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.

Update and Changes to DC Mechanic’s Lien Statute

Originally posted 2012-08-17 09:00:54. For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome Kavita Knowles.  Kavita is a named partner in the firm Fullerton & Knowles.  Her firm is well known in the Virginia area for its Construction Law Survival Manual and, like me, performs work for construction professionals. The District…

A Lien By Any Other Name Can Sound Just As Sweet

Originally posted 2010-01-08 09:00:00. For this weeks Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we have our first three time guest poster.  Scott Wolfe, Jr. (@scottwolfejr on Twitter) is a construction lawyer practicing in Washington, Oregon and Louisiana.   He is the founding member of the bi-coastal construction law boutique practice, Wolfe Law Group.  He is also…

Thanks Again to The Lien Blog

Originally posted 2013-01-29 13:39:36. I have been lucky to get to know Scott Wolfe, Jr. (@scottwolfejr) and the folks at the Lien Blog (@zlienit).  Scott is a multiple time guest contributor here at Construction Law Musings and I have been lucky enough to post on multiple occasions over there.  The latest of my guest posts…

Old and New Business Strategies to Weather the Construction Recession

Originally posted 2010-02-22 09:00:01. 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…

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