At the Cobb Law Group, our construction lawyers regularly represent every tier in the construction field including owners, developers, design professionals, general contractors, specialty subcontractors and material suppliers throughout the State of Georgia. Furthermore, we pride ourselves on serving our communities in many ways. On this page, you will find some of the notable news about our firm and its members:
Mark Cobb to Present Free Webinar on the 2020 Revisions to Georgia’s Lien Laws: On September 2, 2020 at 11:00 Mark Cobb will present a webinar sponsored by Levelset. He will discuss the amendments to Georgia’s lien waiver requirements, the importance of filing Affidavits of Nonpayment, and other revisions to Georgia’s lien laws. To listen to a recording of this seminar, please click here > >
Cobb Helps Draft 2020 Revisions to Georgia’s Lien Laws: Mark Cobb was one for three attorneys chosen to draft revisions to Georgia’s lien laws. During the 2019 – 2020 Georgia legislative session, Mark was active in trying to get support for the proposed revisions in order to protect contractor’s rights to payment for their work. Despite the pandemic and political turmoil, the proposed changes were put into SB 315, and it passed both the Georgia Senate and the Georgia House unanimously. On August 5, 2020, Mark met watched as Governor Brian Kemp signed the bill into law. For more information, please click here > >
Cobb to Speak at 8th Annual Construction Law & Government Contracting Seminar: This two-day, annual seminar in Atlanta will cover a breadth of topics related to construction contracts, payment issues on public works projects, bidding on government projects, and prevailing wage laws (Davis-Bacon) for attorneys, architects, contractors, engineers, and government/municipal employees. Mark Cobb will be presenting the topic “Federal Contracting 101 and Retainage Under the Miller Act/Little Miller Act” which includes a discussion of the Prompt Pay Act, its amendment,requirements & protections; the Miller Act including payment bond coverage & subcontract terms; and Georgia’s Little Miller Act for state and local municipal projects. To register or for more information, please click here > >
Mark Cobb Publishes Articles in July 2019 American Subcontractors’ Association: The American Subcontractor’s Association’s official monthly journal The Contractor’s Compass recently published an article authored by Mark Cobb entitled How Subcontractors Can Avoid Payment Issues in its July 2019. For an electronic magazine version, please click here; for a blog version, please click here.
Mark Cobb Named SuperLawyer for 2019. Mark Cobb was designated a SuperLawyer in Construction Law & Litigation. The SuperLawyer designation is one of the highest recognitions for attorneys as only the top 5% of attorneys are awarded the title. In order to be considered a SuperLawyer, Mark had to receive nominations from his peer construction attorneys; after the peer review process, then he had to have the experience and credentials to be considered by the selection committee.
Georgia Construction Lawyers Present “Georgia Construction Law Boot Camp 2019”: Please join us at our next construction law seminar on March 14, 2019; it will be held at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Duluth, Georgia. Registration is free. For more information, please click here > >
Cobb to Speak at AIA Document Seminar: Mark Cobb has been asked to deliver a presentation on Supplemental or Alternate AIA Contract Documents at a continuing legal education seminar entitled AIA Contract Document Workshop Seminar on March 13, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia and presented by HalfMoon Education, Inc. To register, please click here > >
Cobb Law Group Participated in ABA’s Publication of 50-State Lien Law Handbook: The long-anticipated 50-State Lien Law Handbook was published by the American Bar Association (ABA) in association with the ABA’s Forum on Construction Law. Several members of the Cobb Law Group participated in this ground-breaking publication. Mark Cobb was a co-editor of the publication; Stephanie Dougherty and Adam Carvin were contributors to the section of Georogia Lien Law, Florida Lien Law as well as few other state’s laws for mechanics and materialmen.
Cobb Selected to Present at Advanced Issues in Construction Law: Each year, The Seminar Group sponsors a seminar on Georgia Construction Law; this year’s seminar is a two-day event focusing on more advanced topics related to this unique area of law. Mark Cobb will be presenting the topic Payment Bonds–An Effective Way to Get Paid! This seminar is ideal for attorneys seeking CLE credits as well as construction professionals and it will deal with the differences between Miller Act Bond Claims, Little Miller Act Bond Claims, and private project bond claims.
