Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

Changes to Georgia Lien Law Sent to Governor for Signing

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the April 10th, 2013

  by Mark A. Cobb (UPDATED MAY 9, 2013)  GOVERNOR SIGNED HB 434 INTO LAW; click here for more information! We love sharing good news about pending changes to Georgia’s lien laws!  A couple of weeks ago, we published a blog post about Georgia 2013 HB 434 which allows Georgia lien claimants to include both
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Update on Georgia’s Lien Law and HB 434

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the March 19th, 2013

(UPDATED MAY 9, 2013)  GOVERNOR SIGNED HB 434 INTO LAW; click here for more information! (UPDATED APRIL 10, 2013) TO SEE THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THE PENDING CHANGES TO GEORGIA’S LIEN LAWS, PLEASE SEE OUR FOLLOW-UP BLOG ENTRY BY CLICKING HERE. As the current session of the Georgia legislature winds down, we want to send
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A Warning to Architects & Builders About Design Changes

Posted in Contractor Liability,Current Legal Issues,Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the March 18th, 2013

by Mark A. Cobb Our construction law colleagues at Kaplin Stewart maintain a very good Pennsylvania construction law blog, and a recent posting by them gives a very important warning to architects, engineers and builders who consider cutting corners to save money.  Apparently, an owner/designer of luxury house in Hollywood Hills, California has been charged
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New I-9 Form Published by USCIS

Posted in Construction Employers,Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the March 11th, 2013

by Mark Cobb Last Friday, the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) published a new, updated Form I-9.  This new form can be used immediately, although some of the older forms will be accepted by the USCIS until May 7, 2013.  After May 7, all employers must use the new Form I-9.  If you
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Looking Forward to ABA Construction Law Forum

Posted in Construction Damages,Current Legal Issues,Miscellaneous by Blue Blog on the January 25th, 2013

The Forum on Construction Law which is a part of the American Bar Association (ABA) is a very active group of construction lawyers, and Mark Cobb is proud is be an active participant in this great organization.  He is looking forward to next week, when the Construction Industry Forum will have its 2013 Midwinter Meeting
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Lien Upheld Against Georgia Development Authority Project

by Mark A. Cobb A recent Georgia Court of Appeals holding may give some subcontractors and suppliers reason to rejoice.  In Pinnacle Props. V, LLC v. Mainline Supply of Atlanta, LLC, 735 S.E.2d 166 (Ga. Ct. App. 2012), the court held that a materialmen’s lien placed against a construction project on a development corporation’s real
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Cobb Selected to Co-Author ABA Book on Subcontractor & Supplier Law

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Miscellaneous by Blue Blog on the December 28th, 2012

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that its founding member, Mark Cobb, has been selected to be a co-author of a book on Subcontractor Law to be published by the American Bar Association‘s (ABA)  Forum on the Construction Industry.  Mark is honored to be the only lawyer from Georgia who will be contributing
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Georgia Construction Law Firm Salutes Client!

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Miscellaneous by Blue Blog on the November 20th, 2012

by Mark A. Cobb Focusing on Georgia Subcontractor Law, the Cobb Law Group is very fortunate to maintain a full slate of terrific clients.  Almost without exception, our clients are leaders in their field and provide quality specialty construction services and general contracting services throughout Georgia.  During this season of thanksgiving, we are grateful for
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Cobb Law Group Joins AGC Georgia!

Posted in AGC Georgia,Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the November 9th, 2012

The Cobb Law Group is excited to be one of the newest members of the Associated General Contractors of America (“AGC”) and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (“AGC Georgia”). “It is a natural fit that we should join this amazing organization,” says Cobb Law Group’s managing partner Mark Cobb, “For over 20 years, our
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Georgia Construction Sites turn PINK!

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Miscellaneous by Blue Blog on the September 7th, 2012

by:  Mark Cobb Construction sites get a bad rap.  Movies and plays show overweight, middle-aged contractors ogling girls and yelling out cat calls from beams and heavy equipment.  But, if you look closely at some Georgia construction sites, you just might see something entirely different…… ……PINK CRANES! That’s right, Mableton’s family-owned Phoenix Crane Rental Company
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