Who Is Filing Your Lien? Zlien is Licensed, Bonded, Insured and Experienced

The New York Times recently published an article titled “In a Downturn, More Act as Their Own Lawyers.”   The article, of course, discusses how courts across the country are seeing a rise in “pro se” litigants in connection with the troubling economy.

The rise in pro se litigation is just a slice of the full picture about how the legal system is changing in America.

As the Internet puts legal information on the public’s fingertips, it is becoming more and more difficult for attorneys to charge outrageous prices for drafting simple forms and performing mundane legal tasks.

In states like California, an entire new profession has emerged:  The Legal Document Assistant.

So, when its time for your company to prepare and send a preliminary notice, or prepare and file a construction lien, who do you turn to?

An attorney?   Attorneys frequently require large retainers to even begin work, and filing a mechanics lien can cost $600, $800 or more than $1000.

Do it yourself?   Lien statutes are hyper-technical and any little mistake in the filing can be fatal to your lien.  Further, preparing the document and heading to the courthouse for filing could cost hours of your time.

Zlien is a great alternative to the expense of legal counsel and the perils of pro se filing.

We’re Licensed:   Zlien is a licensed Legal Document Preparation company in the State of California, and is registered with Los Angeles Country with Registration # LDA-352.

We’re Bonded & Insured:   We pride ourselves of producing quality work, but in the event we do mess up and cause your company damage, Express Lien carries Errors & Omissions insurance, and we have a bond held with the State of California.  Take a look at our Bond and Errors and Omissions Insurance here.

We’re Experienced:   Zlien, Inc. has filed thousands of lien documents across the nation.

Our shareholders and directors include an experienced general contractor with a family contracting business over 50 years old and two construction attorneys practicing construction law in Louisiana and Washington, and two insurance agents who have experience writing general liability policies and bonds for contractors.

Read more about who we are here.

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Scott Wolfe Jr

About Scott Wolfe Jr

Scott Wolfe Jr. is the CEO of zlien, a company that provides software and services to help building material supply and construction companies reduce their credit risk and default receivables through the management of mechanics lien and bond claim compliance. He is also the founding author of The Lien and Credit Journal, a leading online publication about liens, security instruments and getting paid on every account. Scott is a licensed attorney in six states with extensive experience in corporate credit management and collections law, with a specific emphasis on utilizing mechanic liens, UCC filings and other security instruments to protect and manage receivables. You can connect with him via Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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