Monthly Archives: June 2011

Names Are Important

Shakespeare once wrote: “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose; By any other name [is probably a limited purpose LLC with no assets].” OK, the bracketed language is mine, but in the context of construction contracts, listen … Continue reading

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North Carolina Gives Lien Rights to Commercial Real Estate Brokers

After several years of trying, real estate brokers were given lien rights by the North Carolina General Assembly.  House Bill 174 amends Chapter 44A (the mechanic’s lien law) by adding a Part 4 that gives brokers a lien on commercial … Continue reading

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Federal Contracting Series – Part Two

The Law(s) Governing Federal Contracts By:  Charlie Cole, Guest Blogger Private construction projects are governed primarily by contracts.  As such, the parties are able to allocate risks and responsibilities through the negotiation process.  Contractors and suppliers new to the federal … Continue reading

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Federal Contracting Series – Part One

A Framework for Understanding Federal Contracting By: Charlie Cole, Guest Blogger When the Great Recession struck, many businesses turned their focus to the federal market. This is particularly true with respect to construction. In fact, according to the Savannah US … Continue reading

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Federal Contracting, Construction Law Carolinas Style

  The largest owner in the construction world is the federal government. As the commercial construction market evaporated, many contractors and subcontractors looked to the burgeoning world of federal contracting, including work on military bases in the Carolinas, as new … Continue reading

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Getting Paid for your Work: Construction Liens and Payment Bonds in North Carolina

By Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide a summary of the rights available under North Carolina’s construction lien law.  This pamphlet covers the basics of the lien law and is not … Continue reading

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