Remodeling Your Home? Legal Tips From a Construction Lawyer

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We’ve all heard the horror stories about home remodels gone wrong: contractors who disappear with the check, or the ones who stick around only to leave the house a wreck. Fortunately, you’re not completely helpless when it comes to preventing catastrophes like these. The following are four basic tips for ensuring a smooth process. Make Read More

How to File a Bond Claim

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Bond claims are essential to recovering money owed you on a construction contract. And yet, it’s an area where much confusion remains. More than once I’ve spoken to clients who thought they’d filed a bond claim, only to discover they were mistaken. A little unsure of the process yourself? Read on. Payment bonds are often Read More

A Caution to Construction Material Suppliers: Don’t Get Caught in a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Sham

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Scenario: You just finished quoting a government project and the contractor you submitted the bid to tells you that you will be awarded the contract to provide construction supplies for the project. However, there is a catch.  When you receive the contract for signature you notice that the party that you are contracting with is Read More

Keep Out: Minimizing Liability for Non-Public Business Locations

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For anyone operating a business or controlling a construction site, an unauthorized person entering a private area and leaving with an injury can be a big concern. In the courts, responsibility for injuries occurring on land you own or control is called “premises liability,” and the costs of treating such injuries can be hefty. Fortunately, Read More

Real Estate Law

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Quit Claim Deed A quit claim deed is a deed that states that whatever the grantor has in the property is being conveyed, but that the grantor is not guaranteeing that they have an interest in the property at all. These are very common in gift transactions where no money is changing hands or in Read More