Spanish Pages Available Explaining Georgia Construction Law: The Cobb Law Group has always worked closed with Hispanic construction professionals; in 2018, we were pleased to publish a Spanish-language construction law website to assist our Spanish-speaking clients with information regarding Georgia’s construction law, materialmen’s lien claim, payment bond claims, defect and delay claims, and construction litigation.
Robby Stubley to Join Cobb Law Group: The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce that Robby Stubley will be joining our firm as an attorney this summer after he sits for the Georgia bar. He was graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law and he will be practicing in our construction litigation department where he will be assisting our clients with all aspects of construction litigation including damage claims, delay claims, defect claims, enforcement of materialmen’s liens, payment bond and Miller Act claims, and payment issues.
Cobb to Speak at National Convention: The Construction Suppliers Association has chosen Mark Cobb to be a featured speaker at its Annual Meeting & Expo; the annual gathering of construction suppliers will take place in Biloxi, Mississippi September 14 – 16. Cobb will be speaking on Take a Victory Lap: Contract Terms that put You in the Driver’s Seat.
Cobb Edits 50-State Materialmen’s Lien Law Publications: Cobb Law Group’s founding partner, Mark Cobb, has been selected by the American Bar Association to serve as a co-editor of a new publication tentatively entitled 50-State Lien Law Summary to be published in 2016. This project is sponsored by the ABA’s Forum on the Construction Industry, and the editors plan to have a summary publication along with an on-line resource linked to specific state statutes regarding each state’s lien laws. For more information, please click here > >
C. Adam Carvin to Join Firm: The Cobb Law Group welcomes Adam Carvin in its construction litigation practice. Adam comes to the firm having handled many complex litigation claims.
AGC SEMINAR ON CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS: Georgia construction lawyer Mark Cobb will be presenting a seminar on 15 Free Things to Improve Your Construction Contracts on April 27, 2016; his topic will be a part of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia)’s 2016 Construction Marketplace at the Georgia International Convention Center. For more information, please click here > >
Stephanie Dodson Dougherty Joins Cobb Law Group: We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Dodson Dougherty has joined our firm as a construction lawyer. She received her B.A. from Washington and Lee University her J.D. from Florida State University. Stephanie is admitted to practice in Georgia and Florida, and she will focus her practice on lien and surety law, government law and zoning, business law and environmental law. To read her full biography, please click here > >
COBB RADIO INTERVIEW: Recently, Mark Cobb was interviewed for the radio show Atlanta Legal Experts on the Buckhead Business Radio. Mark discussed the advantages which contractors and building material suppliers have when they file mechanics or materialmen’s liens or file payment bond claims.
COBB TO LEAD GEORGIA MATERIALMAN & MECHANICS LIEN SEMINAR FOR AGC: On May 6, 2014, the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) has invited Mark to lead a training session on Georgia’s mechanics and materialmen’s lien laws; the seminar will be held in Tifton, Georgia.
AGC SEMINAR ON PAYMENT BONDS: Georgia construction attorney Mark Cobb will be presenting a seminar on Payment Bonds (e.g., Miller Act claims and the Little Miller Act Claims) on April 29; his topic will be a part of the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia)’s 2015 Construction Marketplace at the Georgia International Convention Center.
WEBINAR ON CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING 101: On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, Mark Cobb will lead a webinar at the request of the Cabinet Makers Association. The topic will be “Free Things You Can Do to Create Better Construction Contracts”; to participate in this great webinar event.
