What Does a Construction Lien, Beyonce and Jay-Z Have in Common?

Construction Lien Placed on Beyonce and Jay-Z New Home They may have an estimated combined net worth of over $1 billion, but Beyonce and Jay-Z are still subjected to the powerful effect of construction liens. The new 30,000 square foot home the couple bought earlier this year just had a California construction lien filed against […]

PA Lien Law Changes Begin Impacting Projects

The Pennsylvania Mechanic’s Lien Law was enacted in what seems now like another era: John F. Kennedy was still president, the Vietnam War was still a small, localized conflict, and for some reason, PA decided that 1963 was the year to codify a major new set of laws relating to the filing of construction liens. No […]

Texas Re-Affirms Lien Filings Are Constructive Notice to New Owners

No Obligation to Provide Actual Notice of the Filing of A Texas Construction Lien Claim The issue of whether construction liens are binding after the transfer of property is a thorny one. The new owners did not commission the work, and in many cases may not have known that a lien claim was filed on […]

CT Home Improvement Act Violations Allows Homeowner to Withhold Payment to Contractor

CT Supreme Court Holds Home Improvement Act Violations Relieve Homeowner of Payment Obligations Even if Work Was Performed. Home Improvement Acts (HIA) have proliferated across the country. The purpose of these acts is to protect homeowners from unscrupulous contractors taking advantage, taking money, and doing no work or terrible work. In some states, such as New […]