Construction

In construction, multiple, complex details determine the outcome: Experienced talent to draft and review the plans. The ability to communicate complex technical information. Efficient and effective allocation and use of time and resources. And, of course, a strong, solid foundation is a must. In construction law, the same components must apply.

Leveraging more than 100 years of combined experience, we deliver valuable, efficient and focused counsel. We bring hands-on construction experience as well as mechanical and civil engineering backgrounds to our practice, focusing pragmatic counsel on each client’s business. We understand the most intricate and complex details, distilling them into meaningful language–be it tailored for a knowledgeable arbiter or a panel of jurors. Above all, we help to ensure that contracts provide the right foundation for business success before, during and after building is complete. In short, we avoid pitfalls and mitigate risks through services that include:

  • Contract drafting, review and negotiation
  • Litigation support
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Liens and claims
  • Bid protests

Our clients benefit from education and advice about details that can save them time, money and heartache. We’ve helped clients establish contracts that are nearly as expedient as a handshake, ultimately protecting all parties, be they business owners, general contractors, or subcontractors.

In every engagement, our goal is to empower clients to focus on the components of their businesses that matter most to them. Sometimes that means providing a table of provisions to guide contract adherence. Or, it may mean simply offering clear expectations about the likely course of any given matter. Whatever the circumstances, our goal remains the same: to deliver a meaningful relationship with a business-minded approach focused on the best possible outcomes for our clients and their businesses.

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Why Every Contractor Must Beware of the “Borrowed Servant Rule”

February 2nd, 2023

Contractors – of all tiers – are surprised to discover they could be a “special employer” of individuals employed by independent third…

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Taylor English Attorney Ryan Arnold Named Rising Star by North Carolina Super Lawyers

January 19th, 2023

Charlotte, NC, January 19, 2023 – Taylor English is pleased to announce that Charlotte attorney Ryan Arnold has been recognized as a…

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Nineteen Taylor English Attorney’s Named Among Legal Elite by Georgia Trend

December 8th, 2022

ATLANTA, December 7, 2022 – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that 19 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected among…

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Taylor English Receives Recognition in U.S. News & Best Lawyers 2023 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

November 3rd, 2022

ATLANTA, November 3, 2022 – Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition in the 2023 edition of the U.S. News &…

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Fifty-Six Taylor English Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

August 18th, 2022

ATLANTA, August 18, 2022 – Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that 56 attorneys were recognized in 42 practice areas in the 2023…

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Why Purchase Contractor Professional Liability Coverage?

August 1st, 2022

Contractors offering in-house design services, retaining third-party design builders like engineers, architects or technical…

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Taylor English Earns Recognition in 2022 Chambers USA Rankings

June 3rd, 2022

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition in the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded legal…

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“Rebuilding America: A Conversation on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill,” Atlanta Bar Association Construction Law Section

April 27th, 2022

On Wednesday, April 27, Reggie Snyder joined the Atlanta Bar Association’s Construction Law Section for a panel discussion on,…

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Proposed Amendment to Eliminate the Statue of Repose for Construction Defect Claims

December 8th, 2021

The proposed amendment would eliminate the 10-year repose period currently in effect for latent construction defects. If passed,…

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Twelve Taylor English Attorneys Named Among 2021 Legal Elite by Georgia Trend

December 7th, 2021

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce that 12 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected among Georgia Trend magazine’s 2020…

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Taylor English Receives Recognition in U.S. News & Best Lawyers 2022 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

November 5th, 2021

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & Best Lawyers “Best Law…

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Scandinavia’s construction industry tries zero-carbon emissions – and improves worker safety in the process

August 27th, 2021

Construction in Norway’s capital, Oslo, is apparently the first in the world to use entirely electric machinery on its site. This…

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Contractual Ways to Deal with the Rising Costs of Lumber

August 23rd, 2021

In an article published online in Risk Management Magazine on August 23, 2021, Partner Natalie Mark discusses contractual solutions to…

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Forty-Eight Taylor English Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

August 20th, 2021

Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that 48 attorneys were recognized in 39 practice areas in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers…

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What Roofing Contractors and Public Adjusters Should Know about Florida SB 76

June 28th, 2021

On June 11, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB76 into law. SB76 creates Florida Statute section 489.147 (contractor…

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American Rescue Plan Adds $7.25B in Paycheck Protection Program Funding

March 11th, 2021

After being the focus of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small…

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What Construction Attorneys Must Know About Virtual Reality

February 1st, 2021

On February 1, 2019, Stephen Wright was quoted in an article by Law360. This article discusses virtual and augmented reality tools that…

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Taylor English Receives Recognition in U.S. News & Best Lawyers 2021 “Best Law Firms” Rankings

November 6th, 2020

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the firm’s recognition in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & Best Lawyers “Best Law…

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President Trump’s Payroll Tax Deferral Order

October 12th, 2020

On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum and Executive Order whereby the President directed the Secretary of…

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SBA Releases Interim Final Rule for PPP Loans of $50,000 or less

October 12th, 2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released an Interim Rule that primarily affects sole proprietors.There are approximately…

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Forty-Nine Taylor English Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

August 21st, 2020

Taylor English Duma is pleased to announce that 49 attorneys were recognized in 37 practice areas in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers…

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Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act

June 5th, 2020

On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act which was previously approved by the House of…

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Tax Deductions for COVID-19 Losses

June 3rd, 2020

The COVID-19 disaster has caused significant financial losses for many businesses and their owners. Whether a business is owned by a sole…

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Payroll Protection Program Loan Regulations on Forgiveness

May 26th, 2020

On May 22, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of Treasury, issued an interim final…

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SBA Forgiveness Application: Qualifying Costs and Forgiveness Considerations

May 19th, 2020

As set forth in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provisions of the CARES Act, a borrower is eligible for forgiveness of a PPP loan…

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Affiliation Rules and Foreign Employees: Regulations Issued

May 18th, 2020

Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provisions of the CARES Act, generally a business is eligible for a PPP loan if the business,…

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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness and Tax Deductions

May 4th, 2020

On April 30, 2020, the IRS announced in Notice 2020-32 (the Notice), its position regarding the disallowance of certain otherwise…

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Guidance for Returning Employees to Work and Hiring New Employees

April 27th, 2020

Now that employers may start bringing employees back into the workplace or hiring new employees, they should be aware of permissible…

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CARES Act Expands Protection From Liability to Manufacturers and Others Involved in the Supply Chain of Approved Respiratory Protective Devices

April 15th, 2020

Manufacturers, distributers and others involved in the production and supply of certain devices and drugs needed in the fight against…

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Employee Retention Tax Credit Under The CARES Act: Alternative Tool for Businesses Not Utilizing The Paycheck Protection Program

April 10th, 2020

For those businesses that were unable to take advantage of the small business loan forgiveness program known as the Paycheck Protection…

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About Taylor English

Taylor English Duma LLP was built from the ground up to provide highest-quality legal services for optimal value. The firm combines the best aspects of a traditional law firm with seasoned attorneys throughout the United States. Together, our attorneys work each day to provide timely, creative, and cost-effective counsel to help clients solve problems and achieve goals. Taylor English clients run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies to middle market businesses to start ups and entrepreneurs. The firm is the Georgia law firm member of GGI Global Alliance AG, the leading worldwide alliance of accounting and law firms, giving our clients access to a trusted stable of high-quality professional services organizations around the globe.

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