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Don’t Get Sued: 7 Tips to Protect Your Texas Construction Business

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 100,000 construction-related accidents occur in the United States each year. Of those thousands of accidents, many construction businesses run the high risk of being sued as a result. Even if the construction business is found not to be at fault, lawsuits involve a significant amount of time and money that can damage a company. To avoid being sued, protect your Texas construction business by contacting a construction lawyer. While it is impossible to plan for every unexpected situation that may arise, the following tips  may help protect your Texas construction business. 7 Tips to Protect Your Texas Construction Business Construction companies can […]

The Texas Construction Trust Fund Act: What You Need to Know

Anyone who has ever been involved in a construction job—be it commercial or residential—is familiar with complex payment process of partial, periodic payments and the downstream flow of money from general contractors to subcontractors or others who performed the work.  Quite frequently, the money received upstream does not make it downstream.  Instead, the money is retained by the contractor, disbursed to other subcontractors, or used for other purposes.  The Texas Construction Trust Fund Act imposes serious legal consequences for such conduct. Under the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act, payments made to a contractor or subcontractor (or officer, agent, or director) under a construction contract for the improvement of real property […]

RLF in the SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL RANKINGS

Rosenblatt Law Firm is thrilled to announce that the San Antonio Business Journal has placed us at #4 as the Largest San Antonio Construction Firm as well as the #7 Largest San Antonio Real Estate Law Firm. We are so excited for these rankings as we continue to serve our clients! Find out more about what we’ve done for our clients in the field of real estate and in the field of construction. For expert legal counsel in real estate and construction, call us at (210) 562-2900 or contact us online today!

THE TEXAS CONSTRUCTION TRUST FUND ACT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Anyone who has ever been involved in a construction job—be it commercial or residential—is familiar with the complexity of the payment process as it relates to partial, periodic payments and the downstream flow of money from general contractors to subcontractors or others who performed the work.  Quite frequently, the money received upstream does not make it downstream, and, instead, is retained by the contractor, disbursed to other subcontractors, or used for other purposes.  The Texas Construction Trust Fund Act imposes serious legal consequences for such conduct.  Under the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”, found in the Texas Property Code), generally speaking, payments made to a contractor or subcontractor […]

AN OVERVIEW OF GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

Government construction contracts—and indeed the entire contracting process—are very different from private construction contracts.  There are many different types of governmental entities, and each has its own rules and restrictions.  However, all governmental entities have one thing in common:  they are very particular about their rules and requirements, and there is not much, if any, flexibility.  Failure to follow the rules results in not being awarded the contract, not being paid, or having the contract terminated with resulting damages against the contractor. As an example, governmental entities typically have a requirement that all of the employees providing services on a government project be paid a “prevailing wage” and receive a […]

THE GOOD AND BAD OF GOVERNMENT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

Government construction contracts—and indeed the entire contracting process—are very different from private construction contracts.  There are many different types of governmental entities, and each has its own rules and restrictions.  However, all governmental entities have one thing in common:  they are very particular about their rules and requirements, and there is not much, if any, flexibility.  Failure to follow the rules results in not being awarded the contract, not being paid, or having the contract terminated with resulting damages against the contractor.  As an example, governmental entities typically have a requirement that all of the employees providing services on a government project be paid a “prevailing wage” and receive a defined set of benefits or payment in lieu thereof.  In some instances, this […]