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How Construction Conflicts Lead to Litigation Part 3

Although dealing with a legal proceeding is never ideal for a construction business, in some cases, it’s necessary. In this five-part article, the attorneys of Cotney Construction Law are discussing common construction disputes that can lead to litigation. As we discussed in the first part of this series, a construction contract is one way to […]

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The Kansas Mechanics Lien Statute

In the event of nonpayment, contractors in Kansas should be familiar with the lien laws governing their ability to file a mechanics lien to obtain due payment. This legal device is one of the most tried-and-true formulas for getting paid and effectively levels the playing field for contractors, subcontractors, and owners. However, if you are […]

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Important Mechanics Lien Statutes in North Carolina

As a contractor, you’ve probably been forced to rely on a mechanics lien to get paid in the past. The mechanics lien has become an inevitability in the construction industry. Projects are plagued by a vast number of moving parts, and when those gears come to a grinding halt, someone has to be the scapegoat. […]

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How the Notice of Intent to Lien Helps Contractors Get Paid

It might seem counterintuitive to warn an owner before you attempt to file a mechanics lien, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. When a Nashville mechanics lien law attorney furnishes a notice of intent (NOI) to lien on legal letterhead, it sends a message to owners that clearly demonstrates your refusal to accept […]

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What Is a North Carolina Lien Agent?

Sending a preliminary notice is essential for securing your mechanic’s lien rights. Every state has their own set of laws dealing with when and where these notices must be sent, but North Carolina is one of the only states to have a unique lien notice recipient: the lien agent.  A “lien agent” is one of […]

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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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