Author: thelienzone

Contractor v. Subcontractor: Performance, Price, & Payment

Contractor v. Subcontractor: Performance, Price, & Payment

On this podcast, Alex explains the importance of properly negotiating the performance, price, & payment provisions contained in any construction contract. Understanding your risks when working a job is fundamental to running a successful project. Whether you’re the contractor or the subcontractor protecting yourself and having a plan to combat issues that arise will make …

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Contractor v. Subcontractor – The Limited Liability Game

Contractor v. Subcontractor – The Limited Liability Game

Limiting your liability on a construction project is important, but the process for doing so differs greatly if you are the contractor or the subcontractor. The negotiation starts at time of contract – have you read all of the referenced documents, is the language too vague, where is the liability burden? Listen and obtain the answers …

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Understanding Construction Contracts: The Preamble & The Reference to The Contract Documents

Understanding Construction Contracts: The Preamble & The Reference to The Contract Documents

Understanding the key components of a construction contract is paramount to running a successful and profitable construction project in Florida. One basic part of any contract is the preamble, that short introduction defining many of the contract’s key variables. Another important contract term is the description of what constitutes the actual contract documents. Knowing these fundamentals will ensure …

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Construction Contract Basics & Best Practices

Construction Contract Basics & Best Practices

Florida construction contracts can be tricky to navigate. Knowing the terms you should incorporate and the provisions you should avoid can save you a lot of headaches. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in …

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Can I Stop Working if I’m Not Getting Paid?

Can I Stop Working if I’m Not Getting Paid?

Can you walk off the job if you’re not getting paid? The answer could actually be no. It all depends on your contract, what rights you secured or gave up when you signed it.  Listen as Alex explains how to protect yourself and what you can do about it. Alexander Barthet is a board certified …

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ICYMI: Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens

ICYMI: Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens

Knowledge is king. Find out what the key elements of every construction-contract and construction-lien should be. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He …

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How to Make a Paid When Paid Provision Work for You

How to Make a Paid When Paid Provision Work for You

Spotting a pay-when-paid provision that is enforceable comes down to whether it contains some “magic language”. You too can make a pay-when-paid provision work; listen and learn how. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, …

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Top 5 Avoidable Lien Waiver Mistakes That Could Cost You, Big Time!

Top 5 Avoidable Lien Waiver Mistakes That Could Cost You, Big Time!

Sign an incorrect lien waiver and it could cost you, big time! Our construction law expert, Alex Barthet, gives you an insider’s perspective on the 5 lien waiver mistakes you don’t want to make. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet …

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Top 5 Avoidable Lien Waiver Mistakes That Could Cost You, Big Time!

Top 5 Avoidable Lien Waiver Mistakes That Could Cost You, Big Time!

Sign an incorrect lien waiver and it could cost you, big time! Our construction law expert, Alex Barthet, gives you an insider’s perspective on the 5 lien waiver mistakes you don’t want to make. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet …

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3 Big Ways Out of a Pay-When-Paid Contract Provision

3 Big Ways Out of a Pay-When-Paid Contract Provision

How to deflect or escape those pay-when-paid provisions is something every contractor needs to know. Listen to 3 ways you can do so. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a …

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