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The Lien Zone Podcast: A Podcast About Construction Law, Contracts, Liens and Bonds

TheLienZone Podcast Hosted by Alex Barthet covers a wide variety of Florida construction law topics. – Alex has been described as the attorney most of his competitors aspire to be. Known for finding the best path among a variety of options to achieve a client’s particular goals, Alex serves as litigation counsel to several statewide and local contractors and material suppliers. Always good humored and on the go, Alex is the answer man for clients and employees alike on all sorts of technical and legal questions. Alex Barthet is a mechanical engineer by education and Board Certified in Construction Law.

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Human Resource Traps & How to Avoid Them

On this episode Alex is joined by Katrina Garcia, Senior District Manager at ADP. They talk about those human resource issues seen on a consistent basis throughout South Florida. Whether worker misclassification, incorrect payroll processes or worker’s compensation insurance, not having these correctly in place can spell trouble for any business. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com Katrina Garcia is a Senior District Manager at ADP, the leader in the Payroll and Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions industry. For the past five years, Katrina has been helping her clients streamline employer-employee functionalities to increase overall cash flow, attract and retain top talent, and mitigate risk to stay within compliance.  She’s happy to network and can be reached at (305)934-8983 or via-email Katrina.Garcia@adp.com. The post Human Resource Traps & How to Avoid Them appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

7 Sep 2017

Rank #1

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Construction Change Orders

It is rare that a construction contract remains unchanged from start to finish. Change orders and extras are often implemented after work starts. On this podcast, Alex explains how to deal with the inevitable change order while also protecting your bottom line. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com The post Construction Change Orders appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

2 Mar 2017

Rank #2

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How has the Coronavirus Impacted the Construction Job Market?

Even with construction classified as essential in most regions, layoffs are still hitting the construction sector.  Today we speak with Suzanne Breistol of Florida Construction Connection, a talent search, acquisition, training and coaching firm.  Suzanne tells us not only what she is seeing in the construction job market, but if newly available talent is now on the market, as well as what folks can do if they may have been let go.  You can contact Suzanne at https://www.floridaconstructionconnection.com/our-team/. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated COVID-19 page as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Stay safe and healthy. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com The post How has the Coronavirus Impacted the Construction Job Market? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

25mins

3 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens

Knowledge is king. Find out what the key elements of every construction-contract and construction-lien should be. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com The post Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

1hr 22mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Warranty and Punch List Work, Sworn Statements and More

On this podcast Alex Barthet explains the 4 construction lien law traps to avoid – warranty and punch list work, sworn statements and more. Alex Barthet is a Board Certified Construction Lawyer in the State of Florida, Alex also publishes a weekly blog on TheLienZone.com The post Warranty and Punch List Work, Sworn Statements and More appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

21 Apr 2016

Rank #5

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#MiamiConstruction COVID-19 Updates as of April 1, 2020

We update you on what we are hearing on the SoFla construction market, from police inspection of jobsites, some suggestions for keeping your jobsite CDC compliant, updated DOL rules on the now effective Families First Coronavirus Recovery Act (FFCRA) and the new CARES Act and forgivable loans. OSHA COVID-19 Resources – https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/ Updated Interview with Jorge Rivero, former area director of the US DOL on the most recent updates to the FFCRA: Podcast – https://www.thelienzonepodcast.com/how-the-dol-guidelines-modify-the-families-first-coronavirus-response-act/ Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vafUUpca1M&t SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Program – https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ CARES and PPP Loans – https://www.uschamber.com/co/run/business-financing/coronavirus-emergency-loans List of other relief options – https://www.thelienzone.com/financial-assistance-under-covid-19/ US Chamber Coronavirus resources – https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus Make sure to follow us on our dedicated COVID-19 page as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Stay safe and healthy. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com The post #MiamiConstruction COVID-19 Updates as of April 1, 2020 appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

13mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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Change Orders A to Z

Change orders in a construction project are going to happen, but when is it an extra? Find out the answer here and what you can do to protect yourself. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com. The post Change Orders A to Z appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

4mins

22 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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Get That Agreement in Writing

Having well-drafted construction contracts in place is a necessary first step for all parties involved in the construction process – from the owner to the design professional, the general contractor to the subcontractors and the suppliers on the job.  On this episode, Alex goes over the benefits of having a written agreement. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or  alex@barthet.com The post Get That Agreement in Writing appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

1 Jun 2017

Rank #8

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What is a Contractor’s Final Affidavit (and when do I need to send one)?

Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or  alex@barthet.com The post What is a Contractor’s Final Affidavit (and when do I need to send one)? appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

12mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Think You Know Bonds? Think Again.

On this episode, Alex covers payment and performance bonds from A to Z. Knowing how a bond works and whether you need one or not on certain jobs is something every contractor should know. Don’t miss this episode. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com. The post Think You Know Bonds? Think Again. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

16 Aug 2018

Rank #10

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Don’t Work Without Insurance!

Working without insurance is dangerous. The smart play is to minimize or shift any risk when you can. On this episode, Alex goes over the reasons why you should have insurance, and what to look for when choosing a provider. This is valuable advice for any business, including one in the construction trades. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or  alex@barthet.com The post Don’t Work Without Insurance! appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

29 Jun 2017

Rank #11

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Top 9 Construction Contract Changes to Better Protect My Company

Listen to Miami Construction Lawyer Alex Barthet as he discusses on top 9 changes you can make to your construction contract to better protect your company. Are you a developer, contractor, subcontractor or supplier? Do you have questions about your construction contract? Call Alex Barthet 305.347.5295. Alex also publishes weekly articles on his blog TheLienZone.com. The post Top 9 Construction Contract Changes to Better Protect My Company appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

21mins

10 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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Shop Drawings and Submittals – A Quick Refresher

On this episode, Alex goes back to basics, covering how to handle shop submittals and the applicable lien laws. This is an important podcast that even the most seasoned construction professional should listen to. It’s always wise to brush up on the fundamentals. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com.   He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or  alex@barthet.com The post Shop Drawings and Submittals – A Quick Refresher appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

6 Apr 2017

Rank #13

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2 Steps to Prevent Construction Project Disputes

Do you know how to prevent construction project disputes? Alex Barthet interviews Sue Dyer of OrgMetrics, LLC, to help you out. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com The post 2 Steps to Prevent Construction Project Disputes appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

26mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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The Truth About Change Orders

Change orders in a construction project are going to happen, but when is it an extra? Find out the answer here and what you can do to protect yourself. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com. The post The Truth About Change Orders appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

6 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens

Knowledge is king. Find out what the key elements of every construction-contract and construction-lien should be. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com The post Understanding Construction Contracts & Liens appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

1hr 22mins

7 Jul 2016

Rank #16

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A Miami Contractor’s Perspective on Coronavirus’s Impact on #MiamiConstruction

What are contractors in Miami seeing and feeling?  We interview Oscar Morejon of John Bell Construction about how he is dealing with the Coronavirus in the current Miami Construction market.  From adapting in the field, to making difficult decisions for his company, to his backlog, to job shutdowns, we cover it all.  You can learn more about Oscar and his company at https://www.johnbellconstruction.com/who-we-are. Make sure to follow us on our dedicated COVID-19 page as well as our podcast, YouTube videos and social media including Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Stay safe and healthy. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com The post A Miami Contractor’s Perspective on Coronavirus’s Impact on #MiamiConstruction appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

23mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Those Contract Provisions Dealing With the Quality of Your Work and Your Warranty Obligations.

During this episode, Alex explains how important it is to understand the significance of those quality of work and warranty provisions, and how they can and will impact the profitability of any project. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com.   He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or  alex@barthet.com The post Those Contract Provisions Dealing With the Quality of Your Work and Your Warranty Obligations. appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

30 Mar 2017

Rank #18

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10 Collection Strategies that Work

Who doesn’t want to get paid, and get paid timley. Hear how you can be one of those well informed business people who has a real handle of their accounts receivable. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com. The post 10 Collection Strategies that Work appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

12 May 2016

Rank #19

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Florida Construction Lien Waivers – Three Common Mistakes to Avoid

It’s wasy to make mistakes when dealing with lien waivers. And making mistakes here can cost you – big time. Listen to construction expert, Alex Barthet, share how you can quickly spot those mistakes. Alexander Barthet is a board certified construction attorney in Florida and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He manages The Barthet Firm, a ten lawyer construction law firm in Miami, and maintains a construction law blog at www.TheLienZone.com. He can be reached at 305-347-5295 or alex@barthet.com The post Florida Construction Lien Waivers – Three Common Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on TheLienZone Podcast.

5 May 2016

Rank #20