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How to Protect Your Business and Yourself During Construction

January 30th, 2017|Construction Law|

To protect your business, sometimes all you need is to pay attention to some small details and make minor adjustments. These minor adjustments can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees or sometimes can keep it from going bankrupt because of a law suit.

Owners: Do the following.

  • Get conditional lien releases when you make a progress payment and and unconditional lien and releases at end the end of a job.
  • Read all contracts presented to you and if you do not understand do not sign
  • Confirm all […]

Mechanics Lien 101

January 16th, 2017|Construction Law|

This blog talks about what a mechanics lien is, how can it be imposed on a property and how a property owner can get rid of it.

What It Is

California law provides that anytime a contractor, engineer, or architect does work that benefits real property, if that person does not get paid, he or she can assert a claim of mechanics lien.

Contractors use this important tool to assure they get paid.  But there are strict requirements for a contractor to be able to lien a property successfully.  All contractors […]

Contracts: Simple and Often Misunderstood Business Tools

January 9th, 2017|Business Law|

Most business relationships start with a contract.  This contract can be verbal, or written; very informal or formal, but let’s not forget that at the heart they are all contracts.  Most business lawsuits also involve contracts and start over a contractual dispute.  So we cannot discount the importance of words that constitute our agreements in the business world.

An informal contract could be a handshake.  People meet in a business setting, agree to do some form of business together and a contract is formed.  A common, often repeated, idea […]

Protecting Your Business During Construction

August 17th, 2016|Construction Law|

Have a good filing system for each Job, and in there keep: […]