Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog

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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Breaking News: Governor Kemp Signs 2020 Lien Law Revision into Law

Yesterday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp hosted a bill-signing ceremony wherein he signed Senate Bill 315 into law. In doing this, Governor Kemp restored balance to Georgia’s Lien Laws following an adverse holding by the Georgia Court of Appeals in the duo of matters styled Controlled Access, Inc. v. ALA Construction Services, Inc. and Landmark Electric
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2020 Lien Law Revisions Update: Bill SB315 Moves to Governor Kemp’s Desk!

Posted in Affidavit of Nonpayment,AGC Georgia,Current Legal Issues,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the June 25th, 2020

  Finally! Some great news! As our readers know, Mark Cobb, was on a drafting committee to revise Georgia’s Lien Laws–particularly as they related to Georgia’s statutory lien waivers. Using the legislative arm of the AGC Georgia (Associated General Contractors), the revisions were drafted and presented to the Georgia Senate. In February, the revisions passed
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In Business, All Bets are Still On!

Posted in Business Law by Blue Blog on the June 11th, 2020

  by Barry Selvidge With decades of business creation and succession experience, Barry serves of of counsel with the Cobb Law Group providing our clients with sound legal solutions for all of their business needs.  Barry has the unique experience which involved serving as in-house counsel for both privately-owned and publicly traded business as well
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Meet Our New Summer Intern!

Posted in Fun!,Local Information by Blue Blog on the June 7th, 2020

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to introduce this year’s summer intern, Emmaline Brannon.  Although she is a recent hire, she already demonstrates a great desire to learn and help with every task she is given.  She will be a true asset to the incoming class at the School of Law at the University of
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Update on Georgia’s 2020 Amendments to Lien Laws

As you may be aware, a September 2019 Georgia Court of Appeals case shook the foundation of Georgia’s Lien Laws by taking away contractors’ contract rights through lien waivers. After learning about this legal “disaster”, our attorneys have been actively trying to amend the Georgia Lien Law Statutes legislatively. Since the shelter-in-place orders began popping
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Federal Government Offers Loans and Stimulus to Georgia Businesses

Posted in Business Law,COVID-19 / Coronavirus by Blue Blog on the April 8th, 2020

The following is a copy of an email blast which we sent to those on our newsletter list; we wanted to include it here for others as contractors across the country have questions regarding how they can cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and how they can continue making payroll for their employees during these uncertain
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Contractors–What You Need To Know Now to Cope with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Pandemic

Posted in COVID-19 / Coronavirus,Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the March 23rd, 2020

By Mark A. Cobb Thank you to all of our clients and colleagues who are sharing the burden of COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is struggling a bit more than usual, but, together, we will make this through. We have a lot to cover in this important blog article so I’m just going to dive in and
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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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Update on Proposed Changes to Georgia Lien Laws (SB 315 2020)

Posted in Affidavit of Nonpayment,Case Law,Lien Waivers by Blue Blog on the February 7th, 2020

As many of our readers know, a recent Georgia Court of Appeals Case held that Georgia’s Statutory Lien Waivers (both Interim and Final) waive all rights a contractor or subcontractor have to their payments including their contractual right to payment (for more background details, click here). Most construction professionals agree that Georgia’s Lien Waivers should
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