In 2008, we decided to expand our Atlanta-based construction law practice to southwest Georgia by opening a second office. This decision has made the biggest impact on our firm and in our clients’ businesses. First, we love living in SW Georgia! Second, we have enjoyed tremendous growth in our SW Georgia Office as suppliers, subcontractors and general contractors have sought out our services.
Although we still maintain a full office in metropolitan Atlanta, we having enjoyed being this area’s only law firm practicing only construction law. As such, we have handles matters from Albany to Valdosta to Hawkinsville and everywhere else!
It’s been a wonderful association as we, too, have learned a lot from our clients about the way construction projects and bidding happen in this part of the state. Although relationships are vital to all construction projects, we have noticed the emphasis that SW Georgia’s construction professionals place on building and maintaining relationships. It is not uncommon for contractors to have a multi-generational relationships with their subcontractors and suppliers as businesses have passed by parent to child.
Despite these relationships, however, sometimes payment flowing downstream are slow or, worse, non-existent. When that happens, our SW Georgia clients rely upon our experience to help them recover the money they are owed. Our clients include Fortune 500 material and equipment suppliers as well as “mom-and-pop” subcontractors; we have helped collect payment on large industrial projects as well as small, residential remodels, and we have filed thousands of mechanics and materialmen’s liens on private construction projects throughout Georgia as well as payment bond claims on public works projects
Georgia is a large state so many of our clients appreciate our ability to handle matters throughout our wonderful state. Of course, we can also assist you in tightening up your construction contracts, subcontractor agreements, negotiating payment with owners and prime contractors, as well as preparing and filing all types of construction liens (including materialmen’s liens, subcontractor liens, supplier liens, etc) and pursuing payment from sureties (payment bond companies), owners, developers. We can help you get your money on all of your projects as well.
Although we file and perfect liens and bond claims throughout the state, we are proud to serve all of southwest Georgia from our Thomasville office:
Bacon (a case study!) Lanier
Ben Hill Lowndes
We regularly host seminars on Georgia construction law, using lien statutes and payment bond requirements to improve your accounts receivables, and other topics relevant to contractors, subcontractors and materialmen. In addition, we can help you train your project managers, review or negotiate contracts, handle construction arbitration or mediation, file materialmen’s liens, payment bonds or Miller Act claims on your behalf. If you have any questions regarding your rights or the ability to get paid, please contact us today.