Mechanic's Liens

Mechanic's liens are an effective means of collecting payment for work performed and materials supplied to a construction project. Mechanic's liens can be filed by prime (private sector only) contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, laborers, and materialmen.

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing construction industry participants in the drafting, serving, filing and enforcing of mechanic's liens in New York. We also represent contractors and owners seeking to either vacate improper or exaggerated mechanic's liens or to "bond off" mechanic’s liens, replacing them with mechanic’s lien discharge bonds.

We also have extensive experience in Lien Law Article 3A Trust Fund Provisions and Procedures. Whether advising on the strict observance of the requirements imposed on a Lien Law Trust Fund "trustee" (GC, CM, or upstream subcontractor, or the effective tools available under the Lien Law Trust Fund provisions e.g. Section 76 Trust Fund Accountings), we are uniquely prepared to counsel and assist our clients.

Surety Payment Bonds & Mechanic’s Lien Discharge Bonds

  • Reservation of Bond Rights
  • Timely Notice Under NYS Finance Law §137 The Miller Act
  • Preservation of timely action against payment bond

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If you have legal concerns regarding getting paid in the New York construction industry, our firm is here for you. Contact us online or by telephone at 800-668-6611 to arrange a consultation with an experienced construction lawyer.