Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


New Law Strengthens Georgia’s Business Judgment Rule

Posted in Business Law,Case Law by Blue Blog on the October 11th, 2017

by Robby Stubley Recent changes to Georgia’s laws have made changes that impact businesses and their decision makers.  Specifically, House Bill 192, codified at O.C.G.A. § 7-1-490(c) for banks and O.C.G.A. § 14-2-830(c) and § 14-2-842 (c) for corporations, signed by Governor Nathan Deal on May 9, 2017 became effective as of July 1, 2017
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The Adolescence of Green Building Techniques

Posted in Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the July 16th, 2017

Today , we welcome a quest columnist Steve Wright.  Steve Wright works for Whirlwind Steel Buildings, a manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings and components. Whirlwind Steel metal buildings are manufactured and designed to meet the highest quality standards. To learn more, visit http://www.whirlwindsteel.com. Green building, the construction of environmentally friendly, energy efficient structures built using
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Meet our New Construction Law Paralegal!

Posted in Miscellaneous by Blue Blog on the June 12th, 2017

by Dorothy Spencer James Eubanks recently joined the Cobb Law Group as paralegal focusing on materialmen’s liens, payment bond claims and Georgia construction law. His experience and attention to detail make him a remarkable fit for our statewide construction law practice. His educational background includes an impressive college experience at the University of Florida, and
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Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

Posted in Practical Tips,Project Owner Information by Blue Blog on the May 26th, 2017

by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project management to provide practical solutions to avoid problems and promote the likelihood of a timely, better
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The Davis-Bacon Act: A Primer for Contractors

Posted in Public Works Projects by Blue Blog on the May 8th, 2017

by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Davis-Bacon Act is a federal law that sets out minimum wage requirements for certain contractors, subcontractors, laborers and mechanics working on public buildings or public works projects receiving federal funds. Davis-Bacon requirements apply to contracts with the United States for over $2,000.00 for construction, alteration, or repair of public projects
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Plant Vogtle Project Impacted by Westinghouse Bankruptcy

Posted in Bankruptcy Law,Current Legal Issues,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the April 9th, 2017

One of the largest construction projects in Georgia hit another snag last week when the general contractor filed for bankruptcy protection. The project known as Plant Vogtle (Vogtle Electric Generating plant) in Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia which is near Augusta, Georgia, had already run into numerous cost escalations and delays. Then, on March 29, 2017,
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Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

Posted in Little Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Jeff Berman on the December 8th, 2016

When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as possible.  Federal law requires that payment bonds are posted for most public works projects owned by the Federal
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Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

Posted in Arbitration,Case Law,Contracts by Blue Blog on the November 20th, 2016

We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D., M.B.A. The prime contract on the majority of construction projects includes a general conditions document, which are then
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Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

Posted in General Contractor Info,Good Business Practices,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the August 16th, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business, they can be a great way to reward your best customers, and they can be a
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Common Types of Construction Bond Claims and How Contractors Can Avoid Them

Posted in Little Miller Act,Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the July 28th, 2016

Today’s blog is written by guest author, Todd Bryant who is the president and founder of Bryant Surety Bonds, and he helps contractors get bonded and start their business. There are various reasons for construction bond claims to arise. Many of these are due to contractors not being careful enough with their finances, the management
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