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Insider Info: Understanding How Owners Try to Limit Your Lien Rights

When an owner refuses to compensate a contractor for the work they have contributed to a project, the contractor is often forced to file a mechanics lien claim against the owner. The mechanics lien is an effective tool for protecting your firm’s financial interests in the event of nonpayment, but it’s by no means a […]

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How to Secure Payment When There Is Bankruptcy on a Construction Project Part 3

Bankruptcy can be a like a brick wall separating contractors and suppliers from payments on the work and materials they faithfully provided. Fortunately, there is a way that payments can be secured when dealing with bankruptcy on a construction project. If you are just joining us for this series, in part one we discussed why […]

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Should You Bond Off a Lien Claim on Your Project? Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, a Nashville construction dispute lawyer from Cotney Construction Law discussed how “bonding off” a mechanics lien works and detailed the various parties that can benefit from doing so. Now, we will discuss whether or not you should bond off a lien claim for your project. Remember, for all […]

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What Is “Bonding Off” a Mechanics Lien?

When an owner refuses to pay you for the work you’ve contributed to a project, it can create a sensitive situation for all parties involved. First and foremost, you don’t want to be denied payment when you’ve invested time and resources into a project. Second, you’re responsible for making sure your subcontractors get paid, so […]

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Should You Bond Off a Lien Claim on Your Project? Part 1

The mechanics lien is one of the best tools at a contractor’s disposal for dealing with an owner who refuses to pay, but there’s more than one way to obtain the compensation you are due. Most contractors have a mile-long list of things to deal with on any given day. From overseeing subcontractors to communicating […]

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3 Ways to Lose Your Lien Rights Early On in Tennessee

Any construction attorney in Brentwood, TN, will give a contractor the same answer when asked about the importance of maintaining their lien rights. Put simply, it’s extremely important. You don’t want to waste your time, resources, and money working your way towards nonpayment, and the mechanic’s lien is designed to prevent that from happening. However, […]

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When Should You Seriously Consider Filing a Mechanic’s Lien?

A mechanic’s lien is often a contractor or subcontractor’s last resort for receiving overdue payment from an uncooperative owner. It is a major step towards repayment and creates more options for legal action. At Cotney Construction Law, we understand that the filing of a mechanic’s lien may be the only viable option when seeking reimbursement […]

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Lien Priority in Oregon

A mechanic’s lien may be a contractor’s last resort in acquiring payment for labor and materials, but a contractor, most likely, won’t be the only party involved. Other parties and lenders could be seeking repayment as well. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a leg up on the competition? You might if you’re considering filing […]

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How to File a Mechanic’s Liens in Oregon

For over 100 years, construction liens have been protecting the rights of general contractors and subcontractors in the state of Oregon. They allow contractors to protect themselves in the unfortunate case that an owner refuses payment on improved property. Each state has its own laws for filing a mechanic’s lien. Below, the Portland contractor lawyers […]

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How to File a Mechanic’s Lien in Denver Part 2

Filing a mechanic’s lien against a property is an unfortunate step that must sometimes be taken to ensure payment for labor and materials provided. Perfecting a lien is a complex process and construction professionals can benefit from partnering with an experienced Denver contractor attorney to ensure the quickest of resolutions. In part one of this […]

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