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If you are a contractor or materials supplier working in Washington DC and are dealing with payment problems, a mechanics lien might be just the thing you need. Mechanics liens are the most powerful tool to protect payments on a construction project. Securing and enforcing your lien rights can be a complicated process. However, if you’re willing and able to go at it alone, you’re in the right place. This guide will provide every step…
If you’ve been working on a construction project in the state of Rhode Island, and are having payment issues, a mechanics lien might be just the solution you’re looking for. Mechanics lien rights are one of the most effective tools for contractors, subs, and suppliers to protect against nonpayment. This guide will provide you with everything you need to know about how to file a mechanics lien in Rhode Island to ensure you get…
In previous articles, I discussed Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act referred to as “FDUTPA”…but, it has been awhile.  (For more information on FDUTPA, check here and here.)  Now is as good of a time as any to discuss it again because FDUTPA provides a private cause of action and, perhaps, there may be a consideration as to whether such claim can be (or is) properly asserted in the context of your circumstances.…
There are four basic reports that make up the core financial statements of a construction company: Balance Sheet, Income Statement (or Profit and Loss Statement), Cash Flow Report, and Work-in-Progress (WIP) report. We’ll take you through each of them and describe what they mean – and how they can help contractors improve access to credit, bonding capacity, and cash flow overall. Unless you’re an accounting or money geek, the thought of reviewing these reports may…

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