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Palm Beach County takes ‘historic’ step in addressing gender/race disparities

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Tears were shed, apologies were given and fiery words were spewed. But, “history” was made at Tuesday’s Palm Beach County Commission meeting, Vice Mayor Mack Bernard said. Related: Attorney compares county vote on disparity to Kavanaugh hearings Commissioners unanimously approved, on final reading, new rules to address race and gender disparities in county contracting…. Read More »

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Attorney Linkhorst compares county vote on disparity to Kavanaugh hearings

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

The resolution over the contentious battle on county contracts being awarded to minority-owned businesses took a step forward this week — but not before the discussion turned testy once again. County commissioners gave initial approval Tuesday to new rules to address race and gender disparities in county contracting. But Associated General Contractors of America… Read More »

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Triggering a Construction Defect Insurance Claim

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When a property owner, developer, or association discovers a construction defect in a particular project, the first step typically taken is to notify the general contractor of the defect. Once this occurs, the general contractor will usually notify any subcontractors that worked on the specific area containing the defect, while also informing its commercial… Read More »

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Types of Legal Claims for Construction Defects

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Owning a house or a building typically produces a sense of accomplishment that one’s hard work and struggle has come to fruition in the form of ownership of real property, something much more difficult to attain elsewhere. Having a structure built to the owner’s specifications provides an additional sense of accomplishment. In the majority… Read More »

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Defending the Interests of General Contractors in Tallahassee

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Being a general contractor in demand is a good thing.  It means that the high quality of a general contractor’s work has been established, and his/her reputation is among the best in the industry. Part of ensuring the ability to grow and sustain a successful general contractor business is having the right advocates collaborating… Read More »

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Terminating A Construction Contract

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Agreeing to the terms of a construction contract brings with it rights as well as responsibilities. Each party has something to do, and each party must provide something to the other party as well. As is usual, when the contract is signed, there is no indication that anything negative will happen. In fact, the… Read More »

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Knowing When to Execute a Construction Lien

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Construction projects proceed reasonably smoothly.  Typically, the contractor acts in a coordinating role, ensuring that each step of the project begins as the previous step is completed to minimize delay and inefficiency.  Each party involved has a role in the project – from subcontractors who must work efficiently in their specialty when called upon,… Read More »

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Attorney Adam Linkhorst On The PAC Committee Interviewing Local Candidates

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

On Monday, August 6, the AGC FEC PAC, chaired by Bob Schafer (Ranger Construction Industries), with Don Sharkey (Treasurer, Current Connections), AGC FEC CEO Michelle Anaya DePotter (Deputy Treasurer) and members Jackie Cooper (Cooper Construction Management & Consulting), Craig Elmore (Hardrives), Ken Geremia, Jr. (Gerelco Electrical Contractors), Scott Johnson (Johnson-Davis) and Adam Linkhorst (Linkhorst… Read More »

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Fraudulent Liens

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Successful construction projects typically proceed according to a complex, but structured plan. A property owner solicits bids from general contractors, who then use a series of subcontractors to realize the project conceptualized by the property owner.  Along the way, the property owner will pay the general contractor labor, services and materials that furnished.  If… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Clarifies Construction Defect Process

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In the majority of construction projects, while the project may not proceed completely without any glitches, for the most part, there are no major issues, and the project proceeds to completion without error.  However, in some cases, the construction may contain defects, and obtaining the services of an experienced Construction Law Attorney may be… Read More »

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