What the Miller Act Means For You

In the construction industry, we speak a lot about the filing of a mechanic’s lien. But what if you are working on a public project? In the event a government project goes sour, contractors and materials suppliers must turn to the Miller Act, or its parallel state legislation, as a remedy.

Your Mechanics Lien Resource Treasure Trove

Mechanics Liens used to be a cornerstone topic on this blog; meaning I would write an article about filings, foreclosing and/or litigating a mechanics lien quite frequently. In fact, over the years I sort of consider myself a "lien guy."  Insofar as construction law goes, mechanic lien and state or federal bond claims has sort […]

New Orleans Declares Felons Not Responsible Bidders on Public Projects and Washington Contemplating Similar Rule

Mike Purdy's Public Contracting Blog is so awesome, he got to this unique story that touts a legal link between Seattle, WA and New Orleans, LA before I could.    Before getting to the article, let me comment that if your company does public contracting work anywhere in the nation, Mike Purdy's blog is going […]

Step-By-Step Guide to Filing Miller Act Claims at Avvo.com

In today's economic climate, even contractors who typically work on private projects are testing the waters with federal and state construction works.  And unfortunately, these newcomers are finding themselves a bit lost in procedures when it comes time to get paid. In the event a federal project (or GC on a federal project) goes sour, contractors […]

Don’t Know Who Bonded A State Or Federal Project? Just ask.

In nearly every circumstance, a general contractor on a federal or state project is required to maintain a bond for the work being performed.   These bonds protect the payment rights of subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and suppliers.    In the event any of these parties are not paid on the project, the unpaid party can typically file a […]

Scott Wolfe Contributes Guest Post on Construction Law Musings

Big thank you to our friend Christopher Hill who operates the Construction Law Musings blog for allowing me to become his blog's first three-time Guest Post Friday writer. This morning, Musing's published a blog post I wrote titled "A Lien By Any Other Name Can Sound Just As Sweet." The article provides readers with a […]