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Mechanics Lien Laws and Litigation

Mechanics lien laws protect the rights of anyone who contributes materials or labor to a construction project and ensures they are paid for their contribution.  These laws form a structured procedure for handling payment disputes and provide an alternative to suing the contract holder for unpaid wages, a process that may take considerable time.  A mechanics lien may also be referred to as a construction lien, materialman’s lien, supplier’s lien, laborer’s lien, design professional’s lien or artisan’s lien, depending upon who files the lien.

Forms to file

A mechanics lien often involves extensive paperwork to cover different aspects of the lien.  In Nevada, some forms to file include:

  • Notice to Owner of Materials Supplied or Work Performed
  • Notice of Non Responsibility
  • Discharge or Release of Lien
  • Contractor’s Notice to Owner
  • Surety Bond Form
  • Notice of Extension of Lien
  • Notice of Lien
  • Notice of Intent to Lien
  • Waiver and Release of Lien by Contractor
  • Request for Notice of Completion
  • Notice of Completion
  • Contractor’s Affidavit of Payment to Subs

Payment disputes can become extremely complex, especially in construction projects where many teams of individuals interact. It is essential to have a lawyer who will quickly and efficiently evaluate your case to determine the proper course of action.  Mr. Simon has closely followed the evolution of Nevada’s mechanics lien laws and can:

  • Prepare and serve the notice of lien
  • Negotiate payment and terms with the other party
  • Execute foreclosure proceedings