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Lien Law online

A web publication of CONSTRUCTION PUBLICATIONS, INC.

Senior Editor: Frank E. Riggs, Jr. Troutman Sanders, LLP

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Your Guide to Multi-State Lien Laws


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Although every state in America provides builders, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers with legal means to get paid for their work - mechanics liens - no two states' lien laws are the same! Without adequate knowledge of lien law statutes and their requirements, your mechanics lien rights could be silently evaporating. If you lack accurate, up-to-date information, you could miss a crucial filing date for a mechanics lien and jeopardize your claim. Miss a deadline, and you lose!

Lien Law Online provides the up-to-date information you need to collect!



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What You Should Know


  1. Pre-construction knowledge of mechanics lien laws is essential. If you don't take steps very early in the project to preserve your lien

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  2. Mechanics lien laws differ tremendously from state to state.Preliminary Notice in California, to Release of Lien in Texas, there is no uniform lien statute.

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  3. Pre-lien notice requirements vary greatly, from multiple notice obligations for lower-tier contractors and suppliers in Texas, to no mandatory notice requirements in Nebraska and other jurisdictions.

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  4. Mechanics lien filing deadlines vary greatly from state to state. Most states have strict deadlines for filing claims and notices; miss the deadline, and you lose your chance to file.

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  5. When working in multiple states, beware! Do not assume that familiarity with one state's lien laws will equip your company to protect its rights under the lien laws of another jurisdiction.

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  6. In dealing with mechanics lien laws, being close just isn't good enough. The failure to exactly satisfy lien law requirements is often fatal to your claim.

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  7. A valid claim of lien does not guarantee payment.Your lien rights could fall short of the payment guarantee you need...

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Protect Your Receivables


45% of small businesses reported higher unpaid receivables last year than the year before. Lien Law Online provides you timely information on the lien laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Knowledge of mechanics lien law will assist you in protecting your assets and revenues - not only on your current projects-but future ones as well. Lien Law Online is simply the easiest to use, most comprehensive, up-to-date resource available.


Why Choose Lien Law Online?


  • Authoritative, Comprehensive Information. Our web publication covers complex mechanics lien laws for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each state's chapter is written by a leading construction law practitioner. You'll also receive invaluable tips and FAQs that inform you of the 3 R's - your rights, restrictions and responsibilities - so you'll be aware of the pitfalls that could strip you of your lien rights. The state documents are presented in a simple and easy to use interface that makes viewing, printing, or downloading the information-including forms in Word and Acrobat/PDF format-easy and intuitive.

  • Timely, up-to-date information. Lien laws change! Hardcopy resources are only as current as the last printed edition. With Lien Law Online, you'll receive our unique eLerts which automatically alert you to important changes or happenings in lien law. Simply choose your states of interest, and you'll automatically receive email notification of critical changes and items of interest. You control, we patrol.

  • Cost effective: For less than half of the cost of other lien law resources-printed or online - you'll have 24/7 access to the most comprehensive, up-to-date information available. Information you need, in plain English, whenever you need it.

  • Choose only the coverage you need: Lien Law Online offers two levels of access; subscribe to a single state for only $99 annually, or choose our All-State Subscription, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, for only $249 annually. And if you subscribe to a single state but later realize you need the All-States subscription, an upgrade subscription is available.


With Lien Law Online, You'll Receive


  • Comprehensive information on the mechanics lien laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, written by leading practitioners in each jurisdiction.

  • Downloadable Forms - in both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat/PDF formats-needed in complying with each state's mechanics lien requirements.

  • Invaluable tips and FAQs that inform you of rights, restrictions and responsibilities.

  • Informative strategy discussions that let you take maximum advantage of the mechanics lien laws.

  • LienLaw eLert

    Notification of important changes in state mechanics lien laws - via Lien Law eLerts - automatically emailed to you.


If protecting your receivables is important to you-you need Lien Law Online.


How To Subscribe


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