Don’t Wait to Get Legal Help

Don’t Wait to Get Legal Help

Don’t wait until you need a lawyer to get legal help. Fifteen minutes on the phone with your attorney could save you from making a bad decision. On this episode, Alex explains the importance of consulting with an attorney before signing any agreements. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. …

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Don’t Work Without Insurance!

Don’t Work Without Insurance!

Working without insurance is dangerous. The smart play is to minimize or shift any risk when you can. On this episode, Alex goes over the reasons why you should have insurance, and what to look for when choosing a provider. This is valuable advice for any business, including one in the construction trades. Alexander Barthet …

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Don’t Wait to Collect!

Don’t Wait to Collect!

Getting paid after a project is over should be a fairly straightforward process. But, as in any business, it can turn into a nightmare. On this episode, Alex gives you some tips on collecting money you are owed and some best practices to follow. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds …

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Secure Your Payment

Secure Your Payment

On this episode, Alex explains why you need to secure your rights to be paid, if not with a construction lien on real property then possibly with a UCC on materials. 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 …

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Know Your Construction Contract

Know Your Construction Contract

Every company seems to have its own form of contract these days. Whether it’s the owner, the general contractor, the plumber, or the tile distributor, everyone wants you to sign “their” contract so that they’re protected on the job—or so they hope. But in the rush to get a job and get it started, many overlook …

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Get That Agreement in Writing

Get That Agreement in Writing

Having well-drafted construction contracts in place is a necessary first step for all parties involved in the construction process – from the owner to the design professional, the general contractor to the subcontractors and the suppliers on the job.  On this episode, Alex goes over the benefits of having a written agreement. Alexander Barthet is …

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We Need Your Vote!

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How & When Should You Record a Claim of Lien

How & When Should You Record a Claim of Lien

A construction lien is a right available to those who provide materials, services or labor to real property. If one who provides these services or materials is not paid, he or she may be able to force the sale of the real property on which the improvement was made in order to recover monies owed. On this …

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How and When do You Make a Payment Bond Claim?

How and When do You Make a Payment Bond Claim?

A payment bond secures your right to be paid on a construction project. Instead of a lien on the property, if the job is bonded, your claim exists against that payment bond. On this podcast, Alex explains the payment bond claim process and when you should make a claim to get paid! Alexander Barthet is …

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