In 2008, we decided to expand our Atlanta-based construction law practice to southwest Georgia by opening a second office. This decision has made the biggest impact on our firm and in our clients’ businesses. First, we love living in SW Georgia! Second, we have enjoyed tremendous growth in our SW Georgia Office as suppliers, subcontractors and general contractors have sought out our construction law services.
Although we still maintain a full office in Atlanta, we having enjoyed being this area’s only law firm practicing only construction law. As such, we have handled construction law matters such as materialmen’s liens filings, construction litigation, payment bond claims, local government issues, arbitration and mediation from Albany to Valdosta to Hawkinsville and everywhere in between. Since our practice exclusively handles construction-related matters, we have represented owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in every aspect at every tier. We understand construction, and we understand how to get a project going and keep it going. Our understanding and experience allows us to be strategic partners to our clients’ businesses as were work with the planning and engineering stages of developments through the design, bidding and contracting phase through subcontractor problems and finally to substantial completion, issuance of COs and release retainage.
It’s been a wonderful association as we, too, have learned a lot from our clients about the way construction projects and bidding happen in this part of the state. Although relationships are vital to all construction projects, we have noticed the emphasis that SW Georgia’s construction professionals place on building and maintaining relationships. It is not uncommon for contractors to have a multi-generational relationships with their subcontractors and suppliers as businesses have passed by parent to child. But, when newer companies arrive and bid on a project, have proper construction contracts is vital to creating new relationships.
Despite these relationships, however, sometimes problems erupt such as when payment flowing downstream are slow or, worse, non-existent. When that happens, our SW Georgia clients rely upon our experience to help them recover the money they are owed. Our clients include Fortune 500 material and equipment suppliers as well as “mom-and-pop” subcontractors; we have helped collect payment on large industrial projects as well as small, residential remodels, and we have filed thousands of mechanics and materialmen’s liens on private construction projects throughout Georgia as well as payment bond claims on public works projects.
Georgia is a large state so many of our clients appreciate our ability to handle matters throughout our wonderful state. Of course, we can also assist you in tightening up your construction contracts, subcontractor agreements, negotiating payment with owners and prime contractors, as well as preparing and filing all types of construction liens (including materialmen’s liens, subcontractor liens, supplier liens, etc) and pursuing payment from sureties (payment bond companies), owners, developers. We can help you get your money on all of your projects as well.
Although we file and perfect liens and bond claims throughout the state, we are proud to serve all of southwest Georgia from our Thomasville office:
Atkinson County, GA Irwin County, GA
Bacon County, GA (a case study!) Lanier County, GA
Baker County, GA Lee County, GA
Ben Hill County, GA Lowndes County, GA
Berrien County, GA Miller County, GA
Brooks County, GA Mitchell County, GA
Calhoun County, GA Pulaski County, GA
Clay County, GA Quitman County, GA
Clinch County, GA Randolph County, GA
Coffee County, GA Seminole County, GA
Colquitt County, GA Stewart County, GA
Cook County, GA Sumter County, GA
Crisp County, GA Terrell County, GA
Decatur County, GA Thomas County, GA
Dooly County, GA Tift County, GA
Dougherty County, GA Turner County, GA
Early County, GA Webster County, GA
Echols County, GA Wilcox County, GA
Grady County, GA Worth County, GA
We regularly host seminars on Georgia construction law, using lien statutes and payment bond requirements to improve your accounts receivables, and other topics relevant to contractors, subcontractors and materialmen. In addition, we can help you train your project managers, review or negotiate contracts, handle construction arbitration or mediation, file materialmen’s liens, payment bonds or Miller Act claims on your behalf. If you have any questions regarding your rights or the ability to get paid, please contact us today.