Design and Installation of Energy-Related Construction Contracts
Energy-related construction and design contracts are complicated instruments that are replete with pitfalls for both sides. A recent Georgia case discussed the complexity of energy-construction
Fast Track Arbitration as a Vehicle for Resolving Small Claims
Many contractors and subcontractors fear the unpredictable costs of litigating their claims. This is especially the case if the claim is small. In some instances,
Lien Priority: Not Always Just a Matter of Filing
Non-payment can place contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in a precarious cash-flow situation. On most jobs, they outlay their capital and hard work in advance of
Tax Deduction For Energy Efficiency Projects
According to the Department of Energy, energy usage in commercial buildings continues to increase. It comes as no surprise that building owners are seeking ways
Supreme Court Upholds Mandamus Order Requiring City to Pay Developer For Construction of Pump Station
The Georgia Supreme Court recently affirmed a trial court’s order requiring a city to pay a developer for the construction of a sewage pump station.
Update on Georgia Energy Savings Performance Contracting
A bill before the Georgia General Assembly would revise the rules for contractors that are pre-qualified to perform energy savings performance contracts for state agencies
Recovery of Attorney Fees and Interest Under The Georgia Prompt Pay Act
In November 2010, the Georgia Court of Appeals interpreted the Georgia Prompt Pay Act to mandate the recovery of reasonable attorney fees to a prevailing
AHC Attorney David Cook to Present on Energy Savings Projects at GlobalCon 2012 Energy Conference
AHC attorney David R. Cook will speak at the Association of Energy Engineers’ GlobalCon 2012 conference in Atlantic City. He will discuss issues related to
Georgia Supreme Court Invalidates Construction-Related Indemnity Provision
In November 2011, the Georgia Supreme Court broadly interpreted Georgia’s anti-indemnity statute to preclude a developer’s indemnity claim against a homeowners’ association.
Guest Blogger, Accountant Alan K. Clark Discusses IRS Employment Issues
With close margins and scarce profits, contractors may look for some edge with cost cutting plans that may actually be very expensive in the long run, if
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