Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

Mark Cobb Contributes to Book on Construction Law Checklists

Posted in Good Business Practices,Practical Tips,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the January 18th, 2022

With over 25 years of experience with construction law, Mark Cobb is proud to be an author of the newest construction publication of the American Bar Associations’ Forum on Construction Law. It’s entitled Construction Checklists, Second Edition: A Guide To Frequently Encountered Construction Issues, it is edited by fellow construction attorneys Carrie L. Okizaki, Terrence
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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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Coronavirus and Construction Projects (and Georgia Supreme Courts Order Declaring a Judicial Emergency)

Posted in Contracts,Good Business Practices,Local Information,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the March 15th, 2020

by Mark A. Cobb Last week, our construction attorneys wrote a contract provision that took into account issues related to COVID-19 (commonly called the Coronavirus disease). Since that time, we have heard from many of our clients about their concerns regarding the virus and the many impacts which might result from it. Needless to say,
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Kindness Can Hurt your Claim of Lien

Posted in General Contractor Info,Good Business Practices,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the August 16th, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb Often, we develop blog articles based upon recent client inquiries, and lately, we have had the same issue arise repeatedly–how should a contractor deal with discounts! Discounts can be a great way to encourage business, they can be a great way to reward your best customers, and they can be a
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It Is Time to Update Your Credit Applications

by Mark A. Cobb Construction Project Credit Isn’t it generally true that the best time to ask for something from someone is when they want something from you in return. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your spouse, your neighbor or your boss, if they need a favor from you, they are more likely to grant
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20 Early Warning Signs for Payment Issues

Posted in Commercial Collections,Creditors' Rights,Good Business Practices,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the August 21st, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb It doesn’t matter whether you are a material supplier delivering products to a subcontractor, a subcontractor performing work directly for a GC, or a GC building a structure for an owner, you expect to be paid for the labor, materials, and equipment which you provided. In fact, without payment, it could
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8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contracts

Posted in Contracts,General Contractor Info,Good Business Practices by Blue Blog on the July 7th, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb If you are a Georgia contractor or subcontractor who uses written contracts (and if you are not using written contracts, you should!), then this blog might save you some legal costs and or headaches.  To improve your contracts, just follow the eight simple tips below! What this blog article is not:
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Cobb to Speak at AGC Construction Professionals Conference

Posted in AGC Georgia,Good Business Practices,Honors & Awards,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the April 14th, 2014

It’s not too late!  Although over 325 construction professionals have already signed up to attend, the AGC Georgia (the Associated General Contractors of Georgia) still has space for you to participate in its inaugural Construction Professionals Conference & Marketplace. With over forty learning sessions, the event is divided into four-tracks catering to the construction industry:
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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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Collection of Commercial Accounts Begins Before Extending Credit!

Posted in Commercial Collections,Good Business Practices,Practical Tips by Administrator on the September 29th, 2011

There is a fact about commercial collections that we think only credit managers and commercial collection lawyers truly understand: collection of account begin before any materials, product or labor are supplied! What does that really mean?  When a customer wants to purchase your product on credit, that customer is probably the friendliest and most forthcoming
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