Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

House Bill 1221 Could Amend Georgia’s Lien Laws in 2022

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the February 9th, 2022

Representative Matthew Gambill of the 15th District from Cartersville has introduced Georgia Hour Bill 1221 in the current 2022 legislative session. This bill purports to change O.C.G.A. § 44-14-361.1 relating to how liens are declared, created, recorded for lien claimaint with an amount due of $10,000.00 or less.  It also includes additional documentation as a
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Contractors 2022 New Years Resolutions

  by Mark A. Cobb As we continue to celebrate 2022, many of us have left-over to-do lists from the prior year. This week is the best week, to review those lists, toss some of them, and use others to create a plan to improve your businesses profitability and efficiency! As construction attorneys focusing on
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Considerations for Contractors and Suppliers Before Bidding

Posted in Affidavit of Nonpayment,Filing Materialmen's Liens,Subcontractor Liability by Blue Blog on the December 7th, 2020

By Mark A. Cobb As readers from our last post know, we are just days away from launching the Second Edition of the Georgia Construction Handbook for Materialmen’s Liens and Payment Bonds.  Since Georgia’s new lien laws begin to take effect on January 1, 2021, this new edition is vital for all contractors, subcontractors, design
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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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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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How Can Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Help Me?

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the May 26th, 2015

by Mark A. Cobb Since 1992, our construction law firm has been working with contractors, subcontractors and materialmen to help get them paid by using the advantages established under Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialman’s Lien Law Statutes. From time-to-time, we like to remind our readers of some of the advantages of this law, and offer practical
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How to File a Materialmen’s Lien in Georgia

  Georgia Materialmen’s Lien If you have provided labor, materials, equipment or other services on a construction project AND you have not received payment, then you may be entitled to file a lien under Georgia’s current lien laws.  Determining who may file a lien and when a lien may be filed can be tricky, but
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FREE Calendar Wheel Giveaway

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the February 27th, 2014

Construction projects are all about deadlines–30 days, 60 days, 90 days…..You’re always calculating when you will start or complete your work during a project. And, have you ever finished a project and when payment is slow, you want to know the deadline before your ability to file a payment bond or materialmen’s lien expires?  Affidavits
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How to Lien a Job Site in Georgia

by Mark A. Cobb The Georgia Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Law Statutes (O.C.G.A. Section 44-14-360 et seq.) govern all aspects of filing construction liens in Georgia, and our construction lawyers have filed hundreds or thousands of liens on behalf of contractors, specialty subcontractors and material suppliers in virtually every county in Georgia! Disclaimer: This blog
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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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