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Author: C. Ryan Maloney, Esq.

New Florida Law Substantially Reduces Retainage Rate on Government Construction Projects

October 1, 2020 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

On September 18, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 101, an act relating to public construction, into law. This new law amends Section 218.735, Florida Statutes (the “Local Government Prompt Payment Act”) and Section 255.078, Florida Statutes (the “Florida Prompt Payment Act”), by reducing the maximum retainage rate […]

Overview of Florida’s New Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act

August 7, 2020 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

On July 1, 2020, the Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (“Act”) became law in Florida as part of the newly created Chapter 714 of the Florida Statutes. The Act codifies existing common law in Florida regarding the right to have a receiver appointed by the court in commercial foreclosure […]

Treatment of Commercial Leases in Bankruptcy

April 21, 2020 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

The novel coronavirus pandemic and related government “stay at home” and “shelter in place” orders are causing serious negative financial impacts to business of all types.  Many of the hardest hit industries, such as restaurants and retailers, are industries in which a large portion of the business may be operated […]

Five Key Changes in the 2017 AIA A201 General Conditions for Construction Contracts

March 30, 2020 Construction Industry Legal Blog

The standard form contract documents developed and published by the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) are a fundamental part of the construction industry landscape that have been widely used for more than a century.  Importantly, in 2017, the AIA Documents Committee released updated versions of the A201 family of documents […]

Construction Project Notice and Documentation: The Sword and the Shield

February 27, 2020 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog

Almost every construction contract or subcontract contains provisions regarding the manner in which notice must be provided to the other party under the contract regarding significant issues on the construction project, including delays, unforeseen conditions, or other claims.  Compliance with such notice requirements, together with contemporaneous documentation during the project, […]

Do Construction Contract Contingent Payment Clauses Mean What They Say? A Guide for Contractors and Subcontractors

November 19, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog

Assume you are a subcontractor working on a project to build a large multi-family apartment complex.  You’ve timely and properly performed your work and have submitted monthly pay applications that have been accepted by the contractor and the owner.  However, the owner has recently encountered financial difficulties.  Because of this, […]

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