Filing Your Hawaii Mechanic’s Lien

The Hawaii Lien Filing Process Filing a Hawaiian mechanic’s lien properly requires very specific timing on the part of the contractor.  In addition to timing, the proper paperwork must make its way through the Hawaiian court system before it can be served.  It is best to begin the entire process as early as possible in […]

Hawaii Mechanics Lien Procedures

In Hawaii, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When a Hawaii mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. As for who can file a Hawaii mechanics lien […]

Washington Surpreme Court Elevates Form over Substance

The Washington Supreme Court was recently faced with a decision on whether to strictly construe the sample mechanics lien form contained in the Washington statutes, or whether to require an acknowledgment, which was required by statute but not contained in the sample form. Anna H. Oshiro and Michael S. Zicherman analyzed the court’s decision in […]