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Mechanic’s Liens

Chanhassen Mechanic’s Lien Attorney

The mechanic’s lien is a powerful and commonly used tool in the residential and commercial construction industry. When real estate owners and general contractors do not pay for materials or services, contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers can file a mechanic’s lien. If the debt is not paid, the lien can be foreclosed and the property sold to pay the debt.At the Lang Law Office in Chanhassen, Minnesota, we represent parties on both sides of mechanic’s lien litigation. Our Chanhassen mechanic’s lien lawyer, Greg Lang, has more than 30 years of experience providing real estate services to homeowners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other parties throughout the Greater Minneapolis area. He is also a board-certified real property specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. If you are involved in a mechanic’s lien dispute, contact our law firm for a confidential consultation to learn your rights and options.

The Stages of Enforcing a Mechanic’s Lien

Our Minneapolis construction law attorneys can counsel you throughout the process of enforcing or contesting mechanic’s liens. A general contractor, subcontractor or material supplier claiming a lien must follow a strict process to establish a mechanic’s claim to enforce payment for work done or materials supplied:

  • The lien claimant must serve a pre-lien notice that informs the real estate owner or contractor that they may be entitled to file a lien if the bill is not paid.
  • The lien claimant must provide labor or materials that improve the property.
  • The lien claimant must file and serve a mechanic’s lien statement against the real property within 120 days of the last day of work on the property.
  • The lien claimant must begin a lawsuit to foreclose the lien within one year from the date work was last done on the property.

The above is an abbreviated version of the steps involved in mechanic’s lien litigation. Our law firm engages in trial or arbitration on behalf of owners, contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers to secure favorable outcomes for our clients. Mechanic’s liens frequently arise due to construction defect claims. We look at the goals our clients wish to obtain and provide a legal framework for achieving those goals.

Discuss Your Case With a Minneapolis Construction Law Lawyer: 952-470-6361

For legal assistance involving a mechanic’s lien, turn to an experienced Minneapolis construction attorney. Schedule a confidential consultation with the Lang Law Office today. You can reach us by phone at 952-470-6361 , or contact us online.