September 2012
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As part of our continuing effort to inform our clients of recent changes in the laws effecting your construction business, we offer you this complementary monthly newsletter of recent events, rulings and laws in the area of construction. We hope you find this helpful.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns related to your business needs, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Board Certified Construction Attorneys at Your Construction Law Firm.™






Material Warranties are NOT Implied Against Contractors


Often, contractors (and subcontractors) enter into contracts pursuant to which they are obligated to not only install construction materials, but also to furnish those construction materials. Sometimes when a problem arises with the materials used, the other party to the contract will assert that the contractor breached an implied warranty to furnish materials that were defect free.


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Professional Liability Policies 101
Even competent architects, engineers and other design professionals make mistakes. This is why there are professional liability policies. These policies provide an additional layer of protection for those hiring design professionals.



Lien Claim or Bond Claim? Or Both?



When you enter into an agreement to furnish labor, materials, and construction services, but that agreement requires the other party to pay you only after you have started performing, you are extending credit. No surprise, but not all owners and general contractors are credit-worthy.



Your Construction Law Firm Continues Its Industry Outreach.

Your Construction Law Firm is proud to announce that Larry R. Leiby of the firm will be taking part in the following upcoming seminar presentations:

How to Effectively Represent a Client in Mediation - Sponsored by the Broward County Bar Association and JAMS - October 5, 2012 at the Renaissance Hotel on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Construction Lien Update presentation at the 25th Annual University of Miami Ralph E. Boyer Real Property Instiute- October 24, 2012 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida.

Current Legal issues in Construction for the FIU Department of Construction Management - Saturday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at the FIU Broward Campus in Davie Florida beginning October 1, 2012. 


For more information, please contact Your Construction Law Firm.  

Your Construction Law Firm Relaunches www.mkpalaw.com
Your Construction Law Firm is proud to acnnounce the relaunch of our internet portal at www.mkpalaw.com. We have worked hard to update and include for your benefit relevant Florida Statutes, archived newsletters, forms, articles, and our Florida Construction Law Blog.  We hope you will find our new internet portal informative and helpful. 
Please take the time to go through our site, connect with us utilizing the socuial media links located on the site, and subscribe to our blog service.  It is all free of charge to you, and will help you stay informed on everything construction law.
If you have any suggestions that you believe would improve our site, please email Ian Kravitz at [email protected] to let us know.  We are here to serve you as Your Construction Law Firm.
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In This Issue
Material Warranties Are NOT Implied Against Contractors
Professional Liability Policies 101
Lien Claim or Bond Claim? Or Both?
Our Community Outreach Continues
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