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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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Tips For Avoiding Change Order Disputes In Florida Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When negotiating a construction contract, contractors and owners typically operate under a key assumption: There WILL be changes to the project that will inevitably impact the scope, cost or schedule. It is either impossible or impractical to comprehensively define the scope of work down to every last detail that may arise. Therefore, there is… Read More »

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3 Laws Florida Contractors Should Discuss With A Construction Law Attorney

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

The construction market continues to boom around Palm Beach County and all of South Florida, with experts predicting that growth will reach 4.6 percent in 2021. Even after a year of pandemic uncertainty and lockdowns, residential construction in particular is expected to soar to a 15.5 percent increase over 2020. Whether you have been… Read More »

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How Do Lien Waivers Work Under Florida Construction Laws?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

While the focus and utility of mechanics liens are targeted to protect the interests of certain participants, almost every stakeholder must address issues related to lien waivers in Florida construction projects. Under the state construction lien statute, any party can waive lien rights related to labor, services, and materials, which is usually in exchange… Read More »

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Subcontractor Nonpayment: Quick, Effective Remedies Under Florida Law

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Unlike larger general contractors that have the resources and infrastructure to take on multiple, large-scale construction projects, many Florida subcontractors are smaller businesses. They dedicate all efforts on a per-project basis and operate on narrow margins, so not getting paid has disastrous, immediate consequences. If your company is facing such a situation, you may… Read More »

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Do I Need A Florida Defense Attorney To Fight Embezzlement Charges?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Embezzlement is on the rise in the workplace across Florida, so law enforcement, private companies, and insurers have implemented sophisticated investigation and forensic tools to detect misconduct. Florida’s embezzlement statute categorizes the crime as theft because it involves misappropriation of money, property, or other items of value; however, embezzlement also touches on fraud concepts… Read More »

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South Florida Contractor Facing Charges For Workers’ Comp Fraud

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

A Florida construction business owner is facing hefty charges after being arrested in connection with a fraudulent scheme that touches on both workers’ compensation and insurance laws. In a press release dated May 20, 2021, officials announced that a multi-agency investigation had revealed the man’s plan to conceal payroll information. In doing so, he… Read More »

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Quick Action Is Critical When An Owner Contests Your Mechanics Lien

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

If you have ever experienced problems getting payment on a Florida construction project, you always know that you have your mechanics lien rights to fall back on. In the majority of disputes, preparing and recording the proper paperwork will be sufficient. You might have to resort to litigation to enforce your lien if you… Read More »

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Indictment For South Florida Contractor Accused Of Tax Fraud

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

After several months of extensive investigation, officials from the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation unit and US Department of Labor, Office of the Inspector General unveiled an indictment in the case of a South Florida contractor who allegedly violated federal tax laws. According to the press release issued by the US Attorney’s Office for… Read More »

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