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Changes to Contractor Licensing Laws for 2018

October 4, 2018 |

The last legislative session in South Carolina saw a change in South Carolina’s contractor licensing laws.  South Carolina has five different general contractor licensing groups.  Each license group is determinative of the dollar value of work that a general contractor could perform and each with its own net worth requirement ranging from $10,000 to $250,000…. Read more

SCDOT’s New Prompt Payment Requirements Begin July 1

May 2, 2017 | , ,

As of July 1, 2017, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (“SCDOT”) will impose new prompt payment requirements on its contractors. The New Requirements The new Prompt Payment Clause, which can be found in its entirety here, will require the following: The Contractor will pay its subcontractors within 7 calendar days of receiving payment from… Read more

Is Your Arbitration Clause Enforceable?

August 12, 2016 |

The South Carolina Supreme Court recently addressed the enforceability of an arbitration clause in a sales contract between a home buyer and a developer general contractor. Gregory W. Smith vs. D.R. Horton, S.C. Supreme Court Opinion No. 27645. The arbitration clause stated that the parties agreed to arbitrate any claim arising out of the construction… Read more

You’ve Got Mail

May 18, 2016 |

Does your company have a written policy that covers who can sign for certified or restricted mail? How about for a FedEx© or UPS© package? If not, you may want to consider implementing a written Incoming Mail and Express Shipment Policy (IMESP). The South & North Carolina state and federal court rules and statues allow… Read more

Elmore Goldsmith Expands Service With Construction Blog

April 19, 2016 |

At Elmore Goldsmith, PA, we view the challenges in today’s construction environment as an opportunity for our clients. That’s because we recognize that success lies in managing risk – not avoiding it. Our attorneys regularly assist clients with in-house training, contract drafting/negotiating, and other proactive services. We assist in preparing claims with the goal of… Read more

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