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We center our law practice on the construction industry, representing contractors, suppliers, property owners and construction professionals of all shapes and sizes in legal matters that affect their business. From filing liens and bond claims to preserve rights, Smiley Law is a full service New Orleans construction law firm.
In its simplest terms, business litigation in New Orleans is legal action following resulting from a dispute between businesses, business partners, investors, contractors, suppliers, etc. When a dispute cannot be resolved between business entities, it may be necessary to pursue litigation. The Smiley Law Firm can help.
Seth is knowledgeable and very easy to work with. He was always available when I had questions and always communicating the updates to us. I highly recommend Smiley Law Firm.Patricia Duvic
When you work as a subcontractor in the construction industry, there are lots of hazards of the job. This is particularly true if you work in Texas. First, there are the physical demands of the job. You must be able to complete the work at hand and stay safe. You must...
How to Know What You're Signing and if it's Best for You If you’re in the construction business, there are two terms that you definitely need to know. The first is “Pay-if-Paid.” The second is “Pay-when-Paid.” At first glance, they look almost identical. The only...
Are you looking to begin a new contracting business in the state of Louisiana? Before you can launch your new contracting company, you must obtain your Louisiana contractor’s license. Taking this step ensures that you're meeting all the state's requirements for...
Many clients have come to Wolfe Law Group after having issues with the builder of their new home. The Louisiana New Home Warranty Act (NHWA) is a one-stop-shop for Louisiana residents looking to resolve legal disputes with their homebuilder, as the NHWA provides the exclusive remedies, warranties and peremptive periods between builders and owners of new homes. La. R.S. 9:3150.
A Custom Guide to the Lien Waiver Form in California In the construction industry, lien waivers are used when payments are exchanged; they are for documenting money receipts as well as a waiver of mechanic's lien rights. Some states have regulated and statutorily...
Because the laws regarding preliminary notices change frequently, it isn't uncommon for contractors and subcontractors to feel confused regarding who should file them and when. The simple answer is that they should be filed before a project by the primary contractor....
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