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Credit Management: All The Forms, Policies and Information You Need

Credit professionals are needed in every industry, but in the construction industry, those in charge of monitoring and managing company credit have unique challenges.  We’ve talked a lot about many of these challenges.  For example, credit professionals managing payment in the construction market must understand and accommodate pay-when-paid clauses, joint check agreements, and the convoluted mechanics lien […]

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Texas Mechanics Lien: How To File Your Lien And Get Paid

The Lonestar State is a loner in the mechanics lien law world, as Texas easily wins the award for having the most confusing and tangled set of lien laws. A few years ago I actually wrote an article asking whether the Texas Mechanics Lien Laws Were The Most Complex In the Nation, with the answer […]

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Louisiana Mechanics Lien: How To File Your Claim And Get Paid

It dawned on me this morning that it’s been too long since I’ve written about home sweet home – Louisiana.  While Zlien is happy to serve clients around the country, our hearts get warm when someone uses our system from Louisiana, and especially the New Orleans area.  Although Louisiana’s law is a bit different from […]

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Georgia Mechanics Lien Law: How To File Your Claim

Georgia mechanics lien law can be tricky, as is the case in every state.  One tiny error in the way you preserve or enforce your mechanics lien can invalidate your entire claim, and accordingly, you’ll want to be very careful in this process. This article is a step-by-step guide to filing a Georgia mechanics lien. […]

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Illinois Mechanics Lien Law: How To File Your Claim and Get Paid

Filing a mechanics lien in Illinois, just like in any other state, can be a technical and error-prone task.  As we’ve stated over and over again on this blog, mistakes are common, and they can be fatal to the effectiveness of your claim.  This article guides you step-by-step on filing an Illinois mechanics lien claim, […]

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New York Mechanics Lien Law: How To File Your Claim

Filing a mechanics lien in any state is a tricky and technical affair, and this is true in New York.  Over looking a trivial step in the process or making a small mistake on the mechanics lien form can invalidate your lien claim completely. This articles provides a step-by-step explanation of what is required to […]

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Did You Miss The 5 Most Popular Mechanics Lien Posts From 2012?

The calendar year is drawing to a close and so it’s time for all blogs and news outlets to start publishing its “top blah blah blah of 2012″ articles. To fit in I’ve spent a few moments going through our Analytics from the past year to summarize the popular content from the past year. Overall, […]

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Joint Check Agreements: Free Form From Zlien

Our three week long Joint Check Agreement Blog Series is drawing to a close. This post pulls together everything we’ve discussed to create an agreement form that is free to view, download and use.  Of course, everything we do here on the Lien Blog is subject to our Terms of Use. Download Zlien’s Joint Check Agreement Form Free.  We […]

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California Mechanics Lien Law: Ultimate Guide To California’s Preliminary Notice

California Preliminary Notices: A Complete Guide From Zlien from Zlien on Vimeo.Zlien is the nation’s leader in publishing information and resources about California’s preliminary notice laws. We’ve finally assembled a collection of this information (all current, including changes that went into effect on July 1, 2012), and titled it the “Ultimate Guide To California’s Preliminary […]

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Miller Act Resources and Free Miller Act Forms

The Lien Blog and Zlien website is packed with information about the US Miller Act and filing a claim for payment on a federal project. In fact, one of the most popular posts here on the Lien Blog is one related to the Miller Act and titled: “5 Things To Know About The Miller Act.” […]

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What Lien Rights Do You Have On A Federal Project?

When you perform work on a private commercial or residential project you likely have a mechanics lien right. When you work on a state, county or municipal project, you likely have some type of state bond or state lien right available.  But what happens when you’re on a federal project?  Meet the US Miller Act. […]

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