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 on how to protect yourself and your company.

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 He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or