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Jacksonville Construction Law Defects

As legal counsel for many general contractors, Heekin Litigation Group feels it is important for anyone involved with, or in the construction industry to understand some basic terms and their meanings regarding construction defects and the practice of construction law. Construction defect claims can be filed at anytime a property owner believes they have a…

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Business Law Attorneys in Jacksonville

The legal practice of commercial litigation or business law which it is commonly referred to, is such a highly specialized field of law that only a handful of attorneys are successfully engaged at practicing it. Jacksonville is blessed with a number of factors that lend support to a business law practice including an expanding market…

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Do I need a Construction Law Attorney to Sue My Contractor?

Over the past few years, Florida has been experiencing an unprecedented broadening of its construction market with retail development, commercial build-outs, industrial renovations, new home construction and apartment units leading the way. A housing shortfall in some counties has caused market conditions to experience a housing crisis but many other areas are experiencing rapid development,…

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Business Law Attorneys Servicing The Villages that are Ready to Help

Business Law Attorneys In The Villages The Villages, as a community, is one of the fastest growing and most developed areas of Florida per square mile. Located in the central part of the state and only a short distance from Ocala, The Villages enjoys providing an adult 55+ retirement setting complete with a downtown business…

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Jacksonville’s Economic Boom

Spring is really starting to heat up in North Florida, and the commercial real estate market is no exception. According to Forbes Magazine, Jacksonville is listed as one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, ranked 5th overall for 2018. Two of the chief reasons for this economic condition to continue for a…

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Minimize condo association headaches during spring break

For much of the country, spring break means a welcome respite from a long winter and a brief escape to warmer climates. Florida remains a top destination despite the damage wrought by a devastating hurricane season. Nearly three million tourists are expected to flood Florida between March and April. For condo owners and managers, however,…

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FEMA contracting: What construction companies need to know

Almost five months have passed and Floridians are still feeling the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The hurricane caused nearly $100 billion in damages after ravaging the sunshine state. Homeowners and/or homeowner associations seeking to repair and rebuild will be in the market for contractors to complete the work. Much of the work will be…

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5S methodology: understanding a Lean Construction basic

Lean Construction has been changing the construction industry over the last two decades. While hard to believe given the technological advances, the productivity of the construction industry has been declining since 1964. New technologies have aided in reducing the cost of designs and construction, but they have not greatly improved the management of the construction…

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Commonly misinterpreted terms in construction contracts

A contract is a legally binding document that all parties should understand before signing, but that is not always the case. When signing a construction contract, contractors and subcontractors alike should make sure they clearly understand all the terms. The Big Five The five terms listed below are commonly misinterpreted and can be potentially damaging…

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What are force majeure clauses in construction contracts?

With the devastation and havoc from Hurricane Irma still lingering, construction projects faced numerous setbacks during tropical storm season. One way the construction industry has learned to handle unexpected and unplanned events is to incorporate a force majeure clause into contracts. The term is French and loosely translates to “superior force.” Contracts containing a force…

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