Category Archives: Government Contracts

2012 A.D.

  Welcome to 2012 A.D. By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. The presents have been opened, the fruitcake is gone, and we now find ourselves in 2012 A.D.    The economy has been idle in the doldrums for … Continue reading

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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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