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:
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