Construction Law is the bedrock of our practice. Throughout the State of Georgia, our firm is regarded as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable law firms in the practice of construction law. First and foremost, we understand our clients’ businesses which places us in a unique position to serves as their strategic partners in every aspect of their business. From starting your first development to contractor licensure and bidding to project close-out and payment issues and defect liability, we can help.
The Cobb Law Group’s construction law attorneys understand the difficult and complex issues facing those involved in the construction industry throughout the State of Georgia, and we work closely with each of our clients to form the most effective resolutions to their legal concerns. Our attorneys represent corporate property owners, developers, design professionals, material suppliers, contractors and specialty subcontractors, architects and engineers, at all phases of the construction process including construction contract negotiation & drafting, contract interpretation, breach of contract claims, indemnification, mechanics and materialmen’s liens, payment bond claims, surety work, Miller Act claims and litigation and Little Miller Act claims and litigation.
Our Attorneys are Problem-Solvers: Every attorney at the Cobb Law Group is a construction attorney with experience, business and legal savvy, and–most importantly–common sense. Thus, every attorney contributes legal understanding as well as practical experience to each project. Each attorney is a leader in construction law and regularly speaks and publishes on various topics related to construction law such as construction contracting, working with public works projects, performance bonds and payment bonds and mechanics and materialmen’s lien law; many of our attorneys have construction-site experience prior to applying to law school. These skills allow us to help us efficiently and effectively solve our clients’ problems, evaluate and mitigate damages, and avoid mistakes altogether.
Our Support Staff Is Unparalleled: In addition to having an impressive slate of construction attorneys, our support staff is equally qualified. They, too, demonstrate a combination of business senses and problem-solving capabilities. One of our construction paralegals, for example, serves in as the leader of a Georgia municipality. This gives our clients an invaluable insight in to public works contracting, GEFA financing, and contracting with development authorities. Other paralegals are fluent in Spanish and provide the highest level of professional services to our English-speaking clients as well as our Spanish-speaking clients.
Describing our practice of “construction law” can be difficult to describe to others. It’s a unique sub-specialty to business law. As we all know, the typical commercial construction project involves dozens (if not hundreds) of parties from the owners and developers, the design professionals, the prime contractor, many specialty sub-contractors, sub-subcontractors and equipment and material suppliers. Each tier involves its own obligations, risks, and payment issues. And we understand each of these tiers and can offer planning and risk-avoidance on the front-end of a project as well as offer sound counsel when there are claims related to construction defects, payment issues, performance issues. The following is a list of some of the areas where our attorneys and support staff regularly assist our clients:
Construction Arbitration (representing a party)
Construction Arbitration (as a third-party neutral)
Construction Contract Drafting
Construction Contract Negotiation
Construction Contract Review
Construction Mediation (representing a party)
Construction Mediation (as a third- party neutral)
Contest of Liens
Contractor Affidavits (to Dissolve Liens)
Development & Land Use Issues
Federal Prompt Payment Rule
Foreclosure of Liens
Georgia Little Miller Act Claims
Georgia Little Miller Act Litigation
Georgia Prompt Payment Act
General Contractor Law
Labor Law for Construction Industry
Little Miller Act Claims & Litigation
Material Suppliers Rights
Material Supplier Credit Department Consultants
Miller Act Claims
Miller Act Litigation
Notice of Commencement
Notice of Intent to File Lien
Notices to Owners (NTOs and Notices of Furnishing)
Payment Bond Claims
Payment Issues on Construction Projects
Performance Bond Claims
Planning & Development
Project Owner Rights
Prompt Payment Act Claims
Public Works Projects
Staff Training & Seminars on Construction Topics
Workers Comp Claims (for Employers)
What Makes the Attorneys at the Cobb Law Group Unique?
It’s difficult to answer this questions succinctly, but we would have to say that we solve our clients’ problems. We have decades of experience with Georgia construction law and a large book of satisfied clients. Furthermore, we are businessmen which means we understand your business and help you weigh the economies of operating your business against the costs and realities of enforcing your contract rights. We frequently speak and lecture at continuing education events, and we regularly publish on Georgia construction law topics. In fact, we have pioneered Georgia’s embrace of “Subcontractor Law” as a unique practice area. More importantly, we are honest and forthright with our advice and our drafting techniques. We work together with our clients to build bridges (literally and metaphorically!) and solve all of their issues.
Georgia law (federal too) give special rights to construction related industries. These rights cover areas that start with the licensing procedures, continue through the bidding process, surety qualifications and contract drafting and finish with default and payment issues such as mechanics liens and payment bond claims. Frequently, these rights are further delineated by contract, state law, surety law, and federal law; in addition, these rights may differ depending upon the nature or location of the project. Contractors’ rights on federal projects and State of Georgia projects are different. It’s vital that you choose a qualified and competent lawyer to handle all aspects of your construction business. Please contact us today.