October 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.™






Do you Furnish Work on Public Projects?


If you furnish labor, services, or materials for the improvement of a public project, significant changes to the Florida public project bond law, section 255.05 Florida Statutes, have just gone into effect. In order to increase your chances of being paid, you need to understand these changes and the potential effects on you.


Read this article....

Be Careful or You May Indemnify Others For Their Own Negligence


Indemnity obligations are often found in construction contracts. The function of these undertakings, generally speaking, is to pass liability through from one party to the other where one party is actively liable and the other party is vicariously liable. In the construction context, such agreements or clauses may be drafted by a general contractor with the intention of passing through to a subcontractor the liability the general contractor owes to an owner for a loss.



Termination For Convenience.  You May Not Have a Deal!


So you enter into a subcontract to furnish improvements for a set cost, everyone agrees, and then your subcontract is terminated for no reason, except that the general contractor has found someone who is willing to perform at a cheaper cost. Is that bad faith? Can the general contractor just cast you aside without repercussion? If your subcontract contains a termination for convenience clause, they most likely can.



The Accolades Continue!
Your Construction Law Firm is proud to announce that this month, attorneys Harry malka and Ian Kravitz were named to the Best Lawyers in America list for 2013. We thank all of you for your continued support to the Firm.

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:

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.


The Florida Construction Law Manual, 2012-2013 ed. (Vol. 8, Florida Practice Series) By Larry R. Leiby is due on bookshelves November 5th!  Be sure to preorder your copy from the Westlaw Store at Construction Law Manual Preorder...


For more information, please contact Your Construction Law Firm.  

Your Construction Law Firm Relaunches www.mkpalaw.com
Your Construction Law Firm is proud to announce 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 ian@mkpalaw.com to let us know.  We are here to serve you as Your Construction Law Firm.
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In This Issue
Do You Furnish Work on Public Projects?
Be Careful or You May Indemnify Others For Their Own Negligence
Termination For Convenience...You May Not Have a Deal!
Our Community Outreach Continues
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