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.

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…

Wow! A Mechanic’s Lien Bill That Helps Subcontractors and Suppliers

You know how I’ve stated on many occasions that the contract is king here in Virginia?  You know how that included contractual provisions waiving mechanic’s lien rights for subcontractors and suppliers?  You know how I thought that the General Assembly would not do anything to make mechanic’s liens in Virginia easier to prosecute? Well, it…

Lien Waivers Should Be Fair — And Efficient

This week for our Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we welcome back my good friend Scott Wolfe. Scott, a thought leader in the construction industry, combines his construction background, tech experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and legal education to bring a unique perspective to the industry’s construction payment problem. Scott is the founder of…

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