Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus!

Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus!

The Cromeens Law Firm is here to help you with any questions you may have about your business during the Coronavirus crisis. During this Coronavirus crisis, many of us, as well as our country’s leaders and medical professionals, have more questions than answers, and...

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The State of Texas Prompt Payment Act

The State of Texas Prompt Payment Act

Have you ever not received payment after completing the work? Unfortunately, the answer for many of you is probably yes. The good thing is, in Texas, there are laws that are meant to protect you and allow you to collect payment on jobs you have completed. For a subcontractor to collect and combat not receiving payment after the work has already been completed, the subcontractor needs to follow the steps in the Texas Prompt Payment Act.

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Payment Terms: Contingent Payment Clauses

Payment Terms: Contingent Payment Clauses

One of the essential sections of any subcontract is the section containing the payment terms; after all, we all want to get paid, right? Payment terms, and the contingent payment clause specifically, is an area where we commonly see subcontractors get taken advantage...

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Payment Applications

Payment Applications

When and how you will be paid is an essential part of a subcontract. When are your pay applications due? What else needs to be turned in with your pay application? When should you expect payment? These are all issues that should be addressed in the subcontract. In...

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Scope of Work

Scope of Work

The fundamentals of one of the most critical parts of a construction contract Scope of Work is one of the most critical parts of any construction contract. For many of you, they may feel like second nature, but are you sure you are covering all the bases? Throughout...

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Understanding Indemnification Clauses

Understanding Indemnification Clauses

The scariest clause a subcontractor can face in a subcontract agreement is the dreaded indemnification clause. But an enforceable indemnification clause can also act to protect you against lower-level subcontractors. In addition, the language in the indemnification...

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Construction Risk Management Basics

Construction Risk Management Basics

Whether you are a general contractor, subcontractor, or project owner, an effective risk management approach should be a priority for every project. But how do you mitigate construction risk? Oftentimes, the purchase of a commercial general liability insurance (CGL)...

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