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Do Construction Contract Contingent Payment Clauses Mean What They Say? A guide for contractors and subcontractors.

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, … Read Full Post

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Contracting for Faster and Less Expensive Dispute Resolution

Disputes are a fact of life on construction projects.  There are just too many variables, unknowns and unpredictable things that can occur during the course of a project that can lead to disagreements and disputes, particularly when significant dollars are … Read Full Post

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Construction Professionals: You can still be forced to arbitrate outside of Florida

Construction professionals who work on large commercial projects are probably familiar with the ins and outs of arbitration clauses that appear in many construction contracts. They may even be familiar with the Florida Statute, § 47.025, that prohibits contractual clauses … Read Full Post

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The Big Picture on Bid Protests

Bid Protests: Understanding of the Basic Framework Your company just found out that the major multi-million dollar government contract that you spent weeks preparing your best and most competitive bid for has been awarded to another company.  You know your … Read Full Post

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What Construction Professionals Need to Know When Performing Work on Commercial Real Estate

Construction professionals performing work for tenants in a commercial properties face unique challenges.  The construction professional doesn’t want to pass up a good job, but his or her lien rights are limited. As a result, construction professionals want to make … Read Full Post

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Five Key Construction Contract Provisions For Contractors And Subcontractors

The importance of the terms of a construction contract in the event of a significant dispute on a construction project cannot be overstated.  Simply put, the terms of the contract can be the difference between successfully navigating a dispute in … Read Full Post

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Construction Disputes: Beware of Contractual Damages Provisions

Under Florida law, when a party violates or “breaches” a contract, the amount of money the non-breaching party is entitled to recover depends on the types of damages allowed by law and/or the parties’ contract. As a result, it is … Read Full Post

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What Roofers Need to Know About the New Assignment of Benefits Legislation

In the past, when a homeowner needed certain roof repairs, that homeowner could not only look to a roofer to fix his or her roof, but potentially to an insurance company to pay that roofer for those repairs. This relationship … Read Full Post

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The Top Five Do’s And Don’ts Of A Subcontractor Pass Through Claim

An all too common situation on construction projects involves subcontractor claims for additional costs caused by the owner.  These can often involve differing site conditions claims, claims related to design errors or omissions by the owner’s design professionals, or owner-caused … Read Full Post

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Roofing 101: Common Legal Issues and Concerns

Under Florida law, a roofer must have a license to perform work in Florida. Roofers (or “roofing contractors”) are classified as Division II Contractors under section 489.105(3), Florida Statutes. Roofing contractors must hold one of two distinct types of licenses. … Read Full Post

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