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Georgia Construction Law Handbook

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Bart Gary


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Completely updated and revised, Georgia Construction Law Handbook follows and unpacks new movement in this area of law as it develops. 

The Georgia Construction Law Handbook is a guide to common construction law issues, such as regulatory matters and the collection of money using the mechanic’s lien law or the public works bond laws. A ready reference for attorneys and construction and design professionals, the Handbook analyzes construction law in Georgia, as set forth in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated and reported State and federal court decisions, and includes relevant legal forms.

Chapters include—

• The Construction Contract

• Public Contracts

• State Regulations of Contractors and Construction Activities

• Design Professionals

• Surety Bonds

• Construction Liens

• Payment Bonds

• Interest and Other Remedies

• Defective and Non-Conforming Work

• Damages for Breach of Contract

• Worksite Risks

• Arbitration

T. Bart Gary is a founding partner of the law firm of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, he has primarily devoted his practice to construction and design law, representing contractors and subcontractors, design professionals, and owners in diverse matters, including catastrophic construction failures, construction defects, claims for delay and other economic damages, and lien and payment bond claims.


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  • Brand: Daily Report (GA)
  • Product Type: Books
  • ISBN: 978-1-62881-227-5
  • Pub#/SKU#: GCLH5
  • Pub Date: 11/25/2016

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  • Bart Gary

Bart Gary is a founding partner of the law firm of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia.  Following his graduation from the University of Georgia School of Law, he clerked for a federal district judge and a federal court of appeals judge.  He entered the private practice of law in Atlanta in 1981.  During those 30 years, his practice has been primarily devoted to construction and design law, representing contactors and subcontractors, design professionals, and owners in diverse matters, including catastrophic construction failures, construction defects, claims for delay and other economic damages, and lien and payment bond claims.  He has been a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, Construction Law Section for many years, and in 2012-2013 served as the section Chair.  


Summary of Contents

Chapter 1: The Construction Contract.....................................................1

Chapter 2: Public Contracts...................................................................29

Chapter 3: State Regulations of Contractors

and Construction Activities................................................................59

Chapter 4: Design Professionals...........................................................103

Chapter 5: Surety Bonds.....................................................................143

Chapter 6: Construction Liens.............................................................161

Chapter 7: Payment Bonds..................................................................193

Chapter 8: Interest and Other Remedies.............................................207

Chapter 9: Defective and Non-Conforming Work.................................215

Chapter 10: Damages for Breach of Contract......................................253

Appendix............................................................................................275

Table of Cases....................................................................................315

Table of Statutes.................................................................................333

Index...................................................................................................345