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The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections

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TheLienZone Podcast Hosted by Alex Barthet covers a wide variety of Florida construction law topics. - Alex has been described as the attorney most of his competitors aspire to be. Known for finding the best path among a variety of options to achieve a client’s particular goals, Alex serves as litigation counsel to several statewide and local contractors and material suppliers. Always good humored and on the go, Alex is the answer man for clients and employees alike on all sorts of technical and legal questions. Alex Barthet is a mechanical engineer by education and Board Certified in Construction Law.
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ICYMI: New Public Project Payment Protocols in Florida

In this episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, we deep dive into Florida's freshly updated regulations regarding public project payments. The post ICYMI: New Public Project Payment Protocols in Florida appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/15/20246 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Cost Codes are the Key to Determine Profitability

Join Alex Barthet for an insightful discussion with Eric Helitzer, LEED AP, Founder & CEO of SubBase, and Elizaveta Taylor, Founder of Beyond Books Solutions, as they delve into the critical role of cost codes in construction project management and profitability. In this episode, we cover: Accounting Essentials: The backbone of financial management in construction. … + Read More The post Why Cost Codes are the Key to Determine Profitability appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/8/202426 minutes, 21 seconds
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Manage Legal Challenges in 2024 with Beyond Books Solutions

This episode features a crossover with Elizaveta Taylor of Beyond Books Solutions, where Alex Barthet shares his insights on navigating the complex world of construction law. The post Manage Legal Challenges in 2024 with Beyond Books Solutions appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/1/202422 minutes
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How to Grow Your Construction Business in 2024

In this episode of TheLienZone Podcast, Alex Barthet is joined by JP Berdejo to discuss an invaluable strategy for construction business growth in 2024: claiming your Google Business Profile. This conversation covers the what, how, and why of Google Business Profiles, emphasizing their critical role in enhancing business visibility and credibility online. Key Topics Discussed: … + Read More The post How to Grow Your Construction Business in 2024 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/24/202428 minutes, 51 seconds
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Avoid These Common Lien and Release Traps

This week's episode of The Lien Zone Podcast Alex Barthet, dives into Common Lien and Release Traps, focusing on critical aspects of Florida's Lien Law. The post Avoid These Common Lien and Release Traps appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/17/202419 minutes, 1 second
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Lockdown Payment Plans like a Pro

In the latest episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, titled “Lockdown Payment Plans like a Pro” host Alex Barthet, a board-certified construction attorney in Florida, shares essential tips for securing payment plans that expedite payment and minimize litigation risk. Alex outlines four crucial strategies for effective payment agreements: Documentation and Authorization: Emphasize the need for … + Read More The post Lockdown Payment Plans like a Pro appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/10/202416 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Avoid These Common Lien and Release Traps

This week’s episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, hosted by Alex Barthet, dives into “Common Lien and Release Traps and How to Avoid Them,” focusing on critical aspects of Florida’s Lien Law. Here’s what was discussed: Lien Law Traps: The importance of the “last work” definition, emphasizing that it does not include repair, punchlist, or … + Read More The post How to Avoid These Common Lien and Release Traps appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/3/202419 minutes, 1 second
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Embrace the Suck: Growing a Construction Business is Hard

Alex Barthet interviews James Terry, founder of  GreenTeam Building Services, exploring the hurdles and strategies of expanding a construction business. The post Embrace the Suck: Growing a Construction Business is Hard appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/27/202428 minutes, 48 seconds
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Grow Your Construction Business in 2024

Alex Barthet is joined by JP Berdejo to discuss an invaluable strategy for construction business growth in 2024 The post Grow Your Construction Business in 2024 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/20/202428 minutes, 51 seconds
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Hey Developers! Follow These Steps to Protect Your Projects from Liens

In the latest episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, Alex provides a comprehensive guide for developers on managing and preventing liens on their projects. The post Hey Developers! Follow These Steps to Protect Your Projects from Liens appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/13/202430 minutes, 4 seconds
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Legal Issues with Beyond Books Solutions

Hey there, construction pros! Dive into a unique episode of The Lien Zone Podcast titled “Legal Issues with Beyond Books Solutions.” This episode features a crossover with Elizaveta Taylor of Beyond Books Solutions, where Alex Barthet shares his insights on navigating the complex world of construction law. They tackle essential topics like the importance of … + Read More The post Legal Issues with Beyond Books Solutions appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/6/202422 minutes
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Red or Black. Why Cost Codes are the Key to Determine Profitability

Join Alex Barthet for an insightful discussion with Eric Helitzer, LEED AP, Founder & CEO of SubBase, and Elizaveta Taylor, Founder of Beyond Books Solutions, as they delve into the critical role of cost codes in construction project management and profitability. In this episode, we cover: Accounting Essentials: The backbone of financial management in construction. … + Read More The post Red or Black. Why Cost Codes are the Key to Determine Profitability appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/28/202426 minutes, 21 seconds
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Common Lien and Release Traps and How to Avoid Them

This week’s episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, hosted by Alex Barthet, dives into “Common Lien and Release Traps and How to Avoid Them,” focusing on critical aspects of Florida’s Lien Law. Here’s what was discussed: Lien Law Traps: The importance of the “last work” definition, emphasizing that it does not include repair, punchlist, or … + Read More The post Common Lien and Release Traps and How to Avoid Them appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/21/202419 minutes, 1 second
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The Most Effective 1 Hour You Can Spend to Grow Your Construction Business in 2024

In this episode of TheLienZone Podcast, Alex Barthet is joined by JP Berdejo to discuss an invaluable strategy for construction business growth in 2024: claiming your Google Business Profile. This conversation covers the what, how, and why of Google Business Profiles, emphasizing their critical role in enhancing business visibility and credibility online. Key Topics Discussed: … + Read More The post The Most Effective 1 Hour You Can Spend to Grow Your Construction Business in 2024 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/14/202428 minutes, 51 seconds
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Negotiate Like a Boss – Tips to Score the Best Construction Contract Part 3

Hey there, construction pros! Wrapping up our series on The Lien Zone Podcast, Alex Barthet dives into the crucial final tips 6 and 7, plus an extra bonus tip for mastering construction contract negotiations. The post Negotiate Like a Boss – Tips to Score the Best Construction Contract Part 3 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/7/202418 minutes, 10 seconds
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Negotiate Like a Boss – Tips to Score the Best Construction Contract Part 2

Hey there, construction pros! This episode of The Lien Zone Podcast with Alex Barthet dives into tips 4 and 5 of the 3-part series on mastering construction contract negotiations. The post Negotiate Like a Boss – Tips to Score the Best Construction Contract Part 2 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/31/20248 minutes, 28 seconds
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Negotiate Like a Boss – Tips to Score the Best Construction Contract Part 1

In this episode, Alex dives into the art of negotiating construction contracts. We're looking at the first three tips out of seven, and trust me, these are game-changers. The post Negotiate Like a Boss – Tips to Score the Best Construction Contract Part 1 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/24/202432 minutes, 42 seconds
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New Public Project Payment Protocols in Florida

In this episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, we delve deep into Florida’s freshly updated regulations regarding public project payments. We begin with a closer examination of the “Public Project Notices of Nonpayment, Sections 255.05 and 337.18.” Here, the introduction of a provision allows claimants to assert their right to bond protection if a bond … + Read More The post New Public Project Payment Protocols in Florida appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/17/20246 minutes, 59 seconds
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Florida’s Construction Claims & Building Code Violations

Dive into our latest episode where we unpack significant legal updates affecting Florida's construction industry. The Statute of Limitations for Negligence (627.756(1)), effective March 24, 2023, shortens the limitation period for claims based on negligence from 4 years to 2 years. However, the 4-year period remains for actions rooted in design, planning, or construction of improvements to real property. The post Florida’s Construction Claims & Building Code Violations appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/10/20245 minutes, 43 seconds
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Nonpayment Notices & Transfer Bonds

Navigating the complexities of Florida’s lien laws has never been more crucial, especially with the 2023 updates coming into play. In our latest episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, we delve deep into the nuances of Private Project Notices of Nonpayment (713.23), emphasizing the importance of serving the Notice of Nonpayment to both the contractor and … + Read More The post Nonpayment Notices & Transfer Bonds appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/4/20246 minutes, 41 seconds
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ICYMI: Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 3

We’ve arrived at the final installment of our riveting series on contract provisions! In Part 3, Alex covers these pivotal clauses: Liquidated Damages: Discover the significance of setting pre-agreed damages and when it’s beneficial. Caps on Damages: Learn how these limits can influence project risks and the balance of power in contract negotiations. Indemnity, Defense, … + Read More The post ICYMI: Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 3 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/28/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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ICYMI: Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 2

We're back with Part 2 of our series on construction contract provisions! Building on our exploration from Part 1, Alex dives deeper into three more critical topics that every construction professional should be familiar with The post ICYMI: Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 2 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/21/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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ICYMI: Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 1

Get ready for a comprehensive journey through the intricate world of construction contract provisions. The post ICYMI: Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 1 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/14/202320 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Subcontractor’s Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Paid Faster

Welcome to a new episode of The Lien Zone Podcast that every subcontractor should tune into - "A Subcontractor’s Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Paid Faster". This episode provides a roadmap to expedite your payment process and secure your financial interests. The post A Subcontractor’s Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Paid Faster appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/7/202325 minutes, 54 seconds
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Staying Clear of Costly Lien Release Errors

In this episode, we're unpacking three common yet avoidable lien release mistakes that can have costly implications. The post Staying Clear of Costly Lien Release Errors appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/30/202322 minutes, 33 seconds
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Next Steps After Recording a Construction Lien

A construction lien is not the end game, it's a powerful tool in your arsenal to ensure you get paid for your services. The post Next Steps After Recording a Construction Lien appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/23/202320 minutes, 58 seconds
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Understanding Florida’s Latest Lien Law Changes in Private Project Notices of Nonpayment

Learn the key aspects of Private Project Notices of Nonpayment (713.23), highlighting how important it is to serve Notices of Nonpayment correctly to both the contractor and surety. The post Understanding Florida’s Latest Lien Law Changes in Private Project Notices of Nonpayment appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/16/20236 minutes, 41 seconds
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Navigating Insurance Complexity: Contractors’ Guide to Coverage

Dive into the world of contractors' insurance with the latest episode of TheLienZone Podcast, hosted by Alex Barthet. The post Navigating Insurance Complexity: Contractors’ Guide to Coverage appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/9/20237 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Subcontractor’s Handbook: Navigating Bond Claims Effectively

Dive into the intricate world of bond claims in the construction sector with Alex Barthet, a board-certified construction attorney. The post The Subcontractor’s Handbook: Navigating Bond Claims Effectively appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/2/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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Navigating Hidden Contract Conditions in Construction

Discover how to identify and manage hidden contract conditions in construction to protect your project from unforeseen costs and complications. The post Navigating Hidden Contract Conditions in Construction appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/26/20232 minutes, 37 seconds
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Decoding ‘Pay-When-Paid’: Navigating Contractual Pitfalls in Construction

In this episode of TheLienZone Podcast, Alex Barthet navigates the intricate maze of "Pay-When-Paid" clauses found in construction contracts. The post Decoding ‘Pay-When-Paid’: Navigating Contractual Pitfalls in Construction appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/19/20239 minutes, 30 seconds
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Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 3

We've arrived at the final installment of our riveting series on contract provisions! In Part 3, Alex covers these pivotal clauses: The post Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 3 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/12/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 2

We're back with Part 2 of our series on construction contract provisions! Building on our exploration from Part 1, Alex dives deeper into three more critical topics that every construction professional should be familiar with The post Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 2 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/5/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 1

Presenting Part 1 of our enlightening series: "Deep Dive Contract Provisions". Alex tackles some of the most intricate and often misunderstood clauses in construction contracts. The post Deep Dive Contract Provisions: Part 1 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/28/202320 minutes, 26 seconds
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3 (Avoidable) Lien Release Mistakes that Will Cost You Big Time!

In our newest episode, we dissect the labyrinth that is the lien release process, spotlighting three easily avoidable yet potentially costly mistakes. The post 3 (Avoidable) Lien Release Mistakes that Will Cost You Big Time! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/21/202322 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Surety Won’t Pay Me? How to Get A Bond Company to Pay.

Dive deep into the world of payment bond claims with us! 🛠️ From understanding the essence of a Payment Bond Claim to decoding the intricate Bond Deadlines, we've got you covered. The post The Surety Won’t Pay Me? How to Get A Bond Company to Pay. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/14/202324 minutes, 9 seconds
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Key Changes in Florida’s Construction Claims & Building Code Violations

Dive into our latest episode where we unpack significant legal updates affecting Florida's construction industry. The Statute of Limitations for Negligence (627.756(1)), effective March 24, 2023, shortens the limitation period for claims based on negligence from 4 years to 2 years. However, the 4-year period remains for actions rooted in design, planning, or construction of improvements to real property. The post Key Changes in Florida’s Construction Claims & Building Code Violations appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/7/20235 minutes, 43 seconds
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New Rules: Florida Officials Must Cite Code

This episode focuses on new statutes effective from July 1, 2023, aiming to prevent local building and fire safety officials in Florida from imposing unwarranted requirements after issuing a permit. The post New Rules: Florida Officials Must Cite Code appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/31/20235 minutes, 23 seconds
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Unpacking Florida’s New Public Project Payment Protocols

In the latest episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, we delve deep into Florida's freshly updated regulations regarding public project payments. The post Unpacking Florida’s New Public Project Payment Protocols appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/24/20236 minutes, 59 seconds
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Florida’s Lien Updates: Nonpayment Notices & Transfer Bonds

Navigating the complexities of Florida’s lien laws has never been more crucial, especially with the 2023 updates coming into play. In our latest episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, we delve deep into the nuances of Private Project Notices of Nonpayment (713.23), emphasizing the importance of serving the Notice of Nonpayment to both the contractor … + Read More The post Florida’s Lien Updates: Nonpayment Notices & Transfer Bonds appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/17/20236 minutes, 41 seconds
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Decoding the Nuances of Terminating Notices of Commencement

Today's episode of The Lien Zone Podcast unpacks a pivotal aspect of construction law: Terminating Notices of Commencement under section 713.132. The post Decoding the Nuances of Terminating Notices of Commencement appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/10/20237 minutes, 7 seconds
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Unraveling 2023 Florida’s Lien Law Updates Part 2

On this episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, we delve into crucial 2023 updates to Florida's Lien Law, focusing on the impact of the newly introduced finance charges and the changes around calculating holidays and weekends when determining lien rights deadlines. The post Unraveling 2023 Florida’s Lien Law Updates Part 2 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/3/20235 minutes, 34 seconds
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Florida’s Lien Law 2023 Updates: Part 1 – Contractor Definition and Finance Charge Insights

In our latest episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, we unpack the significant changes to Florida’s Lien Law, effective October 1, 2023. We discuss updates to the term “Contractor” which now includes construction management roles, and the new interpretation of “Final furnishing” emphasizing the importance of the last date of service or materials provision. Further, … + Read More The post Florida’s Lien Law 2023 Updates: Part 1 – Contractor Definition and Finance Charge Insights appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/27/20237 minutes, 20 seconds
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Bond Claims Demystified: A Guide for Subcontractors

For subcontractors navigating the construction industry, understanding the dynamics of bond claims is crucial. Join host Alex Barthet, a board-certified construction attorney, as he provides an accessible guide to bond claims on our newest episode of TheLienZone Podcast. The post Bond Claims Demystified: A Guide for Subcontractors appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/20/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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Reclaiming Your Assets: Can Unpaid Contractors Retrieve Their Materials?

