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California Public Works Contracts Part 1: The Pros and Cons

By | October 11th, 2017|Construction Law|

California’s seeing a huge a rise in numerous public projects. Because of this, we have created a special series of public contracts blogs for our fellow contractors to cut through all the noise and learn the basics of Public Works contracts. What is Public Works? “Public Works" as opposed to private works of construction, usually [...]

Construction 101: 4 Tips for Writing Investigative Reports

By | August 24th, 2017|Construction Law|

How to write internal investigative reports to keep your construction company out of legal trouble If you own a construction company, you know that accidents and mishaps are part of the deal.  In fact, The Occupational Safety and Healthy Administration (OSHA) reports that one in ten construction site workers are injured every year. But just [...]

What Are the Public Works Contract Laws for 2017?

By | August 8th, 2017|Construction Law|

If your construction company is involved in public works and relies on public works contracts, you need to do what's best for your business and keep yourself updated with the newest public works contract laws. You need to familiarize yourself with your legal obligations and understand exactly what you are getting yourself into because you [...]

How New Changes in the Law Affect a Contractor’s License

By | March 15th, 2017|Construction Law|

We've already covered the number one reason contractors get sued. Now, let's talk about how to stay in the clear when it comes to your contractor's license. Ever wonder what will happen if by mistake your office person forgets to renew your contractor’s license during an active project? California Law Under California law you would NOT [...]

What is Lease-Lease Back in Construction and How Has it Changed in 2017?

By | March 7th, 2017|Construction Law|

The Previous  Law: The Lease-Lease Back construction law authorizes a school district to lease a school site to a contractor for a token amount (say for example $1), if the lease contract requires the contractor to construct, or provide for the construction of, a building to be used by the school district, so long as [...]

The Number One Reason Contractors Get Sued

By | February 13th, 2017|Construction Law|

You work hard, get a bid to be accepted as a contractor, do a good job building and still get sued. You ask yourself why. Read on to find out: Number one reason contractors get sued: Payment Disputes: This could be in the context of commercial or residential projects; public or private contracts. Typical scenario: [...]

How to Protect Your Business and Yourself During Construction

By | 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 [...]

Mechanics Lien 101

By | 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 [...]

Protecting Your Business During Construction

By | August 17th, 2016|Construction Law|

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

Number One reason Contractors Get Sued and How To Protect Your Company

By | June 27th, 2016|Construction Law|

1. Number one reason contractors get sued: Payment Disputes: This could be in the context of commercial or residential projects; public or private contracts.