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Monthly Archives: June 2019

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The Essentials of Performance Bonds

By Sweeney Law, PA |

There is inherent risk in being the client of a contractor who has promised to complete a construction job by a certain date and time. The client is reliant on the contractual terms of the construction agreement and their past performance or knowledge of the construction company in the industry. There needs to be… Read More »

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Change Orders in Florida Construction Projects

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When negotiating a construction contract, it is often difficult for the parties to absolutely define the scope of the work that is to be completed. These types of agreements are frequently altered during performance of the project. This is accomplished through a process commonly referred to as a change order. A change order is… Read More »

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Attorney Brendan Sweeney featured in the June edition of the Broward County Bar Barrister

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: A Powerful Consumer Protection Statute Lurking in the Shadows of Mobile Marketing   Imagine for a moment that a long-term client calls her attorney to discuss some items, and, in passing, the client ad-vises her attorney that she really has been bringing in new customers lately. The attorney congratulates… Read More »

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Negotiation Tactics for Business Transactions

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Negotiation is a critical aspect of business transactions. Your negotiation tactics can make a break a business deal. There are a few tactics that one needs to consider to bring about a successful negotiation outcome. Each negotiator has his or her own style. Some people take on a more collaborative style whereas some people… Read More »

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The Florida Lis Pendens

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A “lis pendens” is a written notice that a lawsuit has been filed which affects title to real property or some interest in that real property.  A lis pendens is regularly referred to as a “cloud on title” and will stop the homeowner from selling or attaining refinancing on their property until the lis… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of an Arbitration Clause in a Construction Contract

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Alternative dispute resolution as a means to settle construction-related contract claims is now commonplace.  This is especially the case for parties who frequently contract. The pressures of a full court case may contribute to the breaking apart of a business relationship. Those who value the possibility of an ongoing relationship may agree to arbitration… Read More »

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FLORIDA’S LONG-ARM STATUTE

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Synopsis of Personal Jurisdiction in Florida   Establishing personal jurisdiction in Florida is usually very simple. A Florida court has personal jurisdiction if the Defendant is a Florida resident. See Patten v. Mokher, 184 So. 29, 30 (Fla. 1938). For nonresident Defendants, a Florida court has personal jurisdiction if the Defendant is served with process while… Read More »

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Key Construction Contract Terms

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Construction contracts have certain key terms that are constants.  For example, most construction contracts have boilerplate terms that are a mainstay in the construction industry.  These terms encompass agreements that are typical in the construction industry and refer to standardized methods and procedures.  Arbitration terms are also a constant in today’s construction contracts. These… Read More »

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