We understand that contract expectations and negotiating performance and payment provisions lay at the heart of construction contract law. Many millions of dollars may be on the line when you sign your name to a construction document; thus, having a trusting relationship with an experienced and reputable construction contract law attorney who understands the use and provisions of the construction contract drafting is as important as the equipment you use.
Our approach is simple: clarity, consistency, and common purpose are the hallmarks of prime contract agreements and subcontract agreements. We believe that if every party involved in the project has the same understanding and expectations, then problems and pitfalls are avoided and a successful project completion is just around the corner.
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.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) construction forms contain many complex contract provisions. When ConsensusDOCs and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Agreements are included, then the potential pitfalls substantially increase. The Cobb Law Group has an extensive practice drafting and negotiating all of these various construction documents including Owner/Architect agreements, Owner/Contractor agreements, Architect/Sub consultant agreements, and subcontractor agreements. And, we believe that careful preparation can often avoid unnecessary or expensive disputes during the construction process.
Even seemingly minor contract delays can have a significant impact on a project, so our construction lawyers work tirelessly with our clients to protect their interests. We are proud of our reputation as successful construction contract and arbitration attorneys, but we are equally proud of being known for our integrity, compassion, community service, and the personal attention we provide every client we represent.
Please contact us if you need construction contract and bid services anywhere in the State of Georgia:
- Bid review and preparation
- Construction performance and payment contracts, drafts and reviews
- Collections remedies
- Surety bond legal matters
- Owner, contractor, and subcontractor dispute negotiations
- Construction contracts arbitration and mediation services
Unfortunately, when it comes to drafting and executing construction contracts in Georgia, there is no standard form, template or other master document which is appropriate for repeated used. Although standard-form construction documents can be a useful starting point, the uniqueness of each project needs to be reflected in the contract between the project owner and the general contractor as well as the in the contracts between the prime contractor and the subcontractors if your interests are to be adequately protected. In addition, your “master contracts” should be regularly reviewed by a qualified construction lawyer to ensure their compliance with changes in the law, recent court decisions and public policy. If you have not have your contracts reviewed within the past year, then contact us today.
Regardless of the size and scope of the project, general contractors and specialty subcontractors have relied upon our construction contracting attorneys to negotiate and draft all types of contracts. Our decades of experience have given us opportunity to draft, negotiate and advise on all types of contract terms including no-delay-for damage provisions, change order provisions, payments, defaults, and dispute resolution issues. In short our lawyers and staff understand the balance between your legal needs and your business goals. If you are entering into contract negotiation or if you need to draft a new contract altogether, please contact us to see how our services can help you complete a project more successfully.