ICYMI: Lockdown Payment Plans like a Pro
The Lien Zone Podcast
by alex@barthet.com
3d ago
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 written agreements signed by an authorized principal, highlighting the risks associated with verbal agreements and the importance of having formal documentation. Clear Terms: Specify the total debt, payment s ..read more
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The SoFla Construction and Real Estate Market with Bryan Gorrita
The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections
by alex@barthet.com
1w ago
Hey there, construction pros! In the latest episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, Alex Barthet sits down with Bryan Gorrita to discuss the current state of the South Florida construction and real estate market. Bryan, a seasoned real estate broker, offers valuable insights into the market’s ongoing growth, despite high interest rates, and the strategic investments being made. Topics Covered: Market Trends: Strategic investments in Miami’s booming real estate market. Affordable Housing: Efforts to address housing affordability, including the Live Local Act. Infrastructure Projects: Developments ai ..read more
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Do You Know These Hidden Conditions in Construction Contracts?
The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections
by alex@barthet.com
2w ago
As a contractor, navigating the complex terrain of construction projects can often lead you to unexpected roadblocks. From unpredictable subsurface surprises to shifting regulations and unforeseen cost increases, these hidden contract conditions can significantly derail your budget and timelines. This episode is your compass through these murky waters, highlighting the often-overlooked pitfalls that could jeopardize your project. Not recognizing these latent risks can escalate into costly fixes, replacements, or legal entanglements. Equip yourself with the knowledge to spot and manage these po ..read more
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Follow These Steps to Protect Your Projects from Liens
The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections
by alex@barthet.com
3w ago
In the latest episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, Alex provides a comprehensive guide for developers on managing and preventing liens on their projects. Here are the key points discussed: Introduction to Liens: Understanding what a lien is, its purpose, and how it can affect property owners. Liens offer security to those who improve your property, granting them the right to claim payment through property sale if necessary. Notice to Owner (NTO): The importance of managing Notices to Owner as they indicate potential lien claimants. Developers should create a list of all notices received by proje ..read more
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ICYMI: New Public Project Payment Protocols in Florida
The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections
by alex@barthet.com
1M ago
In this episode of The Lien Zone Podcast, we deep dive 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 isn’t timely recorded. The episode underscores the necessity of serving a notice of nonpayment on contractors – especially vital for those not directly in a contract with the contractor. Transitioning to the “Public Project Prompt Payment Changes, Sec ..read more
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Why Cost Codes are the Key to Determine Profitability
The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections
by alex@barthet.com
1M ago
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. Job Cost Accounting: Understanding the specifics of construction project costs. The Power of Knowing Your Numbers: Keeping an eye on financial health throughout the year. Cost Codes Explained: How to effectively track costs dur ..read more
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Manage Legal Challenges in 2024 with Beyond Books Solutions
The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections
by alex@barthet.com
1M ago
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 clear contracts, meticulous documentation, and strategies to manage legal challenges effectively. Topics Discussed: Specialization in Construction Law: The benefits of specializing in a specific industry for providing tailored legal and fi ..read more
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How to Grow Your Construction Business in 2024
The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections
by alex@barthet.com
1M ago
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: Introduction to Google Business Profile: JP Berdejo provides an overview of Google Business Profile, explaining it as a free tool offered by Google that allows businesses to manage their online presence across Goog ..read more
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Avoid These Common Lien and Release Traps
The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections
by alex@barthet.com
2M ago
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 warranty work, which is crucial for understanding your lien rights timeline. The 90-day period for recording your lien is strict; it does not equate to three months, highlighting the need for precise calendar calculations. Detailed explanations on how weekends an ..read more
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Lockdown Payment Plans like a Pro
The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections
by alex@barthet.com
2M ago
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 written agreements signed by an authorized principal, highlighting the risks associated with verbal agreements and the importance of having formal documentation. Clear Terms: Specify the total debt, payment s ..read more
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