Jonathan P. Cohen, P.A.
Call (954) 462-8850
Jonathan P. Cohen, P.A.
Call (954) 462-8850

500 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1710
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394
Phone: (954) 462-8850
Fax: (954) 848-2987
info@jcohenpa.com

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Florida Construction Consequential Damages
Nearly all standard contracts used within the construction industry include consequential damages waivers. These clauses purport to waive a party’s liability if a claim arises. However, they are frequently the subject of litigation about their enforceability because many parties don’t understand the meaning of consequential damages, and the clauses themselves are frequently unclear. Here is...
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Florida Lien Law
Stakeholders in the Florida construction industry need to be aware of changes to the law that took effect on Oct. 1, 2023. The revisions modify several statutes that deal with liens and bonds. Several new requirements are included. Among them: (1) a party seeking a lien must notify both the contractor and the contractor’s surety ...
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Senate Bill 360
New Laws Arising from Senate Bill 360 Construction defects can result in significant losses for property owners and lead to litigation and potentially sizable verdicts against construction companies. Because of this, construction contractors must ensure they adhere to the requirements of the Florida Building Code (FBC) when completing projects and promptly correct any issues when...
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Florida's new E-Verify law
Florida construction companies must know and ensure they comply with a new law or risk severe penalties. The law requires employers with 25 or more employees to use E-Verify to confirm prospective employees are eligible and legally authorized to work in the U.S. before employing them. Since the construction industry relies on immigrants to meet...
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Local Licensing Requirements
Numerous specialty contractors in Florida who were not mandated to hold state licenses have faced local licensing requirements from municipalities and counties in their desired work areas. However, a pair of bills passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Ron Desantis has changed the status of local licensing requirements. Here’s some...
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Fort Lauderdale lis pendens lawyer
Help from a Fort Lauderdale Lis Pendens Lawyer In Florida, subcontractors on construction projects sometimes can struggle to recover payment for the work they perform. In some cases, general contractors might pay subcontractors late, and in others, the project owners might refuse to pay the subcontractors what they are owed. In either situation, the law...
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Exculpatory Clauses
In Florida, a common provision that is often included in a construction contract is an exculpatory clause. This type of clause purports to disclaim a party’s liability either completely or when specific events occur. While exculpatory clauses are generally considered enforceable, they must meet certain tests before a court will uphold them. There are also...
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No Damage for Delay Clause
In Florida, a type of provision that is commonly included in construction contracts is a no damages for delay clause. This type of clause is typically included to clarify the parties that will carry the risk when delays in the project occur, and it bars contractors from seeking compensation when they incur losses caused by...
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Second Florida contractors license
Qualifying for a Second Florida Contractors License Florida contractors are required to get licenses before they will be legally authorized to perform work in the state. A contractor’s license is issued to an individual instead of a business. before a business can contract to engage in construction projects, it must be qualified by a licensed...
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Contractor's License in Florida
Help with a Contractor’s License in Florida To work as a contractor in Florida, you must first obtain a contractor’s license. The requirements for securing a contractor’s license in the state are outlined by the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) and the Florida Statutes. The requirements vary based on the type of license you need...
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