Mechanic’s Liens

Virginia Mechanic's LiensGiven the economy and the construction landscape, mechanic’s liens are becoming more and more useful and necessary.  This is particularly true in Virginia where mechanic’s liens are perfected upon filing of the lien and therefore they are a secured claim in a bankruptcy court.  Please check out the posts on this page for more on this important tool in a construction contractor or subcontractor’s collection arsenal.

Once you have read these posts, please contact an experienced construction attorney to make sure that you meet all of the specific and technical requirements for filing and maintaining a mechanic’s lien action in Virginia.

Lien Waivers Should Be Fair — And Efficient

This week for our Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome back my good friend Scott Wolfe. Scott, a thought leader in the construction industry, combines his construction background, tech experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and legal education to bring a unique perspective to the industry’s construction payment problem. Scott is the founder of…

Anatomy of a Construction Dispute- A Wrap Up

Over the past four weeks, I’ve “mused” on the “stages” of a construction dispute.  What started as a kernel of thought in my mind turned into what has seemed to be a popular set of four posts that I hope were both informative and interesting.  Because of the great feedback I’ve gotten, I thought that…

The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw

Over the past two weeks here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the first two stages of a typical construction dispute (if such a thing exists): the claim, and how to bring heat short of litigation/arbitration.  As promised, this week I’ll be discussing the next step or “last straw” in a construction dispute, namely, arbitration…

The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 2- Increase the Heat

Last week we discussed the groundwork and circumstances of a construction claim.  This week’s post will discuss the next steps, hopefully short of full blown arbitration or litigation that you, as a construction company, can pursue presuming your claim has been properly preserved. If your contract requires certain steps such as informal resolution attempts or…

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