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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Bankruptcy and Construction Contracts
Bankruptcy and Construction Contracts Companies that have been involved in the construction industry for a long time understand that construction involves substantial risks. Changes in the economy and other factors sometimes lead to a party involved in a project filing for bankruptcy protection before the contract is completed. If you are involved in construction, it...
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Florida contractor license suspension
How to Deal with a Florida Contractor License Suspension The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations regulates and licenses individuals and businesses as contractors and other types of professionals. Nearly all contractors are required to obtain licenses before they can perform work on construction projects. Unlicensed contractors can be charged with first-degree misdemeanors carrying...
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Are You Experiencing Unreasonable? It can be very frustrating for homeowners who hire contractors and pay them a percentage upfront when the contractors fail to start the work or obtain the necessary permits on time. Home renovation and improvement projects require contractors to expend both time and effort, and homeowners also devote a significant amount...
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Fails to Perform
Contractor Not Performing? Get Help from an Experienced Fort Lauderdale Construction Lawyer Property owners that hire contractors to perform work on projects sometimes pay money upfront for the job, only for the contractors to fail to perform the work. When that occurs, the property owner might pursue legal remedies by filing a breach of contract...
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subcontractor license lawyer
Both contractors and subcontractors in Florida must comply with all local and state licensing requirements. Unlicensed contractors are prohibited from entering into contracts that call for them to perform work that requires licensure under the law. A subcontractor license lawyer at the law firm of Jonathan P. Cohen, P.A. can help you understand your licensing...
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Fort Lauderdale Construction Defect Lawyer
Get Help From a Fort Lauderdale Construction Defect Lawyer Construction defects can have a major, negative impact on the value of homes and cause the owners to suffer substantial financial losses. Homeowners currently have the right to file claims against construction companies within four years for patent defects (ones that are obvious) and within 10...
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Fort Lauderdale building permits
Get Help from a Fort Lauderdale Building Permit Attorney Under Florida law, construction contractors must be licensed to perform work and secure permits. It is illegal for a company to perform work under another company’s license when the licensed company has not qualified the business to perform work under its license and does not supervise...
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Florida condominium laws
Task Force Proposes Changes to Florida’s Condominium Laws The collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida revealed a need for the Florida Condominium Act to be reviewed and updated. The law addresses the timing of inspections and the ability of condominium associations to waive reserves among other things. Following the collapse, the Florida Bar...
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Indemnification Clauses
In Florida, general contractors can face legal liability when their subcontractors perform shoddy work or when the general contractor’s own negligence is the cause of an owner’s loss. As a result, many general contractors include indemnification clauses in their contracts with their subcontractors in the event the property owner seek damages from the general contractor....
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price escalation clauses
Rising material costs can negatively impact construction projects and result in lost profits and other problems. Volatility in the market can also result in delays and cause potential harm to a contractor’s reputation. One thing that contractors should consider when drafting contracts is to include a price escalation clause in their contracts. Florida construction lawyer...
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