In this insightful episode, Alex Barthet unravels a complex issue often encountered in the construction industry: What happens when you’re not paid and consider reclaiming your materials? Alex explains that the right to repossess applies to materials whose unpaid value doesn’t exceed the amount due to the lienor. Furthermore, he elaborates on how materials on … + Read More The post Reclaiming Your Assets: Can Unpaid Contractors Retrieve Their Materials? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/13/20233 minutes, 14 seconds
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Unraveling the Indemnity Puzzle: An Insight into Construction Contracts

In this episode, host Alex Barthet demystifies the concept of indemnity - a term integral to the construction sector. Indemnity, essentially, involves the shifting of responsibility for losses or damages from one party to another. The post Unraveling the Indemnity Puzzle: An Insight into Construction Contracts appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/6/20239 minutes, 27 seconds
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Payment Delays: Navigating Work Stoppage in Construction

In this episode, host Alex Barthet delves into one of the most frequently asked questions received in our construction law practice: “If I’m not getting paid, can I cease operations, and if I do, how will I secure my payment?” Answering this question involves careful consideration of several factors. Alex discusses these considerations in detail, … + Read More The post Payment Delays: Navigating Work Stoppage in Construction appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/29/20236 minutes, 15 seconds
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Decoding Lien Releases: Safeguarding Your Interests in Construction

Join host Alex Barthet as he dives into the fundamental aspect of construction contracts – Lien Releases. What is a lien release, and why is it so crucial in the construction industry? This episode provides a comprehensive understanding of lien releases, their potential risks, and why every contractor and supplier must understand them before signing. … + Read More The post Decoding Lien Releases: Safeguarding Your Interests in Construction appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/22/202316 minutes, 46 seconds
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I Recorded a Lien, Now What? How do I Get Paid?

In this episode, host Alex Barthet provides an in-depth guide on the next steps after recording a construction lien. A construction lien is not the end game, it's a powerful tool in your arsenal to ensure you get paid for your services. The post I Recorded a Lien, Now What? How do I Get Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/15/202320 minutes, 58 seconds
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Risk Management in Contracting: Decoding Your Insurance Coverage

Step into the newest episode of TheLienZone Podcast where host Alex Barthet explores the nuances of insurance coverage for contractors. The construction industry can be rife with misunderstandings and unexpected costs. For instance, your client might be thrilled with your work but could leave a note asking you to pay for the carpet cleaning before … + Read More The post Risk Management in Contracting: Decoding Your Insurance Coverage appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/8/20237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Navigating the Fine Print: Uncovering Hidden Conditions in Construction Contracts

As a contractor, unforeseen circumstances can dramatically impact your project’s budget and timeline. Whether it’s unanticipated subsurface conditions, changes in local ordinances, or sudden cost escalations, we’ll steer you through the potential pitfalls that can compromise your business. Failure to identify these hidden conditions can lead to expensive repairs, replacements, or even legal disputes. Be … + Read More The post Navigating the Fine Print: Uncovering Hidden Conditions in Construction Contracts appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/1/20232 minutes, 37 seconds
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Maximizing Lien Laws for Payment Recovery

Dive into the newest episode of TheLienZone Podcast as host Alex Barthet. In the multifaceted realm of construction, understanding your lien rights – those privileges accorded to individuals supplying services, labor, or materials to a property – is pivotal. Such rights offer protection, allowing you to recover money owed. But the journey from recording a … + Read More The post Maximizing Lien Laws for Payment Recovery appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/25/202332 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Impact of “Pay-When-Paid” Clauses on Your Construction Project

In the latest episode of TheLienZone Podcast, host Alex Barthet delves into the implications of “Pay-When-Paid” provisions in construction contracts. Discover how these clauses can cause payment delays and financial strain for subcontractors and suppliers, potentially leading to further complications and even legal disputes. Key takeaways: Understanding “Pay-When-Paid” provisions and their potential impact on payment … + Read More The post The Impact of “Pay-When-Paid” Clauses on Your Construction Project appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/18/20239 minutes, 30 seconds
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Securing Payments: How to Demand Payment After Recording a Lien

Learn the right steps to take and best practices to ensure you receive the payment you're owed while protecting your business interests. The post Securing Payments: How to Demand Payment After Recording a Lien appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/11/202332 minutes, 33 seconds
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Protect Your Business: Tackling Credit Card Chargebacks & Bad Checks

Don’t miss the latest episode of TheLienZone Podcast, where host Alex Barthet shares his expertise on dealing with credit card chargebacks and bad checks, helping you protect your business from financial setbacks. In this insightful episode, Alex explains the necessary steps to take when faced with these challenges, from initial identification to resolution, and provides … + Read More The post Protect Your Business: Tackling Credit Card Chargebacks & Bad Checks appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/4/202326 minutes, 54 seconds
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Navigating Lien Law in Florida: Key Dates and Tips for Suppliers

Don't miss the latest episode of TheLienZone Podcast, where host Alex Barthet shares crucial insights into lien law in Florida for suppliers. In this informative episode, learn about the importance of the 45-day window, lien recording deadlines, and valuable tips such as not waiting until the last day of delivery to file your lien. Alex also covers essential information on counter pickups for suppliers. Stay informed and safeguard your business by understanding the nuances of Florida lien law. The post Navigating Lien Law in Florida: Key Dates and Tips for Suppliers appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/27/20237 minutes, 22 seconds
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Basics for Lien and Bond Claims for Suppliers in Florida

Dive into the latest episode of TheLienZone Podcast, where host Alex Barthet demystifies lien and bond claims for suppliers working with subcontractors in Florida. Discover the importance of sending a Notice to Owner (NTO), the role of Direct Purchase Orders (DPOs), and the limitations on lien rights for public jobs. The post Basics for Lien and Bond Claims for Suppliers in Florida appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/20/20238 minutes, 2 seconds
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3 Contract Provisions You Should Avoid at All Cost

In the latest episode of TheLienZone Podcast, host Alex Barthet uncovers three contract provisions that can create serious challenges for construction businesses. Arm yourself with knowledge and learn how to identify and avoid these potential pitfalls before they impact your projects. Key takeaways: The “No Right to Stop Work” provision and its consequences Risks associated … + Read More The post 3 Contract Provisions You Should Avoid at All Cost appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/13/202320 minutes, 20 seconds
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Start Succession Planning in 3 Easy Steps with Dena Cordova Jack of Misura Group

In this episode of TheLienZone Podcast, host Alex Barthet sits down with Dena Cordova Jack, Vice President at Misura Group, to discuss the importance of succession planning for businesses in the construction industry. Dena shares her expertise on this crucial topic and provides listeners with three easy steps to begin planning for a smooth and … + Read More The post Start Succession Planning in 3 Easy Steps with Dena Cordova Jack of Misura Group appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/6/202324 minutes, 37 seconds
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Navigating the Process of Claiming Payment After Filing a Construction Lien

A construction lien grants certain rights to individuals in the construction sector who supply materials, services, or labor to real property. Should these contributors not receive payment, they may have the option to force the sale of the property in order to recover their funds. Be sure to follow us on YouTube and other social … + Read More The post Navigating the Process of Claiming Payment After Filing a Construction Lien appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/30/202332 minutes, 33 seconds
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Missed Deadlines, Unmissed Opportunities: Navigating Lien and Bond Exceptions

Welcome back to TheLienZone Podcast, your ultimate resource for Florida construction law advice and insights. In this episode, our host, Alex Barthet, tackles the all-too-common scenario of missing construction lien and bond deadlines. Don’t panic just yet! Alex will guide you through potential exceptions and practical solutions to help you navigate these tricky situations and … + Read More The post Missed Deadlines, Unmissed Opportunities: Navigating Lien and Bond Exceptions appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/23/202325 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Release Agreement Trap: Avoiding Costly Mistakes in Construction Contracts

One of the most important documents in the construction industry is the release, which serves as proof of payment for completed work. However, many contractors make the mistake of signing a release without ensuring that it includes one key thing – a clear statement of what is being released. In this episode, Alex explains why … + Read More The post The Release Agreement Trap: Avoiding Costly Mistakes in Construction Contracts appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/16/202316 minutes, 46 seconds
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5 Ways to Improve Your Project Schedule with Zach Wojtowicz of BuilderTrend

Join host Alex Barthet and special guest Zach Wojtowicz from BuilderTrend on TheLienZone Podcast, as they discuss “5 Ways to Improve Your Project Schedule”. BuilderTrend is a construction management software that helps align your team, drive growth, and impress clients. During the episode, Zach will share practical tips on how to set realistic timelines, avoid … + Read More The post 5 Ways to Improve Your Project Schedule with Zach Wojtowicz of BuilderTrend appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/9/202326 minutes, 18 seconds
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Protecting Your Business: Tips for Spotting Hidden Conditions in Construction Contracts

Are you a contractor looking to safeguard your business from unforeseen expenses during construction work? Join us on TheLienZone Podcast, as we reveal essential tips for identifying hidden conditions in construction contracts. From subsurface conditions to local ordinance changes and unexpected costs, we’ll guide you through potential pitfalls and show you how to protect your … + Read More The post Protecting Your Business: Tips for Spotting Hidden Conditions in Construction Contracts appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/2/20232 minutes, 37 seconds
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Stop! Don’t Sign That Release Unless it Says this 1 Thing

In this episode of TheLienZone Podcast, host Alex Barthet discusses the importance of lien releases in the construction industry. He explains what a lien release is and how it works, and emphasizes that it's crucial for contractors and suppliers to understand lien releases and the potential risks associated with signing them. The post Stop! Don’t Sign That Release Unless it Says this 1 Thing appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/23/202316 minutes, 44 seconds
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3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Bonding Capacity with Jonathan Bursevich

In this episode of TheLienZone Podcast, host Alex Barthet and guest Jonathan Bursevich from Alter Surety discuss three easy ways to increase your bonding capacity. The post 3 Easy Ways to Increase Your Bonding Capacity with Jonathan Bursevich appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/16/202322 minutes, 59 seconds
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Didn’t send a Notice to Owner? Here’s what you can do

A construction lien is a right permitted to those in the construction industry who provide materials, services or labor to real property. If one who provides these services or materials are not paid, he or she may be able to force the sale of the property in order to recover their money. On this episode, … + Read More The post Didn’t send a Notice to Owner? Here’s what you can do appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/9/202326 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Lien Zone Toolbox Episode

In this episode, Alex will be sharing his expertise and breaking down the free tools available for you to succeed in the construction industry. With Contract Detective, you can get a free AI analysis of your contract provisions under Florida law. Calc-U-Lien makes calculating NTO, Claim of Lien, and Notice of Nonpayment dates effortless. Get … + Read More The post The Lien Zone Toolbox Episode appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/2/20235 minutes, 6 seconds
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Beware of “Pay-When-Paid” clauses in your construction contract

When it comes to construction projects, payment is a critical aspect of the process. However, some contracts may include “Pay-When-Paid” provisions, which can cause delays in payment to subcontractors and suppliers. These clauses state that payment will only be made to the subcontractor or supplier when payment has been received by the general contractor from … + Read More The post Beware of “Pay-When-Paid” clauses in your construction contract appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/26/20239 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to Demand Payment After Recording a Lien

A construction lien is a right permitted to those in the construction industry who provide materials, services or labor to real property. If one who provides these services or materials are not paid, he or she may be able to force the sale of the property in order to recover their money. Make sure to … + Read More The post How to Demand Payment After Recording a Lien appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/19/202332 minutes, 33 seconds
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New Year Refresher on Liens Bonds and Collections

Happy New Year! It is important to understand the difference between liens, bonds, and collections. Liens are a legal claim on a property to secure payment of a debt, while bonds are a form of insurance against financial losses resulting from non-performance. Collections are the process of recovering money owed to an organization, often through … + Read More The post New Year Refresher on Liens Bonds and Collections appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/12/202325 minutes, 40 seconds
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How does an Indemnity clause work?

Indemnity is a term familiar to those in construction. Basically, indemnity shifts fault for damages or losses from one party to another. It is generally contractual, where one party agrees to assume responsibility by means of a written agreement, holding another harmless from the consequences of its actions or omissions. Indemnification shall always be a … + Read More The post How does an Indemnity clause work? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/5/20239 minutes, 27 seconds
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You forgot to send a Notice to Owner? Here’s what you can do

A construction lien is a right permitted to those in the construction industry who provide materials, services or labor to real property. If one who provides these services or materials are not paid, he or she may be able to force the sale of the property in order to recover their money. On this episode, … + Read More The post You forgot to send a Notice to Owner? Here’s what you can do appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/29/202226 minutes, 4 seconds
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Can I take those materials back if I haven’t been paid?

