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Florida Supreme Court Rules COVID-19 Pandemic Constitutes “Natural Emergency”
Steven Lesser Appointed Chair of the Board of Legal Specialization & Education
Sanjay Kurian, “Hurricane Insurance Claims for Condominium Associations,” FLCAJ Magazine
Becker & Poliakoff Wins Multi-Million Dollar Jury Verdict In Landmark Construction Case
Becker & Poliakoff Construction Practice Group Receives Top Ranking in 2017 Chambers USA Guide
Inside The Nation’s Varying Contractor Licensing Rules — And How They Impact Business
William Cea Wins Summary Judgment in Federal Bid Protest Case
Keeping ‘Green’ Contracts Clear
Getting Started with Public Bidding
New Construction Technique for USF Dormitory
Multifamily Construction Defect Claims (Part 2)
Multifamily Construction Defect Claims (Part 1)
2015 Chapter 558 Legislative changes
Insurance Considerations post-Baltimore
Citizens Property Insurance Not Liable for First Party Bad Faith Claims
Preparing for the 2015 Hurricane Season
New Case: Cypress Fairway v. Bergeron Construction (Statute of Repose)
2015 Florida Construction Legislation Update
HB 501 Passes Civil Justice Subcommittee
Proposed Legislation Will Hurt Owners by Shortening Timeframe to Bring Claims
Proposed Legislation to change Chapter 558
Pay Attention to the Solicitation Requirements for the Bidding Entity
What law applies to your Construction Contract – Simple or Not?
Concrete Repairs – Some Matters to Consider
Bid Alert: Review The Contract Terms
Bid Protests Under Chapter 120: Watch the Clock
AIA Releases Top Ten Green Buildings of 2014
Public Contracting: When Can I Be Heard?
The Anatomy of a Water Leak
Cutting-Edge Tools Can Save Owner Headaches…And Money
Green Construction Contract Concerns
FTC’s Green Guides Help Guide Owners, Contractors and Design Professionals
Florida Public Bidders Must Understand the “Cone of Silence”
Safety First: Public Safety vs. Due Process
A Condominium Association Must Beware of Deadlines to Sue For Building Defects
Top 10 Questions Regarding Condominium Construction Defects
New Public Records Requirements for Contracts with Public Agencies
Greater Orlando Area Continues to be Pumped Up About P3s
What Owners Need To Know About Florida Statute §558.0035
Florida courts’ application of the “new” economic loss rule since Tiara Condominium Ass’n, Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan, Cos., Inc.
Consequential Damages in Green Construction Lawsuits
The Pitfalls of Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
Are You A Design-Build Firm?
Think “Green” When Bidding on Public Construction Projects
When is a mandatory contractual venue clause in a construction contract not mandatory?
Becker & Poliakoff’s Public Private Partnership team joined Governor Rick Scott for the signing of HB 85
Becker & Poliakoff COO George Burgess Named to Florida P3 Task Force
Florida adopts the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony
An Owner’s Guide to Construction Defects Claim Documentation – Part II
LEED v4 Passes
Public/Private Partnerships Explored in South Florida Sun-Sentinel Article
Supreme Court decides Maronda Homes v. Lakeview Reserve
Bidders Gain an Additional Right to be Heard
Join Us for a Discussion About the Legal Risks of Building Green
Governor Signs Florida’s New P3 Legislation
Public-Private Partnership Law Creates New Procurement Method
A Condominium Association’s Guide to Construction Defects Claim Documentation
Florida Council for Public/Private Partnerships Has Successful Inaugural Conference
Court Finds Late Bid Was Not Late
Review All of the Terms When Preparing Your Bid
Producing the Condominium Association’s Corporate Representative for Deposition
The Bonus Value of Your Liability Insurance Policy: Litigation Defense
New Version of LEED Rating System May Be Coming Soon
Public Procurement: Don’t Forget the Protest Bond
Update on Public/Private Partnership Legislation
Florida Supreme Court limits the economic loss rule to product liability matters – or not?
Ruminations on Pending P3 Legislation
New Study Predicts Greener Pastures for Green Construction Industry
The “New” in Renew; Potential Changes to Insurance Policy Eligibility Requirements and Coverage Upon Renewal
Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Repair Estimates When Evaluating Your Construction Defect Claim
A Performance Bond’s Fixed and Flexible Scope.
Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision on Unlicensed Contracting
Proposed Amendment to Pending Legislation Would Make Inaccurate Liens a Felony
Design Professional Liability Legislation (Again)
Watch out for Construction Scams in 2013
Congressional Bill to Ban Use of Chinese Drywall
Remember to Perfect Claim and Lien Rights As the Economy Improves
Builders On Track To Build Largest Number of Homes in Four Years
Can you recover punitive damages in construction cases?
Could Fiscal Cliff Talks Provide Fuel for Public/Private Partnerships?
Are We There Yet? – Market Conditions Optimal for the Construction Owner
Attorney fees not necessarily awarded to a party who prevails in a construction lien dispute
Live Webinar: Government Contracting
Arbitrate, Mediate, or Litigate?
The Florida Construction Industry Loses a Giant
Incentives for Green Building
Bidding: What Does Responsive and Responsible Mean?
Is Construction in Florida Finally Starting to Turn the Corner?
Life Safety Defects: The Importance of Giving Prompt Notice
Attorney’s Fees and Construction Liens: The Effect of Pre-Foreclosure Settlement Offers
Covering Complex Construction Risks Under An OCIP
Doral Parking Garage Collapse is Case Study on How to Respond to Accidents
It Will Be a Busy Legislative Session for Construction in Florida
The “Infallible” Surety, Is Not Immune From The Impact Of A Bad Economy
Build the U.S. Wants to Help get America Back to Work
We Need a Fix to the Lien Law’s Broken Attorney Fee Statute
Why Building Green Might Land You in Court
Protect Awards By Intervention in Bid Protests
Resist the Temptation to Self-Perform Work
Tropical Storm Isaac – Update
Hurricane Isaac Preparedness
What is Your Business Plan for the Economic Turnaround?
Additional Insured Status – One Size Does Not Fit All
Is a Florida Public/Private Partnership Statute Imminent?
New State Law Requires Public Bid Openings
Building Green May Keep Contractors and Designer Professionals in the Black
The Conditional Payment Bond – what is it and how does it work?
Governor Declares State of Emergency
Being Indemnified for Your Own Wrongdoing
So You Have Received a Repair Offer–Now What?
Florida Gets Its First Public/Private Partnership Trade Association
Why Should the Condominium Association Require Bonds from the Renovation Contractor
HB 1013 signed by Governor Scott
Article on HB 1013 in Miami Herald
Asking Questions in the Public Bidding Process
Did You Include All Costs In Your Bid?
HB 1013 (SB 1196) presented to Governor Scott
Continued Interview with Prominent P3 Investor
Orlando Sentinel Editorial Opposes HB 1013
Ask the Governor to veto HB 1013(SB 1196)
Prominent Investor in P3 Projects Speaks About Florida’s Prospects
Letter to Governor Scott re: HB 1013/SB 1196
The Good Faith Exception to Fraudulent Liens
Public/Private Partnership Legislation Died Without Senate Approval
SB 1196 Passes
SB 1196 moving forward
Legislation Would Encourage Public-Private Partnerships
Are Your Payments Proper?
Momentum Continues for Pending Public/Private Partnership Legislation
Is It Too Early To Mediate?
Public/Private Partnership Bill Gets Facelift, But Still Has Momentum
Engaging in Contracting as a Business Organization
What You Need to Know about Home Inspectors
Myths about Common Law Implied Warranties and the effect of the anti-Maronda Legislation
SB 1196 (Anti-Maronda) heading to Senate Judiciary Committee
SB 1196 amendment
Learning From Others’ Lessons, That They Learned The Hard Way.
Common Law Implied Warranties and SB 1196
What Developers and Contractors Need to Know About Destructive Testing
ARE YOU AN ADDITIONAL INSURED – MAYBE OR MAYBE NOT?
Bid Protest Filing Deadlines Are Strict, Unless….
