Promissory Estoppel

A Promise to Pay Doesn’t Extend Lien Deadlines

Mechanic’s lien rights arise from the laws of each state; there is no common-law right to unilaterally lien someone else’s property. As such, compliance with statutory requirements and deadlines is paramount. Thus, when an owner promised to pay a… Read More
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When Does the Sub’s Bid Become Binding? Yet Again.

Once again, the courts have been called upon to decide whether a GC and sub had a binding commitment – or not – after a failed negotiation while a project was underway. This time it was a curtain wall sub for an 18-story office building in Milwau… Read More
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About Stan Martin

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Stan Martin holds a law degree and an undergraduate degree in architecture. He has been involved with the construction industry for more than 45 years, working in construction prior to law school and beginning his construction law practice. Over the course of his career, he has served on boards and committees for organizations including the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Massachusetts Building Congress.

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