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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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Convenience Termination Clauses in Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Many property owners, after they have settled on a bid for a construction project, utilize a standard construction contract to establish the rights and responsibilities of each party. While many property owners may simply reuse a contract from a previous project, each project has its own issues and nuances and, as such, it is… Read More »

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Combating Claims of Breach of Contract

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

After all the negotiations and the commencement of a construction project, feelings between both parties are typically at a high point. The construction company knows it has just signed a deal that will make money, and the contractee knows they have just taken the first step to meet a need. In a perfect world,… Read More »

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Defects in New Construction

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Owning a home is the ultimate American dream. Some, choose to purchase a recently-built home, referred to as “new construction.” When purchasing new construction, homeowners will typically have the ability to select various amenities in the home, such as cabinetry, hardware, fixtures, etc. Further, the homeowner will work with the builder to select these… Read More »

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Ensuring Payment for Construction Work

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Receiving payment for the completion of a construction contract is, of course, the goal of any company entering into this type of agreement. However, in some cases, the contracting company will decide not to pay for the work performed. This failure or refusal may be due to claims the contractor did not perform the… Read More »

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Conducting a Bid Protest

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When a construction company participates in a competitive bid, there is an expectation that the bid process will follow a predetermined set of guidelines. This transparency is intended to protect against collusion and corruption, and to ensure a fair process. Nevertheless, evidence may arise showing favoritism in the process. If so, a construction company… Read More »

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