Mechanic's Liens And Payment Disputes

The California Constitution and Civil Code provides construction contractors, subcontractors, laborers and suppliers the right to obtain mechanic's liens for unpaid work. Properly filing and enforcing a lien, however, is no simple task: The law imposes strict deadlines and notice requirements. Additionally, foreclosing on a lien requires pursuing a lawsuit, which can add more layers of complexity.

To protect your investment, it is wise to seek qualified legal counsel. At Buscemi Hallett LLP in San Diego, our lawyers represent contractors with lien rights. We have a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in overcoming the construction law issues that contractors typically face. Give us a call today to talk about your particular situation in a no-cost consultation.

Comprehensive Legal Services For Lien And Payment Disputes

Buscemi Hallett LLP is rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell and proud to be featured in San Diego Magazine's Top Lawyers List. With over 30 years of combined experience in construction law, our attorneys draw on an in-depth understanding of the legal requirements surrounding state and federal liens.

We offer experienced legal guidance on all aspects of recording, perfecting and enforcing liens, including:

  • Preliminary notice requirements
  • Lien timetables
  • Stop work notices
  • Payment bonds
  • Releases
  • Payment and collection issues
  • Federal Miller Act claims
  • Lien foreclosure
  • Pre-foreclosure settlement negotiations
  • Representation for restoration contractors and other construction professionals seeking payment
  • Payment-related disputes
  • Contractor disputes and insurance matters

Whether you have questions about the timing or requirements for filing preliminary notices or recording mechanic's liens, or if you need assistance in foreclosing on a lien, we can help.

Our attorneys work one-on-one with clients to formulate effective strategies for achieving clients' business goals.

Providing You With Tailored And Strategic Legal Guidance

Our lawyers are aggressive litigators and skilled negotiators. We understand what it takes to resolve cases quickly, with minimum expense and delay. At the same time, however, we are experienced trial attorneys who will not hesitate to advocate zealously for our clients in court.

When you engage our firm, you will be pleased to learn that we do not take a one-size-fits-all approach to the law. Instead, we tailor our guidance and counsel to your specific business objectives. Our lawyers will remain accessible to respond to your questions and concerns, and we will keep you informed at each step as the case progresses.

No-Obligation Free Consultation. Call Today.

We invite you to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced attorney at Buscemi Hallett LLP. Call 619-821-9163 or send us an email. Evening and weekend hours are available upon request. Additionally, we accept credit card payments for your convenience.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.