Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

ABA Publishes Book on Subcontractor Law

Posted in Contracts,Honors & Awards,Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the May 30th, 2014

After two years of hard work, we are pleased to announce that Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide has been published by the American Bar Association (“ABA”), and Mark Cobb is pleased to have been one of the contributors to this amazing new resource (and the only participating attorney from Georgia!) Although this
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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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Amendment to Georgia’s Lien Law Takes Effect Today

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the July 2nd, 2013

  by Mark A. Cobb On July 1, most of the 2013 Georgia legislative changes take effect including a very crucial amendment to Georgia’s lien laws. Earlier, this year, our state legislature approved and our Governor signed in to law, an amendment to the Georgia Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Statutes which allows lien claimants the
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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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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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Enforce Georgia Lien Claim Before Expiration

by Mark A. Cobb Admittedly, the Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Act gives Georgia’s contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers a giant step towards getting the money they are owed.  And, a giant step is a wonderful gift, but there are other steps which must be undertaken if the lien claimant wishes to enforce its lien.  As
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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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Don’t Let your Georgia Lien Expire!

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens,Notice of Action by Blue Blog on the August 17th, 2012

Many subcontractors and material suppliers mistakenly think that once they have filed their Claim of Lien in Georgia, that is all they have to do.   That’s not correct. Assuming you have a valid Georgia mechanic or materialmen’s lien, the lien is good for one year from the date the lien is filed.  In order to
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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, 2012

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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