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Construction Contracts 101 – April 22, 2022

Construction Contracts 101April 22, 2022 Presented by Michael Gray, Plumtree & Associates LLP Protect your business with well-written contracts. It is important to understand basic contract law. This course will help you learn which clauses to look out for so you can protect your company’s bottom line. You’ll learn about The confusing language of residential, […]

What Is The Value of A CSLB Contractor’s License?

Every contractor performing construction work should ask themselves the following question: What is the value of being properly licensed with the California Contractors State License Board? California Contractors State License Board Every contractor performing construction work should ask themselves the following question: What is the value of being properly licensed with the California Contractors State […]

Attention C-46 Licensed Contractors: CSLB Just Voted On July 28, 2021

Attention contractors: the CSLB just voted on July 28, 2021, to restrict the scope of work that C-46 licensed contractors can perform. These restrictions take place October 26, 2021—or 90 days after the CSLB vote. In short, C-46 licensed contractors will no longer be able to install solar and energy storage systems. These new restrictions […]

Courts Agree! Disgorgement Has A 1 Year Statute of Limitations!

Disgorgement is when an unlicensed contractor is forced to pay all compensation the unlicensed contractor received from the property owner, back to the property owner. However, the time limit to file a claim for disgorgement was never clearly established until the Court’s decision in Eisenberg Village of the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging […]

Contracts 101 for General Contractors & Sub-Contractors – February 16, 2021

Contracts 101 – For General Contractors & Sub Contractors, February 16, 2021 Presented by Plumtree & Associates in partnership with SLOCBE, San Luis Obispo Builders Exchange Protect your business against legal problems with well written contracts. It is important to understand basic contract law. this course will help you learn which clauses to look out […]

COVID-19: CRITICAL ACTION ITEMS FOR A CONTRACTOR

This article was written by Mike Gray  Esq. Partner This is the calm before the storm. It is very likely that contractors will face any number of issues on their projects in the wake of Covid-19. It is now more important than ever for you to get out in front of issues. Do not wait […]

Subcontractor Wins In Important Payment Related Court Ruling!

In a recent victory for California subcontractors, the Appellate Court in Crosno v. Travelers clarified the limitations of “pay-when-paid” clauses in public works projects involving payment bonds. Crosno involved a “pay-when-paid” provision in a contract between a general contractor and subcontractor. The clause stated that the general contractor would pay the subcontractor within a reasonable time of receiving […]

Covid-19 Impact: Watch Your Mechanics Lien Deadlines

The time period for recording mechanic’s liens runs from “completion” of a project, but what exactly does that mean? Generally, contractors must record their mechanic’s liens 90 days after completion of the work of improvement. However, if the owner has recorded a notice of completion, a mechanics lien must be recorded 60 days (for general […]

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