284 episodes

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.

The Lien Zone Podcast: Construction Law, Contracts, Liens, Bonds & Collections Alexander E. Barthet

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    • 4.6 • 23 Ratings

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.

    3 Principles You Can Use to Prevent Disputes with Sue Dyer of Sudyco

    3 Principles You Can Use to Prevent Disputes with Sue Dyer of Sudyco

    As a construction lawyer, we deal with lots of project disputes. But what is there was a way to avoid the dispute all together? Today we talk with Sue Dyer of sudyco™ (https://sudyco.com/) and she explains the 3 principles you can use to solve problems on your project before they turn into litigation. Make sure … + Read More

    • 23 min
    Can I stop work if I’m not being paid?

    Can I stop work if I’m not being paid?

    On this episode, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, can I stop working, and if I do, how do I get paid? To determine whether or not to stop working if you are not getting … + Read More

    • 6 min
    Get Paid Using Construction Liens

    Get Paid Using Construction Liens

    Using construction liens to get paid can be an effective way to protect your work – if you follow the lien rules. A lien is an encumbrance – a legal hold. This hold is placed on real property for the value of the work and materials you provided but for which you haven’t yet been … + Read More

    • 4 min
    I Have Not Been Paid, Can I Take My Materials Back?

    I Have Not Been Paid, Can I Take My Materials Back?

    On this episode, we will discuss in detail the answer to one of the most common questions we receive in our construction law firm, if I’m not getting paid, take my materials back? You need to consider the following. The right to repossess and remove shall extend to materials whose purchase price does not exceed the … + Read More

    • 3 min
    Your Lien is Worthless When You do Tenant Buildout Work (or is it?)

    Your Lien is Worthless When You do Tenant Buildout Work (or is it?)

    Say you are building out a restaurant in a strip mall or an office in a high-rise building. If the tenant contracts for the work, then whether you are a supplier to the electrician or the electrician, your lien most likely attaches only to the tenant’s interest. That interest isn’t ownership – just the right … + Read More

    • 19 min
    What is Retainage and How to Get it Sooner

    What is Retainage and How to Get it Sooner

    What is retainage?​  Retainage is standard in many construction contracts as an incentive for the contractor to perform their work in a satisfactory manner. When retainage is used, the contractor will receive a percentage of their contract price as portion of their payment at the start of a project. These retainage payments are typically withheld … + Read More

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

EJWager ,

Accessible

Great clarity for those of us non-lawyers looking to better understand some of these issues.

Meli711 ,

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.

Davb4567 ,

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!

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