TheLienZone Podcast Hosted by Alex Barthet covers a wide variety of Florida construction law topics. - Alex has been described as the attorney most of his competitors aspire to be. Known for finding the best path among a variety of options to achieve a client’s particular goals, Alex serves as litigation counsel to several statewide and local contractors and material suppliers. Always good humored and on the go, Alex is the answer man for clients and employees alike on all sorts of technical and legal questions. Alex Barthet is a mechanical engineer by education and Board Certified in Construction Law.
Do This To Get Paid When Facing a Pay-When-Paid Issue
They are a big problem for all subcontractors and suppliers – those pay-when-paid provisions stating that payment won’t be due until and unless it is first paid by the owner. This shifting of the risk of non-payment from a general contractor to its subs and material suppliers has found its way into most every construction … + Read More
Your Lien is Worthless
Is your lien worthless? Can you lien a leased property? There’s a popular misconception that doing work on a leased property for a tenant means you can’t protect yourself when it comes to getting paid. Not true! But doing work for a tenant does mean you need to take specific steps to have rights and … + Read More
What Happens After I Record My Lien? How Do I Get Paid?
The lien is a powerful tool at your disposal to increase your ability to get paid. As an encumbrance, or a hold on real property, it creates a cloud over the legal title preventing the sale or refinance of the property. When you place a lien on a piece of property that you have improved … + Read More
3 Terms That Should NOT be in Your Next Contract!
Over the years we’ve covered just about every term that you should include in your construction contracts. This time, we are doing things differently by explaining 3 contract terms that should NOT be agreed to when taking on a project. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media … + Read More
How do I get Paid Faster?
One of the many reasons parties hesitate to file a court action to recover money owed is the cost of litigation and the length of time it takes to obtain a judgment. The Florida Legislature recognized this problem and set out a workable solution providing for swift payment. There is a little-known provision within Florida’s … + Read More
What Form of Partial & Final Waiver Should I Use?
Partial & final waivers, properly crafted, can be your friend. They can bring a level of certainty to an often uncertain business. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated construction site as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Get a jump on your competition. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds … + Read More
Great clarity for those of us non-lawyers looking to better understand some of these issues.
Great legal insights
I’m no longer practicing, but I teach construction law and I really appreciate quality of legal advice, level of explanation and most importantly acknowledgement of business realities that not all attorneys provide. I think any contractors and subs, particularly those not large enough for in-house counsel or outside counsel to call on a regular basis would benefit from this podcast. Although it is specific to FL law, and contractors working outside of FL would need to confirm specifics the broad strokes would be beneficial to anyone engaged in construction in the US.
A Must Listen!
Alex "cuts to the chase" with the legal information every contractor needs to know to get paid! Packs a ton into each episode. Thanks and keep them coming!