Author Archive | Scott Wolfe Jr


Risky Business: How a Mechanics Lien Can Help

Financial risk is defined as the risk of losing money. It has long correlated with a rebounding economy and that is especially true in the construction industry. In a report by ENR, the “Construction March Jobless Rate Falls as Industry Adds 19,000 Jobs” stating that the jobless rate has gone down by 3.4% in the […]

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What Business Books Have Inspired You?

As small business owners, we often turn to experts to teach us how to start our businesses, market them, and grow them. Likely you’ve read a few business books to expand your knowledge. I invite you to nominate the best business books you read last year in the 2014 Small Business Book Awards. It’s a great […]

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Excellence in Mechanics Lien Education

Mechanics lien, bond claim, and credit management education is The Lien & Credit Journal’s specialty and it has recently been recognized with a nomination for 2014 Best Construction Blog. Leading contributors Scott Wolfe and Nate Budde (with guest appearances by zlien team members and industry leaders), are both licensed attorneys that have devoted countless hours […]

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California Preliminary Notice Infographic

The California preliminary notice requirements are actually quite simple, but that doesn’t mean they lack details.  To make all of those details easy to understand, we’ve created an infographic exploring everything you need to know about California’s preliminary notice requirements, such as: When to send it Who to send it to How to send it […]

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Preliminary Notice Management when Mail Returned Undelivered

What To Do If The USPS Returns Your Preliminary Notice Mailing?

State requirements everywhere setting forth the preliminary notice and construction notice requirements leave a lot to be desired in addressing practical issues that arise when complying with the same. This is especially true with respect to the actual delivery of a notice. It is common when sending mail that mail will be lost, returned, undeliverable […]

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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 […]

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Mechanics lien claimant or lender? Who should have priority?

Georgia Mechanics Lien Law Change Proposed To Boost Priority of Lien Claims

Georgia State Senator Lindsey Tippins has proposed Senate Bill 269 in Georgia to amend the “priorities between liens of mechanics/materialmen.” The proposed amendment is short and easy to understand, essentially resolving the priority battle between lenders and lien claimants by giving priority over the land’s value to lenders and priority on the improvement’s value to contractors, […]

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Review of New Washington Lien Law Treatise: A Great In Depth Resource For Attorneys Or Anyone Who Wants To Know Too Much About Lien Laws

Early this week, Stoel Rives, LLP (@stoelrives), the publisher of the construction law blog Ahead of Schedule, announced the publication of a “Washington state lien law treatise.” I’ve downloaded and read this treatise, and as further explored in this post, highly recommend it as a comprehensive reference book for Washington attorneys, or anyone (please, let […]

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Utah mechanics lien law revisions is useless

Stiff Penalties and Required Arbitration Proposed in 2014 Utah Mechanics Lien Bill

The 2014 General Session in  Utah includes a bill proposing “Mechanics Lien Revisions,” in House Bill 56.  This bill was introduced by Rep. Mike McKell, and it purports to amend the lien law related to “unauthorized and excessive claims of preconstruction and construction liens.”  The general description undersells its full effect, as we’ll explore in […]

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Credit Management Education

The Email Course That Empowers Construction Credit Professionals To Control Their Receivables

Do these excuses and frustrations sound familiar to you? “Our contracts have slow payment provisions in them” “Our customer is promising to pay next week” “Cash is tight in this economy” “I haven’t gotten a response to my email” You are not alone, and you are not inventing the payment problem in the construction industry. Managing credit […]

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Get The Growth & Cash You Want in 2014 – Webinar

Is there room for your construction or supply company to grow in 2014? That is a question at the forefront of everyone’s mind since economic recovery promises began circulating at the start of 2013. This time, however, it looks like the economic recovery may be real. Home demand has surged (NYT), 2013 growth numbers are strong […]

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