Miller Act Claims webinar
The steps that must be followed to file a valid claim
By Tim O’Toole
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present Miller Act Claims on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 10:00 AM CDT.
To the contractor, the most important aspect of any construction project is ensuring they are paid. On private projects, state statutes provide contractors the right to file a mechanics’ and materialmen’s lien against the property, serving as security for any amounts the contractor is owed. On government projects, however, contractors rarely have a right to file a lien against the project.
Nevertheless, the Miller Act requires general contractors to post a payment bond on projects owned or financed by the United States. Certain subcontractors and material suppliers may file a claim against the payment bond to receive payment for any amounts that are not paid by the general contractor. This webinar will identify which parties may file a claim and outline the steps that must be followed in order to preserve and file a valid claim against a Miller Act payment bond.
King & Ballow is one of the nation’s preeminent law firms, providing comprehensive legal services in a variety of practice areas to individuals and companies in all 50 states and around the globe. King & Ballow’s attorneys work with clients to implement proactive measures and set the groundwork to prevent disputes before litigation becomes necessary. King & Ballow believes time spent on training and preventative counseling is more productive for their clients than time spent in court. This philosophy is emphasized in King & Ballow’s array of seminars and webinars provided to both clients and the public.
J. Wallace Irvin is an attorney in the Construction Section of King & Ballow in Nashville, Tennessee where he focuses his practice on the representation of contractors in construction and labor disputes. Before joining King & Ballow, Mr. Irvin practiced in a boutique firm in Memphis, Tennessee, concentrating his practice on construction, surety, insurance defense and subrogation, representing owners, sureties, design professionals, prime contractors and remote contractors, particularly in the assertion and enforcement of mechanics’ and materialmen’s liens and performance and payment bond claims.
Mason contractors registered for Masonry Certification will receive 1.00 credit in the ethics and business practices discipline upon completion of this course.
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About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.