December 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.™






The Strange Case of the Losing Winner


Can a contractor obtain a judgment against an owner for unpaid work but still lose? You bet.


Read this article....

The Dreaded Surety Collateral Call


It is pretty much a rule that a surety will not issue performance or payment bonds to a contractor unless the surety is assured that it has very little risk. This means that the contractor, i.e., the business entity, as well as its principals and often their spouses, must have excellent credit. Even when there is excellent credit, the surety generally requires the contractor, its principals, and their spouses to execute an indemnity agreement that gives the surety extensive rights to increase its chances of recovering payments it makes under a bond



What to Look For From a Construction Law Standpoint When Buying a Home


As seen in the December 2012 Parklander Magazine:


You find the home of your dreams, but cannot help wondering if you have overturned every stone to ensure that your decision does not turn into a nightmare. From a construction law standpoint, there are several potential concerns that should be investigated.




The Accolades Continue!
Your Construction Law Firm is proud to announce that this month, Ian Kravitz
and Harry Malka were both chosen by Best Lawyers and the Wall Street Journal to the 2013 Florida's Best Attorneys List, and your Construction Law Firm was again awarded a Tier 1 ranking for South Florida Construction Law Firms from Best Lawyers.

Your Construction Law Firm Continues Its Industry Outreach.

Your Construction Law Firm is proud to announce that Larry R. Leiby's 2012-2013 edition of the Florida Construction Law Manual is on book shelves now.  You can place your order directly from West here  Construction Law Manual


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 [email protected] to let us know.  We are here to serve you as Your Construction Law Firm.
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In This Issue
The Strange Case of The Losing Winner
The Dreaded Surety Collateral Call
What to Look For From a Construction Law Standpoint When Buying a Home

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