Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

GEORGIA LIEN WAIVERS MAY SHORTEN THE DEADLINE FOR FILING A MATERIALMEN’S LIEN TO SIXTY DAYS!

By:  Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group Most of the subcontractors and specialty trade suppliers we speak to understand that all materialmen’s liens filed in Georgia must be filed within ninety days of the last day in which they worked or supplied materials to the job.  However, very few of them understand that signing an
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Georgia’s Mechanics & Materialmen’s Lien Statutes Help You Collect!

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens by Administrator on the March 28th, 2012

As though of you in the construction know, properly filed Claims of Liens (such as construction liens, mechanic’s liens, materialmen’s liens, suppliers liens, etc.) help contractors, subcontractors and suppliers get paid in the State of Georgia.  How do Claims of Liens help you get paid? Although this may be an over-simplification, properly filing a lien
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How To Assess Commercial Accounts on Georgia Construction Projects

So many people contact us regarding nonpayment issues on Georgia construction projects, and I thought you might appreciate reading a summary of options we usually discuss during our first conference with our clients: First, we assess some fundamental issues by asking the following questions: •    What type of services, labor or supplies did you provide?
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When Should a Mechanics’ Lien or a Materialmen’s Lien be Filed in Georgia?

When do I need to file a materialman’s lien in Georgia? According to many telephone conversations with potential clients, this is the question of the week!  If you don’t know, then let us say it clearly, all construction liens (this includes supplier liens, subcontractor liens, contractor liens, mechanic liens, and materialman liens) must be filed
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STRICT COMPLIANCE–What’s it all about?!

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens,Strict Compliance by Administrator on the July 25th, 2011

Since writing the recent blog article about the holding in the Handy Andy of Eastman, Inc. v. Evans, et al. matter, we have received requests for more information about “Strict Compliance” and what this phrase means to Georgia lien claimants. Background: First, it’s important to the remember that all construction liens are created by statue
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Georgia Case Reminds Subcontrators & Suppliers to File Liens ASAP!

In our last blog we told you about some bad news to Georgia’s Lien Claimants, but we promised to share some better news in this installment.  In addition to the case discussed in our last article, a second Georgia Court of Appeals case styled, Georgia Primary Bank v. Atlanta Paving, Inc., offers some hope for
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Some bad news for Georgia Lien Claimants!

PRACTICAL TIP: Liens must be precise, it is very important that your liens do not contain any typographical errors!

25K Recovery for Client in a Few Days with Lien Filing!

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Good Business Practices,Materilamen's Liens by Administrator on the February 17th, 2011

The success of filing valid materialmen’s liens never cease to amaze me. Although there are no guarantees, it has been proven many times that filing a valid mechanic’s lien will increase your recovery of bad debt.  About three weeks ago, for example, a new client contacted us and stated that they had performed work in
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Can I File A Lien in Georgia?

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens by Administrator on the February 10th, 2011

I am regularly greeted on the telephone with the question, “Can I file a lien?”  As you know there are numerous types of liens which a person who is owed money may file against the person who owes them money.  But, we are a construction law firm in Georgia which means that we prepare and
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Why You Should Use a Lawyer to File Your Subcontractor Liens

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Good Business Practices by Administrator on the February 2nd, 2011

We receive a lot of telephone calls from subcontractors and suppliers who are seeking to file mechanics or materialmen liens.  And, we are frequently asked why they should use a law firm to file their construction liens when the internet offers lien filing services who promises to do the same work for less money.   That’s
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