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Few legal tools are as effective as a well-timed and properly-filed Mechanic’s Lien to ensure that you are paid on time and in full. I’ve been involved in the full gamut of mechanic’s lien litigation, from the notice of intent to lien through preparation of the petition to establish the lien, including the nuanced property description and culling and attachment of the “material papers” necessary under Maryland’s unique Lien Law, all through enforcing and actually selling a property at public auction on the courthouse steps.
As a seasoned construction law attorney, the Lien Law is one of the best tools in my arsenal. However, it is also subject to one of the shortest time requirements in the law, making mechanic’s liens action among my highest priorities.
In fact, I’ve even created this FREE Mechanic’s Lien Date Calculator & Reminder Tool to help contractors and subcontractors calculate the various filing deadlines involved with a Maryland mechanic’s lien. There are also additional resources on mechanic’s liens, further down the page. Please click the button below to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to begin addressing how we can put the Lien Law to work for you, today.
Maryland Mechanic’s Lien Loophole: Court Rules that Contract Price is Not The Ceiling on Lien Claims
Category: Construction ArbitrationMaryland Mechanic’s Lien Loophole: Court Rules that Contract Price is Not The Ceiling on Lien ClaimsRecently, in an unreported opinion, the Court of Special Appeals addressed head-on and closed a long standing “loophole” occasionally...
Category: Mechanic's LiensMaryland & Washington D.C.'s Mechanic's Lien ProcessA mechanic’s lien is used to secure payment due on a construction project. As stated in my previous article, “What is a Mechanic’s Lien? A Brief Guide” individual states have their own...
Category: Mechanic's LiensWhat is a Mechanic's Lien?A Brief GuideMechanic’s liens are common legal documents in construction that require careful legal action to remain in accordance with state laws. Consequently, successful contractors should have a well-rounded...
Category: Construction Law - Mechanic's LiensUnmasking Maryland’s “Material Papers” Mechanic’s Lien RequirementThe Typical Mechanic's Lien ProcessIn virtually every other state of the union, a mechanic’s lien is established and filed similarly to a mortgage note – by...
A Mechanic’s Lien is a technical and specialized procedure, requiring thorough knowledge of the lien statute, rules of court and case law interpreting many different scenarios over the last hundred years.
In addition, practical experience in the mechanic’s lien space is of critical importance, as many aspects of the lien law must be done correctly the first time, and are not subject to later amendment (very unlike standard litigation, which can usually be amended and restated right up to shortly before trial) .
Over my career, I have become somewhat of a mechanic’s lien “specialist”, in part due to the powerful punch the Lien Law delivers when executed correctly.
Please click the button below for a free 15-minute consultation to discuss how to put my mechanic’s lien expertise to work for you, starting today.
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