On this episode, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, take my materials back? You need to consider the following. The right to repossess and remove shall extend to materials whose purchase price does not exceed the … + Read More The post Can I take those materials back if I haven’t been paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/22/20223 minutes, 14 seconds
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Everything You Need to Know About Notice and Opportunity to Cure Clauses

Hey everybody! Today we’re going to talk about the notice to cure. These are all very import­ant topics that you need to understand for your next project. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified … + Read More The post Everything You Need to Know About Notice and Opportunity to Cure Clauses appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/15/20227 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to Deal with Credit Card Chargebacks and Bad Checks

The ability to accept payments from customers is critical for any business. Whether you use cash or credit cards, or even checks, it is important that you are able to process payments in a timely and efficient manner. Unfortunately, there are times when something goes wrong and you may need to deal with a chargeback … + Read More The post How to Deal with Credit Card Chargebacks and Bad Checks appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/8/202226 minutes, 54 seconds
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If you haven’t been paid, is it ok to stop work?

On this episode, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, can I stop working, and if I do, how do I get paid? To determine whether or not to stop working if you are not getting … + Read More The post If you haven’t been paid, is it ok to stop work? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/1/20226 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to Get Retainage Sooner

What is retainage?​  Retainage is standard in many construction contracts as an incentive for the contractor to perform their work in a satisfactory manner. When retainage is used, the contractor will receive a percentage of their contract price as portion of their payment at the start of a project. These retainage payments are typically withheld … + Read More The post How to Get Retainage Sooner appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/24/202215 minutes, 25 seconds
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Can I Take My Materials Back if I Have not Been Paid?

On this episode, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, take my materials back? You need to consider the following. The right to repossess and remove shall extend to materials whose purchase price does not exceed the … + Read More The post Can I Take My Materials Back if I Have not Been Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/17/20223 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Get Paid After You Record a Lien

A construction lien is a right permitted to those in the construction industry who provide materials, services or labor to real property. If one who provides these services or materials are not paid, he or she may be able to force the sale of the property in order to recover their money. Make sure to … + Read More The post How to Get Paid After You Record a Lien appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/10/202232 minutes, 33 seconds
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Keep an Eye Out For the Notice and Opportunity to Cure Clause

Hey everybody! Today we’re going to talk about the notice to cure. These are all very import­ant topics that you need to understand for your next project. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified … + Read More The post Keep an Eye Out For the Notice and Opportunity to Cure Clause appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/3/20227 minutes, 15 seconds
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Three Contract Terms to Get Paid Faster

Contracts are often complex documents filled with jargon and legalese. In order to make sure your business gets what they deserve out of every project, you need to know exactly what these clauses mean for your company. In this episode, Alex, Wade, Rob, & Stephen share their top 3 pay-when-paid provisions, retainage and lien waivers. … + Read More The post Three Contract Terms to Get Paid Faster appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/27/202232 minutes
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What is Indemnity in a Construction Contract?

Indemnity is a term familiar to those in construction. Basically, indemnity shifts fault for damages or losses from one party to another. It is generally contractual, where one party agrees to assume responsibility by means of a written agreement, holding another harmless from the consequences of its actions or omissions. Indemnification shall always be a … + Read More The post What is Indemnity in a Construction Contract? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/20/20229 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Deal with “No Damage for Delay Clauses” in Your Construction Contract

Almost as prevalent as those pesky pay-if-paid provisions are those no damage for delay clauses. Found in most every construction contract, these clauses seek to bar the prospect of any delay damages and to limit the remedy for delay to just a simple extension of time. The post How to Deal with “No Damage for Delay Clauses” in Your Construction Contract appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/13/202210 minutes, 2 seconds
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Keep an Eye Out for Hidden Conditions in Construction Contracts

In order to avoid being held responsible for expenses incurred due to unforeseen conditions, contractors should carefully review their contracts for hidden conditions before bidding on them. The post Keep an Eye Out for Hidden Conditions in Construction Contracts appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/6/20222 minutes, 37 seconds
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Watch out for the Price Escalation Clause in Construction Contracts

Across the industry, homeowners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers alike have all experienced significant challenges related to the unprecedented increases in costs of raw materials. Lumber and steel represent two notable markets that have undergone seemingly uncontrollable price increases. Because both lumber, and steel form the bedrock upon which so much of our construction takes place, … + Read More The post Watch out for the Price Escalation Clause in Construction Contracts appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/29/20227 minutes, 1 second
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Watch out for “Pay-When-Paid” Provisions in that Construction Contract

A pay-when-paid provision in a construction contract generally means that a contractor is not liable for payment to its subcontractors until such time as it is first paid by the owner. The post Watch out for “Pay-When-Paid” Provisions in that Construction Contract appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/22/20229 minutes, 30 seconds
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Owed $8K or Less? Here’s How to Take Them to Court Yourself

Small claims courts offer debtors a convenient alternative because they do not require attorneys.  If you are owed money and are thinking about taking them to court yourself, this podcast will help you understand what you’re up against and how works in Florida small claims court. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction … + Read More The post Owed $8K or Less? Here’s How to Take Them to Court Yourself appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/15/202225 minutes, 6 seconds
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Top 3 Common Lien Release Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

We have seen a lot of mistakes folks make when it comes to issuing lien releases. In this podcast, we are going to discuss the three most common lien release issues and how you should approach each. Don’t skip this episode we’ll explain why these are mistakes you can’t afford to make. Make sure to … + Read More The post Top 3 Common Lien Release Mistakes and How to Avoid Them appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/8/202220 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Get Paid for Your Work in 2022 with Alex Barthet (The Roofer Show)

Getting paid faster is something every contractor wants. Today’s construction market brings unique obstacles, and legal help is more important than ever. Join us to learn the steps you need to take to make sure you are getting paid for your work in 2022. Alex Barthet is a trained mechanical engineer who is now a … + Read More The post How to Get Paid for Your Work in 2022 with Alex Barthet (The Roofer Show) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/1/202252 minutes, 49 seconds
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Watch Out For the Notice and Opportunity to Cure Clause

Hey everybody! Today we’re going to talk about the notice to cure. These are all very import­ant topics that you need to understand for your next project. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified … + Read More The post Watch Out For the Notice and Opportunity to Cure Clause appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/25/20227 minutes, 15 seconds
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$h!#, I Forgot my Notice to Owner! Now What?

A construction lien is a right permitted to those in the construction industry who provide materials, services or labor to real property. If one who provides these services or materials are not paid, he or she may be able to force the sale of the property in order to recover their money. On this episode, … + Read More The post $h!#, I Forgot my Notice to Owner! Now What? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/18/202226 minutes, 4 seconds
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3 Principles You Can Use to Prevent Disputes with Sue Dyer of Sudyco

As a construction lawyer, we deal with lots of project disputes. But what is there was a way to avoid the dispute all together? Today we talk with Sue Dyer of sudyco™ (https://sudyco.com/) and she explains the 3 principles you can use to solve problems on your project before they turn into litigation. Make sure … + Read More The post 3 Principles You Can Use to Prevent Disputes with Sue Dyer of Sudyco appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/11/202223 minutes, 59 seconds
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Can I stop work if I’m not being paid?

On this episode, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, can I stop working, and if I do, how do I get paid? To determine whether or not to stop working if you are not getting … + Read More The post Can I stop work if I’m not being paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/4/20226 minutes, 15 seconds
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Get Paid Using Construction Liens

Using construction liens to get paid can be an effective way to protect your work – if you follow the lien rules. A lien is an encumbrance – a legal hold. This hold is placed on real property for the value of the work and materials you provided but for which you haven’t yet been … + Read More The post Get Paid Using Construction Liens appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/28/20224 minutes, 24 seconds
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I Have Not Been Paid, Can I Take My Materials Back?

On this episode, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, take my materials back? You need to consider the following. The right to repossess and remove shall extend to materials whose purchase price does not exceed the … + Read More The post I Have Not Been Paid, Can I Take My Materials Back? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/21/20223 minutes, 14 seconds
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Your Lien is Worthless When You do Tenant Buildout Work (or is it?)

Say you are building out a restaurant in a strip mall or an office in a high-rise building. If the tenant contracts for the work, then whether you are a supplier to the electrician or the electrician, your lien most likely attaches only to the tenant’s interest. That interest isn’t ownership – just the right … + Read More The post Your Lien is Worthless When You do Tenant Buildout Work (or is it?) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/14/202219 minutes, 58 seconds
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What is Retainage and How to Get it Sooner

What is retainage?​  Retainage is standard in many construction contracts as an incentive for the contractor to perform their work in a satisfactory manner. When retainage is used, the contractor will receive a percentage of their contract price as portion of their payment at the start of a project. These retainage payments are typically withheld … + Read More The post What is Retainage and How to Get it Sooner appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/7/202215 minutes, 25 seconds
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Fleet Management Post Pandemic with Kenny Tyson of Enterprise Fleet Management

On this episode, we’re going to talk about your fleet, and we have the preeminent expert of fleet management on the show, Kenny Tyson of Enterprise Fleet Management. Are you concerned about the current state of buying cars and trucks? You know its bad when you turn on the news to you hear that they … + Read More The post Fleet Management Post Pandemic with Kenny Tyson of Enterprise Fleet Management appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/30/202218 minutes
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From Manufacture to Install, Insurance for Construction Materials with Alex Dopazo of Dopazo Insurance

There are gaps in your insurance and filling them first requires knowing where they are.  In this podcast, Alex Dopazo of Dopazo Insurance explains several places where you likely have gaps in coverage and the various options to fill those gaps.  He also talks about the gaps that can’t be filled and what you should … + Read More The post From Manufacture to Install, Insurance for Construction Materials with Alex Dopazo of Dopazo Insurance appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/23/202235 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Get Paid After I Send a Notice of Nonpayment Bond Claim

A Notice of Nonpayment, similar to a lien, is a document that’s sent to the bonded contractor and his or her surety, advising them that you’re owed money on a job and you intend to look to the bond to be paid. You surely don’t want to squander your claim against a surety bond; that … + Read More The post How to Get Paid After I Send a Notice of Nonpayment Bond Claim appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/16/202223 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why Finding Construction Managers is So Hard with Suzanne Breistol of Florida Construction Connection

This is a tight labor market and construction is at the top of the list of industries that is suffering.  This is in large part due to a combination of a history of insufficient talent, a lack of emphasis of construction as a viable career, and the recent demand for construction professionals.  On today’s episode, … + Read More The post Why Finding Construction Managers is So Hard with Suzanne Breistol of Florida Construction Connection appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/9/202228 minutes, 57 seconds
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The 10 Most Dangerous Subcontract Provisions (and How to Avoid Them) with Josh Levy of Document Crunch

Construction contracts are complex, and understanding their complexity is critical to managing your risk on a construction project. Today we talk with Josh Levy of Document Crunch, an AI platform that analyses construction contracts to help level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media … + Read More The post The 10 Most Dangerous Subcontract Provisions (and How to Avoid Them) with Josh Levy of Document Crunch appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/2/202234 minutes, 14 seconds
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Insurance Traps in Construction Contracts with Marcus Spiegelberg of Douglas Orr Plumbing and Magda Waszkiewicz of Brown and Brown

Insurance in the construction industry is filled with landmines.  Knowing where they are takes the help of a seasoned insurance agent.  Marcus and Magda talk about how they navigate this minefield together.  In this episode we talk about certificates of insurance do’s and don’ts, additional insured endorsements and how they can go wrong, handling deductibles … + Read More The post Insurance Traps in Construction Contracts with Marcus Spiegelberg of Douglas Orr Plumbing and Magda Waszkiewicz of Brown and Brown appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/26/202233 minutes, 46 seconds
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3 Common Lien Release Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

We have seen a lot of mistakes folks make when it comes to issuing lien releases. In this podcast, we are going to discuss the three most common lien release issues and how you should approach each. Don’t skip this episode we’ll explain why these are mistakes you can’t afford to make. Make sure to … + Read More The post 3 Common Lien Release Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/20/202220 minutes, 22 seconds
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3 Project Documentation Tips to Help You Get Paid

On this episode,  We are sharing the top 3 project documentation tips for GC’s, subs or pretty much anyone who works on a construction project. Documentation can save you time and money when it comes to a dispute on a project. Make sure to follow us on YouTube and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to get a jump on your … + Read More The post 3 Project Documentation Tips to Help You Get Paid appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/13/202221 minutes, 55 seconds
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What form of partial and final waiver should I use?

The form of partial and final waiver of release that you should use depends primarily on where you are in the chain of contracts. Are you the general contractor? Are you a subcontractor? Are you a sub-subcontractor or a supplier? The general rule is this.­ Try to give the narrowest release possible when you are the one … + Read More The post What form of partial and final waiver should I use? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/6/20228 minutes, 34 seconds
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How do my Subs Make a Bond Claim?

Certain construction bonds offer a level of protection against financial loss if a contractor fails to do what was promised. Whether a performance bond or payment bond, construction bonds are a necessary form of insurance for project owners, especially on large dollar jobs. In this episode, board-certified construction attorney Alex Barthet explains how and when … + Read More The post How do my Subs Make a Bond Claim? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/29/202213 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Deal with Material Price Escalation

Missed our LinkedIn Live broadcast? How to deal with material price escalation. Listen as we will discuss various strategies if you are already in a contract and material prices are going up. We will also discuss specific contract provisions to put in your contracts today to account for material and labor increases, shortages, and delays. … + Read More The post How to Deal with Material Price Escalation appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/22/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dangerous Bond Forms and How to Avoid them with Shawn Burton of Nielson, Hoover & Company

In this episode, we are joined by Sean Burton with Nielson, Hoover & Company.  Throughout the years, Nielson, Hoover & Company has developed a deep understanding of the construction industry. This knowledge allows NHC to provide superior services and comprehensive solutions to minimize the risks inherent in the construction industry. NHC specializes in surety bonds, … + Read More The post Dangerous Bond Forms and How to Avoid them with Shawn Burton of Nielson, Hoover & Company appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/15/202224 minutes, 43 seconds
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Moving Beyond Spreadsheets For Better Construction Material Management With Eric Helitzer of Subbase

Tired of managing your construction projects using a spreadsheet? On this episode of TheLienZone Podcast, we are joined by Eric Helitzer Co-Founder and CEO of SubBase. SubBase organizes projects with dashboards, real-time notifications, an auto-syncing calendar, material price tracking and many other features. Users can request multiple quotes, communicate with vendors, place orders, and manage … + Read More The post Moving Beyond Spreadsheets For Better Construction Material Management With Eric Helitzer of Subbase appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/8/202224 minutes, 2 seconds
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How do my subs record a lien?

