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As a construction professional, you made an investment in labor and materials. You did the work as specified. Why haven't you been paid? More to the point: How can you get paid? You may need the leverage offered by a mechanic's lien or a stop notice.
As an owner, you have just been notified that your property has been liened. What are your options? How do you protect yourself and ensure that the monies you paid to the general contractor flow through to the proper subcontractors and suppliers? If you don't protect yourself properly, you may be required to pay twice for the same work.
As attorneys who have worked in and for the construction industry, we know the legal processes for obtaining payment through mechanic's liens and stop notices from both sides of the dispute. At Herrig & Vogt, LLP, we understand your need to be paid for the work you have performed. Our California attorneys have comprehensive knowledge of construction law and can be in your corner to ensure your rights are protected.
If you are a contractor, subcontractor, supplier or design professional who is owed money, a mechanic's lien can pressure the property owner to pressure the general contractor to pay you. Until the lien is satisfied, the property title is clouded and could prevent refinancing or sale of the property.
If your construction business is owed money by a general contractor on a public project, a stop notice orders the public entity to withhold progress payments from the general contractor until your claim is recognized and paid. A stop notice can also be used in private construction projects in specific lending situations.
The California construction lawyers at Herrig & Vogt, LLP take great pride in serving the people who build America. We know how important it is to your business to be paid promptly and fully for your labor and materials. On the owners' side, our trial attorneys also understand that an owner should not be forced into paying more than the value of work that you agreed to and received.
We will show you how to protect yourself and limit potential liability by requiring certain documents as a condition to every payment you make:
We can also assist you, as the owner, by quickly clearing title to your property in order to facilitate a refinance or sale through acquiring a release bond. If you have any issue related to a mechanic's lien or stop notice, contact us now online or by phone at (888) 901-8229 to schedule a free case evaluation.
At our law firm, our legal team brings more than 100 years of combined experience to every case. Several of us our top-rated by peers for exceptional ethics and legal ability, known for delivering client-centered counsel for any legal issue. Discover how we can be of service in a no cost, no obligation case review.