Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


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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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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Contractors–What You Need To Know Now to Cope with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic

Posted in COVID-19 / Coronavirus,Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the March 23rd, 2020

By Mark A. Cobb Thank you to all of our clients and colleagues who are sharing the burden of COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is struggling a bit more than usual, but, together, we will make this through. We have a lot to cover in this important blog article so I’m just going to dive in and
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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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What Does 2016 Hold for Legislative Trends in Construction?

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the January 21st, 2016

Today, we are pleased to present Vic Lance as our guest blogger for our Construction and Lien Law Blog.  Vic Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates. He is a surety bond expert who helps contractors get licensed and bonded. Vic graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration
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Georgia Construction Lawyers to Speak at Seminar

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Honors & Awards,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the July 20th, 2015

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that construction attorneys Mark Cobb and Christopher Thurman will be presenting at an upcoming seminar on Georgia construction law. The course is organized by The Seminar Group and is called Construction Law in Georgia. It will be held on October 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. This programs
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2015 Georgia Laws and the Construction Industry

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the May 18th, 2015

The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die on April 2, the 40th and last day of the 2015 legislative session. From that date, Governor Deal had 40 days to sign or veto the 312 bills that successfully passed both houses. To date, the Governed has signed 193 and vetoed 8 bills. This is the first
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Legal Fees and Construction Lawyers

Posted in Business Law,Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the September 8th, 2014

We are thrilled to confirm that Cobb Law Group’s rates are among the most competitive in the nation! In the September 2014 edition of the ABA Journal (the official journal of the American Bar Association), reveals the national averages of attorneys’ hourly rate. At large law firms (those with 400 or more attorneys), senior partners
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Construction Law Symposium in New Orleans!

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the April 10th, 2014

This is an exciting week at the Cobb Law Group; our materialmen’s lien and payment bond lawyer, Mark Cobb, will be attending the ABA (American Bar Association)’s Forum on the Construction industry’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans!  The topic of the 2014 Annual Meeting is “Beat the Blues: Counseling the Client During the Course of
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