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Bidding Requirements for Construction and Repair Contracts in North Carolina Part 3

In North Carolina, procuring government building contracts can be incredibly lucrative for your contracting business. Not only are these projects important, they are hotly contested through the public bidding system. A Charlotte construction lien attorney discussed parts of this process in parts one and two, including the government’s process for developing project specifications, soliciting bids, […]

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Was Your Mechanic’s Lien Rejected? Here are Your Options

Mechanic’s liens are an important tool for helping contractors get paid for their hard work. Nobody wants to get snubbed by a contractor, but contractors feel a certain level of reassurance knowing that they can file a mechanic’s lien to procure their compensation. When a mechanic’s lien is rejected, it can feel like a shot […]

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Construction Liens and Defects Provisions for Florida Construction Contracts

As a contractor in the Sunshine State, it’s important to be cognizant of the essential provisions required by law to be written into every single one of your construction contracts. When it comes to construction contracts, contractors must be prudent of various statutes in Florida that govern mandatory contractual provisions. In this article, a Jacksonville […]

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6 Ways a Construction Attorney Can Assist You With a Bid Protest Part 3

If you placed a competitive bid on a project and that contract was awarded to a competitor, you may have a second chance to compete for that contract with a bid protest. As bid protest activity steadily increases at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), it’s critical that contractors consider their most effective strategies to […]

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Why Abusing Liens is a Bad Idea Part 2

Filing fraudulent liens in the construction industry can have serious consequences on contractors, subcontractors, and materials suppliers. When you signed your contract, you agreed to be paid a certain amount of money for the work you completed, but sometimes, projects don’t go exactly how you anticipated. Whether you’re angry about the way things transpired on […]

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Why Abusing Liens is a Bad Idea Part 1

Mechanics liens are a contractor’s best friend when it comes to nonpayment in the construction industry. Unfortunately, nonpayment occurs more frequently than it should, so contractors need to be diligent of their right to file a mechanics lien against an owner who is withholding payment, regardless of the reason they have expressed for doing so. […]

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Lien Waiver Mistakes Can Be Costly for Subcontractors Part 2

Lien waivers are a part of the payment process in the construction industry, and they are governed by state laws. Although there are times when both parties will prefer to participate in exchanging lien waivers (in some states), subcontractors should always exercise caution when dealing with lien waivers. In part one of our series, we […]

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Lien Waiver Mistakes Can Be Costly for Subcontractors Part 1

Nonpayment for work completed on a project is a serious financial risk for subcontractors. Preserving your lien rights is vital as it offers considerable power to subcontractors that are owed debts from a general contractor or another party. The lien law allows subcontractors to seek payment through the property. Many state laws provide property owners […]

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Have You Been Served a Notice of Termination?

If you are a lienor and have received a Notice of Termination, you must act quickly to preserve the priority of your lien for amounts owed. In this article, our Florida construction attorneys have provided some advice to help you handle a Notice of Termination properly. Advice for Lienors When Dealing with a Notice of […]

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Lien Deadlines in North Carolina

In the Tar Heel State, “any person who performs or furnishes labor or professional design or surveying services or furnishes materials or furnishes rental equipment pursuant to a contract… [has] a right to file a claim of lien on real property…to secure payment of all debts” under § 44A-8. North Carolina is an unpaid balance […]

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