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The Top Five Do’s And Don’ts of a Subcontractor Pass Through Claim

July 24, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog

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 delays.  In these instances, the subcontractor has no direct contractual […]

The Public Procurement and Bidding Process in Florida

July 1, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

For many companies, the award of a single public contract can help cement long-lasting relationships that may result in years of continuing business.  Therefore, it is important for companies of all sizes to know and understand the requirements and bidding process in Florida when bidding on a public procurement contract.  […]

Changes are Coming – What you Need to Know to Meet Florida’s New Private Project Payment Bond Claim Requirements

June 25, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog

All Florida construction industry participants need to be aware of the significant new changes to the payment bond claim requirements on private projects under section 713.23, Florida Statutes, made by the 2019 Florida Legislature in House Bill 1247.[1]  These changes become effective on October 1, 2019, and understanding the new […]

Florida 2019 Legislative Update For Local Governments: Permit Fee Transparency

May 20, 2019 Community Association Industry Legal Blog, Construction Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Over the past few years each legislative session in Florida seems to generate new laws that impose various requirements on local governments. Some are labeled “unfunded mandates” and others are described as an assault on “home rule”.  But as bad as those things sound, the reality is that most state […]

Florida Construction Lien: Final Furnishing – Does it Include Punchlist or Closeout Work?

April 8, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog

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 lien completely invalid and useless.  The trick is knowing when […]

How to Calculate Real Estate Valuation Damages in a Construction Defect Action

April 4, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog

When determining whether to pursue a construction defect action, few property owners consider the question: “how will my damages be calculated?”. While understandable, failure to properly address this question can prevent owners from recovering the full extent of their damages. This blog post discusses issues that should be considered when […]

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