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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Don’t Let Your Georgia Construction Lien Expire–Enforce Your Rights Now!

Posted in Lien Foreclosure,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Notice of Action by Administrator on the May 9th, 2018

A potential client just called with a wonderful question: he had filed a Claim of Lien in Georgia, but he wanted to know if we would enforce his lien rights even though we did not file his original lien. Yes, is the answer. There are many lien services–and even some law firms–that only file a
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Little Miller Act Claims (Payment Bond Claims)

Posted in Little Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Jeff Berman on the May 8th, 2018

When a subcontractor performs quality work or a material supplier provides proper goods to a general contractor, payment is expected.   Non-payment threatens your business, and it is vital that you act upon your remedies as soon as possible.  Federal law requires that payment bonds are posted for most public works projects owned by the Federal
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GA Court Denies Payment Bond Requirement for Cleaning and Maintenance Contract

Posted in Georgia Case Law,Little Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the May 3rd, 2018

  by Mark A. Cobb A Georgia Court of Appeals recently published its opinion in Board of Regents of the University system of Georgia v. Brooks, and the holding impacts businesses providing janitorial and general maintenance on Georgia’s public buildings. The Background  Facts The Plaintiffs’ employer entered into a maintenance and service contract with Georgia
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The Art of Mediating A Construction Dispute

Posted in Construction Arbitration,Mediation by Blue Blog on the May 1st, 2018

Since its inception, the construction attorneys at the Cobb Law Group have successfully participated in mediation and arbitration on behalf of contractors and subcontractors; starting this summer, two members of our firm will be certified in conducting arbitration and mediation at either of our two offices. We will limit these to matters concerning Georgia construction
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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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Construction Lawyers Learn the Business of Construction

Posted in Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the April 18th, 2018

by Mark A. Cobb Every year, we attend on or more of the construction law seminars hosted by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law. In January, Stephanie Dougherty and I attended the Forum’s session on laws impacting material suppliers and subcontractors (click here to learn more) which was great. Last week, however, I
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Portal Web Para Nuestros Clientes Hispanohablantes

Posted in Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the April 9th, 2018

By: Francisco R. García-Soroeta Nos place presentar, a toda la comunidad hispanohablante, nuestro nuevo portal web en español. En el Cobb Law Group siempre nos hemos esmerado para asistir a la comunidad extensa que vive alrededor de Georgia que tiene como su lengua materna el español, pero ahora con nuestro personal bilingüe y paginas web
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Public Project Payment Bonds In Georgia–A PRIMER

Posted in Notices to Owner (NTO's),Payment Bonds by Administrator on the April 5th, 2018

Some of our clients refer to us a Georgia Lien Lawyers.  And, yes, we file a lot of materialmen’s liens throughout the State of Georgia; but that is only part of all that we do.  Another area which keeps us very busy is the filing and prosecuting of payment bonds on behalf of clients.  So,
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