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3 Laws Florida Contractors Need To Know About Construction Accidents

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida contractors are well-aware of the dangers on the construction site, but a few statistics should put things into perspective in terms of accidents and injuries. According to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), there are almost 450 total cases filed in Palm Beach County every year by construction employees. This figure represents… Read More »

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Attorney Adam Linkhorst Quoted in Palm Beach Post

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/2022/03/31/port-palm-beach-official-accused-bid-rigging-accuser-paid-keep-quiet/9423877002/  A port official accused his boss of bid rigging. The port paid the official to keep quiet. Andrew Marra – Palm Beach Post The Port of Palm Beach paid one of its top executives more than $60,000 to resign last year after he accused the port’s executive director of rigging a contract-bidding process to… Read More »

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Attorney Adam Linkhorst Sworn In As Board Member for The Associated General Contractors (AGC)

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Attorney Adam Linkhorst Sworn In (Again) As Board Member for The Associated General Contractors (AGC) at the annual dinner.  Linkhorst & Hockin was the photo sponsor.

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Risk Of Loss In Florida Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Business may have been slow for some Florida construction contractors over the last few months, but the industry is expected to bounce back in solid fashion as 2021 draws to a close. Statistics indicate that South Florida will wrap up the year at almost $20.3 billion in total construction market volume, and 2022 will… Read More »

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Construction Bid Protests In Florida: Quick Facts For Contractors

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When it comes to Florida construction projects between a government body and a private contractor, the law is clear that fairness depends upon open competition. In enacting the statute on public procurement, lawmakers expressed their intent that allowing a bidding process for these projects reduces the potential for perceived favoritism. It is only when… Read More »

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Retainage In Florida Construction Projects: Answers To FAQs

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

By its nature, the lifecycle of a typical Florida construction project spans weeks, months, or years. During this time, contractors and property owners alike take on a certain amount of risk based upon their respective interests. The concept of “retainage,” i.e., withhold funds from the contractor, arose as a way to balance the interests… 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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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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Florida Appeals Court: Insurance Company Cannot Hide Behind Homestead Exemption to Avoid Contractor Lawsuits

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida provides homeowners with some of the strongest creditor protections in the country. The Florida Constitution itself contains a homestead exemption, which prohibits the forced sale of a person’s primary residence in order to satisfy a debt or creditor judgment. There is, however, a critical exception for “obligations contracted for the purchase, improvement or… Read More »

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