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Understandably, many suppliers and subcontractors in Georgia confuse a Preliminary Notice of Lien and a Mechanic’s or Materialmen’s Lien.  (Due to the lingo in other states’ laws, many people also confuse the term “Preliminary Lien” or “Pre-Lien” with “Notice to...

The success of filing valid materialmen’s liens never cease to amaze me. Although there are no guarantees, it has been proven many times that filing a valid mechanic’s lien will increase your recovery of bad debt.  About three weeks ago,...

I am regularly greeted on the telephone with the question, “Can I file a lien?”  As you know there are numerous types of liens which a person who is owed money may file against the person who owes them money. ...

Each December, the American Bar Association (ABA) takes a moment at the end of the year to publish the ABA Journal Blawg 100 representing legal blogs which have been selected by their peers for excellence.  As you have probably already...

by Mark A. Cobb As you know, we started the Georgia Construction, Lien and Payment Bond Law Blog in 2010, and as the year draws to a close we are grateful for our many readers and clients.  Needless to say,...

As the year draws to a close, we have decided to take a break from talking about materialmen's lien, payment bond claims, commercial collections, American Institute of Archetect Contracts, and Georgia construction law.  Instead, we thought we'd follow the lead...