Signed Contracts Needed to Support Mechanics Lien in Massachusetts

Written for the Association of Corporate Counsel by Hugh J. Gorman, III of the law firm of Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye LLP. The Massachusetts District Court Appellate Division recently upheld a municipal court trial judge’s order dissolving a mechanic’s lien because written proposals betweena contractor and a property owner were never signed. In the […]

Massachusetts Permits Design Professionals to File Mechanics Liens

Massachusetts has extended mechanic’s lien rights to architects, engineers and other design professionals. The law, which was signed by Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick on January 5, 2011, becoming effective on July 1, 2011, allows architects, other design professionals, and project managers to place a mechanic’s lien on property if they are not paid for their […]