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Adams and Reese Partner and Construction Practice Team Co-Leader Trent Cotney had has article, “Key Provisions Every Subcontractor Should Consider Before Entering an Agreement,” published in Construction Executive.

“When prime contractors and subcontractors do business together, success is reliant upon clear, effective communication,” said Cotney. “And that communication starts with the contract. Both parties must be aware of their responsibilities and liabilities, and those details lie in the contract provisions.”

Cotney discussed important stipulations to consider, including scope of work, flow-through, indemnification, liquidated damages, no damages for delay, termination for convenience, termination for default, and dispute resolution, among others.

Cotney, resident in the Adams and Reese Tampa office, is a board-certified construction lawyer by The Florida Bar and is licensed in eight states, and Washington, D.C. In construction litigation and arbitration, Cotney represents construction and infrastructure clients, including general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, manufacturers, architects, engineers, roofers, developers, and other professionals. He is an EU arbitrator for construction-related disputes. 

Cotney focuses his practice on all aspects of construction litigation and arbitration, including OSHA defense, lien law, bond law, bid protests, and construction document review and drafting.