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Does Your Construction Business Need Contract Drafting and Review Services?

At Cotney Construction Law, it’s our goal to simplify legal processes for construction firms. Believe it or not, legal services don’t have to be complicated or expensive, which is why we created subscription plan packages offering a variety of comprehensive services that can both protect and grow your construction business.  In this article, an Orlando […]

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Top 10 Contract Provisions for Roofers

Contract provisions can make or break your roofing project. This article highlights some key contract provisions that affect both commercial and residential roofers. A roofer that can issue spot and focus on key provisions may be able to reduce liability. Indemnification Provisions There are two types of contractual indemnification: standard indemnity and super indemnity. Standard […]

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5 Reasons Why Subcontractors Should Hire a Lawyer to Review Their Contracts Part 2

When the time comes to sign your next construction contract, are you taking the time to actually read the ENTIRE contract? If you answered “no” to that question, don’t worry. You’re not in the minority. There are two main reasons why subcontractors don’t review their contracts: Negligence They’ve hired a Denver contractor lawyer to review […]

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5 Reasons Why Subcontractors Should Hire a Lawyer to Review Their Contracts Part 1

Our Denver construction lawyers have said it time and time again: contracts are the lifeblood of the construction industry. Despite this, many subcontractors enter negotiations without ever considering that they could be signing their name on a document that will ultimately condemn their business.  Beneath the foundation of every building is an equally strong contract, […]

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Managing Risk for Your Contracts Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, the Jacksonville construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law discussed the challenges of managing risks when under contract. We discussed two types of unexpected events that can greatly alter a contractor’s ability to meet the terms of their contract — tariffs and catastrophic weather. Now, we will discuss why […]

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Managing Risk for Your Contracts Part 1

Although contracts are undoubtedly the lifeblood of the construction industry, their somewhat rigid nature means that they can’t always account for every event that arises during the project timeline. There’s plenty of external factors that can affect your ability to meet the terms of your contract, and it’s imperative that contractors gauge these factors and […]

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Waste Management Provisions for Construction Contracts Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, the Nashville contractor lawyers at Cotney Construction Law discussed the importance of representing waste reduction requirements in your contract. Additionally, we detailed the information that contractors should include when submitting a construction and demolition (C&D) waste management plan. Now, a Nashville contractor lawyer will continue to address the […]

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Waste Management Provisions for Construction Contracts Part 1

The contract established between an owner and a contractor should include provisions outlining acceptable waste management procedures. As a contractor, you’ll be the one dictating what happens on the project site, so it’s important to understand who is responsible for waste management or the lack thereof. Typically, the owner is responsible for determining how waste […]

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What Makes a Contract Unenforceable

In simple terms, contract law governs creating and enforcing agreements. Contracts are critical but complicated components of the construction process. Construction professionals should be aware of and understand the formation of contracts and their key elements. If you lack confidence in your ability to understand the ins and outs of a contract, you should always […]

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Essential Elements in Construction Contracts Part 5

In this five-part series, the Orlando construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law are discussing essential elements that should be featured in your construction contracts. In sections one, two, three, and four, we covered a variety of topics from pricing to delays. In this section, we will focus on identifying the work required for the project. […]

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