When we opened our second law office focusing on construction law in Georgia, we were delighted with the reception we received from our new client base in south Georgia. Since the opening of this office, we have filed materialmen’s liens and made payment bond requests in virtually every SW Georgia county including Bacon County.
Claiming a part of historic US Highway 1, Bacon County is celebrating its 100th birthday, and a new construction boom is just about to start. That is where that construction attorneys of the Cobb Law Group can help. We can help with any aspect of Georgia construction law including contract drafting, construction arbitration or mediation, defaults, and enforcement of payment rights of contractors and subcontractors. We can help ensure that your project is a success regardless whether you are working on state projects such as Okefenokee Technical College, local public works for the Bacon County Board of Education or a private construction of a business or residence. Unfortunately, construction contracting can be fraught with problems, but we can minimize your risk and exposure as well as enforce your rights.
BACON COUNTY, GEORGIA CONSTRUCTION LIEN CASE STUDY
In fact, we recently, successfully rush-prepared and filed a Georgia mechanics and materialmen’s lien in Bacon County on behalf of a client who was owed money, and we thought our website’s visitors might like to see a recent case-study highlighting the services which we performed on their behalf.
Our client is based in North Carolina, but they ship their products all over the country. The were contracted to supply pre-fabricated metal building materials on a commercial construction project located just outside the Alma city limits in Bacon County. Unfortunately, the general contractor working on the project did not pay our clients for the materials which it supplied.
Our client had never had to file a lien in Georgia to help them collect their customer’s past-due balance, but they (correctly) assumed that Georgia’s Mechanic and Materialmen’s Lien Statute required strict compliance and could be difficult to navigate. Thus, they preformed an on-line search for a construction lawyer specializing in lien and payment bond remedies for subcontractors and suppliers. When they called our toll-free number, they spoke with Mark Cobb. Their first question was, “Do you file materialmen’s liens in Bacon County, Georgia?” Mark was able to affirmatively assure them that we file all types of construction liens in each of Georgia’s 159 counties including Bacon County!
After we discussed our almost 25 years of experience, our reasonable fees, and a time-table the client agreed to hire us to help them enforce their lien rights. Although our client was well within its 90 day period in which a lien could be filed, they asked us to try to file the lien as soon as possible in order to put pressure on the general contractor to release their funds, so we got to work!
We confirmed that they supplied directly to the general contractor (thus, they were not required to send notices to contractor or owner), we reviewed their application for open account and personal guaranty and some of the communications which they had in the file.
From the information which the client provided, we were able to locate the real estate to be liened in Bacon County, we located its metes-and-bounds legal description, and we prepared the Georgia statutory claim of lien. We submitted it for filing with the Clerk of Superior Court of Bacon County, Georgia and sent the obligatory notices to the real property owner and the GC. To our client’s satisfaction, we were able to finish their entire project within 1 business day from their initial telephone contact with us. In fact, the client was so pleased with our work, that they gave us the following review on Avvo:
Straight talk with fast action: I called Mr. Cobb this morning in regards to a Material’s Lien that I needed place today. After my free consultation I faxed his office all the information. To my surprise I received a follow-up e-mail from him and one from his legal assistant this afternoon stating everything was taken care of. I’m pretty hard to please so when I say the experience was perfect, I truly mean it. Also their prices are very reasonable.
We are grateful to one of our newest clients, and we are happy that we were able to help them enforce their right to receive payment for the materials which they shipped to a construction site in Bacon County, Georgia, and if you need assistance with any type of construction law issue including the filing of a materialmen’s lien, surety claim, construction contract drafting, contract breaches or any other construction law issue, please contact us today.
As mentioned above, materialmen’s liens are properly filed in the real estate records of the clerk of the superior court in the county where the construction project sits. Liens on projects located in Bacon County, Georgia are filed at the courthouse located in Alma, Georgia. Below, please find some contact information for the clerk of court (please note this information may change without notice):
Clerk of Court’s Address:
Bacon County Superior Court Clerk
ATTN: Materialmen’s Lien Filing Desk
502 W. 12th St., Ste. 304
P.O. BOX 376
Alma, GA 31510
Clerk of Court’s Telephone Number:
Mechanic’s Lien Filing Fees:
$5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page
The information contained on this website is for information purposes only; you are directed to consult with your attorney regarding the risks involved in filing mechanics and materialmen’s liens as well as all other aspects of lien filing including, but not limited to proper forms, conditions precedent, legal descriptions, notice requirements, and the statutes of limitations. Nothing contained herein creates an attorney-client relationship between the Cobb Law Group and you. Furthermore, no warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use or interpretation. Please contact us for further information.