This is a question that is asked frequently by folks who are thinking about filing a lien, or who already have a lien and are worried about the solvency of its debtors. The intersection of bankruptcy law and mechanic’s lien law can…Read More
Archive | July, 2011
Short Answer: Everything
Long Answer: Zlien’s flat fees are published on its websites’ Pricing page, and there is never, ever, ever a situation when you’ll be charged more than this flat fee to perform the advertised service. The fee includes absolutely everything that could be required to fulfill your order,…Read More
To material suppliers and equipment lessors who ship thousands or millions of dollars of materials and equipment out on credit, credit policies are quite important. One component of a credit policy too often overlooked in the construction industry is lien protection. When it comes to getting paid, filing a lien…Read More
I practice law in Louisiana, and I had another equipment rental company call my offices last week to discuss their options in collecting a debt for some leased equipment. Whenever…Read More
Thanks to Rob Pitkin (@KCconstrlawyer) for calling my attention through Twitter to a recent Miller Act decision out of Louisiana Eastern District federal court: Contracting King, Inc. v. Creek Services, LLC.
There is nothing ground…Read More
Try as I might on this blog, it’s very difficult to correct all of the false information and myths about mechanic lien law that’s out there on the Internet. Sometimes folks call me with a crazy…Read More
Yesterday, we wrote an article titled “4 Reasons Why It’s Smart To Outsource Your Preliminary Notice Work,” which discussed some reasons why outsourcing makes sense for construction and material supply companies who need to send preliminary notices to preserve their lien rights. Today, we’re going to get specific, and…Read More
Filing a mechanic’s lien can be the difference between collecting your debt, or not. It’s as simple as that. If you’re doing work or supplying equipment or materials…Read More
If I had a nickle every time a client of mine was afraid to send preliminary notices because they didn’t want to “ruin a relationship” or “put their client on alert,” I would be writing this blog post on my own private island with sand in my toes. This is…Read More
What happens when your working on a construction project that goes completely belly up? When the project itself is over-mortgaged, and the folks up the contracting chain have taken all the money, spent it, and declared bankruptcy?
This situation happens all…Read More