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Lien Law and COVID-19

As of March 24, 2020, North Carolina has reported at least 498 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As a result, Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order mandating the closure of public K-12 schools for at least two weeks and banned mass gatherings of more than 100 people. Already, we have witnessed a […]

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Are You Eligible to File a Mechanics’ Lien in North Carolina?

At some point in your construction career, you will be awaiting payment from an owner. This is simply a fact of life in construction. When a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or any other type of construction professional is owed compensation, they have to consider their options for seeking payment. The mechanics’ lien is arguably the most […]

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Oregon Lien Deadlines

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely encountered an owner or general contractor who refuses to pay what you are owed. Hard-working contractors can be left with their backs against the wall as they scramble to look up lien deadlines for their respective states. All too often, contractors end up losing their lien rights as a […]

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Lien Waivers in Tennessee

Lien waivers assure owners that a contractor won’t attempt to file a mechanic’s lien against a project after being paid. There are two types of waivers, conditional and unconditional. Both kinds of waivers are further broken down into two types: final payment and partial payment. Understanding the different types of lien waivers and how they […]

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Does Your Construction Firm Generate Over $500,000 in Revenue Per Year? Here’s Why You Need a Nashville Construction Litigation Attorney

Contrary to popular belief, success actually makes life harder. Sure, the benefits reaped from success are worth the trouble, but those who assume that everything will be smooth sailing after they achieve success have another thing coming. Successful contractors become successful by excelling at what they do. In other words, they’ve become proficient at delivering […]

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Understanding Your Lien Rights in Tennessee

There are specific requirements for prime contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in Tennessee when it comes to securing lien rights. If you haven’t been paid on a project, you should consult a Knoxville construction lien lawyer. There are certain aspects of Tennessee lien law that you need to know before you begin working on a project. […]

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3 Ways to Seek Payment on a Construction Project Aside From Filing a Mechanics Lien

When an owner fails to pay a contractor on time, it creates a domino effect impacting all of the construction professionals that performed work on the project. For a contractor and their business, working capital and cash flow can quickly vanish when an owner refuses to pay. Although a contractor can file a mechanics lien […]

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These 5 Mistakes Could Cost You Your Lien Rights

When handled perfectly, the mechanic’s lien is arguably the strongest weapon in a contractor’s arsenal for dealing with an owner that refuses to pay. But when information is incorrect or deadlines are missed, the mechanic’s lien is just a worthless piece of paper. Over time, amendments to Tennessee’s lien laws have helped make the mechanic’s […]

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Perfecting a Lien in Florida

When it comes to perfecting a lien against an owner that refuses to pay, contractors need to have a thorough understanding of the lien process and its many pitfalls. Let’s face it, nonpayment is a prevalent issue in the construction industry, and the mechanic’s lien is the most tried-and-true method of payment procurement. Therefore, you […]

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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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