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The Green Energy Industry and Mechanics Lien and Bond Claim Rights

Mechanics Lien Rights May Be Limited On Solar Projects The portion of the construction industry centered around green energy installations such as solar arrays or wind farms is rapidly expanding. Despite the rapid growth of this segment of the industry, the protection afforded by mechanics liens and bond claims has not necessarily kept pace. The […]

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Mechanics Liens Can “Go Green” Too

Mechanics liens have been around a long time.  In fact, they date back to at least the original construction of Washington, D.C.  The great thing about mechanics liens is that they cover a huge variety of projects.  Specifically, in addition to traditional construction projects like residences, mechanics liens are also a great way for unpaid […]

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1.2 Million In Liens Against Windfarm Reminds Us About Mechanics Liens in the Green Building Industry

I came across an article this past weekend about a contractor who filed over 1.2 million in mechanics liens against a wind farm in Oklahoma, and it reminded me of how long it’s been since we commented on mechanics lien claims in the green industry. Is this worthy of a discussion separate from mechanics lien claims […]

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Does The Green Building Industry Have Fewer Mechanics Lien Rights?

The New York Supreme Court issued an opinion last week that could spell trouble for the growing green building industry, as it ruled that a Cogen Energy System installation did not constitute an “improvement” subject to a mechanics lien. Despite the complex installation required for this system — on a property’s rooftop — the system did not […]

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Will The Most Green Please Stand Up?

Each of Zlien’s team members are recognized by their colleagues as a green enthusiast. You wonder who reported this information and how so?  Well, not only do we work in the same room but also interact amongst one another when putting in orders and when picking the next playlist for entertainment. Therefore, we are working as […]

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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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