Category Archives: Mechanic’s Liens

Mechanic’s Liens and Legislative Sausage

Originally posted 2012-03-05 09:00:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOver the past week or two I’ve been covering HB 1265, a bill that was working its way through the Virginia General Assembly legislative sausage making process. I gave you my thoughts on the original bill as written and then on the somewhat better (though far from…

What Contractors Can Learn from Smurfit and Quimonda

Originally posted 2009-05-11 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterImage via Wikipedia It will come as no shock to you that the economy has put a hit on the construction industry. Left and right we hear about developers and contractors hitting the skids, both through bankruptcy and otherwise. Personally, I take the view that the construction…

What Can You Do with a Mechanic’s Lien Mid Project?

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed what steps you, as an owner of a construction project in Virginia, could take should you receive a mechanic’s lien notice after a project was complete. However, this is not the only time such a lien may be recorded. Particularly on a commercial construction project that spans months,…

Just When You Thought General Contractors Were Necessary Parties. . .

Originally posted 2014-12-08 09:00:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDid you think that a subcontractor had to name a general contractor in a mechanic’s lien suit? I did. Did you think that nothing about this changed in the case where a Virginia mechanic’s lien was “bonded off” pursuant to Va. Code Section 43-71? I did. Well,…

Why You Should Consider “In House Counsel”

We construction lawyers have occasionally taken it on the chin as one of the obstacles in the construction process. However, I have often argued what I believe to be true, that early consultation with a construction lawyer, before problems occur, is a great way for a construction company to avoid issues and to, yes, save…