We received a lot of requests asking us to explain how subcontractors can record a construction lien in Florida. Listen as we explain everything you need to know about why, when, and how a subcontractor can record a lien. Make sure to follow us on YouTube and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to get a jump on your competition. About … + Read More The post How do my subs record a lien? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/1/20227 minutes, 54 seconds
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Who has Construction Lien Rights in Florida?

On this episode, I go over the crucial elements of a Construction Lien in Florida. Construction lien rights allow you to get cash out of your unpaid work. In order for this to happen, you must file a lien which can be filed with or against a property owner. In this video I go over … + Read More The post Who has Construction Lien Rights in Florida? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/25/20224 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Get Paid After You Record a Lien

A construction lien is a right permitted to those in the construction industry who provide materials, services or labor to real property. If one who provides these services or materials are not paid, he or she may be able to force the sale of the property in order to recover their money. Make sure to … + Read More The post A Step-by-Step Guide to Get Paid After You Record a Lien appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/18/202232 minutes, 33 seconds
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Taking Control of Work Comp & Insurance Claims to Save Money w/ Alex Jelenevsky of Navigator Risk Management

On this podcast, we are joined by Alex Jelenevsky of Navigator Risk Management.  We cover the basics of general liability and work comp claims management as well as ways you can impact your loss runs, experience mod, and get lower premiums. Make sure to follow us on YouTube and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter … + Read More The post Taking Control of Work Comp & Insurance Claims to Save Money w/ Alex Jelenevsky of Navigator Risk Management appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/11/202224 minutes, 49 seconds
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It’s 2022. How Much Credit should I Extend to my Customer

On this episode of TheLienZone Podcast we’re covering how much credit you should extend to your customer. We know we know that it’s not always easy, but this will give some insights. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander … + Read More The post It’s 2022. How Much Credit should I Extend to my Customer appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/4/202224 minutes, 13 seconds
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3 Financial Metrics Every Construction Company Needs to Know with Tom Borgia of J Raymond Construction

On this episode of TheLienZone Podcast, Alex Barthet is joined by Tom Borgia, CFO of J Raymond Construction. Tom gives us his top 3 metrics with actionable steps every construction company needs to track, and how their numbers can support decision making. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and … + Read More The post 3 Financial Metrics Every Construction Company Needs to Know with Tom Borgia of J Raymond Construction appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/25/202236 minutes, 50 seconds
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My Lien Was Bonded Off – What Happens Now?

While it’s a good thing if your lien is bonded off – as it provides a more secure path to payment – you should still be prepared for a fight. If someone has gone to the time and expense to bond off your lien, they probably don’t want to pay you. Typically, you will have to file a lawsuit to foreclose on … + Read More The post My Lien Was Bonded Off – What Happens Now? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/18/202219 minutes, 51 seconds
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Lien Release Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

We have seen a lot of mistakes folks make when it comes to issuing lien releases. In this podcast, we are going to discuss the three most common lien release issues and how you should approach each. Don’t skip this episode we’ll explain why these are mistakes you can’t afford to make. Make sure to … + Read More The post Lien Release Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/11/202220 minutes, 22 seconds
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How do Lien Waiver and Releases work?

Many folks don’t understand how important it is and why legally it is essential that you read and understand what your lien release says. We’re going to discuss some very specific things you can do to increase your chances of protecting yourself when you exchange your release for payment. Make sure to follow us on … + Read More The post How do Lien Waiver and Releases work? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/4/202214 minutes, 14 seconds
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Should you have an escalation clause construction contract?

Does your construction contract protect you from price escalations? During these uncertain times, having an escalation clause in your construction contract is more critical than ever. Listen to this episode to learn what an escalation clause is and how it can protect you on your next job. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction … + Read More The post Should you have an escalation clause construction contract? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/28/20226 minutes, 52 seconds
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Is a Leased Property Lienable?

There are 5 steps you should take to protect your work when dealing with leased property – do you know what they are? Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction … + Read More The post Is a Leased Property Lienable? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/23/202215 minutes, 45 seconds
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Using Construction Liens to Get Paid

Using construction liens to get paid can be an effective way to protect your work – if you follow the lien rules. A lien is an encumbrance – a legal hold. This hold is placed on real property for the value of the work and materials you provided but for which you haven’t yet been … + Read More The post Using Construction Liens to Get Paid appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/14/20224 minutes, 24 seconds
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Do You Understand Your Insurance Coverage?

Imagine you are a contractor. You are working on a home for a client. You are working hard to finish the job on time. Your client is happy with the work that you have done. However, as you start to clean up your workspace you find a note saying the client wants you to pay … + Read More The post Do You Understand Your Insurance Coverage? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/17/20217 minutes, 29 seconds
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Can I Stop Working If I Am Not Getting Paid?

On this podcast, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, can I stop working, and if I do, how do I get paid? To determine whether or not to stop working if you are not getting … + Read More The post Can I Stop Working If I Am Not Getting Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/10/202123 minutes, 41 seconds
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Lien Release Forms You Should Never Use & Those You Should

If you understand how releases work, you can use them to your advantage during the course of a construction project. There is the release that you give to someone and there is the release you receive from someone. These two releases look very different and they serve two very different purposes. Make sure to follow … + Read More The post Lien Release Forms You Should Never Use & Those You Should appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/3/202124 minutes, 47 seconds
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What Happens After I Send My Bond Claim? How Do I Get Paid?

What happens after you send your Notice of Nonpayment? What steps can you take to increase the likelihood and reduce the time it takes to get paid. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction … + Read More The post What Happens After I Send My Bond Claim? How Do I Get Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/26/202122 minutes, 10 seconds
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Don’t Sign a Release Unless it Says this 1 Thing.

Many folks don’t understand how important it is and why legally it is essential that you read and understand what your lien release says. We’re going to discuss some very specific things you can do to increase your chances of protecting yourself when you exchange your release for payment. Make sure to follow us on … + Read More The post Don’t Sign a Release Unless it Says this 1 Thing. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/19/202114 minutes, 36 seconds
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How to Deal With Bad Checks & Credit Card Chargebacks

Every service industry has to deal with potential bad checks and credit card chargebacks from time to time, but how you handle it can have a huge impact on your bottom line. On this podcast, board certified construction lawyer Alex Barthet will cover the general contractor’s best practices for dealing with bad checks and credit … + Read More The post How to Deal With Bad Checks & Credit Card Chargebacks appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/12/202122 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Subcontractor’s Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Paid.

With a host of subcontractors and vendors out there, it’s easy to end up at the end of the line after failing to keep up with payments and other due dates. This is a lot of money, and you simply cannot end up owing by the other party at the end of the job. There … + Read More The post A Subcontractor’s Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Paid. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/5/202124 minutes, 46 seconds
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What to Highlight in Your Next Bid to Get that Job (its Not What You Think).

In construction, there are many factors that go into making a bid on a project. Materials, proposed timelines cost, and more. In this episode, we are joined by Adam Mopsick, CEO of Amicon to explain the best practices when you are bidding on construction projects. About Amicon: Founded in 1996 by Adam Mopsick and Ross … + Read More The post What to Highlight in Your Next Bid to Get that Job (its Not What You Think). appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/29/202121 minutes, 39 seconds
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Take Them to Court Yourself – A Small Claims Court Primer

When you have a property dispute, what do you do? Do you take it to court? Or to a mediated resolution? And if you’ve got a small claims civil suit on your hands, what do you do? On this week’s podcast, join our host, Alex Barthet, and guest Marleen Masi, to learn more about the … + Read More The post Take Them to Court Yourself – A Small Claims Court Primer appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/22/202117 minutes, 19 seconds
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How to Make Pay-When-Paid NOT SUCK!

Pay-When-Paid provisions are a big problem for all subcontractors and suppliers – those pay-when-paid provisions stating that payment won’t be due until and unless it is first paid by the owner. This shifting of the risk of non-payment from a general contractor to its subs and material suppliers has found its way into most every … + Read More The post How to Make Pay-When-Paid NOT SUCK! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/8/20210
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Can I still lien a property without a signed contract?

Liens are valuable tools that are actually triggered by the type of work done  not the language in any agreement. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a … + Read More The post Can I still lien a property without a signed contract? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/1/202115 minutes, 35 seconds
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Understanding Your Insurance Coverage

Imagine you are a contractor. You are working on a home for a client. You are working hard to finish the job on time. Your client is happy with the work that you have done. However, as you start to clean up your workspace you find a note saying the client wants you to pay … + Read More The post Understanding Your Insurance Coverage appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/24/20210
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Did you know you can make changes in your contract?

Hey everybody! Today we are going to discuss the fact that you can make changes to your contract. You know that old saying that you get what you pay for? Well that might be true in some cases but in others, you can get more than you bargained for. I’m talking about the fine details … + Read More The post Did you know you can make changes in your contract? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/10/20213 minutes, 29 seconds
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Don’t wait too long to get paid

Hey everybody! On today’s podcast we want to talk about a problem that plagues a lot of contractors and subcontractors. I’m talking about waiting too long to get paid getting paid for a job.  Make sure to listen closely as we break down the basic rules of lien rights… Make sure to follow us on … + Read More The post Don’t wait too long to get paid appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/3/20216 minutes, 53 seconds
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Notice to Cure, Control of the Work Schedule and Your Contract

Hey Everybody! Today we are going to talk about the Notice to Cure, and how to take control of the work schedule, using your construction contract. These are all very important topics that you need to have a basic understanding of for your next project. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well … + Read More The post Notice to Cure, Control of the Work Schedule and Your Contract appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/27/20215 minutes, 17 seconds
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Do you have an escalation clause construction contract?

Does your construction contract protect you from price escalations? During these uncertain times, having an escalation clause in your construction contract is more critical than ever. Listen to this episode to learn what an escalation clause is and how it can protect you on your next job. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction … + Read More The post Do you have an escalation clause construction contract? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/20/20216 minutes, 52 seconds
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Can you stop working if you’re not getting paid?

Navigating the nuances of “pay when paid” clauses is a confusing and complex process. But, do you have the right to stop working if you are not getting paid? Listen to this week’s episode to find out. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a … + Read More The post Can you stop working if you’re not getting paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/13/20216 minutes, 19 seconds
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Get all agreements in writing!

If you’ve ever worked on a project where you didn’t get everything in writing, you know what a pain it can be. Construction projects are expensive, and they often involve multiple parties. When things go wrong, it can be difficult to figure out who’s responsible. That’s why it’s important to get all agreements in writing. … + Read More The post Get all agreements in writing! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/6/20217 minutes, 35 seconds
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Do I need to read the entire contract? Can I make changes?

The short answer is, Yes! Always read your contract, and negotiate terms you think are not in your favor. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in … + Read More The post Do I need to read the entire contract? Can I make changes? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/30/20215 minutes, 22 seconds
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Do This To Get Paid When Facing a Pay-When-Paid Issue

They are a big problem for all subcontractors and suppliers – those pay-when-paid provisions stating that payment won’t be due until and unless it is first paid by the owner. This shifting of the risk of non-payment from a general contractor to its subs and material suppliers has found its way into most every construction … + Read More The post Do This To Get Paid When Facing a Pay-When-Paid Issue appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/16/202121 minutes, 41 seconds
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Your Lien is Worthless

Is your lien worthless? Can you lien a leased property? There’s a popular misconception that doing work on a leased property for a tenant means you can’t protect yourself when it comes to getting paid. Not true! But doing work for a tenant does mean you need to take specific steps to have rights and … + Read More The post Your Lien is Worthless appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/25/202120 minutes, 26 seconds
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What Happens After I Record My Lien? How Do I Get Paid?

The lien is a powerful tool at your disposal to increase your ability to get paid. As an encumbrance, or a hold on real property, it creates a cloud over the legal title preventing the sale or refinance of the property. When you place a lien on a piece of property that you have improved … + Read More The post What Happens After I Record My Lien? How Do I Get Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/18/202118 minutes, 17 seconds
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3 Terms That Should NOT be in Your Next Contract!

Over the years we’ve covered just about every term that you should include in your construction contracts. This time, we are doing things differently by explaining 3 contract terms that should NOT be agreed to when taking on a project. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media … + Read More The post 3 Terms That Should NOT be in Your Next Contract! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/11/202119 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pay-When-Paid Sucks!

They are a big problem for all subcontractors and suppliers – those pay-when-paid provisions stating that payment won’t be due until and unless it is first paid by the owner. This shifting of the risk of non-payment from a general contractor to its subs and material suppliers has found its way into most every construction … + Read More The post Pay-When-Paid Sucks! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/4/202121 minutes, 41 seconds
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How do I get Paid Faster?

One of the many reasons parties hesitate to file a court action to recover money owed is the cost of litigation and the length of time it takes to obtain a judgment. The Florida Legislature recognized this problem and set out a workable solution providing for swift payment. There is a little-known provision within Florida’s … + Read More The post How do I get Paid Faster? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/28/202115 minutes, 21 seconds
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What Form of Partial & Final Waiver Should I Use?

Partial & final waivers, properly crafted, can be your friend. They can bring a level of certainty to an often uncertain business. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds … + Read More The post What Form of Partial & Final Waiver Should I Use? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/21/20212 minutes, 59 seconds
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How Can I Make My Release Conditioned Upon Getting Paid?

Exchanging a release for a check – or a check for a release – should be done with careful attention to the wording and meaning behind the document. Whether you are a general contractor or a subcontractor, what you want to give in a release, and what you want to receive, depends on your position. … + Read More The post How Can I Make My Release Conditioned Upon Getting Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/14/20212 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is having your lien “bonded off” a good thing?

Yes. Understanding how you benefit from having a lien to begin with – even better. A lien secures your right to be paid for any improvement you have made to real property or materials you have furnished for that purpose. The lien places a hold, called an encumbrance, on that property (or in some cases on a … + Read More The post Is having your lien “bonded off” a good thing? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/7/20211 minute, 45 seconds
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Can I Take My Materials Back if I Have Not Been Paid?

