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Avoid These Two Common Mechanics Lien Mistakes

If you are owed payment, the mechanics lien is a common tool to utilize. Before you try to navigate this process on your own, speak with a Nashville mechanics lien law attorney. At Cotney Construction Law, we are highly experienced in perfecting liens for our construction clients. Our construction lawyers have a firm understanding of […]

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Understanding Licensing Requirements for Subcontractors in Tennessee

It’s critical that Tennessee contractors understand licensing requirements before they bid on a project, offer to perform work in exchange for payment, or begin working on a project that is valued at $25,000 or more. Moreover, it’s important that the general contractor as well as the subcontractors they hire to perform specific areas of work […]

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Tips for Avoiding a Stop-Work Order

No construction business wants to deal with a stop-work order, so it’s critical to have a system in place that can immediately correct unsafe work conditions when they arise. This begins with training your workers and developing a culture that promotes workplace safety. Everyone on the project site needs to understand their role and be […]

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How Should Your Construction Company Invest in Equipment? Part 4

Investing in equipment wisely can be the difference between a massively successful construction enterprise and a bankrupt business. In this four-part article, our Sarasota construction attorneys have discussed a few of the main options for construction firms when they are ready to invest in equipment, including buying or renting equipment. In this final section, a […]

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Common Invoice Mistakes That All Contractors Should Avoid

Nothing will derail a construction project quite like a payment dispute. While you can’t stave off extenuating circumstances, such as owner bankruptcy, you can do your part to ensure that payment is received by properly managing your invoices. In this article, a Greensboro construction lawyer with Cotney Construction Law discusses common invoice mistakes that all […]

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Here Are 4 Common Causes of an Over-Budget Construction Project

It takes an incredible amount of planning, precision, and experience to ensure that a construction project reaches completion without going over budget. When a project does go over budget, tempers can flare, livelihoods can be threatened, and litigation may be unavoidable. Below, a Fort Lauderdale construction lawyer from Cotney Construction Law discusses four common causes […]

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The Current State of Women in the Construction Industry

Women are often put in the spotlight in the construction industry. Despite occupying a relatively small percentage of the industry, successful women can be found at virtually every level within construction companies. Below, a Central FL construction lawyer with Cotney Construction Law will discuss the current state of women in the construction industry. As we […]

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When an Owner Comes Knocking: Preparing for a Construction Audit

Owners invest incredible resources into their construction projects. It’s only natural that they would want to safeguard their investments by conducting audits. Contractors that are expecting an audit need to be organized both on and off the construction site. Below, a Naples construction lawyer from Cotney Construction Law discusses how contractors can prepare for an […]

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Builder Beware: 4 Common Construction Deficiencies

There are many types of construction defects; some latent, others patent. Defects can occur at any point in the construction timeline, but in many cases, they wait until after a project has been completed to present themselves. This could occur weeks, months, or even years after a project has been wrapped up. Because of this, […]

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This Is What Happens When You Don’t Protest an Unfair Bid…

Every year, billions of dollars in government contracts are awarded to contractors all across the United States. Public projects give contractors the unique opportunity to build structures of immense utility to the public, and they can be an essential element for fortifying your reputation as a trusted builder. A vote of confidence from our government […]

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