New York Public Lien

Protect Yourself on NY Public Works JobsNew York is one of the few states that allows subcontractors to file a lien on a public works project.  Rather than attaching to the land, the lien attached to the project funds.  In order to file a lien, the subcontractor must have a written contract for the work […]

Federal Court Awards Quantum Meruit Despite Written Contract

The city of Syracuse hired a contractor to construct a parking deck. The relationship fell apart, and Syracuse terminated the contract. The contractor sued the City for breach of contract, claiming that the breach was so material it defeated the purpose of the contract. At trial, the jury awarded the contractor damages for the following: costs […]

Filing Your New York Lien

Lien Filing in the Empire State Who can file: As is the case in most states, contractors, as well as subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and suppliers who have a contract with a general contractor or a subcontractor can file a New York mechanics lien.Prenotices: New York is one of the few states that does not require a preliminary […]