Construction Practice Areas

Construction Liens & Payment Claims

The firm represents a wide range of organizations within the construction industry in connection with payment and collection matters, ranging from basic to complex payment disputes involving multiple businesses and professionals.  Our attorneys have extensive experience in preparing and recording construction liens, obtaining judgments for payment, and resolving payment disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

The prosecution and defense of construction lien claims is a core practice area at our firm.  Our attorneys utilize their specialized skills and knowledge to prepare, serve, and record construction liens, so that they can be properly enforced and lien defenses can be avoided.  When a property owner fails to make payment after a lien has been served and recorded, our attorneys aggressively pursue all remedies for our clients, including filing suit to foreclose on the construction lien.  

Our attorneys also work with property owners and developers to avoid liens by securing appropriate paperwork throughout the construction project, such as obtaining construction lien releases and affidavits from contractors prior to making payments.  We also have extensive experience defending owners and developers against lien foreclosure actions in situations where there have been unreasonable delays, poor workmanship, abandonment of the project, and other breaches of contract by contractors.        

Our firm recognizes that prosecuting or defending a construction lien claim can be a complicated and prolonged process.  When payment and collection issues are involved, the experienced construction law attorneys at our firm work with clients to identify the best course of action to avoid and promptly resolve these disputes.