It may seem like rare circumstances, but construction improvements for private enterprises upon public property is more common that you think. States, counties and cities frequently lease out public land to private companies to do a…Read More
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The Construction Finance Journal welcomes Seth Smiley, who contributes this guest post about payment bond claims in Louisiana. Seth is a partner at Wolfe Law Group, and a contributor to that firm’s Construction Law…Read More
If you’re a reader of this blog, you can probably guess the answer to this question. If there is a single theme in the mechanics lien and bond claim world, it’s…Read More
We frequently discuss bond claims on this blog, as this is the mechanics lien remedy available to contractors and suppliers on state and federal projects. When working on a project owned by or controlled by the government, those unpaid for services rendered are able to file a claim against a…Read More
If you’re unpaid on a private (commercial, industrial, residential) construction project, you have the right to file a mechanics lien against the property itself to collect the debt. When working on property owned by the state,…Read More
Short Answer: Yes. Although frequently called a “lien,” it is more accurately referred to as the filing of a claim.
Long Answer: I’ve had a number of folks contact me in the past week or so inquiring…Read More
When performing work on a state or federal project anywhere in the United States, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers cannot turn to the state’s generic mechanic lien laws to understand the applicable notice and lien requirements. Following those…Read More
Last year, we posted about the differences between public and private projects, specifically discussing the impact on a construction party’s lien rights. The cliff notes to that post…Read More
When it comes to filing mechanics liens and collecting money owed to your company, there is a world of difference between private and public construction projects. And it’s very important to know the difference between the two.