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Florida property lien lawyer
In need of a Florida Property Lien Lawyer? Florida contractors that perform work that improve real property sometimes run into problems collecting what they are owed. Contractors can protect their right to recover what they should be paid by filing a construction lien. However, a lien must be filed properly. Florida construction lawyer Jonathan P....
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Fort Lauderdale Construction Lien
The Importance of a Fort Lauderdale Construction Lien Lawyer Under Florida Statute §§ 713 et seq.,  contractors, subcontractors and suppliers that provide labor, services or materials to improve private, real property have the right to file a mechanics lien when they are not paid for their services. A written contract is not required to file...
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South Florida construction lawsuits
Increase in South Florida Construction Lawsuits Real estate developers in south Florida should be aware that construction litigation has sharply increased. Some of these south Florida construction lawsuits can be attributed to a downturn in the economy and developers not having enough money to pay their bills during construction projects. The increase in litigation has...
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Miami construction defect lawyer
Legal Help from a Miami Construction Defect Lawyer Construction defects can result in substantial losses for property owners. When defects in construction occur, they can result in a loss of structural integrity or damage over time. Recently, condo owners at a luxury condo development in South Beach called Glass filed a lawsuit against Terra, the...
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coronavirus and construction contracts
Dealing with coronavirus and construction Contracts Property owners and construction contractors who are involved in construction projects have both been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the novel coronavirus has swept across Florida, it has disrupted contracts and will likely continue to do so until a vaccine is discovered. While contract delays should be expected,...
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starting a construction project
What to Do  Before Starting a Construction Project Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you hired a contractor to remodel your house, let’s say your kitchen, and things don’t seem to go as planned?  The project was estimated to take six weeks and here you are six months later. The work isn’t...
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legal rights during corona
Yes! As we are all well aware, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc not just across the country but across the world.  Many states have enacted stay at home policies to encourage social distancing, which is believed to be the best way to stop the spread of the virus.  The courts in Florida are no exception and...
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This article was featured in Surety Claims Institute Newsletter 33, no. 3 (September 2019): page 11. To view/download the original article click here. Introduction A performance bond is a type of contract generally subject to the principles of contract interpretation, and the liability of the surety issuing the bond is tied to the language of...
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This article was featured in Fidelity & Surety Law Committee News (Spring 2019) page 9. To view/download the original article click here. What follows is a common scenario: The plaintiff is a general contractor suing your client, an electrician. The general contractor claims your client delayed the project by 222 days. The general contractor is...
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Introduction Expert opinion testimony is often the cornerstone of many construction lawsuit disputes.  It therefore goes without saying that every surety or construction law attorney who has litigated in a Florida state court – whether representing the party making the construction claim or defending it – has had to deal with some aspect of the...
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