Florida Construction Bond Lawyer

Florida Construction Bond Lawyer is my blog that focuses on bond rights and lien rights.

 

Here is a reason why you should always consider using a lawyer in preparing your construction liens.  And, I am talking about a lawyer that is going to review your pertinent documentation in preparing your lien and spending the time … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: July 15, 2018, 2:21 pm
You are involved in a payment dispute with your contractor. The contractor records a lien against your property. What do you do? Sometimes the best thing to do is to make a good faith settlement offer.  Offer an amount of … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: July 8, 2018, 11:52 am
The other day, I consulted with a contractor that recorded a construction lien.  Its lien had been transferred to a lien transfer bond pursuant to Florida Statute s. 713.24.  With the lien transfer bond, instead of foreclosing the lien against … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: June 23, 2018, 10:40 am
When a claimant sues a Miller Act payment bond, there is no legitimate reason to sue the payment bond surety for other counts hoping some other count sticks.  This is especially true if the payment bond claim was timely filed … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: June 10, 2018, 11:53 pm
As a subcontractor or supplier, it is important to preserve your lien rights by serving a Notice to Owner within 45 days from initial furnishing.  If you are a supplier of specially fabricated materials, the Notice to Owner must be … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: May 20, 2018, 11:25 pm
If you are working on a federal government construction project as a subcontractor or supplier, you know (hopefully!) about the Miller Act.  You also know (hopefully!) that a prime contractor’s Miller Act payment bond is an avenue to pursue payment … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: April 15, 2018, 4:25 pm
Ebooks are great resources to quickly and efficiently learn about a subject area.  They can provide the nuts and bolts about an issue to give you the high and material points about that issue.   If you are interested in … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: April 13, 2018, 10:48 am
I had a contractor with a construction lien call me up the other day wanting to take action on its lien. However, I could not assist this contractor with its lien.  The lien expired by operation of law…for two different … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: March 31, 2018, 8:32 pm
I have had a few cases as of late representing an owner where the contractor in direct privity of contract with the owner failed to serve its contractor’s final payment affidavit on the owner prior to foreclosing on its construction … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: March 25, 2018, 10:36 pm
For construction liens to be valid, the lien must be recorded within 90 days from the lienor’s last day performing work–this is known as the lienor’s final furnishing date.   A lienor’s final furnishing date is largely a factual based … Continue reading
Author: David Adelstein
Posted: March 18, 2018, 1:00 pm