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.

Bankruptcy and the Virginia Mechanic’s Lien

Originally posted 2009-06-22 10:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Image via Wikipedia Unfortunately, developer bankruptcies are very much in the news these days. This news, while unsurprising in today’s economy and given the housing issues that hit last year, can give heartburn to those contractors that perform the site work, pave the roads, and of…

Update and Changes to DC Mechanic’s Lien Statute

Originally posted 2012-08-17 09:00:54. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor 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…

Why Accounts Age And Solutions For Construction Industry Credit Managers

Originally posted 2013-01-25 09:00:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back Scott Wolfe.  Scott 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…

Do We Really Want Courts Deciding if Our Construction Contracts are Fair?

As I posted recently, the Virginia General Assembly has passed, and I can see no reason why the governor won’t sign, a bill that would essentially invalidate preemptive contractual waivers of lien rights as they relate to subcontractors and material suppliers.  It does not apply to General Contractors, but it is a step in what…

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