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.

Louisiana Lien Waivers Made Simple

A mechanic’s lien is a last-resort measure used by construction procurers to obtain payment withheld by a client. In this day and age, however, many clients harbor valid concerns about fraudulent liens, especially considering Louisiana’s loose requirements for filing a mechanic’s lien. Whether you’re a contractor, supplier or equipment lessor, a mechanic’s lien waiver is an effective way to protect your clients from fraudulent liens.

Guest Blog – Public Contracting: Why You Need Performance and Payment Bonds

The world of public contracting is quite complex because at stake are a lot of taxpayer dollars, with figures sometimes in the billions. In order to compete for these jobs, contractors will have to take out contract surety bonds. Two types of contract bonds which you’ll need for this work are performance and payment bonds. Here’s a quick introduction to what they are, and how they differ.

Louisiana Public Contract Law: Material Supplier Notice Requirement

In Louisiana public contracts and jobs have been gaining momentum for my clients. Over the past few years there has been a spike in public work and as these jobs reach completion contractors, subcontractors, equipment lessors, laborers and materials suppliers are forced to become well versed in the layout of the public bid law.

Demand Letter: How An Attorney Letter Can Help You Get Paid

In the legal and collection industry we call this document a demand letter, but in most other circles its simply known as an "attorney letter." There are many people who are fearful of this type of correspondence and others who simply trash or avoid it as a matter of course. Regardless of how it is treated by the recipient, an attorney letter can 1) get you paid quickly and 2) is generally inexpensive. Neither of these two qualities exist in many legal offerings.