On this episode, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, take my materials back?   You need to consider the following.   The right to repossess and remove shall extend to materials whose purchase price does not … + Read More The post Can I Take My Materials Back if I Have Not Been Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/30/20213 minutes, 14 seconds
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How and When Do I Record a Construction Lien?

Using construction liens to get paid can be an effective way to protect your work – if you follow the lien rules. A lien is an encumbrance – a legal hold. This hold is placed on real property for the value of the work and materials you provided but for which you haven’t yet been … + Read More The post How and When Do I Record a Construction Lien? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/23/20214 minutes, 24 seconds
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How and When do I Make a Payment Bond Claim?

A payment bond secures one’s right to be paid on a construction project. Do you know how and when you should make a claim on a payment bond? Listen to this episode and find out. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on … + Read More The post How and When do I Make a Payment Bond Claim? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/16/202111 minutes, 29 seconds
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Can I Stop Work if I’m Not Paid?

Your contract may just be a handshake, a purchase order or a simple one-page agreement, so it probably says nothing about stopping work.  Work stoppage provisions are most often found in those longer and more significant contracts usually on larger jobs. Most sophisticated contracts address work stoppage as a specific issue. On this episode, Alex will … + Read More The post Can I Stop Work if I’m Not Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/9/20214 minutes, 28 seconds
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Lien Waiver and Release Best Practices

Many folks don’t understand how important it is and why legally it is essential that you read and understand what your lien release says. We’re going to discuss some very specific things you can do to increase your chances of protecting yourself when you exchange your release for payment. Make sure to follow us on … + Read More The post Lien Waiver and Release Best Practices appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/2/202114 minutes, 14 seconds
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Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Lien & Bond Rules.

Using construction liens to get paid can be an effective way to protect your work – if you follow the lien rules. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a … + Read More The post Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Lien & Bond Rules. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/26/202124 minutes, 5 seconds
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I Don’t Have a Contract. Do I Still Have Lien Rights?

Just because you have improved someone’s property by your work, doesn’t give you an automatic right to also lien that property. Under Florida law, a construction lien can arise only when there is a valid contract between the parties. An oral agreement can be considered a contract, so can an estimate or invoice if certain conditions … + Read More The post I Don’t Have a Contract. Do I Still Have Lien Rights? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/19/20213 minutes, 28 seconds
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Notice to Owner, Lien and Bond Claim Refresher (with Pro-Tips)

In this episode, We are joined by Ariela Wagner, President of SunRay Construction Solutions. Even if you are a seasoned contractor or sub-contractor, you should listen as we cover the basics on Notice to Owner, Lien and Bond Claims and some pro-tips to make your life easier on your next project. Visit the SunRay Construction … + Read More The post Notice to Owner, Lien and Bond Claim Refresher (with Pro-Tips) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/12/202126 minutes, 8 seconds
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Your Lien is Worthless…on Tenant Buildout Work. Here’s Why (and What to do About it).

Is your lien worthless? Can you lien a leased property? There’s a popular misconception that doing work on a leased property for a tenant means you can’t protect yourself when it comes to getting paid. Not true! But doing work for a tenant does mean you need to take specific steps to have rights and … + Read More The post Your Lien is Worthless…on Tenant Buildout Work. Here’s Why (and What to do About it). appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/5/202120 minutes, 26 seconds
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3 Notice to Owner Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

In this episode, we are joined by Ariela Wagner, President of SunRay Construction Solutions, to discuss three Notice to Owner mistakes you can’t afford to make. Visit the SunRay Construction Solutions website to learn more about the company and software: https://www.sunraynotice.com/, to contact Ariela, send her an email [email protected]. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site and … + Read More The post 3 Notice to Owner Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/26/202118 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pay-When-Paid Sucks, So Do This To Get Paid Anyways

They are a big problem for all subcontractors and suppliers – those pay-when-paid provisions stating that payment won’t be due until and unless it is first paid by the owner. This shifting of the risk of non-payment from a general contractor to its subs and material suppliers has found its way into most every construction … + Read More The post Pay-When-Paid Sucks, So Do This To Get Paid Anyways appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/19/202125 minutes, 17 seconds
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What Form of Release Must I Use When I Get (or Give) a Check its (Not What You Think)

Many folks don’t understand how important it is and why legally it is essential that you read and understand what your lien release says. We’re going to discuss some very specific things you can do to increase your chances of protecting yourself when you exchange your release for payment. Make sure to follow us on … + Read More The post What Form of Release Must I Use When I Get (or Give) a Check its (Not What You Think) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/12/202126 minutes, 45 seconds
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Top 3 Lien Release Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

We have seen a lot of mistakes folks make when it comes to issuing lien releases. In this podcast, we are going to discuss the three most common lien release issues and how you should approach each. Don’t skip this episode we’ll explain why these are mistakes you can’t afford to make. Make sure to … + Read More The post Top 3 Lien Release Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/5/202120 minutes, 22 seconds
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How 1 Miami Contractor Saved Time Money by Digitally Managing Its Workforce

Get ready for a deep dive! In this episode, learn how one Miami-based contractor saved time & money by digitally managing their workforce.  Our guests are Jake from Ready Windows Sales & Service, Corp., Erick from PROCORE, and Albert from SmartBarrel.io. Are you interested in reaching out to our panel? Visit the Ready Windows Sales … + Read More The post How 1 Miami Contractor Saved Time Money by Digitally Managing Its Workforce appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/29/202132 minutes, 45 seconds
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3 Easy Ways to Use Drones on Your Construction Project to Save Time and Money

On this podcast, Join Alex Barthet and Jorge Alvarez, CEO & Founder of Drone Permission®, as he details 3 easy ways to use drones on your construction project to save time and money. Visit the Drone Permission® website to learn more about their amazing service: https://www.dronepermission.com/ Interested in seeing some of their work? Follow @DronePermission … + Read More The post 3 Easy Ways to Use Drones on Your Construction Project to Save Time and Money appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/22/202116 minutes
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3 Documentation Tips to Help you Get Paid

Here are 3 documentation tips to help you get paid. Wendy Rogers ([email protected]), CEO of eSUB Construction Software, joins us on the podcast today to discuss three essential documentation tips you can use to make sure you get paid on your next project. Visit the eSub website to learn more about their amazing software: https://esub.com/ … + Read More The post 3 Documentation Tips to Help you Get Paid appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/15/202131 minutes, 10 seconds
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3 Simple Post Bid Strategies to Close More Deals & Get More Work

Getting work is not easy, but there are some tried and true ways to improve your odds.  Today we talk with Kevin Priddy of PlanHub to get the secrets to improve your bidding process, close more deals and get more work. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our … + Read More The post 3 Simple Post Bid Strategies to Close More Deals & Get More Work appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/8/202115 minutes, 38 seconds
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Is that Certificate of Insurance (COI) Worthless? Here is How to Check and What to Do About It

Certificate of Insurance – Why the one you are holding right now may be worthless and what to do about it. Here to help us out are Frank Pulcini and Lyle Hoffman with IOA, [email protected] – [email protected] Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social … + Read More The post Is that Certificate of Insurance (COI) Worthless? Here is How to Check and What to Do About It appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/18/202027 minutes, 7 seconds
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4 Easy Ways to Pay Less and Get More for Your Insurance and Bonding

Here are 4 ways to save money on insurance and bonding. Get more bang for your buck. Johnathan Bursevich with Alter Surety Group, jonathan@altersurety and Lyle Hoffman with IOA, [email protected]. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. … + Read More The post 4 Easy Ways to Pay Less and Get More for Your Insurance and Bonding appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/20/202022 minutes, 38 seconds
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My Lien Was Bonded Off – Now What?

Your lien rights don’t disappear when your lien is bonded off.  But they are impacted and you must take a number of steps. Listen here. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your … + Read More The post My Lien Was Bonded Off – Now What? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/15/202015 minutes, 16 seconds
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Avoidable Notice-to-Owner Mistakes That Can Cost You

Make a mistake on filing your notice to owner and you will lose your lien.  Listen to why. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified … + Read More The post Avoidable Notice-to-Owner Mistakes That Can Cost You appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/25/202010 minutes, 59 seconds
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Three Notice to Owner Exceptions You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Do you know everything there is to know about a Notice to Owner? Here are 3 exceptions you probably didn’t. Today we speak with Ariela Wagner of Sunray Construction Solutions about notices to owner. You can contact Ariela at www.sunraynotice.com  Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, … + Read More The post Three Notice to Owner Exceptions You Probably Didn’t Know Existed appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/17/202017 minutes, 34 seconds
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Knock, Knock. Who’s There? OSHA! Now What?

If you’ve ever wondered what safety requirements you should have in place, you should listen up. Today we speak with Brent Huffman of Corporate Safety Solutions about safety and Osha. You can contact Brent at www.corpsafetysolutions.com. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social … + Read More The post Knock, Knock. Who’s There? OSHA! Now What? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/4/202026 minutes, 2 seconds
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Staying out of court is always smart business.

Staying out of court is always smart business. But what should you do if you’re hauled into court? Listen to find out. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet … + Read More The post Staying out of court is always smart business. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/26/202020 minutes, 4 seconds
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I Don’t Have a Signed Contract. How Do I Lien and Get Paid?

Liens are valuable tools that are actually triggered by the type of work done  not the language in any agreement. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a … + Read More The post I Don’t Have a Signed Contract. How Do I Lien and Get Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/13/202015 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Contractors Guide to Managing Crisis Successfully

Crisis management and how the most successful contractors deal with crisis’ big and small. Joining Alex is Patricia Bonilla from Lunacon Construction Group. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction … + Read More The post A Contractors Guide to Managing Crisis Successfully appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/6/202020 minutes, 58 seconds
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Suppliers, Avoidable DPO (ODP) Mistakes to Make Sure You Get Paid (Part 4 of 4)

As a supplier, getting paid can sometimes be challenging, so understanding your lien, bond and collection rights are critical.  In this 4 part series, based on a virtual seminar given to one of our clients, I talk about the basics and some best practices on using liens, bond claims, credit apps, guaranties, and ODPs to … + Read More The post Suppliers, Avoidable DPO (ODP) Mistakes to Make Sure You Get Paid (Part 4 of 4) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/22/20206 minutes, 7 seconds
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Suppliers, Using A Credit Application, ILOC, and Guaranty to Get Paid Faster (Part 3 of 4)

As a supplier, getting paid can sometimes be challenging, so understanding your lien, bond and collection rights are critical.  In this 4 part series, based on a virtual seminar given to one of our clients, I talk about the basics and some best practices on using liens, bond claims, credit apps, guaranties, and ODPs to … + Read More The post Suppliers, Using A Credit Application, ILOC, and Guaranty to Get Paid Faster (Part 3 of 4) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/15/20207 minutes, 4 seconds
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Suppliers, How to Use Bond Claims to Get Paid Faster (Part 2 of 4)

As a supplier, getting paid can sometimes be challenging, so understanding your lien, bond and collection rights are critical.  In this 4 part series, based on a virtual seminar given to one of our clients, I talk about the basics and some best practices on using liens, bond claims, credit apps, guaranties, and ODPs to … + Read More The post Suppliers, How to Use Bond Claims to Get Paid Faster (Part 2 of 4) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/8/202011 minutes, 37 seconds
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Suppliers, How to Use Liens to Get Paid Faster (Part 1 of 4)

As a supplier, getting paid can sometimes be challenging, so understanding your lien, bond and collection rights are critical.  In this 4 part series, based on a virtual seminar given to one of our clients, I talk about the basics and some best practices on using liens, bond claims, credit apps, guaranties, and ODPs to … + Read More The post Suppliers, How to Use Liens to Get Paid Faster (Part 1 of 4) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/3/202016 minutes, 32 seconds
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10 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Construction Contract

Don’t get caught with these mistakes in your construction contract. Listen now to avoid them. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida … + Read More The post 10 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Construction Contract appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/18/202050 minutes, 20 seconds
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Using Construction Liens to get Paid

Liens can get you paid for your work, but only if properly prepared and timely filed. See if you’re doing it right. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet … + Read More The post Using Construction Liens to get Paid appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/10/202012 minutes, 55 seconds
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How do I get paid after sending notification to the surety?

Getting paid is always job one. But it can get complicated once a bond is involved? Here are the road maps to follow for each type of project. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a … + Read More The post How do I get paid after sending notification to the surety? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/20/202018 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Basics: Choosing A Lawyer and Understanding Attorney Billing

At some point you’ll likely have to hire a lawyer. Where do you find one and how do you manage him or her when you do? In this week’s post we provide you some key points to consider. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos … + Read More The post The Basics: Choosing A Lawyer and Understanding Attorney Billing appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/14/202019 minutes, 10 seconds
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So, one of your employees tested positive for Coronavirus. Now what? 

Who do you tell?  Who do you have to tell?  Do I have to report this to OSHA?  We talk to Brent Huffman, a safety and OSHA expert and trainer.  Brent walks us through the issues on what a contractor should do when they get that positive test result.  You can reach Brent with any … + Read More The post So, one of your employees tested positive for Coronavirus. Now what?  appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/6/202029 minutes, 19 seconds
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How to Have your PPP Loan Forgiven

Congratulations, you got your PPP loan.  Now what?  How do you use and document that use to ensure it will be forgiven?  Today we speak with Mike Desiato (https://www.cbh.com/professional/michael-desiato/) of Cherry Bekaert, a national CPA firm, about some best practices on the use and documentation of PPP loan funds. Make sure to follow us on … + Read More The post How to Have your PPP Loan Forgiven appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/1/202015 minutes, 16 seconds
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Beyond PPP. Nine Other Important Provisions in the CARES Act for Construction Companies.

Everyone is talking about PPP, but no one is talking about the other 800 pages that makes up the CARES Act and how it can help construction companies.  Today we speak with Mike Desiato (https://www.cbh.com/professional/michael-desiato/) of Cherry Bekaert, a national CPA firm, about 9 other parts of the CARES Act and how they could help … + Read More The post Beyond PPP. Nine Other Important Provisions in the CARES Act for Construction Companies. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/24/202028 minutes, 58 seconds
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I Won A Judgment. Now How Do I Get Paid?

