Giving back what you’ve earned: resisting bankruptcy preference claims

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Stay  in  business  long  enough,  especially  during  difficult economic  times,  and  you  will  inevitably  become  a  creditor  in  a customer’s  bankruptcy  –  a  disappointing   development   made worse  when  you  receive  a demand  asking  for  the   return   of a payment you recently received from that customer.  You may be tempted to ignore the request, believing that since you are actually entitled …

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Contractors must comply with local licensing requirements

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Recent legislative changes allow contractors to perform work even if they are not certified and registered, but only in those localities where the local licensing ordinances do not also require them to be certified and registered. Therefore, contractors must be sure that they are in compliance with not only applicable Florida Statutes, but also with the license requirements of the …

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10 Steps to Construction Success [INFOGRAPHIC]

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There is a lot to consider before starting a construction project. Protecting yourself should be at the top of the list. From steering clear of common mistakes to including key provisions in your construction contract, all will make a difference in whether your job is a successful one. The construction law experts at TheLienZone.com have highlighted these elements, as well as the things you need to do to …

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Construction contract signatures: How many do you need?

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It’s not uncommon for a contractor performing work at the house of a married couple to have his construction contract signed by just the one spouse with whom he may be dealing. Often both husband and wife are not present when the contractor presents his proposal and contract. This proved to be a costly oversight for one contractor, who upon …

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Construction litigation: Determining the prevailing party

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Sometimes the legal fees and costs incurred in a case exceed the actual amounts being litigated. That is why the decision of who is the prevailing party in a case can become so very important. Florida’s Supreme Court addressed this issue in an interesting construction case where homeowners building a new house deducted the cost of repairs occasioned by a contractor’s admitted mistake.Apparently, a worker …

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Termination: Never easy to say goodbye

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Generally, both contractors and owners allow some leeway in their negotiated construction contracts for unexpected delays or less than perfect work. However, there comes a point in every job where repeated delays or nonconforming work forces one to consider termination of the contract and consultation with a construction lawyer. You will quickly learn that you must first review your contract …

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