Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


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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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
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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
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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
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Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

Posted in Little Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Jeff Berman on the May 8th, 2018

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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GA Court Denies Payment Bond Requirement for Cleaning and Maintenance Contract

Posted in Georgia Case Law,Little Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the May 3rd, 2018

  by Mark A. Cobb A Georgia Court of Appeals recently published its opinion in Board of Regents of the University system of Georgia v. Brooks, and the holding impacts businesses providing janitorial and general maintenance on Georgia’s public buildings. The Background  Facts The Plaintiffs’ employer entered into a maintenance and service contract with Georgia
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The Art of Mediating A Construction Dispute

Posted in Construction Arbitration,Mediation by Blue Blog on the May 1st, 2018

Since its inception, the construction attorneys at the Cobb Law Group have successfully participated in mediation and arbitration on behalf of contractors and subcontractors; starting this summer, two members of our firm will be certified in conducting arbitration and mediation at either of our two offices. We will limit these to matters concerning Georgia construction
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How Long do Mechanics & Materialmen’s Liens Remain Valid in Georgia?

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens,Notice of Action by Administrator on the April 20th, 2018

Potential clients regularly call us and ask how long a lien lasts in Georgia.  As is true in most areas of law, the short answer is “it depends.” Georgia Liens are Valid for One Year: In Georgia, a Claim of Lien is valid for one year from the date that the lien is filed.  If
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