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Toolbox Talk: Grounding Tools at the Jobsite

Orlando was originally incorporated as a town in 1875. That means there are a lot of older homes in the area to remodel. One particular problem in vintage houses is old wiring. Some older homes still have two-slot receptacles. This can tempt workers into jury-rigging a solution to get on with the job, such as […]

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Understanding the Challenges of Selling Your Construction Business Part 4

Before you can successfully sell your business, you must be cognizant of the challenges present during the selling process. In this four-part article, we are discussing a few major challenges with selling your business. In sections one, two, and three, a Clearwater construction attorney covered everything from a valuable owner retiring to gauging the value […]

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Understanding the Challenges of Selling Your Construction Business Part 3

When you decide to hang up your hard hat, you want to maximize the value of your business through the sale. It’s difficult to successfully do this if you do not know what challenges lay ahead during the selling process. In this four-part article, the St. Petersburg construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law are discussing […]

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Understanding the Challenges of Selling Your Construction Business Part 2

The vast majority of businesses that are listed for sale never actually sell. Although you may feel your business is worth a certain value, the truth is that it can be extremely challenging for even the most successful construction business owner to find a prospective buyer. In this four-part article, a Tampa construction lawyer is […]

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Understanding the Challenges of Selling Your Construction Business Part 1

Construction business owners hardly have enough time to transition from one project to another let alone develop an exit strategy for their business. If the retirement years are nearing, it’s important to plan for the future. At Cotney Construction Law, our team of Tampa construction attorneys helps construction professionals in all phases of their construction […]

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Implied Warranties in Residential Construction Contracts

Generally speaking, contracts are an effective tool for not only crafting binding agreements between an owner and contractor, but also for laying out important details and information so all parties are privy to the proposed costs, timelines, and expectations of a project. Typically, this information is explicitly stated to avoid the types of misunderstandings that […]

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Types of Damages Awarded for a Breach of Contract

Contracts are designed to outline and establish the terms of an agreement between two parties. In the construction industry, contracts are extremely important because they plot the course of a project and help maintain accountability between the owner and the contractor. When both parties work together and appease the terms of a contract, projects tend […]

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Lawsuits Against Contractors Part 2

With a vast number of moving parts and many workers lending their skills and services to most construction projects, it can be easy to come into conflict with another working party during a project’s life cycle. In some cases, miscommunication and inconsistencies in information and expectation can lead to a lawsuit. Contractors play a centralized […]

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Lawsuits Against Contractors Part 1

As a contractor, it’s important to be diligent when taking any action related to your company and your active (and past) projects. This is because lawsuits in the construction industry are extremely common, and even the most cautious contractors can be targeted. Understanding who can file a lawsuit against you, why they would do so, […]

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Paving the Way to Zero-Carbon Cities through Building Codes Part 2

Living in zero-carbon cities might seem like an unrealistic goal, but if construction professionals across the world can band together and work with lawmakers to draft new building codes that help usher the construction industry toward more sustainable building practices, the future of the construction industry may be brighter than most people realize. In part […]

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