MARK COBB INTERVIEWED AS “GEORGIA CONSTRUCTION LAW EXPERT”: Surety Solutions, a provider of all types of bonds including construction bonds, payment bonds, and bonds to discharge liens recently selected Mark Cobb as their first “construction law expert” to interview as a part of a new series their new “Expert Interview Series”. To read the article, please click here > >
COBB LAW ATTORNEY ASKED TO SPEAK TO BUILDING SUPPLY OWNERS ROUNDTABLE ON LIEN LAW: Mark Cobb has been asked to address a group of building supply owners, credit managers, and other professionals on Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Act on November 10, 2014. He was asked to discuss the advantages of filing preliminary liens, materialmen’s liens, and payment bond claims in order to increase recovery of revenues. This program is sponsored by the Construction Suppliers Association (CSA). To learn more about the benefits of joining the CSA, please click here > >
COBB TO SPEAK ON CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS: On August 6, Georgia Construction Attorney Mark Cobb will speak speak at a continuing education seminar for architects and engineers in Atlanta. The conference is sponsored by Halfmoon Education, Inc., and Cobb will be giving a 90-minute talk on Georgia Construction Contract. The seminar is approved for continuing education credits to participants.
FIRST NATIONAL BOOK ON SUBCONTRACTOR LAW PUBLISHED: Mark Cobb is pleased to announce that the American Bar Association (the”ABA”) has released its latest book, Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide of which Mr. Cobb was a contributing author. For more information on this vital new resource for subcontract law attorneys and specialty trade subcontractors, please click here > > . To purchase your own copy of this book from the ABA, please click here > >
GEORGIA CONSTRUCTION LAW, LIEN LAW AND PAYMENT BOND LAW BLOG RECEIVES AWARD: We are honored to have our blog awarded third place in Construction Marketing Ideas’s 2013 Construction Blog Competition. According to the press release announcing the winners, “Georgia Construction Lien and Law blog (Cobb Law Group) is the only blog to be selected by all three judges — including one who thought the blog to be the best” [emphasis added]. For more information about this prestigious award, please click here > >
COBB LAW GROUP LAUNCHES GEORGIA CONSTRUCTION LAW NEWSLETTER: We’re pleased to announce the launch of our electronic newsletter—“Georgia Construction Law Newsletter”; we continue to inform friends and clients of emerging trends in Georgia construction law with legislative updates, tips on enforcing materialmen’s liens, Miller Act and Little Miller Act issues, payment bonds, as well as news and facts about construction projects and professionals throughout Georgia. To subscribe, please click here > >
MARK COBB TO CO-AUTHOR BOOK ON SUBCONTRACTOR LAW: The Cobb Law Group’s managing partner, Mark Cobb, has been selected to co-author a book to be published by the American Bar Association (the ABA) and the Forum on Construction Law. This book has an anticipated publication date in the spring of 2014; its focus is on legal issues related to specialty subcontractors and material suppliers including contract drafting, payment and non-payment, materialman lien claims, and payment & surety bond claims (Miller Act). Mark is the only Georgia construction law attorney to be working on this new legal resource, and he joins construction practitioners from across the United States to produce this vital resource for other lawyers and construction professionals. To read more, please click here > >
GEORGIA CONSTRUCTION LAW SEMINAR OFFERED: Our construction lawyers believe that they can perform their best when they are working with informed, educated clients. Thus, we periodically offer seminars on Georgia construction law with a particular focus on preliminary notice requirements, Georgia’s lien waivers (and pitfalls!), lien claims, bond claims, Miller Act issues and how to improve your company’s cash flow. Our seminars are designed for specialty contractors, suppliers, credit managers and anyone in the construction industry. Mark Cobb has provided numerous seminars on Georgia’s construction law to small groups at clients’ offices as well as in large-scale conferences throughout Georgia and in other states. If you are interested in more information on our Georgia Construction Law Seminar schedule, please click here > >
MARK COBB INTERVIEWED IN BOOK ON LAW PRACTICE: The opening of the Cobb Law Group’s South Georgia Office in Thomasville not only expanded its practice, it also helped bring national exposure to the statewide mechanics & materialmen’s lien and payment bond claim law practice. For example, Mark Cobb was interviewed and quoted in Becoming a Rural Lawyer: A Personal Guide to Establishing a Small Town Practice by Bruce M. Cameron. To learn more about this exciting book, please click here > >
CABINET MAKERS ASSOCIATION REPRINTS ARTICLE: Georgia construction attorney Mark Cobb‘s recent blog article on Protecting Your Revenues was re-printed in the Cabinet Makers Association’s April 2013 E-Newsletter. To read the reprint, please click here > >
MARK COBB CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF PRACTICE: In 2012, Mark Cobb celebrated his 20th year as a Georgia construction and business attorney. His practice began in a boutique commercial contract firm in Atlanta before moving out on his own to build the Cobb Law Group. Since then, the firm has grown and now maintains two offices in Georgia, a virtual law firm, a Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law Blog, as well as a Georgia Construction Law Newsletter. We have clients throughout the country, from Fortune 500 companies to successful local businesses, with the goal of helping any construction and business law issues throughout Georgia.
