Mechanics’ Liens

In the event of a construction dispute, one side may decide to refuse to make payment to the other, which often results in a mechanics’ lien. Although these liens can be useful in securing payment for some parties, they can also create additional issues by way of project delaysincreased costs, and financing difficulties. The attorneys at Musi, Merkins, Daubenberger & Clark are here to help you resolve your mechanics’ lien issue as quickly and in the most cost-effective manner possible.  

A mechanics’ lien allows contractors or subcontractors to secure payment for work and materials provided during a construction project. The lien is attached to the property itself and encompasses everything on the land, creating an interest for the contractor or subcontractor until any outstanding debts have been paid off. By placing a lien on the property, the owner is unable to sell the property until the debts are resolved, and any potential buyer would be made aware of the outstanding lien.  

If you are a contractor or subcontractor considering a mechanics’ lien, there are different rules and requirements depending on your area that can determine your eligibility to create a lien. If you are a property owner being threatened with a mechanics’ lien, it is important that you know what options are available to you. The attorneys at Musi, Merkins, Daubenberger & Clark understand the complex demands of construction projects, as well as the intricacies of mechanics’ liens and construction law. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, which helps our clients achieve successful resolutions to their mechanics’ lien disputes before even stepping foot in a courtroom. In other instances, the only solution to a lien dispute may be through litigation. Our attorneys have decades of experience successfully litigating construction law cases on behalf of our clients all throughout the region. At Musi, Merkins, Daubenberger & Clark, we pride ourselves in our ability to secure payment for our clients and resolve issues expeditiously, which allows you to get your project back on track. 

Whether you are just beginning to lay the groundwork for your project, or you are finishing up the final touches, contact the attorneys at Musi, Merkins, Daubenberger & Clark today for all of your construction law needs. Remember, mechanics’ liens involve complex areas of law, often including strict time limitations within which you can file your claim. Additionally, if you are the owner of a property subject to a mechanics’ lien, our attorneys can assist in navigating the intricacies of the law toward a resolution. For these reasons, it is important that you contact an attorney quickly to ensure your rights are protected.