Honors & Awards,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the July 20th, 2015

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called Construction Law in Georgia. It will be held on October 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. This programs
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Celebrate Southern Regional Technical College!

Posted in Honors & Awards,Local Information by Blue Blog on the July 1st, 2015

Education is one of the most important aspects in our communities, and our Georgia technical colleges are provide many students with the foundation for their careers.  Thus, we were excited today to witness the unveiling of the sign and the formal celebration for the new Southern Regional Technical College!  Southern Regional is the name of
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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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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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2015 Georgia Laws and the Construction Industry

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the May 18th, 2015

The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 2, the 40th and last day of the 2015 legislative session. From that date, Governor Deal had 40 days to sign or veto the 312 bills that successfully passed both houses. To date, the Governed has signed 193 and vetoed 8 bills. This is the first
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Report on the Annual Forum on Construction Law

Posted in Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the April 21st, 2015

By Mark A. Cobb As an active participant in the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, I already knew what a terrific experience the Annual Meeting would be; however, this year’s meeting truly exceeded all expectations. About 300 – 400 construction attorneys from across the country convened at the conference to learn, teach,
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