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Mechanics Liens: Can You File A Mechanics Lien Foreclosure Lawsuit Without An Attorney?

If unpaid on a construction project filing a mechanics lien is a best-practice, as mechanic liens are usually successful at getting construction debts paid. In fact, based on a survey we conducted last year, over 64% of mechanic liens are paid within just 90 days of filing without any further legal or collection action whatsoever. […]

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Construction Attorney or A Lien Service? The Pros and Cons

The question of whether to hire an attorney or a service like Zlien to manage your mechanics lien compliance or file a mechanics lien is a controversial and complicated one. As the CEO of Zlien, a non-law firm, legal document preparation company, and a licensed construction attorney with an active law firm practicing construction law […]

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Question for Attorneys: Any Exceptions to Delivery Presumption for Material Suppliers?

Yesterday I published an article title “How Material Suppliers Prove Its Materials Were Incorporated Into the Property When Filing A Mechanics Lien.”  Those lawyers out there, and especially construction lawyers, probably immediately know the answer here, and that’s the presumption created by most state laws.  The presumption is this: If the building material supplier can […]

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Virginia Mechanic’s Lien Primer by Chris Hill

Chris Hill of Durrette Bradshaw is a construction attorney in Virginia who also publishes the “Construction Law Musings” blog providing frequent updates on the construction landscape in Virginia.  His blog is linked here, and is also part of the Construction Lien Blog’s blogroll. Earlier this month, Chris posted with an overview – or “primer” – […]

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