Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


How Subcontractors and Suppliers Can Prevent Payment Problems

Posted in Notice of Intent to File Lien,Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Blue Blog on the November 27th, 2018

Is a Notice of Intent to Lien Required in Georgia? Notices of Intent to Lien documents can be confusing to subcontractors and material suppliers; particularly those who work in–or supply to–projects in multiple states.  That’s primarily because these Notices of Intent to File Liens are only required in certain states and most states only require
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Miller Act Claims Explained

Posted in Little Miller Act,Miller Act by Blue Blog on the November 12th, 2018

When it comes to Federal construction contracts and Federal construction law, there aren’t too many pieces of legislation that are more impactful than the Miller Act.  The Miller Act is a law that applies to every construction project that is headed by the federal government (or with some minor alterations state projects under their own
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What Type of Lien Action is Required in Georgia to Enforce a Materialmen’s Lien?

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement) by Blue Blog on the October 22nd, 2018

by Mark A. Cobb Mechanics’ lien and materialmen’s in Georgia will automatically expire unless the lien claimant takes steps to enforce the lien. Although there are other statutory requirements, the first step to enforce a Georgia lien is described in O.C.G.A. § 44-14-361.1 which requires that the lien claimant commences a “lien action” for recovery
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Fraud: Performance & Payment Bonds on Public Projects

Posted in Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the September 22nd, 2018

by Francisco R. Garcia-Soroeta Federal and state statutes require most public works projects to be covered by payment bond and performance bonds.  Performance bonds, essentially, guarantee that the project will be successfully completed, and payment bonds, essentially, guarantee that subcontractors and suppliers will received payment for the labor, services and materials.  The statutory scheme for
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Community Development Block Grants in Georgia Can Aid Financing of Public Works Projects

Posted in Government Contracting,Public Works Projects by Blue Blog on the August 27th, 2018

One of the Cobb Law Group‘s construction paralegals, James Eubanks, also serves as mayor of Pelham, Georgia.  Consequently, James brings a wealth of knowledge about government contracting, government bidding, and government financing to our public works projects practice.  Today, we are pleased that James has contributed an article to our Georgia Construction Law Blog.  In
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The Basics of Construction Bonding

Posted in Bid Bonds,Payment Bonds,Performand Bonds by Blue Blog on the August 2nd, 2018

When new clients contact us, they frequently have questions regarding bonds used on construction projects; they want to know their rights and obligations under payment bonds and performance bonds.  Sometimes performance or payment bonds are required by law; other times, they are are the option of the project owner or general contract.  Today, we have
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Can a Mechanics or Materialmen’s Lien Result in a Slander of Title Claim in Georgia?

As founding member of the Cobb Law Group, Mark A. Cobb has been a Georgia construction attorney for more than 25 years; he regularly speaks and writes legal articles regarding Georgia Materialmen’s Liens, Construction Contracts, Miller Act Claims, Construction Litigation, and other areas related to construction law Preparing and filing mechanics and materialmen’s liens on
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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 17th, 2018

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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Construction Delays and Damages

Posted in Construction Damages,Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the June 14th, 2018

By Francisco R. García-Soroeta Construction Schedule Delays can occur for a medley of reasons, and they can be caused by any party participating in the project including the owner, design professional, prime contractor, subcontractor or material supplier.  More specifically, claims related to Construction Schedule Delays relate to a period of time for which the project
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Georgia’s Notice to Owners–A Primer

Posted in Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Administrator on the June 2nd, 2018

Most southeastern states require suppliers and subcontractors to give some sort of Notice of Furnishing or Notice to Owner (“NTO”); however, each state has its own special requirements and relying on one state’s requirements to get through another state’s requirements will land you in hot water.  We get a number a telephone calls each week
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