Obtaining a judgment is only the first step. See how you have to do more to actually turn that judgment into real dollars. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction … + Read More The post I Won A Judgment. Now How Do I Get Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/22/202022 minutes, 16 seconds
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How is the Coronavirus Impacting the #MiamiConstruction Market?

If you spent more than a decade watching the SoFla condo market, you would have some insight on the market moving forward, even during the COVID-19.  Today we speak with Peter Zalewski of Condo Vultures about his predictions in light of the Coronavirus. You can contact Peter at http://www.condovultures.com/AboutUs.aspx. Make sure to follow us on … + Read More The post How is the Coronavirus Impacting the #MiamiConstruction Market? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/14/202022 minutes, 7 seconds
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What is a Contractor’s Final Affidavit (and when do I need to send one)?

Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or  [email protected] The post What is a Contractor’s Final Affidavit (and when do I need to send one)? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/4/201912 minutes, 13 seconds
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Does Your Contract Need to Be in Writing to be Enforceable?

On this podcast, Alex explains the importance of having your agreement in writing, but the truth is you don’t need a written contract to secure your lien rights. Alex also answers the question: “Is my estimate, proposal or invoice an enforceable contract?”. This week’s episode is full of important information, don’t miss it. Alexander Barthet is … + Read More The post Does Your Contract Need to Be in Writing to be Enforceable? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/20/201912 minutes, 39 seconds
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Shop Drawings and Submittals – A Quick Refresher

On this episode, Alex goes back to basics, covering how to handle shop submittals and the applicable lien laws. This is an important podcast that even the most seasoned construction professional should listen to. It’s always wise to brush up on the fundamentals. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a … + Read More The post Shop Drawings and Submittals – A Quick Refresher appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/13/201911 minutes, 21 seconds
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2 Steps to Prevent Construction Project Disputes

Do you know how to prevent construction project disputes? Alex Barthet interviews Sue Dyer of OrgMetrics, LLC, to help you out. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction … + Read More The post 2 Steps to Prevent Construction Project Disputes appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/7/201926 minutes, 57 seconds
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Construction Site Safety – Who’s Responsible?

Contractors are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe job site. Learn which contract provisions are designed to keep the construction site organized and your workers safe. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, … + Read More The post Construction Site Safety – Who’s Responsible? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/6/20198 minutes, 24 seconds
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Who is Responsible for What is in That Contract?

Assigning responsibility in your contract documents is critical. So is obtaining the right insurance coverage. Listen to how you can deal with both of these important construction issues. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in … + Read More The post Who is Responsible for What is in That Contract? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/30/201918 minutes, 54 seconds
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I Sent A Bond Claim/Notice of Non Payment. Now What?

Listen to a  board certified Miami construction lawyer Alex Barthet, explain what you can do to get paid once you’ve sent a bond claim or notice of non-payment. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law … + Read More The post I Sent A Bond Claim/Notice of Non Payment. Now What? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/23/201914 minutes, 25 seconds
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Construction Change Orders

It is rare that a construction contract remains unchanged from start to finish. Change orders and extras are often implemented after work starts. On this podcast, Alex explains how to deal with the inevitable change order while also protecting your bottom line. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a … + Read More The post Construction Change Orders appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/16/201913 minutes, 12 seconds
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Time Matters in a Construction Contract.

Timing is everything in construction, especially if there is a “time is of the essence” and a  “no damage for delay” clause in your construction contract. Learn how these powerful provisions can benefit or hurt you on your next project. Knowing what to look for here can save you a lot of headaches. Alexander Barthet is … + Read More The post Time Matters in a Construction Contract. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/9/201921 minutes, 14 seconds
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Lien Release Pitfalls

Many folks don’t understand how important it is and why legally it is essential that you read and understand what your lien release says. We’re going to discuss some very specific things you can do to increase your chances of protecting yourself when you exchange your release for payment. Alexander Barthet is a board certified … + Read More The post Lien Release Pitfalls appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/2/201914 minutes, 12 seconds
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I Forgot to Send My Notice to Owner, Now What?

What happens when you forget to send out that Notice to Owner? The short answer is all is not lost. There are still things you can do to get paid. Knowing what to do can minimize stress. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He … + Read More The post I Forgot to Send My Notice to Owner, Now What? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/25/201917 minutes, 57 seconds
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Time Matters in a Construction Contract.

Timing is everything in construction, especially if there is a “time is of the essence” and a  “no damage for delay” clause in your construction contract. Learn how these powerful provisions can benefit or hurt you on your next project. Knowing what to look for here can save you a lot of headaches. Alexander Barthet is … + Read More The post Time Matters in a Construction Contract. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/18/201921 minutes, 14 seconds
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Top Three Avoidable Release Mistakes That You Need To Know About

From using the wrong forms to having the wrong dates. Don’t make these 3 avoidable release mistakes.  Listen as Alex explains how to protect yourself and what you can do about it. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a … + Read More The post Top Three Avoidable Release Mistakes That You Need To Know About appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/11/201921 minutes, 11 seconds
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Understanding Construction Contracts: The Preamble & The Reference to The Contract Documents

Understanding the key components of a construction contract is paramount to running a successful and profitable construction project in Florida. One basic part of any contract is the preamble, that short introduction defining many of the contract’s key variables. Another important contract term is the description of what constitutes the actual contract documents. Knowing these fundamentals will ensure … + Read More The post Understanding Construction Contracts: The Preamble & The Reference to The Contract Documents appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/4/201911 minutes, 24 seconds
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Construction Contract Basics & Best Practices

Florida construction contracts can be tricky to navigate. Knowing the terms you should incorporate and the provisions you should avoid can save you a lot of headaches. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in … + Read More The post Construction Contract Basics & Best Practices appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/28/20198 minutes, 58 seconds
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Can I Stop Working If I Am Not Getting Paid (And If I Do, How Do I Get Paid)?

Don’t stop working on a project until you’ve heard this.  Listen as Alex explains how to protect yourself and what you can do about it. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, … + Read More The post Can I Stop Working If I Am Not Getting Paid (And If I Do, How Do I Get Paid)? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/21/201920 minutes
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Construction Contract Basics & Best Practices

Florida construction contracts can be tricky to navigate. Knowing the terms you should incorporate and the provisions you should avoid can save you a lot of headaches. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in … + Read More The post Construction Contract Basics & Best Practices appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/14/20198 minutes, 58 seconds
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Don’t Make This Change Order Mistake, Or It Will Cost You Big Time

Don’t make this change order mistake, or it will cost you big time.  Listen as Alex explains how to protect yourself and what you can do about it. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law … + Read More The post Don’t Make This Change Order Mistake, Or It Will Cost You Big Time appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/7/201915 minutes, 3 seconds
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Can I Stop Working if I’m Not Getting Paid?

Can you walk off the job if you’re not getting paid? The answer could actually be no. It all depends on your contract, what rights you secured or gave up when you signed it.  Listen as Alex explains how to protect yourself and what you can do about it. Alexander Barthet is a board certified … + Read More The post Can I Stop Working if I’m Not Getting Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/31/201923 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Personal Guaranty and Other Ways to Get Paid

The Personal Guaranty and Other Ways to Get Paid Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or [email protected] The post The Personal Guaranty and Other Ways to Get Paid appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/17/201919 minutes, 23 seconds
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ICYMI: Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens

Knowledge is king. Find out what the key elements of every construction-contract and construction-lien should be. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He … + Read More The post ICYMI: Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/10/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to Make a Paid When Paid Provision Work for You

Spotting a pay-when-paid provision that is enforceable comes down to whether it contains some “magic language”. You too can make a pay-when-paid provision work; listen and learn how. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, … + Read More The post How to Make a Paid When Paid Provision Work for You appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/3/20199 minutes, 4 seconds
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Improving Your Credit and Collection Systems

Improve your credit and collection systems. Find out how here. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or [email protected] The post Improving Your Credit and Collection Systems appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/26/201927 minutes, 44 seconds
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Find out How to Get paid with a Bond Claim ( Pro Tips )

Learn about the bond claim process, and how to use it to your advantage. Get the scoop on how to make a bond claim work for you. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in … + Read More The post Find out How to Get paid with a Bond Claim ( Pro Tips ) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/19/201910 minutes, 27 seconds
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What is Pay-When-Paid? Expert Tips on Construction Contracts

It may not be fair but these attempts to shift the risk of non-payment from a contractor to its subs and material suppliers have found their way into most construction contracts. Learn how to deal with them from an expert. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in … + Read More The post What is Pay-When-Paid? Expert Tips on Construction Contracts appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/12/201919 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Get Paid Using a Construction Lien – [ Florida ]

Show me the money. In this podcast, Alex Barthet explains the process of asserting a construction lien in the State of Florida. Its not as easy as it sounds. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law … + Read More The post How to Get Paid Using a Construction Lien – [ Florida ] appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/5/20196 minutes, 38 seconds
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Can I Lien Homestead Property? (And Other Lien Questions Answered)

Work as a Florida construction lawyer long enough and you’ll see the same lien questions come up over and over again.  Do you need a written contract to have lien rights? How long do I have to record my lien? How do I account for weekends and holidays? What is “last work” under the lien … + Read More The post Can I Lien Homestead Property? (And Other Lien Questions Answered) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/29/201921 minutes, 47 seconds
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Three Common Lien Release Issues

We have seen a lot of mistakes folks make when it comes to issuing lien releases.  Alex Barthet explains the three most common lien release issues and how you should approach each. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a … + Read More The post Three Common Lien Release Issues appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/22/201921 minutes, 36 seconds
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How To Get Your Team To Use Your Project Management Software

Does your team need encouragement when it comes to using project software? Alex Barthet interviews Paul Wurth of BuilderTrend, to help you out. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains … + Read More The post How To Get Your Team To Use Your Project Management Software appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/15/201915 minutes, 37 seconds
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Will My Insurance Cover Claims For Defective Work?

You might assume your insurance will cover claims for your defective work.  Unfortunately, this is not always true. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at … + Read More The post Will My Insurance Cover Claims For Defective Work? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/8/20193 minutes, 4 seconds
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Keeping Track of Your Workers Just Got Easier

Keeping track up your workers on site doesn’t have to be difficult – Alex Barthet interviews Albert Fadel, CEO of SmartBarrel, to tell you how this new setup can save you time, money and discrepancies for your payroll. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. … + Read More The post Keeping Track of Your Workers Just Got Easier appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/1/201940 minutes, 7 seconds
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Lien Releases – Make Sure You Get Paid First!

A lien release can be your best friend or your worst enemy- Alex Barthet explains the ins and outs of lien releases and what you need to do to get paid properly. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a … + Read More The post Lien Releases – Make Sure You Get Paid First! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/24/201916 minutes
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4 Ways Construction Companies Can Market Themselves For Low or No Cost

Listen to Miami Construction Lawyer Alex Barthet as he interviews the owner of www.CMGurus.com on 4 easy and inexpensive ways to market your construction business. Are you a developer, contractor, subcontractor or supplier? Do you have questions about your construction contract? Call Alex Barthet 305.347.5295. Alex also publishes weekly articles on his blog TheLienZone.com. The post 4 Ways Construction Companies Can Market Themselves For Low or No Cost appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/17/201918 minutes, 36 seconds
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Top 9 Construction Contract Changes to Better Protect My Company

Listen to Miami Construction Lawyer Alex Barthet as he discusses on top 9 changes you can make to your construction contract to better protect your company. Are you a developer, contractor, subcontractor or supplier? Do you have questions about your construction contract? Call Alex Barthet 305.347.5295. Alex also publishes weekly articles on his blog TheLienZone.com. The post Top 9 Construction Contract Changes to Better Protect My Company appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/10/201921 minutes, 48 seconds
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I sent a bond claim – notice of non-payment. Now what?

Listen to a  board certified Miami construction lawyer Alex Barthet, explain what you can do to get paid once you’ve sent a bond claim or notice of non-payment. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law … + Read More The post I sent a bond claim – notice of non-payment. Now what? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/3/201914 minutes, 50 seconds
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I’ve Been Sued! Now What?

All businesses eventually find themselves in court. What should you expect? Alex Barthet, an experienced and board certified Miami construction lawyer, examines the legal process. What to do immediately after being served; how the process works; dealing with your insurance company; and the role you should play in the attorney client relationship. Alexander Barthet is a … + Read More The post I’ve Been Sued! Now What? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/27/201923 minutes, 38 seconds
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I don’t have an original signature on my contract, should I be worried?

The average person believes that if a signature or document isn’t in its original form then somehow, it is going to be challenged in court, or the signing party can argue that it is not authorized or it is a forgery. All of that is possible. Let me tell you about it. Alexander Barthet is … + Read More The post I don’t have an original signature on my contract, should I be worried? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/20/20196 minutes, 1 second
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Three Ways Your Lien Rights Might Be Shortened

Here are the 3 ways your lien rights might be shortened – The owner terminates the notice of commencement; Notice of contest of lien; and 20-days summons to show cause Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer … + Read More The post Three Ways Your Lien Rights Might Be Shortened appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/13/20193 minutes, 29 seconds
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Can You Record a Lien While Working on a Construction Project?

The lien law is more complicated than a lot of folks know. Listen to an expert tell you when and how you can file that claim of lien. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law … + Read More The post Can You Record a Lien While Working on a Construction Project? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/6/20191 minute, 52 seconds
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Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens

Knowledge is king. Find out what the key elements of every construction-contract and construction-lien should be. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He … + Read More The post Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/27/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 24 seconds
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Correctly Certifying Your Workers – Human Resources Overview

It can get fuzzy on the job site – who is an independent contractor and who is an employee. Get it wrong and you could be in big trouble. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction … + Read More The post Correctly Certifying Your Workers – Human Resources Overview appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/20/201929 minutes, 18 seconds
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What do I do once I obtain a judgment?

