Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Don’t Let your Georgia Lien Expire!

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens,Notice of Action by Blue Blog on the August 17th, 2012

Many subcontractors and material suppliers mistakenly think that once they have filed their Claim of Lien in Georgia, that is all they have to do.   That’s not correct. Assuming you have a valid Georgia mechanic or materialmen’s lien, the lien is good for one year from the date the lien is filed.  In order to
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What does it mean when a mechanic’s lien is bonded off in Georgia?

Posted in Lien Foreclosure,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement) by Administrator on the April 29th, 2012

This week, we are tackling another great question which we get asked frequently.  As Georgia construction lawyers, we are usually glad when a materialmen’s lien is bonded off as it can increase the speed and likelihood of our client’s recovery. So what is “bonded off”?  As long time readers of this blog understand, a properly
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When Should a Mechanics’ Lien or a Materialmen’s Lien be Filed in Georgia?

When do I need to file a materialman’s lien in Georgia? According to many telephone conversations with potential clients, this is the question of the week!  If you don’t know, then let us say it clearly, all construction liens (this includes supplier liens, subcontractor liens, contractor liens, mechanic liens, and materialman liens) must be filed
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It’s Been a Year Since a Mechanics Lien was filed against my real estate–what happens to the lien?

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens,Notice of Action,Uncategorized by Administrator on the September 15th, 2011

Almost every day, we get great questions from clients and potential clients!  In the last few days, we have had several people ask us how to remove an expired lien in Georgia.  Unlike many questions, this question has a relatively simple answer. Before revealing all of our secrets, let’s take a moment to look at
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Georgia Case Reminds Subcontrators & Suppliers to File Liens ASAP!

In our last blog we told you about some bad news to Georgia’s Lien Claimants, but we promised to share some better news in this installment.  In addition to the case discussed in our last article, a second Georgia Court of Appeals case styled, Georgia Primary Bank v. Atlanta Paving, Inc., offers some hope for
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Some bad news for Georgia Lien Claimants!

PRACTICAL TIP: Liens must be precise, it is very important that your liens do not contain any typographical errors!

Conflicting Property Identification in Georgia Materialmen’s Lien

Posted in Georgia Case Law,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement) by Administrator on the June 17th, 2011

We love writing this blog!  Particularly when two entries in a row provide good news to some of our clients (and prospective clients!) Recently, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled on the matter 3400 Partners, LLC v. Chavez (No. A11A0554).  In this lawsuit, a painting and concrete subcontractor had filed a materialmen’s lien against a
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Recent Court Ruling Favors Georgia Suppliers & Subcontractors

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens by Administrator on the June 9th, 2011

It is always a great pleasure to share good news with our readers–particularly when that good news stems from a Georgia Court of Appeals ruling in favor of a subcontractor! Just a few days ago, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled on the matter Madison Retail Suwanee, LLC et. al v. Orion Enterprises Sales &
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Notice of Filing of Action for Claim on Mechanis and Materialmen’s Liens–A PRIMER

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Notice of Action by Administrator on the April 13th, 2011

When a mechanics  or materialmen’s lien has been filed in Georgia, that lien remains valid for one year from the date that the lien was filed. For many of our clients that is enough time to settle the claim and get paid-perhaps they have negotiated a settlement, participated in arbitration or mediation, or received payment
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