Alex Benarroche

Legal Associate at Levelset

Location:

Louisiana

About Alex Benarroche
Alex is originally from South Florida but has called New Orleans home since 2003. He graduated from Loyola University College of Law and went on to get a master's degree in intellectual property and Internet law from the University of Alicante in Spain. Since then his practice mainly focused on contracts, business law, construction, and IP. Alex joined Levelset in 2018 and has since worked to help construction businesses around the country know their rights to ensure they get paid what they’ve earned.
Recent articles by Alex Benarroche

In Canada, “Reprisal Clause” Blacklists Contractors From Public Projects

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The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued a ruling that could have serious consequences for anyone working on public construction projects. The ruling allows government agencies to insert a “reprisal... Read more


From Canada: Does leaving equipment behind extend the lien deadline?

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This is the case of a General Contractor in Canada who attempted to extend the deadline to file a lien by leaving equipment on the job site. The property owner... Read more


How to File a West Virginia Mechanics Lien | A Step-by-Step Guide

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If you’ve gone unpaid while working on a private project in West Virginia, you may want to consider filing a mechanics lien. A mechanics lien is one of the most... Read more


How to File a Mechanics Lien in Washington, DC | A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You Paid

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If you are a contractor or materials supplier working in Washington DC and are dealing with payment problems, a mechanics lien might be just the thing you need. Mechanics liens... Read more


How to File a Rhode Island Mechanics Lien | A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You Paid

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If you’ve been working on a construction project in the state of Rhode Island, and are having payment issues, a mechanics lien might be just the solution you’re looking for.... Read more


Pennsylvania Court: Improper Notice Doesn’t Necessarily Invalidate a Mechanics Lien

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Mechanics lien rights are statutory rights, which means that you must comply with specific legal requirements in order to exercise these rights. And courts are typically unafraid to enforce those... Read more


How to File a Vermont Mechanics Lien | A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You Paid

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If you’ve gone unpaid while working on a construction project in the Green Mountain State, then a mechanics lien might be exactly what you’re looking for. A mechanics lien is... Read more


Kansas subcontractor loses lawsuit over unapproved change orders

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Change orders happen on nearly every construction project. While they’re often necessary, they can be confusing, and and feel just like extra unnecessary work. But performing work – without written... Read more


NY Lien Law Sec. 38: Pay Application Doesn’t Count As Itemized Statement Demand

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A mechanics lien is an incredibly powerful tool to ensure payment on a construction project. Given how effective they are, they must be kept in check to avoid any frivolous... Read more


A Maine contractor built a house without a contract, and paid the price

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All residential contractors working in Maine should be aware that all of their contracts must be writing under the Maine Home Construction Contract Act. A violation under these provisions can... Read more


How to File A Wyoming Mechanics Lien | A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You Paid

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If you’ve gone unpaid while working on a private project in Wyoming, you may want to consider filing a mechanics lien. A mechanics lien is one of the most powerful... Read more


How to File a Montana Mechanics Lien | A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You Paid

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If you’re working on a Montana construction project and haven’t been paid, then filing a mechanics lien might be just what you need. Almost everyone involved in a construction project in Montana... Read more


Vermont GC Tries to Use Retainage Check to Trick Sub into Waiving $42k

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Late payments are a serious problem in the construction industry. That’s particularly true when it comes to retainage payments. Cash flow is light at the end of a project, once... Read more


California Subcontractor Quits Job, Loses Retainage

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Withholding retainage in the construction industry is a relatively common practice, no matter what the project. Given the fact that profit margins on construction projects are pretty thin, ensuring that... Read more


MA Employers May Be Personally Liable For Prevailing Wage Violations

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Construction companies working on a public works project in Massachusetts should be sure to pay their employees the proper prevailing wage rate. Failure to do so will result in not... Read more


Louisiana Mechanics Lien Laws Change In 2020. Are you Ready?

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If you’re working in the construction industry in Louisiana, there are some important changes that go into effect in 2020 regarding mechanics lien rights. Here’s a quick reminder of what... Read more


Can you email construction notices? US District Court says yes.

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Notices are an important aspect of the construction industry, and crucial to a successful construction project. Sometimes the contract requires notice. In most states, contractors and suppliers send notice to... Read more


Iowa Court: Cost Plus Contract Requires Detailed Invoices

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Cost plus contracts can be tricky. It requires a fair amount of documentation and detailed invoicing, to be sure the contractor isn’t taking advantage of the customer. Failing to do... Read more


Prompt Payment: When A Contractor Has The Right To Suspend Work

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Getting paid on a construction project is significantly more difficult than it should be. Taking steps to protect your mechanics lien rights are a step in the right direction, but... Read more


Pennsylvania Construction Industry Employee Verification Act: What Contractors Need To Know

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The Pennsylvania General Assembly recently passed what is known as the PA Construction Industry Employee Verification Act, which will go into effect October of 2020. Anyone involved in construction in... Read more

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  • Contracts
  • Business
  • Intellectual property
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