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Category Archives: Contract Negotiation

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Taking Focus on the “Scope of Work”

Posted in Best Practices, Contract Negotiation, General Contractors, Subcontractors
  One of the most important aspects of any agreement is the scope of work to be performed.  All too often disputes arise between general contractors and their subcontractors concerning the scope of the subcontractor’s responsibilities after work has begun. It is not difficult to imagine a scenario where the project work has begun and the… Continue Reading

When Owners Withhold Payment – Enforceability of Contingent Payment Clauses in Texas

Posted in Best Practices, Contract Negotiation, Payment
Who bears the risk when an owner refuses to pay the general contractor or experiences financial failure?  More than likely, the subcontractors whose agreements include a contingent payment clause.  Two types of payment clauses exist and both are enforceable.  “Pay-when-Paid” clauses and “Pay-if-Paid.”  Pay-when-paid clauses allow the general contractor to wait a reasonable time for… Continue Reading