Construction law

Construction Subcontracts 101

As a subcontractor, you probably review A LOT of construction contracts handed to you by general contractors.  Here are a few tips for your next contract review. Bare Necessities.  If a general contractor hands you a 30-page contract to sign, you can bet that it’s not full of provisions to protect your interests as a […]

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What Is a Preliminary Notice and How Do I File One?

Over the years, I’ve fielded countless calls from frantic individuals, subcontractors, contractors and suppliers desperate to file a construction lien against a project immediately because that was the only way they were going to be paid. They’re right. That is the only way they were likely ever to get paid. But unfortunately, it’s not quite that easy.

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Keep Out: Minimizing Liability for Non-Public Business Locations

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,

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