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Cotney Construction Law and Cotney Consulting Group Merge as Cotney Attorneys & Consultants

Cotney is now consolidated as a legal and consulting firm serving the needs of construction clients throughout the U.S., Canada, and internationally. Trent Cotney, CEO of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants Cotney Construction Law and Cotney Consulting Group announced that the companies are merging, and they will now operate under the new name of Cotney Attorneys & Consultants, effective immediately. This rebranding strategy reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision to… Read More

From the Inside

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl!!! Like many football fans, I watched every play from my recliner and cheered the Bucs on, even giving up my usual nap in fear of missing an exciting moment. Walter Arnett I was particularly pleased with the outstanding, almost perfect game play of the entire Bucs team. That, on top of one old man of 43 years… Read More

February 2021 Florida Legislative Update

Editor’s Note: The following are excerpts of a February Florida legislative update provided by Brian Lambert, a partner at the law firm Cotney Attorneys and Consultants. Brian is the Florida HVACR industry lobbyist for FRACCA (Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association). For a complete listing of the legislative activities email paula.huband@FRACCAair.com or call 407-676-0031. Florida HVACR industry lobbyist for FRACCA, Brian Lambert. Ordered by Bill Number SB 0268 – Preemption of Local Occupational Licensing by Perry… Read More

RACCA Hosts Virtual 2020 Awards Meeting

The Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA) of Tampa Bay hosted a Zoom meeting on the evening of January 28, 2021 to recognize their 2020 Awards recipients, the 54th occurrence of the annual event. 2020 CJ Dillard Award recipient Paula DeSantis-Tarris accepts the award from 2020-2021 RACCA President Bryan Wade. Outgoing President Bryan Wade presented the following awards: The 2020 President’s Award of Excellence for an Associate member individual to Stella Valitutto of CFO… Read More

HVAC RepCo Appointed as Rep Agency for Crescent Tools

HVAC RepCo has signed a Manufacturer’s Sales Representative agreement with Apex Tool Group to represent the Crescent Tool family of brands, including Crescent wrenches and hand tools, Wiss aviation snips, knives and shears, Lufkin measuring tapes (including the revolutionary Shockforce Nite Eye) and wheels, Nicholson files and saws, H.K. Porter heavy-duty cutting products, GearWrench sockets and tool sets, Crescent Tradesman Tool Bags and Backpacks, Campbell chain, fittings and clamps, Apex industrial fastener tools, Jacobs drill… Read More

Can Your Customer Require Your Workers to be Vaccinated?

Source: Cotney Construction Law website resource articles 1/14/2021 As health providers continue to roll out the COVID-19 vaccination, you may encounter a customer—such as a developer or building owner—who states that all your workers must be vaccinated, or they will not be allowed on the worksite. Can a customer make such a demand? Yes and no. With an Existing Contract Trent Cotney, PA If your project has an existing contract that does not mention a… Read More