Bonds & Materialman’s Liens in Cumming, Forsyth County, GA

With our home office located in Cumming in Forsyth County, Georgia, our construction lawyers have filed and successfully prosecuted thousands of materialmen’s construction liens and payment bond claims throughout the area.  Forsyth County has a great deal of natural beauty including the waters of Lake Lanier, the Poole’s Mill Covered Bridge, and a quality lifestyle. In fact, Forbes magazine recently listed Forsyth County as the 7th fastest growing county in the United States; consequently, the construction industry is thriving here and that means that our unique experience and construction-specific services is more important that ever.

Forsyth County Georgia HistoryOur unique practice has allowed us to represent virtually every one involved in the construction process including equipment and building material suppliers, subcontractors, prime contractors and general contractors as well as owners and property developers in Cumming, metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia.  Thus, if you have having payment issues and need to file a lien or make a payment bond claim, we can help.  In fact, even though we have a physical office in Cumming, we offer all of our clients the flexibility of visiting us in person, communicating through email and telephone, or using the benefits of our Virtual Law Firm.  If you have supplied to or if you have worked on a construction project in Forsyth County, and you haven’t received payment, please contact us today!

We do not practice law in multiple areas; instead, we rather do one thing and do one thing right.  Thus, we limit our normal representation to construction law including filing all types of construction liens, payment bond claims, Miller Act litigation and Little Miller Act litigation.

Our attorneys and staff believe in integrity and honesty in everything we do.  We also believe in using our client’s own expertise and knowledge to participate in every step of our recovery process. Since we understand business, we work with our clients to improve their bottom line.  We regularly share current legal news regarding federal and Georgia construction law and economics with our clients as we think that informed clients are better clients–we don’t keep our client’s in the dark about their legal issues.  Our Georgia Construction Law Blog, for example, offers articles on all aspects of construction law including filing, perfecting and enforcing materialmen liens in Georgia.

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.

Our Lien Lawyers’ Roots in Cumming and Forsyth County are Deep:

One of our construction lawyers has lived in and around Cumming, Georgia for almost 50 years; another construction attorney in our firm has lived and worked in Forsyth County for over 20 years.  Thus, we understand the growth and changes which have occurred throughout the county.  Both lawyers have extended family members in the area and have ties to businesses, law and construction for a long time.  We know and understand our neighbors, and we strive to maintain the finest legal representation for everyone.

We love spending time on the lake and hiking along the Greenway Path. In addition, we contribute our time and our treasures to area charities and churches.  We are annual supporters of the Bald Ridge Lodge, the Humane Society or other charities helping those in our community.

Lake Lanier in Cumming Georgia

Georgia’s lien statutes and payment bond statutes (on public works) give contractors and suppliers some very unique remedies if they are not paid for their work.  To avail themselves of these remedies, however, claimants must meet certain requirements, meet rigid deadlines, and they must strict comply with the statutes. Thus, most clients find it beneficial to use the services of a construction attorney in order to take advantage of these benefits.

One of our recent blog articles demonstrates the need for subcontractors to properly file and perfect your lien and bond claims.  In this article, we discussed a Georgia Court of Appeals holding which denied a paving subcontractor its payment.  Although there were many details which we encourage you to read in the full article, the subcontractor failed to take the steps necessary to enforce it’s materialmen’s lien.  Thus, when the general contractor filed for bankruptcy protection, the subcontractor’s lien was voided and the remedies left to the subcontractor were limited. On the other hand, had the construction lien been properly “perfected” then the subcontractor would have been in a better position to collect the money it was owed.  Don’t let this happen to you, if you have any construction collections, please call us today.

Forsyth County Clerk of Court Contact Information:

As mentioned above, there are many specific requirements for preparing and filing materialmen’s liens so we do not recommend filing them without proper legal guidance. Listed below is contact information for the Forsyth County Clerk of Court for any questions you may have prior to contacting a lawyer (please note this information may change without notice):

File Liens at the Forsyth County Courthouse

Clerk of Court’s Address:
Forsyth County Superior Court Clerk
ATTN: Materialman’s Lien Filing Desk
100 Courthouse Square
Suite 010
Cumming, GA 30040

Clerk of Court’s Telephone Number:
(770) 781-2120

Website:
http://www.forsythclerk.com/

Mechanic’s Lien Filing Fees:
$5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page

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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.