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The legal practice of business and construction law in Jacksonville Fl is as sophisticated, complex and specialized as legal disciplines go. Most attorneys practicing today concentrate their efforts on either criminal defense, marital and family law or what is referred to as plaintiff tort law. Many times, these types of cases involve an automobile, motorcycle,…

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With all the explosive growth of both residential and commercial building projects in Florida, it’s no wonder that many contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and consumers are engaged in legal battles extending from construction non-performance issues. The property owner has a legal right to expect contractors to perform defect-free work and when problems arise many times the…

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According to Dodge Data & Analytics, a construction industry data, and analytics provider. Construction project starts have been up significantly, year over year since 2013.  The total construction amounts are up from 2013’s 547-billion-dollar level to 2019 projected revenues of just over 808 billion dollars. Among the gains and topping the list were single-family homes…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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A house is more than just a structure. For many people, a home is a place to unwind, have fun with family, and make memories. But let’s say that your house is faced with a construction defect– a scenario that is all too familiar to many homeowners. Construction defects can be time-consuming, expensive headaches. What’s…

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