Alex Benarroche

Legal Associate at Levelset



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, 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

How To Use Construction Pay Apps, Invoices & Lien Waivers Together To Get Paid Faster

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The construction industry takes a particularly unique approach to getting paid. There are multiple parties involved, a majority of them are working on credit, and the money has to pass... Read more

How to Include Retainage in a Construction Payment Application

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Although a controversial topic, retainage is commonplace in the construction industry. You can find retainage provisions in almost every modern construction contract. But at the end of the day, that’s... Read more

How Change Orders Affect Your Payment Application On A Construction Project

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Changes to the scope of work – the specific work outlined in the contract – happen all the time on construction projects. These can result in either an increase or... Read more

Subcontractor’s Guide to ConsensusDocs 710 Application for Payment

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Construction projects each operate differently, and the documents and payment processes are no exception. However, every project generally requires some sort of payment application. Sometimes it can be as simple... Read more

Subcontractor’s Guide to the AIA G703 Continuation Sheet

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If working on a project using the American Institute of Architects (AIA) payment applications, the GC will likely require you to provide a continuation sheet along with it. It’s known... Read more

Subcontractor’s Guide to the AIA G701 Change Order

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A construction project is a fluid and somewhat unpredictable animal. Once the project is underway, it rarely goes according to plan. Owners can change their minds, or unforeseen issues may... Read more

Subcontractor’s Guide to the AIA G702 Application and Certificate for Payment

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Every construction project is unique, including the payment terms and documents you need to provide to receive payment. A number of construction projects will require subcontractors to use a payment... Read more

How Invoice Reminders Help Contractors Get Paid Faster

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Getting paid is one of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry, which can be both demoralizing and frustrating. In fact, the 2019 National Construction Payments Report shows that over half... Read more

How Arbitration Helps Contractors Avoid Court, Attorneys, and Extra Costs

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You may not even know it, but you could be forced to settle your next construction payment dispute through arbitration. Arbitration clauses are included in most construction contracts these days,... Read more

How to Complete and File a Preliminary Notice in Maryland

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In Maryland, filing a preliminary notice is the first step for subcontractors and suppliers to protect their right to file a mechanics lien. Although seemingly simple, there are certain nuances... Read more

Alabama Contractor Licensing | Rules, Requirements, and Penalties

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Working without a license in any state, on any type of construction project is typically a bad idea. Alabama, in particular, is very strict when it comes to unlicensed contract... Read more

Legal Property Description Search | A Complete Guide

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Going through the mechanics lien process on your own can be challenging. There are numerous requirements, notices, and deadlines that must be complied with. And that’s not all, gathering all... Read more

Common Certified Payroll Report Mistakes to Avoid

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Obtaining government contracts can be a lucrative business. However, working on public works projects means that there are additional regulations and requirements that must be met. One that contractors can... Read more

Wyoming Preliminary Notice Guide – All You Need to Know

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Wyoming preliminary notices are required from all project participants on every private construction projects within the state. Anyone who fails to comply with these requirements will lose their ability to... Read more

Washington Stop Notices | An Alternative Remedy for Nonpayment

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Securing lien rights is a great way to ensure your rights to payment on a construction project. However, the process and enforcement can be both frustrating and costly. In the... Read more

Iowa Notice of Commencement | Requirements for General Contractors

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An Iowa Notice of Commencement is an essential step for any residential project within the state. This document signals the start of the project and provides valuable information to the... Read more

Call Back Warranty | How Long Is a Contractor Actually Liable for Defects?

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Construction contracts (and contracts in general) are full of lengthy, misleading clauses and provisions. One notoriously misunderstood provision is what’s known as a call back warranty. There are a lot... Read more

Alabama Preliminary Notice Guide – All You Need to Know

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The Alabama preliminary notice scheme provides for two different types of notices, that correspond to two different type of mechanics liens available. One of which is required, and the other... Read more

A Complete Guide to Getting a Louisiana Contractor’s License

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Whether you are a Louisiana resident, or an out of state contractor looking to expand into the area, a contractor’s license is a must. A license is required to legally... Read more

Construction Document Retention | Saving Documents Can Help Contractors Keep More Money

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We’ve written on this blog many times about the importance of documentation in the construction industry. But how long should you hold on to these records? And why? Implementing a... Read more

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