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TheLienZone Podcast Hosted by Alex Barthet covers a wide variety of Florida construction law topics. – Alex has been described as the attorney most of his competitors aspire to be. Known for finding the best path among a variety of options to achieve a client’s particular goals, Alex serves as litigation counsel to several statewide and local contractors and material suppliers. Always good humored and on the go, Alex is the answer man for clients and employees alike on all sorts of technical ...
 
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What happens after you send your Notice of Nonpayment? What steps can you take to increase the likelihood and reduce the time it takes to get paid. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Bar…
 
Many folks don’t understand how important it is and why legally it is essential that you read and understand what your lien release says. We’re going to discuss some very specific things you can do to increase your chances of protecting yourself when you exchange your release for payment. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as…
 
Every service industry has to deal with potential bad checks and credit card chargebacks from time to time, but how you handle it can have a huge impact on your bottom line. On this podcast, board certified construction lawyer Alex Barthet will cover the general contractor’s best practices for dealing with bad checks and credit card chargebacks, as…
 
With a host of subcontractors and vendors out there, it’s easy to end up at the end of the line after failing to keep up with payments and other due dates. This is a lot of money, and you simply cannot end up owing by the other party at the end of the job. There are steps you can take to make sure you’re not in this situation, but most will depend …
 
In construction, there are many factors that go into making a bid on a project. Materials, proposed timelines cost, and more. In this episode, we are joined by Adam Mopsick, CEO of Amicon to explain the best practices when you are bidding on construction projects. About Amicon: Founded in 1996 by Adam Mopsick and Ross Adickman, Amicon is a full-ser…
 
When you have a property dispute, what do you do? Do you take it to court? Or to a mediated resolution? And if you’ve got a small claims civil suit on your hands, what do you do? On this week’s podcast, join our host, Alex Barthet, and guest Marleen Masi, to learn more about the small claims process. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construc…
 
Pay-When-Paid provisions are a big problem for all subcontractors and suppliers – those pay-when-paid provisions stating that payment won’t be due until and unless it is first paid by the owner. This shifting of the risk of non-payment from a general contractor to its subs and material suppliers has found its way into most every construction contra…
 
Liens are valuable tools that are actually triggered by the type of work done not the language in any agreement. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construct…
 
Imagine you are a contractor. You are working on a home for a client. You are working hard to finish the job on time. Your client is happy with the work that you have done. However, as you start to clean up your workspace you find a note saying the client wants you to pay for the carpet cleaning before you leave. This is a perfect example of a situ…
 
Hey everybody! Today we are going to discuss the fact that you can make changes to your contract. You know that old saying that you get what you pay for? Well that might be true in some cases but in others, you can get more than you bargained for. I’m talking about the fine details of course. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction sit…
 
Hey everybody! On today’s podcast we want to talk about a problem that plagues a lot of contractors and subcontractors. I’m talking about waiting too long to get paid getting paid for a job. Make sure to listen closely as we break down the basic rules of lien rights… Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, …
 
Hey Everybody! Today we are going to talk about the Notice to Cure, and how to take control of the work schedule, using your construction contract. These are all very important topics that you need to have a basic understanding of for your next project. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos…
 
Does your construction contract protect you from price escalations? During these uncertain times, having an escalation clause in your construction contract is more critical than ever. Listen to this episode to learn what an escalation clause is and how it can protect you on your next job. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as…
 
Navigating the nuances of “pay when paid” clauses is a confusing and complex process. But, do you have the right to stop working if you are not getting paid? Listen to this week’s episode to find out. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and T…
 
If you’ve ever worked on a project where you didn’t get everything in writing, you know what a pain it can be. Construction projects are expensive, and they often involve multiple parties. When things go wrong, it can be difficult to figure out who’s responsible. That’s why it’s important to get all agreements in writing. Make sure to follow us on …
 
The short answer is, Yes! Always read your contract, and negotiate terms you think are not in your favor. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction att…
 
