Construction Law News

Do’s & Don'ts: Avoiding Lawsuits and the Registrar of Contractors

If you missed our Do’s & Don’ts: Avoiding Lawsuits and the Registrar of Contractors, seminar with Price Kong, you can still check out our Slide show presentation. [embeddoc url=”https://thomaslawaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Do’s-Don’ts-Avoiding-Lawsuits-and-the-ROC.pptx” download=”all” viewer=”microsoft”]  

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Forming a New Business?

Forming a new business? Every New Year everyone sets new goals and expectations, sometimes those goals are personal, sometimes professional.  If one of your goals is to start that new business or venture, then there are several questions you need to ask.  What type of entity is this new venture going to be, a limited…

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Should I have An Attorney Review This General Contract?

A typical homeowner question: “Should I have An Attorney Review This General Contract?”  The simple answer, yes.  Given the relative amount of money you may spend having an attorney review your contract with your contractor, could save you thousands down the line.  There are nuances in the law, particularity relating to construction contracts, that the…

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Arizona Supreme Court Further Interprets Arizona Mechanics' Lien Statute

While not a hot topic to the general public, Arizona Contractors should be aware of Arizona Mechanics’ Lien Statutes and how the Courts modify and interpret them. In a recent decision (Weitz Co LLC v. Heth), the Arizona Supreme Court recently held Arizona’s Mechanics’ lien Statutes, do not preclude equitable subrogation of lien that attached…

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Arizona Registrar Of Contractors Recovery Fund

Most Arizona contractors know what the Arizona Registrar Of Contractors Recovery Fund is.   Most residential homeowners do not.   The Registrar set up the recovery fund to provide financial protection for residential homeowners to compensate them financially for defective workmanship.   All licensed residential contractors contribute to the fund.  The fund does not accept claims from…

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Is There A Form For A Mechanic's & Materialmen's Lien?

45.Lien Form by f-thomas As construction starts to ramp up again in the Valley of the  Sun, so do the issues associated with collecting on contracts.  A great mechanism for contractors and material suppliers to assist in collection of monies is a Mechanic’s & Materialmen’s Lien.  A Mechanic’s & Materialmen’s Lien is a great security measure…

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