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San Diego Mechanic’s Lien Attorney

San Diego attorney assists construction firms, workers and suppliers

Construction firms and other contractors have a powerful legal option when clients fail to make required payments. At the Law Office of Edward W. Freedman in San Diego, I work on behalf of clients throughout the area to foreclose upon mechanic’s liens that have not been satisfied. Whether you are a contractor, supplier or subcontractor, I can guide you through the process of establishing and enforcing liens on commercial and residential properties. If your business performed work to build or improve a property and you have not been paid the agreed-upon fee, my firm can take prompt action to encumber the property until you are satisfied.

What is a mechanic’s lien?

A mechanic’s lien, also known as a construction lien or contractor’s lien, is a legal claim that a contractor, subcontractor, or materials supplier can place on a property to secure payment for development of a property. If unpaid, a foreclosure action is allowed forcing the sale of the property. This type of lien is typically used in the construction and real estate industries to protect parties who have contributed to the improvement of a property but have not been paid for their services or materials.

California mechanic’s lien attorney assists clients at each stage of the process

As a construction lawyer and business litigator with more than 15 years of experience, I am well versed in the advantages that mechanic’s liens can offer service providers and suppliers, including:

  • Timing — Rather than chasing after unpaid invoices through lengthy litigation, the process of foreclosing on a mechanic’s lien can take a few months rather than years.
  • Effectiveness — Faced with the threat of losing their property, nonpaying clients usually make every effort to satisfy their debt.
  • Customization — These actions are specifically designed to assist unpaid contractors and companies and can be tailored to your particular situation.

The process typically includes non-payment for work or materials, a letter of intent to file a mechanic’s lien, filing the lien, enforcement and release of the lien.

Strict rules exist regarding required documentation and timeframes for taking action against nonpayers. In a free initial consultation, I can explain the deadlines and procedures that apply to you.

Contact a trustworthy San Diego mechanic’s lien lawyer for a free initial consultation on any real estate construction disputes

The Law Office of Edward W. Freedman assists Southern California clients in legal matters involving mechanic’s liens and other real estate construction and business issues. Please call 858-223-7259 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my San Diego office.


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