They are a big problem for all subcontractors and suppliers – those pay-when-paid provisions stating that payment won’t be due until and unless it is first paid by the owner. This shifting of the risk of non-payment from a general contractor to its subs and material suppliers has found its way into most every construction contract you see today. Ca…
 
Is your lien worthless? Can you lien a leased property? There’s a popular misconception that doing work on a leased property for a tenant means you can’t protect yourself when it comes to getting paid. Not true! But doing work for a tenant does mean you need to take specific steps to have rights and recourse. Listen to this episode to get the answe…
 
The lien is a powerful tool at your disposal to increase your ability to get paid. As an encumbrance, or a hold on real property, it creates a cloud over the legal title preventing the sale or refinance of the property. When you place a lien on a piece of property that you have improved through your work, ownership can’t generally be transferred wh…
 
Over the years we’ve covered just about every term that you should include in your construction contracts. This time, we are doing things differently by explaining 3 contract terms that should NOT be agreed to when taking on a project. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media …
 
They are a big problem for all subcontractors and suppliers – those pay-when-paid provisions stating that payment won’t be due until and unless it is first paid by the owner. This shifting of the risk of non-payment from a general contractor to its subs and material suppliers has found its way into most every construction contract you see today. Ca…
 
One of the many reasons parties hesitate to file a court action to recover money owed is the cost of litigation and the length of time it takes to obtain a judgment. The Florida Legislature recognized this problem and set out a workable solution providing for swift payment. There is a little-known provision within Florida’s Construction Lien Law, w…
 
Partial & final waivers, properly crafted, can be your friend. They can bring a level of certainty to an often uncertain business. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board c…
 
Exchanging a release for a check – or a check for a release – should be done with careful attention to the wording and meaning behind the document. Whether you are a general contractor or a subcontractor, what you want to give in a release, and what you want to receive, depends on your position. Generally, when someone is giving you a check, you wa…
 
Yes. Understanding how you benefit from having a lien to begin with – even better. A lien secures your right to be paid for any improvement you have made to real property or materials you have furnished for that purpose. The lien places a hold, called an encumbrance, on that property (or in some cases on a lease on the property) in an amount equal …
 
On this episode, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, take my materials back? You need to consider the following. The right to repossess and remove shall extend to materials whose purchase price does not exceed the amount due to the repossessing li…
 
Using construction liens to get paid can be an effective way to protect your work – if you follow the lien rules. A lien is an encumbrance – a legal hold. This hold is placed on real property for the value of the work and materials you provided but for which you haven’t yet been paid. Someone who owns a piece of property cannot sell or refinance th…
 
A payment bond secures one’s right to be paid on a construction project. Do you know how and when you should make a claim on a payment bond? Listen to this episode and find out. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on y…
 
Your contract may just be a handshake, a purchase order or a simple one-page agreement, so it probably says nothing about stopping work. Work stoppage provisions are most often found in those longer and more significant contracts usually on larger jobs. Most sophisticated contracts address work stoppage as a specific issue. On this episode, Alex wi…
 
Many folks don’t understand how important it is and why legally it is essential that you read and understand what your lien release says. We’re going to discuss some very specific things you can do to increase your chances of protecting yourself when you exchange your release for payment. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as…
 
Using construction liens to get paid can be an effective way to protect your work – if you follow the lien rules. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construc…
 
Just because you have improved someone’s property by your work, doesn’t give you an automatic right to also lien that property. Under Florida law, a construction lien can arise only when there is a valid contract between the parties. An oral agreement can be considered a contract, so can an estimate or invoice if certain conditions are met. Make su…
 
In this episode, We are joined by Ariela Wagner, President of SunRay Construction Solutions. Even if you are a seasoned contractor or sub-contractor, you should listen as we cover the basics on Notice to Owner, Lien and Bond Claims and some pro-tips to make your life easier on your next project. Visit the SunRay Construction Solutions website to le…
 
