Wahid Ezzat Guirguis’s Answers

Wahid Ezzat Guirguis

Pasadena Construction / Development Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. Is construction defect litigation settlement taxable?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    2. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consult a tax professional but generally speaking the money is to repair defects and not an income.

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  2. Frivolous lawsuit from an unlicensed contractor, how to determine?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    2. Brad S Kane
    3. Sagar P. Parikh
    4. Adina T Stern
    5. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    5 lawyer answers

    If they are not licensed not only would they lose but also you can disgorge them from evey penny you paid them. See a construction lawyer to consult.

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  3. Who is responsible for cracked stucco, the contractor who did my small construction project or the stucco guy I paid directly?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Randall Scott Jackson
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    4. Brian Heath Crockett
    5. Thomas Patrick Quinn Jr
    5 lawyer answers

    If you contracted with the GC, then your claim will be against him. It sounds also like this is a Home Improvement Contract which has a strict set of requirements. From the many cases I have seen, almost 7 out of 10 GC's fail to comply with those requirements.

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  4. Disagree with the Arbitration Award can we take any legal recourse?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Patrick Quinn Jr
    2. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    3. Annie Ksadzhikyan
    4. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    4 lawyer answers

    Overturning an arbitration award is very difficult. Only limited statutory reasons are available. Hard to say without all the facts. If the award is large enough you can have an attorney evaluate.

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  5. What to do when the 90 days to enforce a lien to up?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    2. Nichelo Michael Campbell
    3. Cathleen M Curl
    4. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    5. Chi Leung Ip
    5 lawyer answers

    You would need to file a petition to remove. A lawyer should do it and the statute allows you to recover fees

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  6. Contractor Qualifying Individual does not seem to have to be present when supervising, this does not make sense

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    2. Timothy John Broussard
    3. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3 lawyer answers

    What is your question? It is unclear. the RMO or RMO has to be involved in running the operations of the contractor. Does that mean he has to supervise and be present on every project all the time. NO. You have to evaluate a case by case basis if you are trying to claim the RMO/RME is not adequately supervising the work.

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  7. Do you need a Preliminary notice for a Project located on a Military Installation, We are a Subcontractor to a Prime Contractor.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott G Wolfe JR
    2. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    3. Douglas Patrick Flaherty
    4. Mark Allison Cobb
    4 lawyer answers

    Preliminary notice requirements are for California State Projects. Military projects are Federal Projects subject to the Miller Act which is different. Under Miller Act, those who do not have a direct relationship with the prime, i.e. generally second tier subs and material suppliers, have to file 90 day notices.

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  8. I can not locate the following form. Could you assist with this form? "Notice of Mechanic's lien statement." Forward the form.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Cathleen M Curl
    2. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    3. Scott G Wolfe JR
    3 lawyer answers

    Email me and I will send to you free.

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  9. Can I sue a company for not doing their job correctly.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    2. Sagar P. Parikh
    3. Christian Frederick Paul
    4. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    4 lawyer answers

    You will need to talk to a construction attorney. A written contract would be important here. If there is none, that may be a violation of licensing laws. If there is resulting damage you may go after his insurance. There are a lot of unknowns here so you will need an attorney to navigate all issues.

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  10. Unlicensed contractor.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Wahid Ezzat Guirguis
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Timothy John Broussard
    4. Christine C McCall
    4 lawyer answers

    Absolutely and you can seek to disgorge him of every penny if he is not licensed. The question will be can you collect once you have a judgment.

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