Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment

Posted in Case Law,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the May 5th, 2016

by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Mar-Paul Company, Inc. (“Mar-Paul”) entered into an electrical subcontract with Butch-Kavitz, Inc. (“Butch”) for a renovation project at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The subcontract amount for electrical and generator work by Butch was $452,000.00. However, the owner of the
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Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Notices to Owner (NTO's),Preliminary Notice of Lien by Blue Blog on the April 15th, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb Many clients ask about Georgia’s Notice of Intent to File Lien requirements, and there are always surprised to hear the short answer: Georgia does not require any type of Notice of Intent to File Lien. However, the longer answer may provide some helpful insight for a lien claimant getting the money
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Our Construction Blog Nominated as One of the Best

Posted in Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the February 1st, 2016

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to be nominated as one of the best construction law blogs in the country! This prestigious designation is sponsored by a group of construction professionals who review, rate and rank the construction blogs every year. In fact, this is the Georgia Construction Lien & Bond Law Blog’s four nomination
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What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the January 21st, 2016

Today, we are pleased to present Vic Lance as our guest blogger for our Construction and Lien Law Blog.  Vic Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates. He is a surety bond expert who helps contractors get licensed and bonded. Vic graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration
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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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