California’s Mechanic Lien

In California, liens filed on private property are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When a California mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. In most circumstances, California does not allow mechanics liens to be filed on government owned property.  […]

Design Professional’s Obligation to Redesign if Bids Are Too High

Federal government design contracts typically include clauses related to a designer’s obligations and potential liabilities. One clause, FAR 52.236-22, Design Within Funding Limitations (“DFL” clause) obligates the design professional to prepare a design for the project, which will permit the award of a construction contract at a price that does not exceed the estimated construction price […]