At Heekin Law, we truly enjoy working with professionals in the construction industry and we focus on providing them with the best representation possible. One of the most important things that a professional in the construction industry can do is to have a well-drafted agreement. Having a well-drafted agreement can save time and money in either prosecuting or defending a lawsuit.
As a commercial and business law attorney law firm, we know that great ideas and efficient marketing strategies may make a business stand out, but what really allows a business to rise above its competition and thrive is the effective handling of its day-to-day business law issues it may face. From entity selection, contract formation to dispute resolution for all parties concerned, having an available and proven, cost-effective legal resource is essential in today’s business environment.
The attorneys at Heekin Law frequently receive inquiries from contractors who have either been sued or need to sue to collect payment. However, we have come to find out that many contractors either do not have a written agreement or do not have terms in the written agreement that would help the contractor collect all of the money owed as well as attorneys’ fees and interest.
At Heekin Law, we can assist contractors in drafting standard contracts that can be used by the contractor on almost every project without many substantial changes. Examples of some of the contracts that we have drafted include: proposals; standard service agreements; subcontractor agreements; purchase and sale agreements; etc. In drafting any agreement, the focus should be on limiting the contractor’s exposure should a lawsuit become necessary and allowing the contractor to be able to recover both interest due and attorneys’ fees and costs should litigation arise. Since the attorneys at Heekin Law are primarily litigators, we have the keen ability to understand the potential issues with litigation and we have the ability to draft agreements in a way to protect the contractor should a lawsuit arise.
In addition to standard agreements, each of the attorneys at Heekin Law are competent in drafting claims of lien; notices to owner; final payment affidavits; and many other documents necessary to preserve a contractor’s lien rights. Mechanics liens, also known as construction liens are a creature of statute and the statute must be strictly enforced. Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, imposes very strict timelines and deadlines in order to preserve construction lien rights. As such, contacting one of the attorneys at Heekin Law prior to commencing a project is very important to preserving lien rights.
If you are a professional in the construction industry and you have questions regarding what type of agreement you should have to protect your business, please contact one of our experienced attorneys who will provide you with a free consultation. Spending a little money upfront to have a well-drafted contract can save thousands of dollars in the long-run.
Our attorneys offer a wide array of Construction Law Services to ensure you receive quality legal representation at an affordable price. Send us a message through the contact form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. No matter the issue, we can help!
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. For any assistance, please reach out to