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.

Considerations in Obtaining a Mechanic’s Lien in Maryland (Don’t try this at home)

Originally posted 2012-01-06 12:39:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday at Construction Law Musings I welcome Matthew Evans.  Matt is the owner of Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans, III, LLC located in Annapolis, Maryland.  He has practiced construction, real estate and land use law in Maryland and D.C. for thirteen…

Happy New Year! Looking Back and Forward

It is the time of the year here at Construction Law Musings where we look back at a great 2015 and forward to an even better 2016. This past year was another good one for both Musings and my law practice.  Musings hit its 7 year anniversary and added a few more Guest Post Friday…

Don’t Kick the Claim Until the End of the Project: Timely Give Notice and Preserve Your Claims on Construction Projects

For this week’s Guest Post Friday, we welcome Tara L. Chadbourn. Tara is an attorney with ReavesColey PLLC in Chesapeake, VA, where she concentrates her practice on construction law, litigation and commercial litigation. Tara counsels owners, contractors, subcontractors and materials suppliers in various government and commercial construction matters. Tara can be reached at You…

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.

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