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Best Practices for Handling Construction Delays

By:  Eric B. Coleman, Esq.

Delays are a common occurrence on construction projects and they can turn an otherwise profitable contract into a nightmare of cost overruns and liability. Not only are they common, construction delays are typically complicated. Usually, Continue reading

STEPHEN A. WINTER TO SPEAK AT CAI-GEORGIA’s INAUGURAL EDUCATION SEMINAR JANUARY, 2017

Managing Partner Stephen A. Winter will be speaking at the inaugural CAI-Georgia Education Seminar on January 27, 2017 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel (“Seminar”). Stephen will be speaking on Established Solutions for Emerging Trends including, but not limited Continue reading

RICHARD CAPRIOLA & ERIC COLEMAN TO SPEAK AT AWCI’S ANNUAL CONVENTION IN LAS VEGAS MARCH, 2017

Partner Richard Capriola and Senior Associate Eric Coleman have been invited to speak at the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s (“AWCI”) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 29, 2017. Their presentation will focus on asserting and defending Continue reading

What Every Contractor Should Know About Mediation

By: Richard J. Capriola

There is a common misunderstanding about what mediation is and how it can be used to resolve a construction dispute. Client questions like “is mediation binding” and “will the mediator decide who wins” highlight the confusion Continue reading

Negligent Hiring in Georgia: Do Your Homework Before Hiring

By:  Lindsey R. Harrison, Esq.
In Georgia, employers are required to exercise ordinary care in the selection of employees. This means that if an employer knew, or should have known, of an employee’s tendency to engage in certain behavior and that Continue reading

Georgia’s Revised Garnishment Statute and Procedures

By: Kyle P. Shaughnessy, Esq.
Georgia’s garnishment statute, O.C.G.A. § 18-4-1 et seq., was recently amended by the Georgia legislature in response to a court decision which deemed it unconstitutional. As garnishment is an important tool in the collections process, it Continue reading

Premises Liability in Georgia: Are You Doing Enough to Protect Against Third Party Criminal Acts?

By:  Lindsey R. Harrison, Esq.
Under some circumstances, owners and occupiers of land can be held liable for third party criminal acts that take place on their property. These types of lawsuits, which often involve apartment complexes, condominiums, hotels, bars, convenience Continue reading

REGULATING DRONES IN YOUR COMMUNITY

By: Kyle P. Shaughnessy, Esq.
As aerial drones become more prevalent, they raise a variety of issues that can affect communities. Drones can crash into people, vehicles, or property due to mechanical or operator error, they can make annoying noises, and, Continue reading

IMPORTANCE OF SUBORIDINATION OF DEVELOPMENT LOANS TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

IMPORTANCE OF SUBORIDINATION OF DEVELOPMENT LOANS TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

By: Eric B. Coleman, Esq.

Serious problems can occur if a lender fails to subordinate its development loan to a community’s restrictive covenants, restrictions, and easements during Continue reading

ARE YOU MISCLASSIFYING YOUR WORKERS AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS?

Are You Misclassifying Your Workers as Independent Contractors?

By: Lindsey Harrison, Esq.

Classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors is not always easy. Simply labeling a worker as an independent contractor does not in itself establish the actual Continue reading