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Preliminary Notice Management when Mail Returned Undelivered

What To Do If The USPS Returns Your Preliminary Notice Mailing?

State requirements everywhere setting forth the preliminary notice and construction notice requirements leave a lot to be desired in addressing practical issues that arise when complying with the same. This is especially true with respect to the actual delivery of a notice. It is common when sending mail that mail will be lost, returned, undeliverable […]

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Credit Management Education

The Email Course That Empowers Construction Credit Professionals To Control Their Receivables

Do these excuses and frustrations sound familiar to you? “Our contracts have slow payment provisions in them” “Our customer is promising to pay next week” “Cash is tight in this economy” “I haven’t gotten a response to my email” You are not alone, and you are not inventing the payment problem in the construction industry. Managing credit […]

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construction lien deadlines

6 Days to Becoming a zlien Pro – Day 4: Using Your Lien Deadlines to Your Advantage

So you know what liens are, you have your own lien policy to back it up, and you have even put some projects into your Lien Pilot account… now what?  It’s time to track your deadlines and file some documents! Knowing your deadlines is paramount in protecting your lien rights. If you miss a deadline […]

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6 Days to Becoming a zlien Pro – Day 3: Entering A Project Into The Lien Pilot

Now that you have a basic understanding of mechanics liens and the lien policy that makes them effective, let’s talk about making your lien policy work. When you sign up for a free account with zlien, you gain access to its lien management software,  the Lien Pilot. With the Lien Pilot you can enter projects, […]

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Connecticut Mechanics Liens: Zlien Can Help

My previous post reviewed filing Pennsylvania mechanics liens.  In it, I detailed the reasons why one needs to stay especially focused on their lien deadline because of the extensive filing process. However, it is important to know that Pennsylvania is not the only state where one could fall victim to a looming deadline, because of […]

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Hello, Its Seth Smiley

Here at zlien, I manage operations and day-to-day activity. Zlien is a great company and if you’ve made it this far into our blog you probably have a good idea as to what we do. As for me, here is the cliff note version of my story: Background I was born and raised as a […]

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Hi, I’m Dave

Born and raised in Lake Charles, LA, I spent my formative years on the bayous and lakes of Southwest Louisiana. I was educated at Louisiana Tech University and the University of Connecticut and graduated with a BA in journalism from LA Tech in 2009. After graduating, I immediately went to work for the Boy Scouts […]

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Hi – I’m Sean

Who am I? It is safe to say I am the youngest member of zlien. Born and raised in New Orleans, I graduated from Country Day high school with a class of just 44. Deciding to pursue bigger things, I now attend college at the University of Georgia located in the eccentric city of Athens. […]

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Zlien Website Back Up and Running

Earlier today you may have noticed that zlien’s website was temporarily down for site maintenance. Zlien routinely updates and revises its website to help make sure that it always provides the best possible user experience. Sometimes this requires shutting down the site for a short time to tidy things up and make sure things are […]

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Zlien Forced to Defend Its Resources from Copyright Infringement by NACM

Dear zlien Clients and Readers of the Lien Blog, Zlien strives to be the leader in the construction credit management field. An important part of accomplishing this goal is to provide the web’s best and most comprehensive resources regarding mechanics liens and notices. In order to provide these resources, countless hours are spent scouring state statutes […]

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Ask Nate

Zlien’s Chief Legal Officer, Nate Budde, unofficially serves as Zlien’s Chief Answer-Guru, supplying answers to any of our questions (and finding them if he does not know the answer already). He is also a licensed attorney in Louisiana, a graduate of Stanford University (B.A.) and Tulane University Law School (J.D.), a father, a saxophone and […]

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