Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


New Handbook Updates Georgia’s Lien Laws for 2021

Posted in Lien Waivers,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the November 28th, 2020

  As our readers know, the 2020 Georgia Legislative Session amended Georgia’s Lien Laws, and these new rules take effect on January 1, 2021.  These amendments to the laws were in response to a Georgia Court of Appeals decisions which negatively impacted construction professionals. In anticipation of this, we have completely revised our Georgia Handbook
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How a Georgia Lien Claimant can Perfect its Mechanics or Materialmen’s Lien

Posted in Lien Foreclosure,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Notice of Action by Blue Blog on the October 25th, 2020

by Mark A. Cobb Those contractors or suppliers who file Claims of Lien against their projects usually understand that filing the materialmen’s lien is the first step to recovering the amount which is owed.  Filing the lien is often the easier part but how to proceed after the lien is filed requires an analysis of
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Georgia HB 493 Signed into Law Allows Private Inspections on Construction Projects

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the October 3rd, 2020

  The construction attorneys at the Cobb Law Group strive to keep its clients and friends updated on current laws and legislation which impacts Georgia’s Construction Industry.  Today’s article highlight the changes brought about in 2020 House Bill 493 which amends Chapter 2 of Title 8 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to
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Meet Our Fall Intern–Neel Gurley

Posted in Cob Law Group Intern by Blue Blog on the August 25th, 2020

Whenever it is possible, we like to have interns work in our office.  It reflects our goal of helping to train the next generation, but they energy which a good intern brings is great for our entire team.  Often an intern’s curiosity forces us to look at a client’s construction issue from a different perspective
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Highlights of Georgia’s 2020 Revisions to the Mechanics and Materialmen’s Act

As you may know, Governor Brian Kemp recently signed Senate Bill 315 into law revising and updating Georgia’s Lien Law Statutes. Since Mark Cobb was on the drafting committee for the new lien laws, we wanted to provide you with the highlights from the new law that was passed. The 2020 revisions to Georgia’s Lien
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How Contractors Can Prevent Fatigue in Employees Working Remotely During COVID-19

We welcome Andy Thomson from Big Oak Consulting, LLC as our guest blogger today.  For more than thirty years, Andy has worked in a wide variety of infrastructure and. most recently, as a corporate Health, Safety and Risk Director.  He maintains memberships in the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC),  National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA),
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Breaking News: Governor Kemp Signs 2020 Lien Law Revision into Law

Yesterday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp hosted a bill-signing ceremony wherein he signed Senate Bill 315 into law. In doing this, Governor Kemp restored balance to Georgia’s Lien Laws following an adverse holding by the Georgia Court of Appeals in the duo of matters styled Controlled Access, Inc. v. ALA Construction Services, Inc. and Landmark Electric
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2020 Lien Law Revisions Update: Bill SB315 Moves to Governor Kemp’s Desk!

Posted in Affidavit of Nonpayment,AGC Georgia,Current Legal Issues,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the June 25th, 2020

  Finally! Some great news! As our readers know, Mark Cobb, was on a drafting committee to revise Georgia’s Lien Laws–particularly as they related to Georgia’s statutory lien waivers. Using the legislative arm of the AGC Georgia (Associated General Contractors), the revisions were drafted and presented to the Georgia Senate. In February, the revisions passed
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In Business, All Bets are Still On!

Posted in Business Law by Blue Blog on the June 11th, 2020

  by Barry Selvidge With decades of business creation and succession experience, Barry serves of of counsel with the Cobb Law Group providing our clients with sound legal solutions for all of their business needs.  Barry has the unique experience which involved serving as in-house counsel for both privately-owned and publicly traded business as well
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Meet Our New Summer Intern!

Posted in Fun!,Local Information by Blue Blog on the June 7th, 2020

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to introduce this year’s summer intern, Emmaline Brannon.  Although she is a recent hire, she already demonstrates a great desire to learn and help with every task she is given.  She will be a true asset to the incoming class at the School of Law at the University of
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