Mechanic’s Liens

New York Lawyer Handling Mechanic’s Liens

The Law Offices of Ronald Francis represents general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in drafting, serving, filing and enforcing Mechanic’s Liens in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx.

The law firm also represents owners and contractors who need to vacate and remove an improper, defective or exaggerated Mechanic’s Lien.

What Is A Mechanic’s Lien?

Also known as a construction lien or materialmen’s lien, a Mechanic’s Lien is an effective means to ensure that the property owners will pay the contractors for the service and materials used in improving the property. If the owner does not pay for the materials and services rendered, the contractor or construction company can seek enforcement of the lien. The enforcement includes seeking to sell the property to pay for the materials and services.

The Mechanic’s Lien is recorded at the county clerk’s office in order for it to become attached to the title of the property or land. The property owner is served with a notice that a lien has been placed on the property. If the property owner does not pay, then court proceedings to sell the land for payment of the services rendered can begin.

The Mechanic’s Lien Must Be Properly Drafted, Served And Filed

The Law Offices of Ronald Francis will ensure that your Mechanic’s Lien complies with the statutory requirements of the New York State Lien Law in form and in content, that it is properly and timely served on all parties, and properly and timely filed with the county clerk’s office. Attorney Ronald Francis will also advise you how long your Mechanic’s Lien is valid, and how the Mechanic’s Lien can be extended.

Enforcement Of The Mechanic’s Lien

In those situations when the contractor needs to take action to enforce the Mechanic’s Lien because it still has not been paid what is due, the contractor can trust Ronald Francis, an aggressive New York lawyer who has vast experience in enforcing Mechanic’s Liens so that the contractor can collect the monies that are owed.

Vacating And Removing Mechanic’s Liens

New York City construction attorney Ronald Francis is also experienced in helping clients vacate and remove Mechanic’s Liens that are improperly drafted, served or filed, or are willfully exaggerated.

You can trust your Mechanic’s Lien issues with Ronald Francis, Esq., an attorney with over 30 years experience representing parties in construction-related disputes.

For experienced representation with your Mechanic’s Lien issue, contact The Law Offices of Ronald Francis, to schedule a free initial consultation.