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Benefits Of Expert Determination In Florida Construction Law

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

The Florida construction industry can be challenging for all affected parties, but dispute resolution is one of the costliest issues that affect projects. According to the National Academy of Construction (NAC), stakeholders lose between $4 to $12 billion annually to conflicts and claims. Besides the fact that they can involve multiple parties, the subject… Read More »

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Factors To Consider When Bidding Public Construction Projects In Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Private construction projects carry their own set of challenges, but the requirements and process for contracting with a government agency can be even more complicated. When the project is funded by taxpayer dollars, transparency is critical. Therefore, the Florida statutes that cover bidding on a public construction project are strict. Contractors will invest considerable… Read More »

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5 Key Clauses In A Florida Construction Contract

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Construction is a primary driver in the US economy, especially in Florida and Palm Beach County where it seems like multiple new developments are kicking off every week. According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the industry comprises more than 745,000 employees with 7.6 million construction workers on staff. Construction projects total… Read More »

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Florida Shoplifting Charges Are More Serious Than You Think

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Between inflation and the holidays, there are many Floridians who are feeling the financial strains as they look at prices on food, necessities, and gifts. The temptation to grab an item off the shelf and put it in your pocket is strong, especially when you think the loss to the store is minimal. However,… Read More »

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Florida Construction Laws On Design Professional Liability

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Design professionals play an important role in Florida construction contracts, and with their high level of responsibility comes a certain amount of exposure to liability. There are many individuals that are covered by the definition under Florida’s statute on design professionals, including architects and those involved with: Planning; Providing drawings and specifications; Conducting inspections… Read More »

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What Happens At Arraignment In A Florida Criminal Case?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

After being arrested on criminal charges in Florida, one of the first proceedings that takes place in the actual courtroom is the arraignment. The Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure use the term initial appearance, in which you are brought before the judge. This hearing must take place within 24 hours after your arrest if… Read More »

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Common Questions About The Spearin Doctrine Under Florida Construction Law

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Construction specifications are extremely complicated and may sometimes change due to worksite conditions, so they are rarely 100 percent perfect. However, the plans prepared by a design professional should at least provide sufficient, accurate detail to accomplish the intended outcome. You might be surprised at how issues can snowball, but the statistics are revealing:… Read More »

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Attorney Adam Linkhorst Introduces Ken Simonson at the AGC Florida East Coast Chapter Event

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Attorney Adam Linkhorst Introduced Ken Simonson at the AGC Florida East Coast Chapter Event.  Linkhorst & Hockin was a proud Gold Sponsor at the year-end 2023 Construction Outlook Chapter Membership Lunch on December 7th.  The program was full of “relevance, value and opportunity,” which the chapter strives to deliver.

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Understanding Roles Of Participants In Florida Construction Projects

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

There are countless tasks, duties, and rights involved with a typical Florida construction project, and it takes multiple parties to fulfill their end of the bargain to get things through to completion. Definitions in Florida construction laws describe some of these roles, though the legal terminology is usually not as important on the job… Read More »

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Arbitration V. Mediation In Florida Construction Bond Claims

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida contractors may be required to obtain a performance and/or payment bond for many types of construction projects, either by statute or provisions in the construction contract. Though some consider bonds to be ancillary to the contract, they can certainly become a hot topic when disputes develop. Fortunately, not all conflicts must go to… Read More »

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