No Deal, Not Until Everyone Signs

Alex BarthetContracts, Getting Paid, Litigation & Arbitration

Florida courts have consistently held that a settlement agreement resulting from a mediation will not be enforced without the signatures of both the attorney and the client. The fact that an attorney may have signed on behalf of his client or in the presence of his client is not sufficient to overcome the legal requirement that such an agreement also have the client’s signature.

Working Without a Contract Can Be Dangerous – [ Trouble? ]

Alex BarthetContracts, Getting Paid, Liens

While most everyone is aware that states have statutes which govern construction or mechanic’s liens, many do not realize the significance of the law of contracts on contractor claims. Making sure that a valid contract is in place before work is commenced can be as important to you as being awarded the actual job.

Three’s The Charm: Critical Subcontract Terms

Alex BarthetContracts

Many contracts are impenetrable with their fine print, multiple pages and complicated language. What is a subcontractor to do? At the very least, smaller construction firms should focus on those areas where a mistake could be costly and exposure is likely.