At the Los Angeles, California law firm of Baker & Associates, we represent clients
throughout Southern California including the communities of Santa Clarita Valley,
Santa Monica, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Simi Valley, Studio City, Encino, Thousand
Oaks, Westlake Village and Valencia.
Los Angeles County | Orange County | Ventura County | San Bernardino County | Riverside
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You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
Lawyers for Contractors, Developers and Property Owners
With over 45 years of combined legal practice, the experienced attorneys of Baker
& Associates have a proven track record for helping owners, contractors, subcontractors,
suppliers, architects, engineers, and other construction and design professionals
to protect their money and to collect unpaid construction debts. Our staff is able
to help our clients understand mechanic's liens and explain how they can impact their
Mechanic Liens and Construction Liens in California
Also called a construction lien or materialmen's lien, a mechanic's lien ensures
that property owners pay contractors for the services and materials used in improving
their property. The lien is recorded at the county or city recorder's offices in
order for it to become attached to the title of the property. If the owner does not
pay, the contractor or construction company can seek enforcement of the lien, whereby
the property will be sold to pay for the materials and services provided. The mechanic’s
lien is just one of many tools available to ensure payment.
By law, the property owner is served with a notice that a lien has been placed on
the property. If the property owner does not pay, court proceedings to sell the land
for payment of the services rendered will begin.
We are experienced in California construction law issues. Our firm helps contractors,
subcontractors or construction companies sort through the difficult procedural requirements
and the strict deadlines for filing and enforcing a mechanic's lien. We walk them
through the process and help them understand when and how to file a mechanic's lien,
as well as the entire foreclosure process.
Effectively Resolving Mechanic's Liens Disputes
Our firm recognizes that with so many parties involved in a construction project,
it is not uncommon for contractors, subcontractors, developers and property owners
to become involved in disputes. If you have become involved in a dispute over nonpayment
of construction services or goods, either as the party interested in filing a lien
or the party responsible for payment, we can vigorously pursue the most favorable
result on your behalf.
Contact Baker & Associates Today to Learn About Your Rights
If you require assistance in filing a mechanic's lien, or if you are involved in
a mechanic's lien dispute, our construction and business attorneys can help. We understand
how to protect your interests and fight for your compensation. Contact us today to
discuss your mechanic's lien issues. Call 818-999-0106.