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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 […]

Contractor Guide to Effectively Using the Construction Lien Law and Florida Statute 713.05 for Protection and to Allow a Full Recovery

March 13, 2019 Construction Industry Legal Blog

All contractors and subcontractors in the State of Florida should know that a contractor and a subcontractor may each claim a lien for the same work on a particular project.  However, the contractor and the subcontractor cannot both recover for the same work.  The key is recovery.  Florida law has […]

Financially Responsible Officer (FRO): The Responsibilities of Primary Qualifying Agents

November 30, 2018 Construction Industry Legal Blog

Under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, primary qualifying agents are, typically, considered the main decision maker(s) of the business organization.  As a general rule for construction licensing, increased responsibility leads to increased liability.  Read on to find out what responsibilities primary qualifying agents have, what is a financially responsible officer or […]

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