Mechanic’s Liens: A Backstop Against Abusive Pay Practices or A Morass of Liability?

Mechanic’s Liens: A Backstop Against Abusive Pay Practices or A Morass of Liability?

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Mechanic’s Liens: A Backstop Against Abusive Pay Practices or A Morass of Liability?

Attorneys attempting to help construction workers get paid often face the continual frustration of fly-by-night contractors disappearing, leaving their workers unpaid and seemingly without a collectible claim. But, when it comes to labor performed under a construction contract, there's another strategy: the mechanic's lien. The Colorado mechanic's lien statute allows construction laborers to lien real property they improve for the value of their work and to judicially foreclose on that property if they remain unpaid after perfecting the lien. This shifts the burden for payment from insolvent contractors to property owners, and creates an effective path to payment for construction laborers. However, despite this rosy picture, mechanic's lien claims are complicated and fraught with the potential for attorney error and unexpected client liability. This CLE will walk attorneys inexperienced with mechanic's liens through the process of perfecting a lien on real property and discuss strategies for effectively leveraging the lien statute to get their clients paid.

WHEN
February 28, 2018 at 12pm - 1pm
WHERE
Webinar - Link Sent 24 hours before event

Will you come?

$50.00 Webinar CLE