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Florida Construction Lien Law Essentials: The Good, Bad and Ugly

What are some of the best practices and common pitfalls to be aware of to make sure you or your client get paid?Florida law regarding construction liens is technical, detailed and requires strict adherence to its requirements and exceptions. This important topic will provide a high level overview of some of the industry's best practices and worst pitfalls. Gain expert advice on actions you must take early on in the process to avoid allowing your rights to evaporate. Learn the common mistakes others make and don't let them happen to you.


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Agenda

The Good

  • § 713 Is Your Friend - Get the Forms/Deadlines Right!
  • Checklist When Filing a Claim of Lien
  • Yes, an NTO Is That Important
  • What Does Final Furnishing Actually Mean?
  • Dangers of Contracting With a Tenant for Improvements to Real Property
  • Airtight Construction Contracts
  • "No Lien" Provisions
  • Pay When Paid vs. Pay If Paid

The Bad

  • First Things to Do When Challenging a Claim of Lien
  • Is There a Bond?
  • Unlicensed or Improperly Licensed Lienors
  • Why Can He Lien but I Can't?
  • Fraudulent Liens (Good Faith Exception?)
  • Lienable Items or Not? - Change Orders, Bonuses/Profits, Delay Damages …

The Ugly - Attorneys' Fees: Not Always Awarded

  • Prevailing on Lien Claim but Not Other Claims
  • Pre-Foreclosure Settlement Offers
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William L. Grant

William L. Grant

Shutts & Bowen LLP

  • Partner in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP
  • Florida board certified in construction law, and a United States Green Building Council LEED® accredited professional
  • Practices in the area of commercial litigation, and specializes in construction and surety law, and construction lien and bond law
  • Frequent lecturer and published numerous articles on construction topics
  • Named to Florida Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyer 2015
  • J.D. degree, with high honors, Order of the Coif, FSU College of Law; B.S. degree in finance, with highest honors, UCF
Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley

Shutts & Bowen LLP

  • Attorney in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP
  • Practices commercial litigation, with a heavy emphasis on construction and design defects; additional experience includes construction contract drafting and negotiations, international and multi-national business transactions
  • Nonlegal experience includes construction financing, construction materials sales, and construction laborer and foreman throughout high school and college
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Rollins College
Kathleen M. Krak

Kathleen M. Krak

Shutts & Bowen LLP

  • Partner in Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP
  • Practices in commercial and construction litigation, to include related criminal, regulatory, administrative and licensure matters; contract negotiations
  • Appointed by Governor to Florida’s Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board, 2014 to 2016
  • Named in Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2010
  • J.D. degree, Stetson College of Law; B.A. degree, Florida State University
Michael Jay Rune, II

Michael Jay Rune, II

Shutts & Bowen LLP

  • Partner of the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP
  • Practice emphasizes construction litigation, as well as surety and fidelity litigation and insurance law since 1997
  • Lectured on issues important to the construction and fidelity industry; co-wrote Liability and Performance Bond Surety in The Law of Performance Bonds (ABA 1999)
  • Representative of national clients including Lend Lease (US) Construction, Inc. and Suffolk Construction Co.
  • In addition to traditional lien and construction disputes, represents clients in crane and partial collapses cases throughout the State of Florida
  • J.D. degree, assoc. editor of the Cumberland Law Review, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham; B.A. degree, cum laude, University of Texas at Austin
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Product ID: 397408
Published 2016
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