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When to Send Preliminary Notice [50-State Guide for Subcontractors]

Are you a prime contractor? View the Prime Contractor’s Lien and Notice Deadline Chart. Do I have to send a pre lien notice? Is my mechanics lien going to be invalid? Sound familiar? The quest to find pre lien notice (or preliminary notice) requirements and deadlines leaves many scratching their heads. To solve this problem, […]

What is a Subcontractor Lien Waiver? [FAQs and Forms]

Project Completion Date: When It Matters And Why

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Another Reality Star Faces Mechanics Liens

Another Reality Star Faces Mechanics Liens

Mechanics liens are serious business. Because of the potential for foreclosure, mechanics liens are a great tool available to those contractors, subs, and suppliers who face nonpayment. While the results of an ineffective construction payment chain are no laughing matter, from time to time a situation arises where mechanics liens and entertainment cross paths. Despite […]

A Panda Express Faces 7 Mechanics Liens in Virginia

Pay When Paid Contracts Distinguished From Pay If Paid In Illinois

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Construction and Marijuana: How Will Legalization Affect the Industry?

Construction and Marijuana: How Will Legalization Affect the Industry?

It’s beginning to feel like the widespread legalization of marijuana is inevitable. While marijuana is still an illegal substance under federal law, several states have decided to legalize cannabis. Effectively, this means that the states haven’t actually “legalized” marijuana, as much as they have decided to no longer punish the use of the substance. Rather […]

Landmark Decision Affects Lienability of Wind Turbine Construction

How Will Electing Donald Trump Affect the Construction Industry?

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Why Credit Management in teh Construction Industry Is Unique

Why Credit Management in the Construction Industry Is Unique

The construction industry brings unique challenges to contractors and subcontractors when it comes to credit management. Extending credit on large-scale construction projects can be risky, as projects require a large upfront investment of both labor and materials, and because projects can span years with payments made in installments. Of course, extending credit and exposing oneself to risk […]

Construction Financial Manager Review: June 24, 2016

Why Credit Managers Should Send Preliminary Notice on Every Project

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Mechanics lien subordination

Subordination of Mechanics Liens: The New No-Lien Clause?

Lien waivers have an important, even critical, place in construction payment. The parties closest to the money are highly motivated to make sure the project proceeds free of any lien claims, for several reasons. Not only can mechanics liens potentially force double payment, they cloud the property title and can negatively impact bonding capacity and cash-flow, all of […]

How To Read a Lien Waiver

Taylor Swift and Prompt Payment

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Defining the construction market

CFM Review: Does Construction Need Its Own Business Status?

Every Friday, we select a few articles from the week that we think are worth your time as a construction financial manager (CFM). We look for compelling articles not only about financial topics, but about business, technology, and life, that challenges you to think about your role as a CFM in different ways. We’d love […]

CFM Review: 5 Technologies to Increase Cash Flow

Spring is Here: 3 Ways Contractors Can Take on More Work With Little Cash

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