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.

An Update on Things Here at Construction Law Musings

As the kids get back to school after yet another four day weekend due to snow here in Richmond, VA, and normalcy (whatever that means) kicks back in, I now have a chance to reflect, get back on the writing track and let you, my readers, know what has been happening here at Musings and…

Pending Georgia Lien Law Amendment Based On Virginia Statute

For the first Guest Post Friday of 2014, we welcome Mark Cobb.  Mark (@cobblawgroup) is the founding partner of the Cobb Law Group, a construction law firm with two offices serving the State of Georgia.  Mark represents various types of construction professionals including project owners and general contractors, but his practice has a significant focus…

Announcing: Virginia Lien Law Seminar in February

I will be moderating and teaching a portion of a Lorman seminar on Virginia Mechanic’s Liens.  The brochure is below. Give me a shout if you’re a friend and want a discount code. As always, I welcome your comments below.  Please subscribe to keep up with this and other Construction Law Musings.

Construction Lawyers Can Be Part of the Solution

Originally posted 2013-05-06 09:00:33. Much discussion has hit the web recently regarding the role that construction lawyers have had relating to the construction industry.  Unfortunately, most of this discussion has focused on the negative aspects of lawyer involvement in construction contracting. A recent Viewpoint article in ENR magazine opines that much of the delay, expense…

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