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Checklist For Payment Bond Claims On Private Construction Projects In Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As a construction contractor in Florida, you know that there are generally two strategies for securing payment for labor and/or services: Mechanic’s liens and surety bonds. For a private project, mechanic’s liens are a common tactic because they provide a security interest in the property. However, some parties may opt for a surety bond… Read More »

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Types Of Construction Delays And How They Impact Contractor Liability In Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In an ideal world, every public and private construction project would be completed on time and within budget. Companies in the Florida construction industry know that this perfect scenario is rare, but you might be surprised to learn about the extensive consequences of delays: A Global Construction Disputes Report 2020 reveals that the average… Read More »

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Design Team Roles And Responsibilities In Florida Construction Projects

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Unless you are involved with construction on a design-build delivery process, you will be working with design professionals at various stages throughout the lifecycle of the project. Your team may include different individuals licensed through Florida’s statutes on architecture, interior design, and landscaping, each of whom brings their professional skills in taking the construction… Read More »

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Notable Deadlines Under Florida Mechanic’s Liens Laws

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When you consider the relationships between and among property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and other labor/materials suppliers, you can understand why Florida’s law on construction liens imposes precise deadlines. A mechanics lien is an involuntary encumbrance on the property: The owner did not specifically consent to it and may not even know that it… Read More »

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Answers To FAQs About Acceleration In Florida Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Knowing that time is of the essence, parties to a Florida construction contract include specifics regarding the key milestones, deadlines, completion dates, and other details involved with the project. However, statistics on overages and delays in construction projects reveal that just under one-third come within 10 percent of their established budget because of delays…. Read More »

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How Design Professional Liability Works In Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Every Florida construction project starts with a design, and it is the design professional’s job to make the owner and/or developer’s vision become a reality. However, these individuals are also responsible for delivering services in accordance with the appropriate standard of care for their discipline. When architects, engineers, and related professionals prepare construction documents,… Read More »

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Criminal Indictment For PPP Fraud Has Ties To South Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Well over a year after the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was established to help businesses get through COVID-19 lockdowns, criminal charges continue to pile up against individuals who fraudulently accessed loan funds. South Florida’s NBC affiliate News Channel 6 covered a recent story regarding an indictment against the daughter of a candidate for Broward… Read More »

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Tips For Florida Contractors After A Workplace Accident

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Your workforce is one of your most valuable assets as a Florida construction contractor, so you recognize the importance of protecting employees and ensuring a safe environment for them to perform job-related tasks. Strict compliance with standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is crucial, and you are aware of your… Read More »

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What To Do When You Miss A Deadline For Your Florida Mechanics Lien

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Deadlines established by Florida’s mechanics liens statutes are abundant and sometimes confusing if you do not have a legal background. Unfortunately, the fact is that you could lose significant rights – and funds – if you do not comply with these time restrictions down to the last detail. The requirement to send notices by… Read More »

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3 Types Of Occupational Fraud In The Florida Construction Industry

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) conducts an annual analysis of the numerous instances of fraudulent conduct across all industries, and the 2020 Report to the Nations may come as a shock. Companies in the US experienced a median loss of $139,000 in the US, but 21 percent of these cases led to… Read More »

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