Attorney Fees Billing Practices

By William F. Cobb January 5, 2021 Posted in Business Litigation

Attorneys are reminded that the burden of establishing a reasonable fee rests with the fee applicant, who supplies the court with “specific and detailed evidence” in an organized fashion.  Most attorneys keep time records for work done by the lawyer or lawyers on the cases they work.  Most time records […]

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How to Become a “Class A” Air Conditioning Contractor in Florida

By Christopher M. Cobb December 30, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

Chapter 489, Florida Statutes and 61G4-12 through 23, Florida Administrative Code sets forth the requirements for an applicant to achieve initial licensure in air conditioning. In Florida, an individual is given a construction license rather than a corporation.  Therefore, the individual’s own experience and qualifications will determine if the air […]

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Florida Construction Licensing – Qualifying an Additional Business

By Christopher M. Cobb December 22, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

In Florida, a construction license is given to an individual and not a business organization. If a business organization is not qualified and enters into contracts for the improvement of real property, it may be engaged in unlicensed activity.  To avoid this, construction licensees should understand the means and methods […]

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Florida’s Construction Lien Laws: Final Payment Affidavit

By James M. Gonzalez and Jessica Cappock November 10, 2020 Posted in Construction Law

In the final segment of this series we highlight an often-forgotten step in the procedural process, the Final Payment Affidavit. The Final Payment Affidavit is a sworn statement that serves as a comprehensive outline, issued after completion of a project, to notify the property owner of how much money is still […]

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