Feb
21

Forcing a Contractor to File a Mechanic’s Lien Often Makes for Poor Negotiation Strategy

Various news outlets recently have been reporting on yet another story involving President-elect Donald Trump (big surprise there). Luckily this story was not a political one, was not unverified, and touches on an important issue concerning mechanic’s liens in construction law.

The basic story is that at least three contractors have filed mechanic’s liens against the Trump International Hotel totaling at $5 million dollars in unpaid labor and materials (see, for instance,...