Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


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
Read More

Comments Off on Fraud: Performance & Payment Bonds on Public Projects

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
Read More

Comments Off on Community Development Block Grants in Georgia Can Aid Financing of Public Works Projects

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
Read More

Comments Off on The Basics of Construction Bonding

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
Read More

Comments Off on Can a Mechanics or Materialmen’s Lien Result in a Slander of Title Claim in Georgia?

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
Read More

Comments Off on How can a GC Remove A Mechanics Lien?

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
Read More

Comments Off on Construction Delays and Damages

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
Read More

A True Fairy Tale About Filing Construction Liens in Georgia

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens by Administrator on the May 18th, 2018

Isn’t a fairy tale a moral story–a tale with a lesson?  Here is a true story of a recent incident which involved good and evil in the lien filing process and, most definitely, a lesson for everyone who needs to file a materialmen’s or mechanics’ lien in Georgia: Day 1: Once upon a time, a
Read More

Payment Bond Claims on Privately Owned Construction Projects in Georgia

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Public Works Projects by Administrator on the May 17th, 2018

You probably know that payments bonds are a great way to increase the likelihood of getting paid for the work you perform or the materials you supply on Federal, state and local government projects in Georgia.  But, did you know that private construction projects can also have payment bonds? Public Works Projects and Payment Bonds
Read More

Comments Off on Payment Bond Claims on Privately Owned Construction Projects in Georgia

Don’t Let Your Georgia Construction Lien Expire–Enforce Your Rights Now!

Posted in Lien Foreclosure,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Notice of Action by Administrator on the May 9th, 2018

A potential client just called with a wonderful question: he had filed a Claim of Lien in Georgia, but he wanted to know if we would enforce his lien rights even though we did not file his original lien. Yes, is the answer. There are many lien services–and even some law firms–that only file a
Read More

Comments Off on Don’t Let Your Georgia Construction Lien Expire–Enforce Your Rights Now!
Next Page »