Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


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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Payment Bond Claims on Privately Owned Construction Projects in Georgia

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Public Works Projects by Administrator on the May 17th, 2018

You probably know that payments bonds are a great way to increase the likelihood of getting paid for the work you perform or the materials you supply on Federal, state and local government projects in Georgia.  But, did you know that private construction projects can also have payment bonds? Public Works Projects and Payment Bonds
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How Long do Mechanics & Materialmen’s Liens Remain Valid in Georgia?

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens,Notice of Action by Administrator on the April 20th, 2018

Potential clients regularly call us and ask how long a lien lasts in Georgia.  As is true in most areas of law, the short answer is “it depends.” Georgia Liens are Valid for One Year: In Georgia, a Claim of Lien is valid for one year from the date that the lien is filed.  If
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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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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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Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Notices to Owner (NTO's),Preliminary Notice of Lien by Blue Blog on the April 15th, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb Intent to Lien in Georgia Many clients ask about Georgia’s Notice of Intent to File Lien requirements, and there are always surprised to hear the short answer: Georgia does not require any type of Notice of Intent to File Lien. However, the longer answer may provide some helpful insight for a
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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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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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Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Suppliers

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of its latest handbook–the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook! This long-overdue collection guide will help credit managers, business owners, and material owners collect the money they are owed on construction projects in Georgia by providing essential tips for filing and enforcing mechanics and materialman’s liens,
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Mark Cobb Named Editor of 50-State Lien Law Book

Posted in Honors & Awards,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the March 3rd, 2015

The American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law recently chose Georgia construction attorney, Mark Cobb, as an editor of a new book to be published. This book will be a practical, legal guide to the mechanics and materialmen’s lien law statutes of the fifty states; and, it’s purpose will be to provide attorneys (and others)
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