As Atlanta-area construction lawyers, we have served the needs of contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in Jonesboro and throughout Clayton County Georgia for over two decades. In addition to construction contracting, our focus has been on “construction collections” which include the preparation and filing of Mechanics and Materialmen’s Liens and making claims against Payment Bonds (Miller Act claims) throughout metro Atlanta.
One of our first national clients was a equipment supplier which maintained a regional office in Clayton County; thus, our founding partner frequently visited the area and assisted our client with filing all of their lien and bond claim in Jonesboro and throughout Georgia. Consequently, Clayton County is a favorite place for our construction lawyers. Jonesboro’s unique history with its ties to Tara in Gone With the Wind and the location of Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport within its boundaries make the services we offer vital to our clients.
At the risk of making a bad pun, if you don’t follow all of the deadlines and obligations to make a proper claim against a payment bond (private or public works) or timely file and prosecute your claim of lien, then your money will be “GONE WITH THE WIND”. You see, our federal and state laws give construction professionals extra rights when it comes to collecting money which you are owed on Georgia projects. The entity or person with whom you contract may owe you money, but if you exercise your rights to file construction liens and make claims against the payment bond, then you may find an additional source of payment from the owner, the general contractor and/or the surety. This can go a very long way in making sure that you receive payment for your materials, your labor, and your suppliers.
In fact, since 1992, we have maintained an active lien and surety law practice in Clayton County. We offer all of our clients the versatility of visiting us in person at our metro-Atlanta office or our South Georgia office, using our on-line services through our virtual law firm, or using modern technology to start their collection files which allows us the ability to handle our clients’ claims anywhere in Georgia! In addition to a very active construction lien and payment bond claims practice, we offer a full range of construction law services including the following:
- preparing and filing Notices of Commencements
- contract drafting, review & negotiation
- Georgia interim and final lien waivers
- credit management and policy review
- construction litigation and claims management
- construction arbitration and mediation
- payment issues related to construction projects
- construction law seminars and employee training
- contractor and subcontractor licensing
- Notices to Owner/Notices to Contractor
- Affidavits of Nonpayment
- general contractor defense
- and many other construction, lien and payment bond services
If you have any construction-related payment issues in metro – Atlanta including Jonesvoro,College Park, Forest Park, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow, Riverdale, Ellenwood or anywhere in Clayton County, please contact us today.
What We Do
For more than 20 years, the Cobb Law Group has excelled in its statewide practice in Georgia construction law with an emphasis on filing materialmen’s liens, mechanic’s liens, and construction liens as well as enforcing payment bond claim rights, Miller Act and Little Miller Act litigation, business & corporate law and commercial collections for the construction industry. We represent numerous businesses, material suppliers, specialty subcontractors, general contractors, and others in the field throughout Georgia.
We are not general practitioners; instead, we focus our practice towards those in the construction industry. Our firm represents clients in all Georgia state and federal courts in the preparation and filing of mechanics’ liens; perfecting, enforcing and foreclosing upon materialmen’s liens; making claims against payment & surety bonds, and all aspects of construction litigation related to materialmen’s liens and payment bond enforcement.
Clayton County Georgia Clerk of Court Contact Information:
Many potential lien claims have questions regarding how to file a materialmen’s lien in Georgia, and we welcome all inquires. All materialmen’s liens are properly filed with the clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the project is located. In case you need to contact the Clayton County Clerk of Court the following information is current as of the posting of this page (please note this information may change without notice):
Clayton County Superior Court Clerk
ATTN: Materialman’s Lien Filing Desk
9151 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
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.