You won a judgment! Now what? Alex Barthet a board certified construction lawyer in Florida explains how to get paid. Alex also explains the tips and tricks on collecting debt he’s developed over his career as a construction lawyer. Need help getting paid? Call Alex Barthet 305.347.5295 The post What do I do once I obtain a judgment? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/13/201924 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why is There no Such Thing as a Standard Construction Contract

You’ve heard it before – nothing is standard on this job. Well that couldn’t be  more true when it comes to construction contracts. listen to Alex Barthet explain the reasons. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer … + Read More The post Why is There no Such Thing as a Standard Construction Contract appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/8/20192 minutes, 33 seconds
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I Forgot to Send my NTO, Can I Still Get Paid?

On this episode, we’re going to talk about how I saved a client over $100,000 even after he forgot to send his notice to owner. This contractor who thought he lost $100,000, but only after he came to us did he realize that he fell into a very narrow exception in the lien law. This … + Read More The post I Forgot to Send my NTO, Can I Still Get Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/13/20183 minutes, 19 seconds
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Are Joint Check Agreements Worth it?

Don’t sign that joint check agreement until you listen to this. On this episode,  Alex is going to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about joint check agreements and how you can best protect yourself and ensure that you get paid if you’re a sub or a supplier or if you’re a GC … + Read More The post Are Joint Check Agreements Worth it? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/6/20186 minutes, 2 seconds
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Using a Lien to Get Paid

Thankfully, Florida Law has a method for the construction industry to get paid for their work. This process is called a Mechanic’s Lien and has a few rules that need to be followed before its enforceable. On this episode, Alex will explain those steps you need to take to file an enforceable lien and get … + Read More The post Using a Lien to Get Paid appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/29/20183 minutes, 34 seconds
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Change Orders A to Z

Change orders in a construction project are going to happen, but when is it an extra? Find out the answer here and what you can do to protect yourself. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in … + Read More The post Change Orders A to Z appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/22/20184 minutes, 39 seconds
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Conditional Lien Release, Should You Use One?

Releasing lien rights can be tricky, sure, you want to get paid – but you also should avoid giving away too many of your lien rights. Listen to this week’s episode and Alex will explain why. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages … + Read More The post Conditional Lien Release, Should You Use One? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/15/20184 minutes, 8 seconds
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Is Lending Your Equipment on a Job Site a Good Idea?

On this episode, we are going to talk about something that happens on your job site on a daily basis, that creates liability for you and you don’t even know it. Lending or borrowing job site equipment. Maybe it’s a forklift, maybe it’s an excavator, maybe it’s just for an hour, maybe it’s for a … + Read More The post Is Lending Your Equipment on a Job Site a Good Idea? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/8/20182 minutes, 16 seconds
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What!? I Can be Sued 13 Years After I Finish a Project?

Let’s break down each part of a claim that can be brought against you. One type of claim is a claim sounding in negligence, a tort that there was damage caused by you to other property. That action under the statute of limitations has to be brought within four years of the time of the … + Read More The post What!? I Can be Sued 13 Years After I Finish a Project? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/1/20180
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Is Lost or Damaged Equipment Lienable?

On this episode, Alex is going to answer the question if lost or damaged equipment or material is lienable. He will also talk about what liening allows you to do. It allows you to put an encumbrance on the property so that you can sell it to recover the money that you’re owed. But is … + Read More The post Is Lost or Damaged Equipment Lienable? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/25/20180
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When Does Winning Feel Like Losing?

Sometimes, winning can feel like losing – especially when it comes to legal fees. On this episode, Alex will give you some tips on making sure your win doesn’t feel like such a loss. Pay close attention, it could save you money! Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a … + Read More The post When Does Winning Feel Like Losing? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/18/20180
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Do I Always Need to Send a Notice to Owner?

A Notice to Owner is not always needed, listen to this episode and Alex will show you when you don’t need to send that NTO out. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in Miami, and … + Read More The post Do I Always Need to Send a Notice to Owner? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/11/20183 minutes, 38 seconds
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ICYMI: How To Fire Your Lawyer!

Things not working out with your current attorney? Alex will show you how to make the switch and fire them. He will explain the steps you should follow and how your new attorney should be making the process as smooth as possible. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a … + Read More The post ICYMI: How To Fire Your Lawyer! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/4/20183 minutes, 42 seconds
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Did You Make This 1 Mistake on Your Last Public Job?

Today I’m going to talk about the one mistake, I hope you didn’t make on that last public project you worked on. Most of those jobs are bonded. If you didn’t secure a payment and performance bond, could be a recipe for disaster. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds … + Read More The post Did You Make This 1 Mistake on Your Last Public Job? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/27/20180
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Cross Default – The Most Dangerous Contract Provision

Do you have a cross default provision in your construction agreement? This could be deadly to your business. Listen up, you don’t want to miss this. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in Miami, and … + Read More The post Cross Default – The Most Dangerous Contract Provision appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/20/20180
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Want to Double Check Your Lawyer?

Want to double check your lawyers work? Do you know what a docket is? On this episode, Alex will explain how you can double check your lawyers work. Below are some helpful links to get your search started. Public Records Search: Miami-Dade Broward Palm-Beach Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and … + Read More The post Want to Double Check Your Lawyer? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/13/20180
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The Truth About Change Orders

Change orders in a construction project are going to happen, but when is it an extra? Find out the answer here and what you can do to protect yourself. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in … + Read More The post The Truth About Change Orders appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/6/20180
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Should You Lend Your Equipment on a Job Site?

On this episode, we are going to talk about something that happens on your job site on a daily basis, that creates liability for you and you don’t even know it. Lending or borrowing job site equipment. Maybe it’s a forklift, maybe it’s an excavator, maybe it’s just for an hour, maybe it’s for a … + Read More The post Should You Lend Your Equipment on a Job Site? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/30/20180
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Does Your Performance Bond Say This?

On this episode, Alex explains what a performance bond is and how they work. We also cover what you should look out for and how to get bonded. You’re not going to want to miss this. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages … + Read More The post Does Your Performance Bond Say This? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/23/20180
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Think You Know Bonds? Think Again.

On this episode, Alex covers payment and performance bonds from A to Z. Knowing how a bond works and whether you need one or not on certain jobs is something every contractor should know. Don’t miss this episode. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He … + Read More The post Think You Know Bonds? Think Again. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/16/20180
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How to Fire Your Lawyer!

Things not working out with your current attorney? Alex will show you how to make the switch and fire them. He will explain the steps you should follow and how your new attorney should be making the process as smooth as possible. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a … + Read More The post How to Fire Your Lawyer! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/9/20180
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Sworn Statement of Account Request – 7 Things You Must Include

On this episode, Alex explains the 7 things you must include when responding to a sworn statement of account request. Respond incorrectly, and you risk losing your lien rights. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in … + Read More The post Sworn Statement of Account Request – 7 Things You Must Include appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/2/20180
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How Do I Use a Lien to Get Paid?

Thankfully, Florida Law has a method for the construction industry to get paid for their work. This process if called a Mechanic’s Lien and has a few rules that need to be followed before its enforceable. On this episode, Alex will explain those steps you need to take to file an enforceable lien and get … + Read More The post How Do I Use a Lien to Get Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/26/20180
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What is my Last Work Date When Securing my Lien & Bond Rights

On this podcast, Alex will explain the importance of timely sending your notice of non-payment after your date of last work on the project. Doing so will secure your lien and bond rights, allowing you to remedy a non-payment issue with a construction lien. Did you miss the deadline? Alex will explain how one of … + Read More The post What is my Last Work Date When Securing my Lien & Bond Rights appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/19/20180
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Do You Need a Signed Change Order to Have Lien or Bond Rights?

On this episode, Alex will explain how to secure your lien and bond rights when doing change order work. We all know that obtaining a signed change order may in many instances be harder and take longer to accomplish than the changed work itself. As a result, you may get to the end of a job … + Read More The post Do You Need a Signed Change Order to Have Lien or Bond Rights? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/12/20180
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ICYMI: Don’t Make This 1 Mistake on Change Orders

Because of the length of time it takes to complete a project, the number of parties involved, and the general unpredictable nature of construction work, it is rare that a contract for such work remains unchanged from start to finish. On this episode, Alex will give you some tips so dealing with the next change … + Read More The post ICYMI: Don’t Make This 1 Mistake on Change Orders appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/5/20180
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Don’t Make These 3 Lien Mistakes

Making these 3 simple lien mistakes can cost you time and money. On this episode, Alex will go over some common mistakes he sees time and time again on liens that could render them unenforceable. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The … + Read More The post Don’t Make These 3 Lien Mistakes appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/28/20180
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Should I Use a Conditional Lien Release?

Releasing lien rights can be tricky, sure, you want to get paid – but you also should avoid giving away too many of your lien rights. Listen to this week’s episode and Alex will explain why. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages … + Read More The post Should I Use a Conditional Lien Release? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/21/20180
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ICYMI: The Roadmap To Getting Paid

We see this issue time and time again, where a contractor completes the agreed upon work but has not been paid. What should this contractor do now? On this episode, Alex will discuss some tools of recovery we use to get our clients paid. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and … + Read More The post ICYMI: The Roadmap To Getting Paid appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/14/20180
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Do These 2 Things Before You Sign That Direct Purchase Order

On this episode, Alex will give you 2 tips that will make dealing with your next DPO a breeze. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. … + Read More The post Do These 2 Things Before You Sign That Direct Purchase Order appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/7/20180
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When DON’T You Need to Send a Notice to Owner

A Notice to Owner is not always needed, listen to this episode and Alex will show you when you don’t need to send that NTO out. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in Miami, and … + Read More The post When DON’T You Need to Send a Notice to Owner appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/31/20180
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4 Ways to Reduce Legal Fees

On this episode, Alex will give you 4 solid tips on how to reduce your legal fees. The cost of defending your rights usually dictates what decisions are made. Alex will show you how to get more bang for your buck. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. … + Read More The post 4 Ways to Reduce Legal Fees appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/24/20180
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Don’t Hire That Collections Company That Just Called You

You get a call from a collection company and they tell you that they can get your lien paid. They even tell you that it won’t cost anything unless they collect. It sounds too good to be true, because it probably is. Here’s why. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and … + Read More The post Don’t Hire That Collections Company That Just Called You appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/17/20180
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How to Get Paid Using Personal Guaranties & Other Methods

On this episode, Alex will go over a few techniques he uses to help his clients get paid. Alex will also go over some best practices and a quick refresher on lien timelines. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, … + Read More The post How to Get Paid Using Personal Guaranties & Other Methods appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/10/20180
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Do This 1 Thing Before You Fire That Sub Contractor

On this episode, Alex will explain the one thing you absolutely need to do before you fire that sub-contractor. Every contract is different and the terms that were agreed upon need to be followed, especially when firing a sub-contractor. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical … + Read More The post Do This 1 Thing Before You Fire That Sub Contractor appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/3/20180
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Are Construction Subguard Insurance Policies Worth Getting?

On this episode, Alex explains what a subguard insurance policy actually covers. Listen up, you don’t want to miss this episode. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at … + Read More The post Are Construction Subguard Insurance Policies Worth Getting? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/26/20180
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DON’T MAKE THIS 1 MISTAKE ON CHANGE ORDERS

Because of the length of time it takes to complete a project, the number of parties involved, and the general unpredictable nature of construction work, it is rare that a contract for such work remains unchanged from start to finish. On this episode, Alex will give you some tips so dealing with the next change … + Read More The post DON’T MAKE THIS 1 MISTAKE ON CHANGE ORDERS appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/19/20182 minutes, 11 seconds
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THE ROADMAP TO GETTING PAID

We see this issue time and time again, where a contractor completes the agreed upon work but has not been paid. What should this contractor do now? On this episode, Alex will discuss some tools of recovery we use to get our clients paid. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and … + Read More The post THE ROADMAP TO GETTING PAID appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/12/20186 minutes, 18 seconds
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Should I Sign This Lien Release?

If you understand how releases work, you can use them to your advantage during the course of a construction project. There is the release that you give to someone and there is the release you receive from someone. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. … + Read More The post Should I Sign This Lien Release? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
4/5/20180
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ICYMI: Should I Sign up With a Collections Company to Get Paid on my Lien?

On this episode, we’re going to answer the question of whether or not you should pick up the phone and assign your rights to that collection company that called you out of the blue and said they were going to get you paid. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds … + Read More The post ICYMI: Should I Sign up With a Collections Company to Get Paid on my Lien? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/29/20180
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What is a Notice of Contest of Lien?

An owner may occasionally benefit from shortening the time in which a lien holder may file suit to foreclose its lien. One way to accomplish this is to serve a Notice of Contest of Lien. Specifically, the lien of any lien holder upon whom such notice is served shall be extinguished automatically unless the lienor institutes … + Read More The post What is a Notice of Contest of Lien? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/22/20180
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STOP! Don’t Sign That Contract After Your Started Working.

Signing a construction contract after you already started work is a bad idea. On this episode, Alex will explain what you should do if you find yourself in a similar situation. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law … + Read More The post STOP! Don’t Sign That Contract After Your Started Working. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/15/20180
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Is This Certificate of Insurance Worth the Paper it’s Printed on?

Things can go wrong very quickly on any sort of construction project, and a $50,000 job can easily turn into a million-dollar liability. Proceeding without insurance coverage – be it for personal injuries, damage or loss to property, or just mistakes – is simply not worth the risk. You also need to make sure all … + Read More The post Is This Certificate of Insurance Worth the Paper it’s Printed on? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/8/20180
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I’ve Sent my Notice of Non-Payment, When do I Get Paid?

A Notice of Nonpayment, similar to a lien, is a document that’s sent to the bonded contractor and his or her surety, advising them that you’re owed money on a job and you intend to look to the bond to be paid. In order to assert your claim against the payment bond, you need to … + Read More The post I’ve Sent my Notice of Non-Payment, When do I Get Paid? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
3/1/20180
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Should I Sign That $10 Lien Release?

My clients frequently ask me why the release says $10 when they are picking up a check for much more money. According to the law, $10 is simply a “recitation of consideration.” It doesn’t really mean $10; it means some amount of money. The problem is $10 isn’t specific enough. If you are expecting a … + Read More The post Should I Sign That $10 Lien Release? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/22/20180
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Joint Check Agreements – Friend or Foe?

