Florida’s Construction Liens Laws: The Claim of Lien

By James M. Gonzalez February 24, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

  After serving the Notice to Owner and commencement of your scope of work, there may be an instance where your contracting party fails to make payment for labor, services and/or materials rendered. To protect your interest, you may have a right to record a Claim of Lien on the […]

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Out of State Venue in Florida Construction Disputes

By Christopher M. Cobb February 11, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

Construction disputes happen.  Often, the parties to the contract agree in advance about where any dispute would be decided.  This is known as a venue clause.  Venue clauses can require the dispute to be in a particular city, county or may even require the dispute be located where the project […]

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2020 Legislative Update from Cobb & Gonzalez

By Nicholas Elder February 4, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

Each year the Florida legislature meets during session for a period of 60 consecutive days, addressing issues important to individuals and businesses across the State.  The 2020 legislative session began on January 14, 2020, and lawmakers have proposed several pieces of legislation that will directly impact the construction industry.  Summarized […]

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What does “Purely Incidental” mean in the Practice of Engineering and Architecture?

By Christopher M. Cobb & Megan C. Goodall January 30, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

In Florida, the practice of architecture and engineering are defined by statute and regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.  Understanding the scope of work allowed by a particular license is important to avoid a charge for exceeding the scope.   Sometimes, there arises a situation where the statutory […]

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