COBB LAW GROUP ADDS TOLL FREE NUMBER: We are pleased to announce that we have made it easier than ever to contact us; feel free to use our new toll-free number: 1-866-960-9539 today!
COBB LAW GROUP INTERVIEW: Mark Cobb was recently interviewed for an article regarding small business owners’ potential for personal liability when business and personal lives are merged.
COBB LAW GROUP FEATURED IN LOWE’S FOR PROS MAGAZINE: Recently, Mark Cobb of the Cobb Law Group was interviewed for an article regarding the importance of reevaluating your business plan in order to stay ahead of this economy.
WEBSITE AND CONSTRUCTION LAW BLOG UPDATED: By landing on this page, you have already seen some of the great changes made to our law firm’s website; we have tried to create a website that is easy to navigate and promotes our practice as one of Georgia’s top materialmen’s lien law firm, payment bond law firm and construction law firms serving the State of Georgia; also, our new website seamlessly integrates our Virtual Law Firm to enable our clients to more efficiently and economically meet their construction notice requirements. In addition, the Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law Blog has been given a face-lift to provide you with the most current information you need to stay updated on changes in construction and business law.
SOUTH GEORGIA OFFICE OPENS: We are pleased to announce the opening of our new south Georgia office; we are centrally located in Thomasville, Georgia to better meet the needs of our clients. With the addition of our new office, we are able to meet deadlines and attend hearings with greater cost efficiency throughout south Georgia including Savannah, Valdosta, Albany, Bainbridge, Statesboro, Brunswick, and Tifton.
COBB LAW GROUP FEATURED IN ABA TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER: Our innovative use of technology was the subject of a recent case study published in the American Bar Association’s GPSolo Tech e-Report for November 2009; to read this article, please click here > >
UPDATE ON SUBCONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS: This spring, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that a notice to contractor filed by a subcontractor’s materials supplier which failed to include subcontractor’s address and location of project, did not substantially comply with the legal requirements; thus, the supplier could not recover against contractor or surety under payment bond even if the contractor and surety had actual knowledge of the subcontractor’s address and location of project. So, make sure your Notices to Owner comply with all of Georgia’s requirements!
COBB LAW GROUP OPENS VIRTUAL LAW FIRM IN GEORGIA: In our never-ending efforts to meet the goals of all our clients, we have been working to unveil our new, virtual law firm. We have “hung” our virtual shingle, and we are constantly adding new Georgia Construction Law forms for our clients. This will hopefully make Georgia construction law services affordable with quicker turn-around. Check it out today!
GEORGIA CONSTRUCTION, LIEN & BOND LAW BLOG LAUNCHED: Our construction lawyers, lien lawyers and bond lawyers come across pertinent information for Georgia construction professionals almost every day. In order to inform our clients and friends, we are pleased to publish our Georgia Construction, Lien & Bond Law Blog. Our regular posts will update you on breaking news, state and national construction trends as well as spotlight some of our clients and others working on private and public works projects throughout Georgia. We offer practical tips for enforcing contract terms, filing mechanics and materialmen’s liens, and making payment bond claims. To read or subscribe, please click here > >