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In today’s construction, economic and legal environment, it is even more important than ever that contractors know, understand, and take the steps necessary to ensure they will be paid for their work. In the private sector, the ability to take advantage of the protections afforded by state lien laws are often the best way for a contractor to ensure payment. On public works projects, state bond laws can provide similar protection.

This seminar will explore all aspects of the Georgia construction lien laws. The seminar will address what a general contractor, subcontractor, or supplier must do to protect its lien rights and will include a discussion of the notice of commencement, the notice to contractor, the preliminary notice of lien rights, the elements required for a valid claim of lien, and the perfection and foreclosure of liens. The speakers will also discuss the defenses to lien claims, such as lien waivers and contractor’s final affidavits.

Additionally, the seminar will explore the Georgia public contract bond laws, including the “Little Miller Act” bond requirements. The speakers will address the initial notices applicable to payment bond claims, the requirements for pursuing such claims, and defenses to payment bond claims.

Length: 1/2 day, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $99.00, AGC Georgia Members; $149.00, Non-members
Instructor: Law Offices of Smith Currie & Hancock
Course Location: AGC Training Center

Back to Course Calendar or direct questions to Cindy Parham at 678.298.4112.