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February 27th, 2012 - 6:00 am § in Forms, Liens & UCC

Save A Legal Fee: Use a Notice to Customer or Sacrifice Your Lien Rights

  A few weeks back, I started the “Save A Legal Fee” column, replacing the not-so-popular “Solicitation of the Month” column. I think that it is much better received and will continue to try and bring it to you every week. This week: saving your money – and your li[...]

January 9th, 2012 - 9:45 am § in Forms, Lien Notice, Liens & UCC

The Lien Notice: Yes, You Can Pay Twice For Your Construction Work

  What is it about the Holidays that seems to rile up residential disputes? Every year Thanksgiving through New Years, my phone rings off the hook with disputes between contractors and homeowners. End of the year accounting, paying for Christmas gifts, what have you – its a popular time o[...]

June 7th, 2011 - 10:40 am § in Forms, Lien Notice, Liens & UCC

Filing A Washington Lien, Made Easy

  As the economy tightens up and less credit becomes available to businesses, payment problems arise. Everyone in the construction industry should know their lien rights; their value is unmatched.┬áRemember: UNCLE. Those 5 letters stand for the 5 steps to remember when filing a lien in Washingt[...]

April 4th, 2011 - 10:21 am § in Collection, Construction Liability, Forms, Lien Notice, Liens & UCC

A Lien Might Just Save Your Small Construction Business

Many owners incorrectly believe that payment to the general contractor gets the owner off the hook for payment to subcontractors and suppliers. This assumption sometimes fosters the irresponsible owner, who fails to ensure that everyone is getting paid. Fortunately for those contractors further down[...]

March 25th, 2011 - 12:54 pm § in Case Law, Construction Liability, Forms, Legislation & Law, Liens & UCC, Litigating Your Lien

The Evolution of Washington’s Construction Law: Remember These 3

  Yesterday, I posted on the subject of two recent Washington court opinions that have shaped tort liability. The importance of those cases was┬áindisputable, but the past year has brought us a lot more. Here are three cases everyone should remember from their past year of law practice.[...]

December 28th, 2010 - 1:12 pm § in Collection, Construction Liability, Forms, Lien Notice, Liens & UCC

Account Aging Nearing 90 Days? Don’t Forget Your Lien Rights

It seems like quite a while since I last reminded readers about the importance of their lien rights. Here is an end of the year tip.[...]