Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


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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Update on Georgia’s 2020 Amendments to Lien Laws

As you may be aware, a September 2019 Georgia Court of Appeals case shook the foundation of Georgia’s Lien Laws by taking away contractors’ contract rights through lien waivers. After learning about this legal “disaster”, our attorneys have been actively trying to amend the Georgia Lien Law Statutes legislatively. Since the shelter-in-place orders began popping
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Update on Proposed Changes to Georgia Lien Laws (SB 315 2020)

Posted in Affidavit of Nonpayment,Case Law,Lien Waivers by Blue Blog on the February 7th, 2020

As many of our readers know, a recent Georgia Court of Appeals Case held that Georgia’s Statutory Lien Waivers (both Interim and Final) waive all rights a contractor or subcontractor have to their payments including their contractual right to payment (for more background details, click here). Most construction professionals agree that Georgia’s Lien Waivers should
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Crushing News for Georgia Contractors: The GA Cort of Appeals Holds That Lien Waivers Can Waive All Claims for Payment

Posted in Affidavit of Nonpayment,Final Waiver and Release,Interim Waivers & Release by Blue Blog on the January 17th, 2020

by Mark A. Cobb For an update on the status of the 2020 proposed amendments to Georgia’s Lien Laws, please click here. Recently, the Georgia Court of Appeals handed down a case which seriously impacts everyone on a construction project including general contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and material suppliers. The case involves Georgia’s statutory form lien
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2009 Georgia Lien Law Changes: A Summary

by Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group Since our law firm has a significant core practice area in which we file and perfect mechanics & materialmen’s liens and payment bond claims throughout Georgia, we address prospective clients’ lien questions almost everyday.  We are surprised how many contractors and suppliers’ knowledge of Georgia’s construction lien requirements
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Affidavits of Payment, File Lien or Bond Claim–What do I do?

Posted in Affidavit of Nonpayment,Affidavit of Payment,Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds by Administrator on the March 14th, 2011

Recently, we wrote a post about Georgia Affidavits of Nonpayment which are documents with which every subcontractor and supplier working on Georgia construction projects should be familiar. In summary, if you sign a lien waiver but you don’t receive payment, then within 60 days of the date of the lien waiver, you must file an
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I Signed a Lien Waiver, but I Haven’t Been Paid; What Can I Do?

I signed a Lien Waiver, but I haven’t gotten Paid What Can I Do? We are getting more and more questions about lien waivers every day so that tells me something is rotten in the State of Denmark, but I’ll leave that discussion for another time.  Here, in a nutshell, is an basic overview of
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