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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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Liability And Damages For Breach Of A Florida Construction Contract

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

While there are state statutes that describe causes of action for liens, defects, and nonpayment, many disputes over Florida construction projects amount to a typical breach of contract. This is not to suggest that these matters are simple, regardless of whether you are the breaching or aggrieved party. The point is that a breach… Read More »

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Four Types Of Bid Rigging In Florida Construction And How To Spot Them

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

It is common for most public agencies and many private companies to host a bidding process when beginning a construction process, which allows contractors and suppliers to compete for a piece of the pie. Florida’s “Little Miller” Act describes some of the basic requirements, but the process aims to promote a transparent, equitable process… Read More »

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Overview Of Construction Manage And Design Build Contracts In Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

You hear about the Florida construction boom in the news and see the construction cranes dotting the skylines, but you may not fully grasp the magnitude of the growth until you review a few key indicators. According to Cumming Insights, a leader in construction market analysis, the total construction market volume in Miami, FL… Read More »

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Three Breach Of Implied Warranty Claims Under Florida Construction Law

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In its most basic sense, an implied warranty under Florida new construction law is one party’s promise to perform services according to terms or standards that may not be expressly stated in the contract. Of course, because the term means “strongly suggest,” a lot is open to interpretation on either side of an implied… Read More »

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Fraud In Notice Of Nonpayment Under Florida’s Construction Bond Laws

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Individuals and companies in the Florida construction industry recall the sweeping changes to payment bond claim requirements two years ago, when lawmakers enacted new Notice of Nonpayment requirements for contractors. Since the amendments became effective October 2019, you are probably well-aware that you must use the statutory form and include additional information as compared… Read More »

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4 Benefits Of Arbitration To Resolve Florida Construction Disputes

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Regardless of the positions of various entities in a construction dispute or defects claim, there is usually one factor they CAN agree upon: It is worthwhile to consider all available, practical options to avoid costly, time-consuming litigation. Informal negotiations can often be successful in overcoming disagreements, but many parties require a process that offers… Read More »

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4 Quick Facts To Know About Florida Bid Protests

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Any time you are working on a construction project involving a federal, state, or local government body, you will need to go through the bid solicitation process under Florida law. The requirement aims to provide all potential companies with an opportunity to win a contract, while also ensuring the government gets the best quality… Read More »

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Surety Bonds in Florida Construction Projects

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Regardless of your role in the Florida construction industry, it is a given that you will need to deal with surety bonds on an almost-daily basis. A bond is required by Florida’s Little Miller Act any time you are working on a public project in excess of $200,000, and it may be a condition… Read More »

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