Over the summer, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) revised the Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures. Some changes are rather modest, while others will have a great impact on construction contract disputes. Whether they effect your contract or not is determined by the language of your contract. Even if…Read More
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Every state has certain requirements that must be met in order to successfully file a mechanics lien. While many states’ guidelines are fairly easy to comprehend, that is not, unfortunately, universal. In New Jersey, the mechanics lien process for residential construction projects involves filing a required notice, and an independent arbitrator making a…Read More
Nearly two years ago, The Construction Payment Blog asked the question: “Does the Green Building Industry Have Fewer Mechanics Lien Rights?” This is a complex question, and one with no set answer. In the case examined in the linked article, the question was whether or not a solar panel installation…Read More
Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson are just hours away (It starts at 5:30pm CT, on Fox) from their battle to hoist the Lombardi trophy, but a battle between Taylor Turf Installation, Inc. and the operators of MetLife Stadium has been on-going for months, as the stadium’s turf installers claim they…Read More
Ready to file a mechanics lien in New Jersey? Let zlien answer your questions starting with the “5 things to know” below.
Suppliers to Suppliers Are Allowed Lien Rights
The there are a wide range of project participants eligible to file for a mechanics lien in New Jersey. In New…
Will zlien be sending me paperwork to sign?
In most cases, the answer is No. zlien is compliant with every state’s lien and notice requirements. If we are capable of signing your documents on your behalf as an authorized agent, then we take care of getting…
As a New Orleans resident, I know the devastating effect that Hurricanes can have on the landscape. As a construction lawyer in this area, I know the effects that Hurricanes have on the construction industry. This blog is targeted to all those contractors, suppliers and equipment lessors in the North…Read More
When a party is unpaid on a public project, the general route to recovery is through filing a bond claim. Governmental and public entities generally cannot be liened, so security for parties who furnished labor and/or materials to the project is not tied to the land or improvement itself, but…Read More
There is a bill pending in the New Jersey legislature that is splitting the construction industry between general contractors and subcontractors, as the bill proposes penalties against contractors who fail to pay its subcontractors within a prescribed amount of time. The bill and the dispute between these groups is discussed…Read More
The New Jersey Builder’s Association excitedly announced recent changes to the New Jersey Construction Lien Law by stating that “after 16 years, a much needed revision t o the New Jersey Construction Lien Law…was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie on January 5, 2011.” New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law…Read More