Don’t sign that joint check agreement until you listen to this. On this episode,  Alex is going to tell you everything you ever wanted to know about joint check agreements and how you can best protect yourself and ensure that you get paid if you’re a sub or a supplier or if you’re a GC … + Read More The post Joint Check Agreements – Friend or Foe? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/15/20180
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Am I Using the Right Construction Contract?

Have you ever wondered which form of standard contract is better? Or if you should invest in your own custom agreement? We’ll answer that question on this episode. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a 12 lawyer construction law firm … + Read More The post Am I Using the Right Construction Contract? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/8/20180
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When is The Last Date of Work When Calculating Lien and Bond Deadlines

On this episode, Alex will answer a question we get on a pretty regular basis, which is under the lien law, when is my last date of work? When does the 90 days actually start to run? What we found is the easiest way to answer this question is actually to tell you when this … + Read More The post When is The Last Date of Work When Calculating Lien and Bond Deadlines appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
2/1/20180
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I Didn’t Send my NTO, am I Screwed?

On this episode, we’re going to talk about how I saved a client over $100,000 even after he forgot to send his notice to owner. This contractor who thought he lost $100,000, but only after he came to us did he realize that he fell into a very narrow exception in the lien law. This … + Read More The post I Didn’t Send my NTO, am I Screwed? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/25/20180
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What Are The Most Important Contract Terms I Can Have in My Written Agreement?

Having an written agreement is the first step in any successful construction project. On this episode, Alex will go over a few terms that should be included in all of your contracts. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a … + Read More The post What Are The Most Important Contract Terms I Can Have in My Written Agreement? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/18/20180
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SHOULD I SIGN UP WITH A COLLECTIONS COMPANY TO GET PAID ON MY LIEN?

On this episode, we’re going to answer the question of whether or not you should pick up the phone and assign your rights to that collection company that called you out of the blue and said they were going to get you paid. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds … + Read More The post SHOULD I SIGN UP WITH A COLLECTIONS COMPANY TO GET PAID ON MY LIEN? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/11/20184 minutes, 14 seconds
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Should I include weekends and holidays when counting my lien and NTO deadlines?

On this episode, Alex going to answer a question that we get on a fairly regular basis: should I include weekends and legal holidays when calculating the notice-to-owner and claim-of-lien or bond deadline? The answer is yes. Listen to today’s episode and you’ll hear why. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida … + Read More The post Should I include weekends and holidays when counting my lien and NTO deadlines? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
1/4/20180
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Can I Use my Project Proposal or Estimate to Enforce my Lien?

So you never actually had a formal “contract” signed when you started working on the project. No problem when everything is running smoothly. Even better when you experience no setbacks, everything falls into place perfectly, and the project is finished on time and under budget. You can get away with not having an agreement in … + Read More The post Can I Use my Project Proposal or Estimate to Enforce my Lien? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/28/20170
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Do I Need a Contract to File a Lien?

The answer is no, but actually recovering money could be harder than you realize. While you still have lien rights proving your case might be difficult. On this episode, Alex goes over what your options are and explains the importance of having an agreement in place to secure your rights. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction … + Read More The post Do I Need a Contract to File a Lien? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/21/20170
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Top 5 Construction KPI’s You Should Review Daily

On this episode, Alex is joined by Randal DeHart co-founder of Business Consulting and Accounting. Randal gives some insight on the top 5 Key Performance Indicators every construction business owner should review on a daily basis. Knowing every inch of your business is important for it to be successful, Randal will present you with five simple changes … + Read More The post Top 5 Construction KPI’s You Should Review Daily appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/14/20170
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Oops! I forgot my Notice to Owner – Do I Still Have Lien Rights?

Picture this – you’re working on a construction project that goes south and you’re still owed a lot of money. When the time comes to get tough and assert your lien rights, you realize a Notice to Owner was never sent or recorded. Have you lost your lien rights? The short answer is, maybe not? On this episode, Alex explains what lien rights you … + Read More The post Oops! I forgot my Notice to Owner – Do I Still Have Lien Rights? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
12/7/20170
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Why Won’t the Bonding Company Just Pay me Already?

Surprise – just because your project is bonded does not guarantee you’ll get paid. On this episode, Alex explains the ins and outs of bonded projects, what it actually means to have a bonded job, and what you can do to protect your rights. Alex also covers important dates and deadlines when making a claim against … + Read More The post Why Won’t the Bonding Company Just Pay me Already? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/30/20170
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We will be back next Thursday with our regularly scheduled programming. The post Happy Thanksgiving! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/23/20170
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Should I Sign That $10 Lien Release?

On this episode, you will learn why $10 lien releases are so dangerous. Does that “through date” mean what you think it means and could conditional language can make the release worthless? Lien releases are a quick way to get in trouble if you don’t pay attention to what you are signing. Don’t skip these … + Read More The post Should I Sign That $10 Lien Release? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/16/20170
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Should I Choose Arbitration, Mediation or Litigation?

The truth is it depends on your situation. Mediation should be mandatory (starting with a meeting of principals). Arbitration is not always faster, or cheaper, and importantly comes with no right to appeal. Litigation is predictable and has appeal rights. On this episode, Alex explains the pros and cons for each in detail. Alexander Barthet is … + Read More The post Should I Choose Arbitration, Mediation or Litigation? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/9/20170
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What Terms Should Be in My Construction Contract?

Do you know what terms should be included in your construction contract? Not knowing can cost you down the road. So in this episode, Alex will discuss what provisions should be included when drafting your construction agreement. This episode is quick and to the point; make sure you don’t miss it. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in … + Read More The post What Terms Should Be in My Construction Contract? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
11/2/20170
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How do I Get Paid on a Public Project if There is no Bond?

On this episode, Alex answers the questions about getting paid on a public project when there is no bond. You’ll learn what public projects need bonds and why public projects are different from private projects? Payment issues on a public construction project can be tricky, so listen up. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida … + Read More The post How do I Get Paid on a Public Project if There is no Bond? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/26/20170
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Is the South Florida Condo Market Going to Crash? And Why.

South Florida has a condo problem, with some communities having as much as 18 months worth of inventory. With more popping up on the skyline from Miami to West Palm Beach, it begs the question – is this growth sustainable? Or does it all come crashing down as it did in 2008? Is this simply … + Read More The post Is the South Florida Condo Market Going to Crash? And Why. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/19/20170
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Using Your Construction Contract to Deal with Change Orders

Join board-certified construction lawyer Alex Barthet as he discusses some construction contract basics and why having a solid contract can make dealing with change orders a breeze. Alex also explains why you should keep a separate time log for employees when working on a change order. Being able to differentiate core work time and change order time when a … + Read More The post Using Your Construction Contract to Deal with Change Orders appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/12/20170
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3 Ways to Improve Your Bonding Capacity

On this episode, Alex is joined by Jonathan Bursevich from Alter Surety Group, to talk about some sure-fire ways to increase your bonding capacity. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He … + Read More The post 3 Ways to Improve Your Bonding Capacity appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
10/5/20170
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What is a Contractor’s Final Payment Affidavit?

On this episode, Alex goes over what a Contractor’s Final Payment Affidavit is, who needs to send it, what it must contain and when it should be sent. Alex also explains why it is important for subcontractors and material suppliers to be aware of this document. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. … + Read More The post What is a Contractor’s Final Payment Affidavit? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/28/20170
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Engineered Life Safety System (ELSS)

On this episode, Alex is joined by Robin Collier of Sprinklermatic Fire Protection Systems, to talk about the recent legislation regarding Engineered Life Safety Systems and the recent veto easing fire-protection requirements by the Florida Governor Rick Scott. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages … + Read More The post Engineered Life Safety System (ELSS) appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/21/20170
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ICYMI: Claims, Bonds, Insurance – What you Need to Know

Whether a project is big or small, you need to know how to deal with the inevitable claims that can be filed. Join Alex as he explains the impact of claims, the importance of insurance, and the use of bonds to assure performance. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a … + Read More The post ICYMI: Claims, Bonds, Insurance – What you Need to Know appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/14/20170
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Human Resource Traps & How to Avoid Them

On this episode Alex is joined by Katrina Garcia, Senior District Manager at ADP. They talk about those human resource issues seen on a consistent basis throughout South Florida. Whether worker misclassification, incorrect payroll processes or worker’s compensation insurance, not having these correctly in place can spell trouble for any business. Alexander Barthet is a … + Read More The post Human Resource Traps & How to Avoid Them appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
9/7/20170
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Should You Bond That Job?

There is a common misconception that when a job is bonded, you can count on getting paid. You might even think it’s as simple as filing a claim on the bond. In fact, as in so many things, it isn’t that easy. On this episode, Alex breaks down surety bonds and what they actually do … + Read More The post Should You Bond That Job? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/31/20170
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3 Ways to Ditch the Spreadsheet

On this episode, Alex is joined by Taylor Ryan, Head of Marketing at GenieBelt. Alex and Taylor go over some ways you can replace those ineffective spreadsheets with state of the art project management software.  As the saying goes, time is money – don’t waste your time fidgeting with clunky spreadsheets. Alexander Barthet is a board … + Read More The post 3 Ways to Ditch the Spreadsheet appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/24/20170
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The Truth About Lien Waivers & Releases

Lien waivers & releases can be your best friend or your worst enemy. On this episode, Alex explains what you need to watch out for when you sign that release to receive a check for completed work. You might be signing away more than you intended. Alex also gives you some tips for dealing with … + Read More The post The Truth About Lien Waivers & Releases appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/17/20170
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AIA Contract Changes in 2017

On this episode, Alex is joined by Ken Cobleigh, Managing Director & Counsel for AIA Contract Documents. Alex & Ken talk about the changes to the latest contract forms from the AIA. Interesting conversation by two construction law experts. Ken provided some great insight on what to expect with these recent modifications and some best … + Read More The post AIA Contract Changes in 2017 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/10/20170
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Construction Contracts FAQ

On this episode, Alex reviews some of those frequently asked questions regarding construction contracts, including implementing your agreement, dealing with change orders, and the importance of daily documentation. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a … + Read More The post Construction Contracts FAQ appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
8/3/20170
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How Much Credit Should I Extend Customers?

Extending credit is now a common way of transacting business. However, it can quickly get a company in hot water if warning signs of trouble are not picked up. On this episode, Alex explains why a business should extend credit, as well as how a business can do so wisely. Alexander Barthet is a board certified … + Read More The post How Much Credit Should I Extend Customers? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/27/20170
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How to Deal with Pay-When-Paid Provisions in Florida

Shifting the risk of an owner’s possible non-payment from one party to another is neither simple nor guaranteed. Unsuspecting parties can quickly find themselves locked into an agreement containing a payment provision susceptible to conflicting interpretations. What the parties intended, and thought they understood, may in fact not be what they obtain. That little bit … + Read More The post How to Deal with Pay-When-Paid Provisions in Florida appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/20/20170
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Common Construction Contract Issues

On this episode, Alex explains some construction contract issues that could put your lien rights in jeopardy.  Those include not having a written agreement in place before you start work and not having the most recent reference documents when you submit a bid. Alex also goes over those best practices that will help secure your rights. Alexander Barthet … + Read More The post Common Construction Contract Issues appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/13/20170
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Don’t Wait to Get Legal Help

Don’t wait until you need a lawyer to get legal help. Fifteen minutes on the phone with your attorney could save you from making a bad decision. On this episode, Alex explains the importance of consulting with an attorney before signing any agreements. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. … + Read More The post Don’t Wait to Get Legal Help appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
7/6/20170
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Don’t Work Without Insurance!

Working without insurance is dangerous. The smart play is to minimize or shift any risk when you can. On this episode, Alex goes over the reasons why you should have insurance, and what to look for when choosing a provider. This is valuable advice for any business, including one in the construction trades. Alexander Barthet … + Read More The post Don’t Work Without Insurance! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/29/20170
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Don’t Wait to Collect!

Getting paid after a project is over should be a fairly straightforward process. But, as in any business, it can turn into a nightmare. On this episode, Alex gives you some tips on collecting money you are owed and some best practices to follow. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds … + Read More The post Don’t Wait to Collect! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/22/20170
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Secure Your Payment

On this episode, Alex explains why you need to secure your rights to be paid, if not with a construction lien on real property then possibly with a UCC on materials. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law … + Read More The post Secure Your Payment appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/15/20170
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Know Your Construction Contract

Every company seems to have its own form of contract these days. Whether it’s the owner, the general contractor, the plumber, or the tile distributor, everyone wants you to sign “their” contract so that they’re protected on the job—or so they hope. But in the rush to get a job and get it started, many overlook … + Read More The post Know Your Construction Contract appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/8/20170
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Get That Agreement in Writing

Having well-drafted construction contracts in place is a necessary first step for all parties involved in the construction process – from the owner to the design professional, the general contractor to the subcontractors and the suppliers on the job.  On this episode, Alex goes over the benefits of having a written agreement. Alexander Barthet is … + Read More The post Get That Agreement in Writing appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
6/1/20170
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We Need Your Vote!

The Lien Zone Podcast is a finalist as one of the best construction podcasts in 2017. We can win this with your help. Vote for TheLienZone.com podcast using the link below. Thanks to all of our readers and listeners for making this possible. Click to Vote For The Lien Zone Podcast The post We Need Your Vote! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/25/20170
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Dealing with Lien Releases When Using Electronic Payment Systems

Getting paid is now much easier with the introduction of “Electronic Payment Systems” like Textura. But one issue that comes up is how to handle those lien releases. You don’t want to be giving away your lien rights too soon. Listen to this episode and Alex will let you know how to protect your business and not … + Read More The post Dealing with Lien Releases When Using Electronic Payment Systems appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/18/20170
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How & When Should You Record a Claim of Lien

A construction lien is a right available to those who provide materials, services or labor to real property. If one who provides these services or materials is not paid, he or she may be able to force the sale of the real property on which the improvement was made in order to recover monies owed. On this … + Read More The post How & When Should You Record a Claim of Lien appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
5/11/20170
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How and When do You Make a Payment Bond Claim?

A payment bond secures your right to be paid on a construction project. Instead of a lien on the property, if the job is bonded, your claim exists against that payment bond. On this podcast, Alex explains the payment bond claim process and when you should make a claim to get paid! Alexander Barthet is … + Read More The post How and When do You Make a Payment Bond Claim? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.
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