Category Archives: Government Contracts

The Microphone Is Always On

The Microphone is Always On By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. (704) 377-2500 We all enjoy hearing the off-the-cuff remarks politicians and celebrities make while they believe the mic is off. We believe that these comments … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Surety Bonding 101 for Contractors

I am often asked by new and upcoming contractors what it takes to obtain a surety bond. What better way to answer this question than to ask someone who writes bonds for a living?   Alex Levin is a writer for … Continue reading

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Federal Contracting Series – Part Six

The Miller Act and You By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. gshelton@horacktalley.com Think about what would happen if contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers could file a mechanic’s lien on a government project. The sheriff could actually sell … Continue reading

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What is Mediation?

  A Mediation Education By:  Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. gshelton@horacktalley.com   Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) refers to out-of-court methods of resolving legal fights.  ADR has been around for a long time.  During the ordeal, trial … Continue reading

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Federal Contracting Series – Part Five

  The Dollars are in the Details By:  Gregory L. Shelton gshelton@horacktalley.com I have been monitoring the advance sheets in South Carolina and North Carolina for an interesting case concerning federal contracting.  Ask and you shall receive. Hot off the … Continue reading

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Pics Or It Didn’t Happen: Using Photographs to Document the Project

Using Photographs to Document the Project By:  Gregory L. Shelton Photographs provide the finder of fact (whether judge, jury, or arbitrator) with a wealth of information about a construction dispute. The owner may criticize a contractor for not performing work … Continue reading

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Federal Contracting Series – Part Four

Friday Afternoon Musings on Federal Contracting, Felines, and Forks in the Road By:  Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Last Friday, Christopher G. Hill, proprietor of the blog Construction Law Musings, posted here on the state of green … Continue reading

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Federal Contracting Series – Part Three

Staking Your Claim By:  Gregory L. Shelton, Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Contractors dealing directly with the federal government should not be bashful when seeking money, time, or some other contractual relief from the government.  The Contract Disputes Act … Continue reading

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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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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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