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How Even Small Construction Businesses Can Benefit from an Attorney Part 2

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy.” You hear it all the time. It’s rhetoric that is taken as an unquestionable truth, but, typically, small businesses are wronged and left to fend for themselves against opponents with a seemingly endless supply of funding. When that happens, a fledgling construction business has only three […]

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5 Tips for Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in North Carolina

Due to the state-specific deadlines and filing requirements, utilizing a mechanic’s lien in the State of North Carolina can be a complex and confusing endeavor without the assistance of a Charlotte construction lien attorney. That said, when an owner refuses to pay you for the provisions of labor and materials you have contributed to a […]

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Surety Bonds: Half Credit, Half Insurance Part 2

In part one of this two-part article, the Knoxville construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law introduced the topic of surety bonds. We kicked off our article by detailing the various parties involved in a surety bond and briefly outlining their benefits. Now, we will continue to discuss this topic while focusing on some state-specific bond […]

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Surety Bonds: Half Credit, Half Insurance Part 1

Due to the cost and risk associated with construction projects, the construction industry is responsible for approximately two-thirds of all surety bonds, which means you’re more than likely going to run into one at some point during your career. Surety bonds help ensure that everyone is meeting their obligations and help to fortify contracts so […]

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The Basics of North Carolina Lien Claims

There’s nothing more frustrating than committing to a real property improvement contract, meeting the terms of the agreement, and then failing to secure payment because the owner is being unscrupulous. Unfortunately, this is a common issue in the construction industry, and depending on your role in the project and the state you work in, the […]

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How to Secure Payment When There Is Bankruptcy on a Construction Project Part 4

A bankruptcy on a construction project is by no means an end to a contractor or supplier’s quest for repayment. It is only another hurdle that can be overcome with the aid of an experienced Charlotte construction lien attorney at Cotney Construction Law. In this four-part series, we’ve examined how bankruptcy can drastically affect a […]

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How a Tennessee Senate Bill Could Seriously Alter Payments and Liens on Construction Projects Part 3

In parts one and two of this series, we discussed the Tennessee laws in place to protect contractors and subcontractors on construction projects and the Senate bill that may drastically alter these laws. Now, a Memphis construction attorney will be discussing how this bill applies to the laws intended to protect owners on Tennessee construction […]

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How a Tennessee Senate Bill Could Seriously Alter Payments and Liens on Construction Projects Part 2

The mechanic’s lien is often the final and most reliable option for contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers attempting to secure payment on a construction project. Contractors in the Volunteer State must stay up-to-date on these laws, but doing so may soon become a challenge. In this series, Chattanooga construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law are discussing […]

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How a Tennessee Senate Bill Could Seriously Alter Payments and Liens on Construction Projects Part 1

A bill recently introduced by the Tennessee Senate could drastically alter how payments are withheld, received, and fought for on future construction projects. While this bill, Senate Bill 324(HB271), is currently deferred until 2020, it’s nevertheless important to discuss how it could affect project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.    In this three-part article, […]

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What Out-of-State Contractors Need to Know About Licensing Exam and Reciprocal Information in Tennessee Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, the Knoxville construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law discussed information for out-of-state contractors looking to perform work in Tennessee. We started by answering two questions: Who Takes the Exam? What Are the Two Types of Exams? Now, we will continue to take an in-depth look at the licensing […]

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