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Mar 28, 2024
A lien waiver is a legal document that relinquishes a party’s right to claim a lien on a property or asset. It is commonly used in construction projects, where subcontractors or suppliers may have a right to place a lien on the property to secure payment for their services or materials. By signing a lien waiver, these parties agree to waive their right to file a lien against the property in exchange for payment or other consideration.

Feb 22, 2024
Contractors are prohibited from filing mechanic’s liens on public projects like highways, schools or fire stations, as this would lead to public real estate foreclosure. Instead, they are offered alternative security in a performance bond as a guarantee against the failure of the other party to meet the contract obligations. Why it matters: Understanding the prohibition of mechanic’s liens on public projects and the role of performance bonds is important for contractors to secure their financial interests and ensure fulfillment of contractual obligations.

Feb 15, 2024
Arbitration is an alternative dispute-resolution process that uses a neutral third party to make a binding decision. Disputes are inevitable in any business or partnership, but most do not expect future litigation against the other party. However, in the construction industry, the average value of disputes in North America increased by 42% in 2023, according to a report from Arcadis. And 70% of construction projects end up with claims.

Feb 1, 2024
In response to global conflicts, the U.S. and its allies have increased economic sanctions and enforcement measures against various countries. Businesses can minimize their exposure to these changes by regularly monitoring sanction updates, understanding applicable laws, integrating sanctions compliance into regulatory processes and strengthening Know-Your-Customer (KYC) policies. Why it matters: The noticeable surge in, attention to and enforcement of international trade requirements and regulations underscore the need for credit managers to stay vigilant and be aware of potential …