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What Causes a Stalled Construction Project? Part 2

There’s no end to the issues that can lead to a stalled construction project. Many of these issues are sure to be beyond your control. However, many more can be mitigated with proper planning, expert contract drafting, and legal aid. We’re picking up where we left off in part one with our discussion on the […]

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What Causes a Stalled Construction Project? Part 1

A stalled construction project could mean bankruptcy for any construction company, even those that have been in business for decades. Whether by contractor error, owner error, or outside forces, there are a myriad of reasons why construction projects fail, and we’re here to tell you how to avoid them.  In this two-part series, we will […]

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3 Tips for Putting Together Your Construction Company’s Employee Manual

An employee manual should be an invaluable guide for your employees to turn to when they have questions or concerns about certain elements of their employment. But putting together a comprehensive employee manual can be difficult considering that it must meld the needs of your company with state and federal laws. In this brief article, […]

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The Need for a Comprehensive Employee Manual

An employee manual can simultaneously save a company money and protect it from potentially crippling lawsuits. In this brief article, a Houston construction lawyer with Cotney Law will be discussing why your construction company needs a comprehensive employee manual. If you would like an attorney to review your employee manual to ensure that it is […]

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3 Benefits of a Demand Letter Written by an Attorney

If you’re a contractor having trouble obtaining payment for completed work from an owner, a demand letter could be exactly what you need. Depending on the situation, a demand letter may be more appropriate than a lawsuit. Sending a demand letter rather than pursuing litigation against a business partner as a first course of action […]

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Construction Pricing and Contracting Part 2

Even the most seasoned contractors are often baffled by the sheer volume of knowledge required to skillfully handle construction pricing and contracting. If you feel like you’re losing out on your contracts, consult a Houston construction lawyer from Cotney Law to assist you with contract drafting, review, and negotiation. In part one of this two-part […]

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Construction Pricing and Contracting Part 1

When constructing multiple facilities, each unique in their own way, it’s important to calculate independent pricing for each facility to account for the variable nature of construction projects. At the most basic level, the construction contract price is determined by the direct project cost. This cost includes the cost of field supervision and the contractor’s […]

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Texas Mechanic’s Liens and Constitutional Liens Part 2

Texas has expansive lien laws that include options for filing liens that contractors in most states don’t have. Other than statutory mechanic’s liens, contractors are able to assert constitutional liens in Texas. In part one of this article, a Houston construction lawyer gave some insight to how mechanic’s lien laws work in Texas. In this […]

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Texas Mechanic’s Liens and Constitutional Liens Part 1

Texas has some of the most complicated lien laws of any state. The two main kinds of liens available to contractors are mechanic’s liens and constitutional liens. Both of these kinds of liens begin with a contract with the property owner or representative of the property owner. If an owner is not paying you for […]

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New Construction Skills Program in Houston

As the number of construction sites increase, so does the need for more middle-skills construction workers. That means more construction workers need education beyond high school but don’t need a four-year degree. The Greater Houston Partnership has come up with a helpful tool to get more people involved in the kind learning needed for middle-skills […]

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