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6 Days to Mastering Mechanics Liens – Day 1: Understanding the Basics

Day One: Understanding the Mechanics Lien Lifecycle Whether you are a mechanics lien veteran, or just getting started, navigating lien laws across the country can be a mess. Having a general knowledge of mechanics lien basics – what liens are, why they exist, and how they work — provides a strong foundation to mastering mechanics liens, […]

Pay When Paid and Pay If Paid Clauses in California

Credit Application Series: Person v. Business Credit Check

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Construction Financial Management: The Year In Review

Cash is king, and, therefore, is important to construction industry participants, as it is to any business. Managing finances in the construction industry, however, presents some unique challenges. The credit industry has a convoluted payment structure, and most extensions of labor and/or materials to construction projects are done on a credit basis. Further, construction companies must maintain positive cash flow to […]

Construction Technology: Automation Makes You More Money

B2B Receivables and Collections Benchmarking Offers Lessons To Construction Industry Finance Professionals

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These Common Mistakes Can Invalidate Your Mechanics Lien

Parties in the construction industry who are unpaid after furnishing labor and/or materials to a project are generally able to secure payment through the use of a mechanics lien. There are many reasons why mechanics liens are the most formidable tool in the construction industry to virtually guarantee payment, but in order for the lien […]

Don’t Miss Your Lien Deadline By Waiting Until the Last Minute to File

3 Lien Waiver Mistakes That Can Burn Your Company

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Lien Waivers

The Problem With Lien Waivers (and How Document Automation Can Help)

Like it or not, lien waivers are an important part of construction projects. Nearly every party furnishing labor or materials has the right to file a mechanics lien in the event of non-payment, provided he or she meets certain requirements, so top-of-the-chain parties like the property owner and the GC are generally eager to obtain waivers […]

6 Blogs Every Construction Professional Should Follow

Credit Managers Can Learn From The Sales Team

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The Project Completion Date: When It Matters And How You’ll Know

It’s very common that we get questions about project completion dates and its effect on a party’s mechanics lien or bond claim rights. This is an important and tricky topic, and unfortunately, there aren’t very many answers. In fact, I spent 6 months last year digging into California county records to locate a solution to […]

Arizona Mechanics Lien Law: Preliminary Notices -The Basics

Stop Notice: What Is It?

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Utah Court’s Definition of “Improvement” Is Poor, Should Be Reconsidered

Questions regarding a mechanics lien’s, or potential mechanics lien’s, validity are some of the most important questions considered by lien claimants. While there are many reasons that may cause a mechanics lien claim to be invalid, the most fundamental is whether or not the work performed is of a type granted mechanics lien protection – whether […]

Pennsylvania Modifies Lien Law

New York Allows Mechanics Lien Amendment When Name Wrong

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Five Things Everybody Should Know About Arizona Lien Law

Arizona mechanics lien law, like that of every other state, is complicated. It’s important for construction industry participants to understand that specific requirements apply to every project, and the failure to comply with these requirements can have serious consequences. The following list outlines some of the important aspects of Arizona lien law that construction participants would […]

Why You Should Be Wary of DIY Mechanics Lien Processes

California Mechanics Liens: 5 Things You Need To Know

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Superbowl Turf Mechanics Lien Teaches Contractors Lessons

Super Bowl Turf Installers Filed A Mechanics Lien: 3 Things This Teaches Contractors Everywhere

Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson are just hours away (It starts at 5:30pm CT, on Fox) from their battle to hoist the Lombardi trophy, but a battle between Taylor Turf Installation, Inc. and the operators of MetLife Stadium has been on-going for months, as the stadium’s turf installers claim they are owed more than $292,000 […]

Decorative Holiday Lighting and Mechanics Liens

Can A Lien Be Filed If Work Was Originally Done For Free?

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You Need Outsourced Technology to Manage Receivables – Here Are Options

Technology is everywhere, both in business and in everyday life. It’s a pretty safe bet that if something can be made more efficient, or just easier, by employing technology it has either already happened, or there is someone working developing a solution. This is especially true for business practices. Business has been transformed by technology throughout […]

Credit Management Is Challenging in the Construction Industry

These 3 Risks Can Derail Your Construction Business

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Take Control of Cash Flow With This CFMA Webinar

Revenue is vanity. Profit is sanity.  And what is king? That’s right.  Cash is king. And over the next two weeks, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is putting on the a robust and useful 2-part Cash Management Webinar for construction financial managers (CFMs).  If you are a construction finance professional, I highly recommend attending this webinar. […]

What National Payable Figures Mean To The Construction Industry

Obama’s SupplierPay Fails The Construction Industry

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