Unfortunately, the failure rate of construction industry participants is high. This means that the bankruptcy or pending bankruptcy of a contractor is more common than many people may think, and definitely not an unheard-of reason for payment problems….Read More
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A recent case decided by the Nevada Supreme Court sheds some clarifying, and transformative, light on the mechanics lien rights of material suppliers.While mechanics liens generally provide protection to parties who furnish labor or material to construction projects, there…Read More
Mechanics liens are powerful instruments to induce payment on construction projects. There are many reasons this is so, but perhaps the most attention grabbing (at least for the owner of the improved property) is that the property may be sold…Read More
Mechanics liens provide security for extensions of labor and/or materials to a construction project. That security can sometimes be decreased, however, by the amount paid to the general contractor by the property owner by some certain date. In…Read More
In many states, sending preliminary notice is a one-time requirement, a boxed to be checked off and forgotten. Sure, the timing requirements or deadline calculations may be difficult, and complicated when the potential claimant has multiple projects in…Read More
Public Private Partnership (P3) projects present unique challenges to unpaid parties. Mechanics liens, bond claims, both, or neither may be appropriate.
Public Private Partnerships Generally
What Is a P3 Project?
While security rights are utilized by businesses all over the world, the mechanics lien is a fundamentally American creation. That’s not to…Read More
We recently discussed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds, Inc. v. Scott’s Development Co. and Laborers’ Combined Funds of Western Pennsylvania, et al., v. Scott’s…Read More
All mechanics liens expire and are extinguished at some point, but when exactly is that date, and how is it calculated? The infographic below is a quick guide and provides some down-and-dirty info.
Bear in mind, though, that lien enforcement deadlines are strict, strictly determined, and very, very important. While this…Read More
The requirements that must be met prior to filing a valid mechanics liens can be complex. These requirements range from sending the appropriate preliminary notices, to filing the lien within a specific time period, to serving the lien on the…Read More