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What is a Mechanics and Materialman’s Lien?

Also sometimes referred to as a Construction Lien The idea that people who build things need to get paid for the work they do is as old the USA.  Back in the day construction workers were called mechanics and around the time when our capital building was being built, they were a little nervous about […]

The Termination for Convenience Clause

termination for convenience clause

If your subcontract contains a termination for convenience clause, the general contractor isn’t held to the same standard and can walk away from their obligations to you at any time.

Why You Need an Up-to-Date Residential Contract

up to date residential contract

We have contractor clients all over the country and one of the first questions we get when we talk about their contracts is, “I am not sure it is up to date.” Now there are a few different ways we consider this question. Let’s look at why it’s important to have an up-to-date residential contract. […]

Why Negotiate Your Commercial Subcontract

negotiate your commercial subcontract

TCLF Owner and Managing Partner Karalynn Cromeens answers the question “Why should you negotiate your commercial subcontract?” I can remember the first time a read a commercial subcontract as a baby attorney, I thought it was better off to burn it and start from scratch than to try to fix it. It was the most […]

Flat-Fee Pricing: Contract Review Service

flat fee contract review

The construction industry is known for its complex legal landscape. From project delays to payment disputes, there are many legal issues that contractors must navigate to ensure the success of their business. A well-drafted contract is one of the most important tools in a contractor’s legal arsenal. A solid contract can protect a contractor’s interests […]

The Texas Prompt Payment Act for Construction Projects

Texas Prompt Payment Act

If you’re a contractor or subcontractor working in the construction industry in Texas, you’ll want to pay attention to the Texas Prompt Payment Act. This important state law governs payment practices for construction projects in Texas.

Celebrating Women in Construction Week

women in construction week

The construction industry has traditionally been male-dominated, but times are changing, and more women are breaking through the barriers to pave the way for future generations. As we celebrate Women in Construction Week from March 5 to March 11, it is important to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women in the field.

Karalynn Cromeens’ 2022 Guest Podcasts

Karalynn Cromeens 2022 guest podcasts

2022 was a fantastic year for construction podcasts, and The Quit Getting Screwed Construction Podcast was not the only podcast to reach new heights this year! Karalynn Cromeens, our managing partner and owner, was a guest on some notable construction podcasts this year too. From YouTube heavy hitters to some of Apple Podcast’s top industry […]

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