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7 Most Important Provisions in a Missouri Construction Contract

Contracts are one of the most critical elements of a construction project. They can determine whether the contractor profits or loses money. There are numerous clauses that demand the attention of contractors, estimators, and any other parties involved in a construction contract. Recently, Daniel Gabris of Gabris Law delivered a presentation to the American Society

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10 Step Checklist for Material Suppliers Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in Missouri

Material Suppliers often face collection issues due to contractors running up accounts and running out of funds on large projects. This can happen for any number of reasons including the contractor’s failure to properly bid the job, issues with cash flow, or complaints regarding the quality or condition of the materials supplied. Regardless of the

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Can I Collect Attorney’s Fees in my Missouri Construction Dispute?

When I receive a phone call from a new potential client, the most common question that I get is: “Can we collect attorney’s fees from the opposing party?” The answer to this question is generally NO—unless, you have a contractual or statutory basis for collecting the same. In certain limited cases, the Courts may award

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7 Important Tips Roofing Contractors Should Know Before Performing Work in Missouri

The purpose of this article is to provide roofing contractors a general overview of some common compliance issues that roofers experience when conducting business in the state of Missouri. In hopes that businesses and contractors will have better statutory compliance in the future and to reduce customer complaints and unscrupulous business practices, we have prepared

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H-2B Nonimmigrant Program – Frequently Asked Questions

The H-2B Nonimmigrant Program can be greatly beneficial to employers around the United States, but it also has numerous regulations to ensure that employers provide U.S. workers and H-2B workers safeguards and an equal opportunity to work in a safe, healthy and respectable work environment. This post lays out the rules that an employer needs

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Construction Terms Glossary with Missouri References

This is a basic glossary of commonly used terms in the construction world. The descriptions and definitions were not meant to be comprehensive but rather a summation of a number of fairly complex terms and concepts. The Missouri law cited throughout this article may not be the most up-to-date information available. It is always advised

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St. Louis Business Litigation Lawyer

Business and Commercial Litigation Litigating a business dispute can often get messy. In many instances businesses or commercial entities litigate over disputes or issues that often arise from the obligations or duties set forth in the contract between the parties. These contracts often involve a lot of money, and in many cases a number of

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Missouri Mechanic’s Liens: Determining the Last Day Work was Performed

A mechanic’s lien must be filed within the time prescribed by statute, or it will not be valid. So, how long does a contractor performing work in Missouri have to file a mechanic’s lien? R.S.Mo. § 429.080 governs the time in which a mechanic lien must be filed and states, in pertinent part, that it

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