Many construction projects have mechanic’s liens taken out against them. Individuals and companies who work on construction projects or who supply materials may record liens against the property to ensure they are paid for work upon completion. If they are not paid, the lien holder may seek to foreclose. A much more common occurrence is for a property owner to negotiate and/or pay money owed once a foreclosure is possible.
This is another common tool used by parties who work on a construction project or who supply materials to it. It acts as a further protection for those people to guarantee payment for their goods and/or services. Stanley Lieber has extensive experience in construction litigation and has filed and defended many foreclosure actions concerning litigation and has filed and defended many foreclosure actions involving mechanic’s liens and stop notices. He was the lead attorney on one of the most important Stop Notice / banking industry cases: Familian Pipe and Supply vs. Imperial Bank, (in which he was successful in the underlying case and on appeal). The case has been cited in numerous stop notice litigation matters since.
There are strict time and procedural statutory requirements in these types of cases. Many cases are won or lost because the attorney did or did not properly follow procedural rules. A litigator’s experience in this field is an important factor to consider when attempting to ensure a successful result. Stanley P. Lieber has been litigating construction cases for over 40 years.