Representation When Facing Mechanic’s Liens
Mechanic’s liens give contractors and subcontractors the ability to secure payment for unpaid work done or improvements made to land and buildings. By taking certain specific steps, including filing a form in the County Clerk’s Office, a contractor’s claim for payment becomes a “lien” which is said to “attach” to the property, and it usually must be satisfied or bonded when the land is sold. After filing a lien, a contractor or subcontractor can bring an action to enforce the lien and seek payment by, if necessary, sale of the property. Unless it is renewed, a lien expires after one year.
Lien disputes are often costly to resolve for both property owners and contractors. Whether you are seeking to resolve a payment dispute, file a lien against a piece of property, to discharge or bond a lien, you need an experienced lawyer who understands the complex details and timelines associated with these processes. At Shapiro Gettinger Waldinger & Monteleone, LLP, we represent all types of parties involved in mechanic’s liens disputes and other construction litigation.
Mechanic’s Liens And Construction Litigation
Our attorneys provide legal representation to resolve these disputes as quickly as possible, and our goal is to do so without endangering ownership of the property. Our team is experienced in creating workarounds and strategies for resolving and avoiding liens, including seeking alternate forms of payment and waivers where appropriate.
We also represent contractors, subcontractors and workers who are seeking payment for their services, whether by filing mechanic’s liens or other legal remedies. Our lawyers will explain all of your options and available strategies for recovering the money you are owed.