Smiley Law Firm Construction and Business Law Blog

Smiley Firm Attorneys Named Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

Exciting things are happening at the Smiley Law Firm, both for our clients and our team of standout attorneys. Here are some of the most exciting that we are proud to share with you. 2 Smiley Law Firm Attorneys Named 2019 Louisiana Rising Stars by Super Lawyers First,...

Preliminary Notice 101: Texas

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...

Guide to Obtaining Your Louisiana Contractor License

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...

Louisiana New Home Warranty Act – Builders Requirements to Fix

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.

Preliminary Notice 101

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....

Mechanics Liens: What Everyone Needs to Know

As a contractor, you probably know about mechanics liens. You may run into situations where the property owner you’re doing work for doesn’t make a payment. That can happen if the owner has a problem with the work you’ve done, or if they don’t have the cash they need...

Your Complete Construction Law Guide

Construction Law Guide While working in construction, it is imperative that all parties understand the areas of construction law. After all, the processes and procedures involved when in construction are complex. In order to protect construction companies (as well as...