Is your lien worthless? Can you lien a leased property? There’s a popular misconception that doing work on a leased property for a tenant means you can’t protect yourself when it comes to getting paid. Not true! But doing work for a tenant does mean you need to take specific steps to have rights and recourse. Listen to this episode to get the answe…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Ariela Wagner, President of SunRay Construction Solutions, to discuss three Notice to Owner mistakes you can’t afford to make. Visit the SunRay Construction Solutions website to learn more about the company and software: https://www.sunraynotice.com/, to contact Ariela, send her an email ariela@sunraynotice.com. Ma…
 
They are a big problem for all subcontractors and suppliers – those pay-when-paid provisions stating that payment won’t be due until and unless it is first paid by the owner. This shifting of the risk of non-payment from a general contractor to its subs and material suppliers has found its way into most every construction contract you see today. Ca…
 
Many folks don’t understand how important it is and why legally it is essential that you read and understand what your lien release says. We’re going to discuss some very specific things you can do to increase your chances of protecting yourself when you exchange your release for payment. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as…
 
We have seen a lot of mistakes folks make when it comes to issuing lien releases. In this podcast, we are going to discuss the three most common lien release issues and how you should approach each. Don’t skip this episode we’ll explain why these are mistakes you can’t afford to make. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as wel…
 
Get ready for a deep dive! In this episode, learn how one Miami-based contractor saved time & money by digitally managing their workforce. Our guests are Jake from Ready Windows Sales & Service, Corp., Erick from PROCORE, and Albert from SmartBarrel.io. Are you interested in reaching out to our panel? Visit the Ready Windows Sales & Service website…
 
On this podcast, Join Alex Barthet and Jorge Alvarez, CEO & Founder of Drone Permission®, as he details 3 easy ways to use drones on your construction project to save time and money. Visit the Drone Permission® website to learn more about their amazing service: https://www.dronepermission.com/ Interested in seeing some of their work? Follow @DroneP…
 
Here are 3 documentation tips to help you get paid. Wendy Rogers (wendy@esub.com), CEO of eSUB Construction Software, joins us on the podcast today to discuss three essential documentation tips you can use to make sure you get paid on your next project. Visit the eSub website to learn more about their amazing software: https://esub.com/ Make sure t…
 
Getting work is not easy, but there are some tried and true ways to improve your odds. Today we talk with Kevin Priddy of PlanHub to get the secrets to improve your bidding process, close more deals and get more work. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagra…
 
Certificate of Insurance – Why the one you are holding right now may be worthless and what to do about it. Here to help us out are Frank Pulcini and Lyle Hoffman with IOA, frank.pulcini@ioausa.com – lyle.hoffman@ioausa.com Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Ins…
 
Here are 4 ways to save money on insurance and bonding. Get more bang for your buck. Johnathan Bursevich with Alter Surety Group, jonathan@altersurety and Lyle Hoffman with IOA, lyle.hoffman@ioausa.com. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and…
 
Your lien rights don’t disappear when your lien is bonded off. But they are impacted and you must take a number of steps. Listen here. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a boa…
 
Make a mistake on filing your notice to owner and you will lose your lien. Listen to why. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida…
 
Do you know everything there is to know about a Notice to Owner? Here are 3 exceptions you probably didn’t. Today we speak with Ariela Wagner of Sunray Construction Solutions about notices to owner. You can contact Ariela at www.sunraynotice.com Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and soc…
 
If you’ve ever wondered what safety requirements you should have in place, you should listen up. Today we speak with Brent Huffman of Corporate Safety Solutions about safety and Osha. You can contact Brent at www.corpsafetysolutions.com. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social medi…
 
Staying out of court is always smart business. But what should you do if you’re hauled into court? Listen to find out. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified con…
 
Liens are valuable tools that are actually triggered by the type of work done not the language in any agreement. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construct…
 
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