Author Archives: Austin B. Calhoun, Esq.

Bringing a Residential Foreclosure Action? You Need a Verified Complaint

In 2010, the Florida Supreme Court amended Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.110(b) to include a verification provision in foreclosure complaints. Subsequently and in an effort to expediate the residential foreclosure process in Florida, the Legislature enacted Section 702.015, Florida … Read Full Post

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Tips and Strategies for Building Owners to Closeout a Construction Project

Winding up a construction project and transitioning occupancy to the building owner (i.e. project closeout) can be a harrowing ordeal for an owner with little to no construction experience.  Even for experienced owners, Project closeout can be a challenge and … Read Full Post

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Florida Construction Lien: Final Furnishing – Does It Include Punchlist Or Closeout Work?

This blog is part of a series covering a critical component of a Florida construction lien—recording the claim of lien within 90 days’ of “final furnishing.”  Failing to record a claim of lien within the 90-day final-furnishing deadline renders the … Read Full Post

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Florida Construction Liens: First Furnishing. What does it mean?

The Florida Construction Lien Law can be a contractor’s best tool for getting paid in full.  While the Lien Law ultimately helps ensure full payment for contractors, it is not always clear regarding the procedural requirements for perfecting lien rights.  … Read Full Post

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Florida Business Break-up 101: Issues, Mechanisms, Planning, Forcing, Defending and Valuation

A Florida business break-up can be messy. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, owners of a business who plan ahead with consideration of potential future challenges can help ensure an amicable break-up, free of drama or difficulty. … Read Full Post

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Deciding Whether To Sue For Injunction, And What Is The Process To Obtain Injunctive Relief

Suing for an injunction in Florida is all about preserving the status quo. Therefore, it’s important to not consider it a tool for righting a wrong. Rather, it’s about dealing with the future, not something that happened in the past. … Read Full Post

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Construction Delays: What They Are, Why It Matters & How To Measure Them

Construction delays are incredibly costly for contractors and owners. Therefore, the best approach is planning ahead so you can avoid them, then being prepared to effectively manage them if they occur. In this video presentation recorded by Jimerson Birr attorney … Read Full Post

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Florida Construction Liens: Final Furnishing – Does It Include Change Order Work?

This blog is part of a series covering a critical component of a Florida construction lien—recording the claim of lien within 90 days’ of “final furnishing.”  Failing to record a claim of lien within the 90-day final-furnishing deadline renders the … Read Full Post

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Florida Construction Liens: Final Furnishing – What Does It Mean?

The Florida Construction Lien Law can be a contractor’s best tool for getting paid in full.  The rub with the Lien Law is knowing how to use it properly.  If not used properly, this tool will fail completely. One common misuse … Read Full Post

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Heads Up Contractors—“Living Wage” Ordinances Recently Enacted by some Florida Municipalities

A few Florida municipalities recently enacted so-called “Living Wage” ordinances.  For instance, such ordinances have been adopted by Broward and Alachua counties, and the cities of Miami, West Palm Beach, and St. Petersburg.  In sum, these ordinances require certain contractors … Read Full Post

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