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.

Navigating Complex Preliminary Notice Requirements

For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Musings, we welcome back a good friend, Scott Wolfe. Scott is the founder of zlien, a cloud-based platform that gives construction industry participants control over their financial risk and payment processes. The zlien platform manages the mechanics lien compliance process for all parties in the contracting chain,…

Your Contractual Notice/Claim Procedures Matter

Remember how I stated that your construction contract governs the “law” of your business relationship?  Remember how (at least as a subcontractor or supplier) the Virginia General Assembly stated that is no longer true in regards to pre-payment contractual mechanic’s lien waivers?  Remember that most construction contracts contain a clause or two relating to claims…

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…

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