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.

Why You Should Consider “In House Counsel”

We construction lawyers have occasionally taken it on the chin as one of the obstacles in the construction process.  However, I have often argued what I believe to be true, that early consultation with a construction lawyer, before problems occur, is a great way for a construction company to avoid issues and to, yes, save…

Another Way a Mechanic’s Lien Protects You

Here at Construction Law Musings, we have discussed mechanic’s lien law in Virginia on multiple occasions.  We have discussed everything from the very picky nature of the perfection and enforcement of these liens to the changes that the Virginia General Assembly periodically makes to these requirements and how to defend against such liens.

Just Because You Record a Mechanic’s Lien Doesn’t Mean You Get Notice of Foreclosure

As longtime (or new readers for that matter) know, mechanic’s liens are near and dear to my heart here at Construction Law Musings.  These powerful tools to collect for your hard work on a construction project are great when prepared and recorded in the very specific fashion required by the Virginia legislature and courts.  In…

The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw

Originally posted 2015-01-26 09:00:48. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOver the past two weeks here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the first two stages of a typical construction dispute (if such a thing exists): the claim, and how to bring heat short of litigation/arbitration.  As promised, this week I’ll be discussing the next step or…

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