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Contractors Feel Labor Pinch Following Recession Exodus

By Hayes Law, P.L. |

Winter Park attorney Rosemary Hayes no longer fields many calls about building defects and property liens, as she did during the recession. These days, the construction-litigation specialist said her business is more defined by delays sparked by labor shortages. Please click below to read the full article featuring Ms. Hayes in the Orlando Sentinel…. Read More »

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The Basics of Contract Law in Construction

By Hayes Law, P.L. |

A basic contract consists of three elements; there must be an offer, acceptance and consideration. An offer is a promise to do something or not do something, made in exchange for a promise to do the same. Acceptance occurs when one party assents to the terms presented in the offer intentionally and unequivocally, either… Read More »

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Construction Delay Claims

By Hayes Law, P.L. |

Delays in construction happen on a regular basis over the course of project development. These delays can happen for a number of reasons, leaving either party at a certain amount of risk for breach of contract or other claims for litigation. Some of these reasons include mismanagement of the construction site and project, planning… Read More »

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

By Hayes Law, P.L. |

Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code is designed to protect business debtors and their creditors.  For a company that is struggling to cover its overhead and operating costs due to debt payments, Chapter 11 allows a company to protect itself from creditors, temporarily stop debt payments, collection activities and foreclosures in order… Read More »

Construction Liens in Florida

By Hayes Law, P.L. |

Conflicts commonly arise in construction law regarding contracts and unpaid work. When a customer fails to pay a contractor for work already started, or in some cases, completed, there is legal recourse available for the contractor in order to obtain the money owed. In Florida, a contractor can file a Construction Lien under Chapter… Read More »

Changes to Florida Public Records Act Impacts Contractors

By Hayes Law, P.L. |

Changes to the Public Records Act, Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, have implications for construction contractors working on public works projects. The law’s requirements may also be passed on by general contractors to subcontractors, spreading out the administrative burden. State law has at all times provided that public records are public records regardless of whose… Read More »

Arbitration & Construction Law

By Hayes Law, P.L. |

Arbitration is a common resolution tool used throughout the legal industry, in particular, in construction law. Arbitration is one of a few types of alternative dispute resolution that is offered as a substitute to partaking in litigation. The process mimics aspects of traditional litigation, but has many benefits that litigation proceedings lack. In an… Read More »