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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How Contractors Can Prevent Fatigue in Employees Working Remotely During COVID-19

We welcome Andy Thomson from Big Oak Consulting, LLC as our guest blogger today.  For more than thirty years, Andy has worked in a wide variety of infrastructure and. most recently, as a corporate Health, Safety and Risk Director.  He maintains memberships in the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC),  National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA),
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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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Do General Contractors Need To Be Licensed in Georgia?

Posted in General Contractor Info,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the March 12th, 2018

  Why does Georgia general contractor to be licensed? In the State of Georgia, any project that exceeds the amount of $2,500.00 requires the general contractor to be a licensed contractor.  Thus, whenever a building is built or an existing structure is remodeled, owners and property developers need to hire a prime contractor who holds
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Tips to Promote a Successful Construction Project

Posted in Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the February 11th, 2018

This blog article is written by our newest construction law paralegal, Francisco Garcia-Soroeta. Francisco joined the Cobb Law Group’s construction practice to serve our all of our clients including Spanish speaking construction professionals throughout Georgia with their construction contracts, payment issues, and construction litigation. When beginning operations on a new construction project everything is going
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Are You Using New I-9 Form and Electronically Submitting OSHA 300A?

Posted in Construction Employers,Practical Tips,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the December 13th, 2017

by Mark A. Cobb Contractors constantly run the balance between running a viable and profitable business and executing and performing quality work under their contracts.  Our blog attempts to keep our readers up to date on issues which impact construction professionals. Today, there are two updates which you need to know! 1. Form I-9 Updates
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Tips to Help Owners Complete a Successful Construction Project

Posted in Practical Tips,Project Owner Information by Blue Blog on the May 26th, 2017

by Mark Cobb This is the first in a series of articles to assist project owners in planning for and achieving a successful construction project. This series will address the three phases of project planning, project bidding, and project management to provide practical solutions to avoid problems and promote the likelihood of a timely, better
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Enforcing Another States Judgment in Georgia

Posted in Commercial Collections,Post-Judgment Collection,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the June 23rd, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb How to Enforce A Judgement From Another State in Georgia Question: An owner, a general contractor or a subcontractor owed us money so we sued them in our state (not Georgia!); the court awarded a judgment in our favor, but the defendant – debtor now resides or transacts business in Georgia.
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12 Lessons Learned During the Great Recession to Increase Your Recovery Rate

Posted in Creditors' Rights,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the September 9th, 2015

by Mark A. Cobb Tragedy faced many construction business during the Great Recession. It impacted every layer of business from project developer and large prime contractor to building material supply stores and day laborers. Virtually no one was left unscathed. This year, thankfully, there has been a turn-around in the construction industry. There are new
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