New Year Brings Potential CCNA Change
New Year Brings Potential CCNA Change
Construction Owners Trade Association Takes Note of Public/Private Partnerships
Common Law Implied Warranties and Strict Liability
Defective Construction Products
Legislative Proposal Could Wipe Out Common Area Warranties
The Construction Industry Takes Notice of New Business Opportunities
In This Age of Tight Cash Flow, Remember to Properly Perfect Your Payment Claims
THE LAW IS THE LAW, AND SOMETIMES IT ISN’T “FAIR”
Want Construction Economic Stimulus? Write Your Legislators
Could Economic Relief for the Florida Construction Industry Be On the Way?
Lien Laws & Out-of-State Construction Projects (Part V)
Lien Laws & Out-of-State Construction Projects (Part IV)
Lien Laws & Out-of-State Construction Projects (Part III)
Public Bidding: Can the Agency Re-Bid?
So, You Think You’re Protected Because You Have a Performance Bond
Lien Laws & Out-of-State Construction Projects (Part II)
Overview of Florida’s Ch. 558 Process for Developers
The False Claims Act – Did You Know?
Lien Laws & Out-of-State Construction Projects (Part I)
Local Preference in Procurement
A Trap For the Unwary Could Deprive a Lienor of Lien Rights
Licensed, Bonded and Insured 101
Construction Contracting for the Owner – Essential Terms of construction contracts
Construction Contracting for the Owner – Types of contracts
Be Careful of Contractor Agreements With Construction Lenders
The Arbitration Clause in your construction contract – what does it mean?
Potential Settlement of a Chinese Drywall Case
Imminent Statutory Change Affects Liens on Leased Property
Hurricane Season – Disaster Planning Webinar Q and A
Legislative Alert: New Law Impacts Bidders’ Access to Public Records and Evaluation Committee Meetings
You Must Have Standing to Protest Bids
Long-Term Building Preventative Maintenance
Contracting Tips for Owners
Supreme Court accepts review of Lakeview Reserve v. Maronda Homes
Construction Contracting for the Owner – Scope of Work
Overview of the Ch. 558 Process for Property Owners
Construction Contracting for the Owner: The Owner – Contractor Relationship
Construction Contracting for the Owner: The Owner – Design Professional Relationship
New Case Opening Door for Unenforceability of Contracts With Subcontractor Lacking Local License
Construction Contracting for the Owner – Parties to a Construction Project
A Proposed Contract May Bind You Even If You Don’t Sign
Government Bid Protests – An Overview (Part III of III)
Do You Have Your License for Home Inspections and Mold Assessing or Remediating?
Government Bid Protests – An Overview (Part II of III)
Government Bid Protests – An Overview (Part I of III)
Construction Lien Rights for Landlord/Tenant Build-outs
Public Procurement of Professional Services
PROTESTING BID SPECIFICATIONS – Beware of the Deadlines
TWO NEW COURT DECISIONS THIS WEEK
Common Bidding Mistakes, Part 2
A Statute of Limitations Checklist
Common Bidding Mistakes – Part 1
New Proposed Legislation Would Immunize Design Professionals From Tort Liability
A Contractor’s Obligations When a Qualifier Is Laid Off OR RESIGNS
How to Protest the Bid Specifications
Bidder’s Tools: Florida’s Public Records and Sunshine Laws
The ABCs of Bid Advertisements and Acronyms
Lienors’ Recourse Against Superior Construction Lenders
Getting Started in Public Procurement
Everything You Need To Know About Public Construction
Lender Beware: Part III
Resolving Building Code Interpretation Disputes With a Building Inspector
Free Construction Work, Come and Get It
Amendment 4: Disaster Awaits
Lender Beware, Part III
Performance Bonds are Governed by their Terms
The Scope of Attorneys’ Fees for Prevailing Parties Must be Defined
Lender Liability to Contractors Extended by Court
Lender Beware: Part II — Lender as Joint Venturer / Partner
Mortgages Don’t Always Trump Construction Liens
On Demand Webinar: Hurricane Preparedness During a Restoration Project: How to Protect Your Structure in The Wake of a Hurricane
Chapter 558 May Not Apply To All Construction Defect Claims
Flood Insurance Webinar Follow-Up
Lender Beware: Liability for Construction Defects
Water Intrusion in Florida Homes and Condos
Changes Afoot to The Statute Governing Construction Liens in Tenant Buildouts?