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When a Lien Waiver is Not Enough

On Behalf of | Mar 4, 2015 | Construction Contracts, Mechanic's Liens |

One of the key protective documents for Owners during the course of construction is the lien waiver. A lien waiver is a signed document from a contractor, subcontractor, materialman, equipment lessor or other party to the construction project stating they have received payment and waive any future lien rights to the owner’s property (of the owner). Owners typically expect that the lien waiver is iron-clad once signed by a contractor, and may be surprised to find out that despite a signed lien waiver, the contractor may be able to file and foreclose upon a valid lien against a project. This type of mistake can be costly to a Developer-Owner and can be avoided with the right representation. Our attorneys are experts on the drafting of lien waivers and are intimately familiar with the challenges of enforcing them. We are available to assist you on both a legal and practical level to facilitate the effective management and winding-up of your Project.

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