Mechanics Lien Litigation

Construction disputes often begin with one project participant claiming entitlement to contract sums that are not being paid. Contractors can avail themselves of mechanics lien laws which provide added insurance and remedies to ensure that they will be compensated for work performed. However, lien disputes are rarely straight-forward collection matters and often involve fact-intensive disputes involving complex issues of contractual duty and breach and compliance with relevant standards of care.

Navigating Lien Disputes

Whether a contractor seeks to preserve lien rights or an owner seeks to negotiate or resolve a lien dispute, Laurie & Brennan has the depth of knowledge and experience to assist. We advise clients on the technical aspects of statutory lien law in a variety of jurisdictions and outline how lien rights might affect claims and defenses.

The attorneys at Laurie & Brennan have asserted, defended against, and litigated mechanics lien claims on a wide variety of projects, including:

  • Downtown high rises
  • Suburban business parks and campuses
  • Wind farms
  • Coal mines
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Oil refineries
  • Distribution centers
  • Office buildings