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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 […]

Employer Guidance On How To Manage The Workforce While Fighting The Coronavirus

March 13, 2020 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially designated the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) as a global pandemic. As our government seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, employers are asking what they can and should do, under the law, to protect their workforces and their […]

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, […]

Construction Professionals: You can Still be Forced to Arbitrate Outside of Florida

October 2, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog

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 that require any legal action, including arbitration, involving a Florida […]

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

September 24, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog

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 sure that they understand how Florida’s already complicated lien law […]

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