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Filing a Complaint Against a Contractor

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When a property owner wishes to build a new structure or renovate to an existing building, he/she must enter into a construction contract with a contractor, which, if done correctly, delineates all the rights and responsibilities of each party. Retaining the services of an experienced construction law attorney, and, especially, one with experience in… Read More »

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Issues Related to Change Orders in Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Negotiating a construction contract should be done with a thorough analysis of all possible permutations, as well as the expected consequences. In cases in which construction contracts do not proceed as smoothly as expected, it is a welcome relief to have a plan for responding in the construction contract to avoid disagreement. Retaining the… Read More »

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Adam Linkhorst (top left) was sworn in (again) as a board member and general counsel for the AGC Florida East Coast Chapter

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

On Wednesday, February 20th, Adam Linkhorst (top left) was sworn in (again) as a board member and general counsel for the AGC Florida East Coast Chapter.  The 70th Annual Meeting & Installation of the Board was attended by 100+ members and guests which was located at the Hilton West Palm Beach.   Linkhorst & Hockin,… Read More »

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Linkhorst & Hockin, PA was a proud sponsor for the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy (JERSFA)

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Linkhorst & Hockin, PA was a proud sponsor for the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy (JERSFA).  The event was held at Jupiter High School.  The firm has sponsored their annual 5k fundraising race for the past 5 years.

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Construction Contracts and Sureties

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Sureties are very common in construction contracts, effectively acting as an insurance policy for a first party, allowing it to seek reimbursement from a second party in the case in which a third party does not perform according to a contract. However, like insurance companies, and in an effort to avoid paying on false… Read More »

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Building Code Violations and Contractor Liability

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida, like many states, maintains a Building Code. Generally, the Florida Building Code is intended to make construction across the State as uniform as possible, while also ensuring that the resulting structures are safe and usable for whatever purpose they are intended. Unfortunately, in some cases, failing to follow the Code may cause problems… Read More »

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Picking a Contractor to Repair Hurricane Damage

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As Florida residents come to the end of another hurricane season, those who were affected have had to deal with repairing their houses, or, in some cases, rebuilding. One of the beginning steps in this process is also one of the most important – selecting a contractor. As many Floridians know, many contractors from… Read More »

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Defending a Construction Design Defect Claim

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As construction has boomed recently in Florida and across the nation, due to the recent uptick in the economy, so has the prevalence of design defect claims. Design professionals, such as architects and engineers, are employed to design or improve a building or other edifice, which is then constructed by a contractor, who may… Read More »

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Influence of the Slavin Doctrine on Contractor and Designer Liability

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

A contractor, or a designer, who agrees to design or construct an edifice for another also expressly or impliedly warrants to design or build the edifice with a degree of quality, effectively ensuring that the final product will be operable for the purpose which it was built, with no defects. If defects become apparent,… Read More »

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What Counts as an “Action” in Construction Defect Cases?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In an effort to reduce unnecessary and frivolous litigation, ensuring that only legitimate construction defect claims proceed to trial, the Florida Legislature enacted a law that requires each construction defect matter to go through a pre-suit procedure. Retaining the services of an experienced construction defect attorney, with specific knowledge of the Florida Law relating… Read More »

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