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 (or click here if on a mobile device) 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.

A Great Time at the Virginia Construction Law Seminar

Just this past weekend, I attended the 36th Annual Construction and Public Contracts seminar jointly held by the Construction and Public Contracts section of the Virginia State Bar and Virginia CLE in Charlottesville, VA.  As always, I caught up with some old friends, met some new ones and, of course, learned something.

The Cloud Dissipates (a bit)

Remember HB 1265 that I discussed here at Musings back on February 6, 2012?  Well, thanks to the efforts of the AGC of Virginia among other groups affected by the bill, it has been amended and a substitute proposed. My thoughts on the latest changes?  It is a good start, but adds an extra, and…

Old and New Business Strategies to Weather the Construction Recession

The construction world has been hit with story after story of the hard times that have hit those in commercial and residential construction markets.  Doom and gloom is everywhere.  Capacity built up in the good years led to larger construction companies that now have to deal with bidding wars (and the potential liability from those…

Virginia Mechanic’s Liens- Defense Options

Here at Construction Law Musings, I have discussed the filing of mechanic’s liens in Virginia and various cases discussing the pitfalls to be found in the filing of these powerful collection tools.  However, I have rarely discussed the affirmative steps that an owner can take in defending against the filing of a mechanic’s lien by…

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