Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


The Basics of General Contractor License 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 do we Enforce another States Judgement? 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. How can I
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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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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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Top Ten New Years Resolutions for Construction Professionals

Posted in Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the December 30th, 2014

  by Mark A. Cobb As humans, we use milestones to mark our journeys; as one year fades into another, it is natural for us to claim the calendar change as an opportunity to make changes within ourselves. Fortunately, in 1885, the Church of England’s Bishop Beckwaith provided us with a useful formula for making
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Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien

Posted in Case Law,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the October 30th, 2014

When a building material supplier has not been paid for labor or materials used on a Georgia construction project, that supplier may place a materialman’s lien against the owner of the improved real property; this is true even if the owner has no contractual relationship with that supplier. Such a lien essentially transfers liability from
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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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