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Jimerson Birr welcomes inquiries from the media and do our best to respond to deadlines. If you are interested in speaking to a Jimerson Birr lawyer or want general information about the firm, our practice areas, lawyers, publications, or events, please contact us via email or telephone for assistance at (904) 389-0050.

Critical Construction Contract Provisions for Subcontractors

April 1, 2021 Presentations, Videos Construction

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, three of our partners presented Critical Construction Contract Provisions: What Subcontractors Should Know to Protect Their Bottom Line. This webinar covered critical contract provisions that you need to know to safeguard your project. Specifically, this presentation will help subcontractors identify crucial […]

Eminent Domain Law

December 22, 2020 FAQs Construction, Government Entities, Real Estate Development, Sales & Leasing

Q: What is Eminent Domain? A: “Eminent Domain” is currently defined as the power of the nation or a sovereign state to take or to authorize the taking of private property for public use without the owner’s consent, conditioned on the payment of just compensation. The term generally refers to […]

Lien Law Overview & Definitions

December 23, 2020 FAQs Construction

Q. Florida Construction Lien Law Executive Summary A; The Construction Lien Law, formerly known as the Mechanic’s Lien Law, has served as a source of confusion to owners, contractors, suppliers and materialman that seek to enforce its provisions. As outlined in Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, the Construction Lien Law established […]

Lien Requirements, when you can Lien & Avenues for Recovery

December 23, 2020 FAQs Construction

Q: What avenue for recovery exists for projects on public property? A: The exemption of public property arises from the alternative remedy of recovery provided by Fla. Stat. §255.05. This statute, in most instances, requires the general contractor on a public project to provide a payment bond, which serves as […]

Notice to Owner & Notice of Commencement

December 23, 2020 FAQs Construction

Q: Where are Notices of Commencement located? A: Lienors can obtain copies of recorded notices of commencement from the county public records where the real property is located. Otherwise, the lienor may inquire to the building department for that county, job site bulletin boards or through Notice to Owner services. […]

Releasing Liens & Timelines

December 23, 2020 FAQs Construction

Q: What are the significant deadlines after the Lien is recorded to be aware of? A: A copy of the Claim of Lien must be served on the owner within fifteen (15) days from the date it is recorded. Thereafter, a lienor must file a lawsuit to foreclose the Claim […]

Construction Delays: What They Are, Why it Matters & How to Measure Them

August 2, 2018 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Presentations, Videos Construction

Construction delays are incredibly costly for contractors and owners. Therefore, the best approach is planning ahead so you can avoid them, then being prepared to effectively manage them if they occur. In this video presentation recorded by Jimerson Birr attorney Austin B. Calhoun, there is an in-depth discussion that defines […]

Guide to Understanding a Construction Contract for Certified Contractors and Sub-Contractors in Florida

August 7, 2018 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Presentations, Videos Construction

The construction industry has rebounded following the recession of 2008. Therefore, there is a greater demand for builders and their work than we’ve seen in years. Having a clear, thorough, binding construction contract helps to ensure that both the contractor and the client know what to expect. It also helps […]

Your Guide to the Construction Project Payment Process, Including Retainage

August 7, 2018 Construction Industry Legal Blog, Presentations, Videos Construction

Construction projects at their foundation are no different than any other businesses. Cash is king. Therefore, those who control the cash, often control the process. As a result, lenders and owners have major advantages in negotiation with a certified contractor. However, contractors and sub-contractors who thoroughly understand the process can […]

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