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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Filing a Construction Lien Part 3

As we have discussed throughout this three-part article, contractors may be tempted to file their own mechanics lien claims, but doing so can result in an invalid claim. This is why you should always consult an Asheville construction lawyer before doing so. We can assess your payment dispute, assess your role on the project, and […]

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Filing a Construction Lien Part 2

In a perfect world, contractors would only focus on their scope of work and wouldn’t have to worry about the aspects of their business outside of the jobsite. Unfortunately, a contractor can perform excellent work and the owner may still refuse to pay. This is where a Charlotte construction lien attorney can be extremely helpful. […]

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Filing a Construction Lien Part 1

Even the most successful contractors have payment issues. In fact, the more projects you are working on the greater the likelihood you will run into some payment disputes with an owner. This is where mechanics liens come into play. When you need to protect your right to be compensated, the mechanics lien can be your […]

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Contingent Payments and Liens in Tennessee Part 2

Senate Bill 324 is designed to eliminate some common areas of contention in the Tennessee construction industry, including: Eliminating contingent payment provisions  Increasing the duration of subcontractor lien deadlines Lessening the amount of time retainage can be withheld  In part one, we discussed the first point, eliminating contingent payment provisions, and how it will affect […]

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Contingent Payments and Liens in Tennessee Part 1

Tennessee Senator Jack Johnson is attempting to push through Senate Bill 324 (HB271), which will alter the way payments are processed and enforced in the construction industry. Contractors in the Volunteer State are eager to see how this bill could affect their businesses.  In this two-part series, a Knoxville construction lien lawyer will detail everything […]

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Liens and Litigation: What You Should Know

The mechanic’s lien is a commonly used legal device that helps contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers get paid. When a project wraps up, you don’t want to be the one left footing the bill, and the mechanic’s lien is designed to give you a way to collect when those in charge of distributing payments fail to […]

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3 Tennessee Mechanics Lien Follies

The mechanics lien is arguably the most important tool in a contractor’s arsenal when an owner decides to withhold payment, but it isn’t without its flaws. Fortunately, contractors don’t have to take on the responsibility of filing a mechanics lien alone. By partnering with a Nashville construction lien lawyer, a contractor can avoid the mechanics […]

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When Subcontractors are Owed Payment Part 1

When an owner and a general contractor agree to work on a project, it’s the contractor’s obligation to complete all work according to the terms and conditions in the contract. For the majority of projects, hiring subcontractors is a necessity. Although the owner and general contractor have an agreement in place, it’s the general contractor’s […]

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How Even Small Construction Businesses Can Benefit from an Attorney Part 2

“Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy.” You hear it all the time. It’s rhetoric that is taken as an unquestionable truth, but, typically, small businesses are wronged and left to fend for themselves against opponents with a seemingly endless supply of funding. When that happens, a fledgling construction business has only three […]

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5 Tips for Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in North Carolina

Due to the state-specific deadlines and filing requirements, utilizing a mechanic’s lien in the State of North Carolina can be a complex and confusing endeavor without the assistance of a Charlotte construction lien attorney. That said, when an owner refuses to pay you for the provisions of labor and materials you have contributed to a […]

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