If you need to file mechanics lien, materialmen’s lien, construction lien or payment bond claim (Miller Act Claim) filed on any project in Georgia, the process is relatively fast and simple, but it must be done in strict compliance with Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Act. Most of our new clients wait until the last minute to prepare and file their claims of liens (or file their payment claim against the surety). When the deadline to file the lien looms closer, they contact us. We work well on short deadlines! For over 20 years, we have filed materialmen’s liens and payment bond claims for some of the largest national and regional suppliers and subcontractors in the country which has given us the ability to file liens (and payment bond claims) in all 159 Georgia counties quickly and economically.
To meet our client’s needs, our practice has grown to two physical offices in Georgia–one law office in Atlanta and another in south Georgia. By maximizing the latest technology with traditional lawyering and values, we can file your liens anywhere in Georgia promptly and for a fair cost. Since we have successfully filed 1000s of lien claims in Georgia, our experience and knowledge is unparalleled. We have been trusted with filing many multi-million dollar liens and payment bond claims as well as the subsequent lawsuits to enforce the liens and bond claims. Our construction litigation department is strong and, together, we develop a strategy with our clients to help them accomplish their business goals.
Most of our clients work on and supply to construction projects all over the state, and it makes sense to hire one construction attorney to meet all of your needs. If you need to file any type of construction lien or if you need to make any type of Miller Act claim or payment claim in Georgia, please contact us today–we can help you recover the money you are owed. In fact, Speed, Efficiency, Accuracy and Customer Service are our hallmarks in every part of Georgia as we help you improve your accounts receivables and your business’ bottom line.
Central Georgia / Middle Georgia
West Central Georgia
Most of our new clients become permanent clients who avoid this last-minute rush to record a lien. For our established clients, we are able to produce custom forms and procedures to prosecuting new lien and payment bond requests more easily. For our first time client, we also try to make it as easy as possible to meet your lien and bond deadlines.
Looming deadlines typically limit our initial contact to email and telephone calls. Although we miss the opportunity to meet our clients face-to-face at the start of our relationship, we are fortunate that using technology makes it possible to prepare and file so quickly!
On the telephone, we’ll discuss the specific facts and background information on your claim; we also typically review your options and some basic information on Georgia’s lien laws (and/or payment bond issues) which might help you collect your receivable. Then, after we have performed a conflict check (to make sure we don’t represent one of the other parties), we’ll send you two documents via email (i) a copy of our engagement letter and (ii) a bond/lien request form. We ask that you review, complete and sign the letter, the request form, and other pertinent documents such as a copy of your construction contract, subcontract, invoices, etc.
Then, we take care of the rest! We will perform a limited search in Georgia’s real estate records to determine the legal description of the property which you intend to lien; we’ll prepare the Georgia lien form and exhibit(s); we send your materialmen’s lien to the clerk of court for filing and send the statutory notices to the project owners; of course, we’ll also send you copies of all of these documents for your files.
The goal, of course, is for the successful payment of the money that you are owed; if you are unable to negotiate a resolution to your lien or bond claim, then we are here to help. As Georgia construction lawyers, we can help you in every aspect of enforcing your lien or bond claim including filing lawsuits to perfect your claims, mediation, binding arbitration, and lien foreclosure. Contact us today if you have questions about filing a construction lien, contractor’s lien, subcontractor’s lien, supplier’s lien, materialmen’s lien, payment bond, Miller Act or Little Miller Act claim.