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Washington’s 3 Most Common Mechanics Lien Mistakes

If you’re unpaid on a construction project in Washington state, there is no better solution for you other than the mechanics lien instrument. Filing a mechanics lien is hands-down the most effective way to get your debt paid, but actually filing the lien claim can be very complex and detailed. In fact, it’s quite easy […]

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Fact: Spray Foam Installers (And Green Retrofitters) Have Lien Rights

A few months ago, someone asked a question through Avvo about whether spray foam installers on existing or new properties had the right to file a mechanic’s lien.  I answered it at the time, but had earmarked the question as one I’d like to address on the Construction Lien Blog (read my answer). First, the […]

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Get Free Legal Advice About Mechanics Liens On Your Smart Phone

Congratulations to Avvo for the superb job they did optimizing their website for mobile phones, as announced last week on their Avvo Blog. Now, you can ask legal questions about mechanic’s liens (and anything else) for free, on the go. I love the Avvo service, and have been participating in their community for a few […]

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Legal Guide on How To File A Mechanic’s Lien in California Published on Avvo

I’ve recently been admitted to practice law in the State of California, making me eligible to practice law now along the entire west coast (California, Oregon & Washington), and in Louisiana.  To celebrate my latest admission, I published a legal guide on Avvo.com titled: “How To File A Mechanic’s Lien in California.” The guide is […]

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A Nationwide Big Picture Look At The Preliminary Notice Document

In the construction business, the “preliminary notice” can be a dreaded document.  It’s paperwork you just don’t want to deal with, or a requirement you don’t fully understand.  If you’re supplying materials or providing services across state lines, it’s a legal moving target, seemingly impossible to comply with, and a frequent spoiler to your lien […]

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How To File A Mechanics Lien – A Comprehensive Overview That Applies to Any State

If you provided labor, materials, equipment, professional services or just about anything else to a construction project, you may be entitled to file a mechanics lien against the property to secure payment for your services. On private construction projects, the mechanics lien attaches to the land itself, and restricts the owner from selling, refinancing or […]

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LienPilot featured in ConstructTech Magazine

Zlien’s launch of LienPilot3 and new API (application programming interface) partnership with Avvo.com which allow users to reach out to a lawyer has been noticed by the Constructech Magazine. Here is a little clip as to what has been published: Zlien decided to create a solution, the LienPilot – is a Web-based application that allows […]

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I Didn’t File My Lien On Time…Now What?

Over the weekend, I answered a question over on Avvo.com about mechanic liens that gets asked very often, and I thought it was a good idea to share here. The question is this:   What are my legal rights as a contractor if my lien is not filed on time? The question was asked related […]

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Zlien Partners with Avvo to Bring A Robust Legal Center to the LienPilot3

We just posted about the LienPilot’s brand new look.    Well, including in the overhaul is the addition of a Legal Center.   Every project administered by the LienPilot gets its very own Legal Center, where lien law information applicable to your specific project is displayed. To make the Legal Center even more productive, we’ve partnered with […]

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Assembly of Good Resources on Oregon Construction Liens

When you’re not paid on a construction project you turn to the Internet to find answers about collections and mechanics liens.  In 2010, it’s the natural thing to do.   When you’re sick, you turn to sites like WebMD.   When you’re not paid, you look to learn about efficient ways to collect, and you turn to […]

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Mid-Week Review: Great Articles About Mechanic Liens

Believe it or not, the Internet is full of really great news and information about mechanics liens…and it gets fuller by the hour.  Literally. Here at the Construction Lien Blog we try our best to write posts concerning important updates to mechanic lien laws, or to point out relevant news stories out there that offer […]

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