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BASIC GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION LAW 
 

MECHANIC'S LIENS - WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT

 


Gerald and Stuart Zisholtz provide a simplistic overview of the New York lien law in the fourth edition of "Mechanic's Liens - What's it All About". Please click the link below to read this enlightening and easy to understand pamphlet.  For a hard copy of this pamphlet, please contact Zisholtz & Zisholtz. 

 

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KEY COURT OF APPEALS DECISION

 

11-19-2012

 

American Building Supply Corporation v. Petrocelli Group, Inc.

 

Stuart Zisholtz argued in the New York Court of Appeals. The decision changed the law in finding that insurance brokers have a duty to the insured to provide proper insurance when specifically demanded.  

 

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MONTHLY ARTICLES

 

8-1-2019

The Power of a Mechanic's Lien...

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7-1-2019

It is Crucial to Comply With All Terms Of Your Contract...

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6-1-2019

Subcontractors Rights to Terminate a Contract for Nonpayment...

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5-1-2019

Only Lien For Work Completed Or The Penalties Can Be Severe...

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4-1-2019

Purpose of Payment Bonds...

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3-1-2019

Each Project Is Separate And Distinct...

 

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2-1-2019

Generally, A Landlord is Not Responsible For Tenant's Work...

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1-1-2019

Not Having Proper Licenses May Be Fatal In Collecting...

 

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12-1-2018

 

Terms and Conditions In Invoices Are Enforceable. 

 

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11-1-2018

 

Insurance Requirements in Contracts Should Be Strictly Adhered To. 

 

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10-1-2018

Reducing The Statute of Limitations. 

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7-1-2018

Know Every Clause in Your Contract. 

 

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6-1-2018

Diversion of Trust Funds...

 

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5-1-2018

 

Make Sure to Have Insurance Coverage...

 

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4-1-2018

Working Without a Written Contract Can Be Risky...

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3-1-2018


Must All Change Orders Be Written And Signed?

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2-1-2018

Not Every Contract Clause Is Enforceable...

 

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1-1-2018

Paid When Paid Clauses Are Unenforceable...

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12-1-2017

How to Remove a Lien...

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11-1-2017

Maintain Your Home Improvement License...

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9-1-2017

Termination Clauses In Contracts...

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8-1-2017

Understanding Your Contract Can Be Critical in Recovery...

 

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7-1-2017

Timelines Regarding The Filing of Mechanic's Liens...

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6-1-2017

Contractors Recovery For Delays...

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5-1-2017

Effects of An Exaggerated Lien...

 

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4-1-2017

Statute of Limitations Can Be Reduced By Contract...

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3-1-2017

Careful Wording Of Insurance Certificates...

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2-1-2017

Updating An Address With the Secretary of State Can Be Crucial...

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1-1-2017

Placing A Lien On A Condiminium...

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9-1-2016

Time Frames To File Your Lien...

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8-1-2016

A Lienor Must Name The General Contractor In It's Lien...

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7-1-2016

Collecting Retainage Funds From An Owner...

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6-1-2016

Contractors Claims Unanticipated Delays...

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5-1-2016

Should a Contractor Walk of the Job...

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4-1-2016

 

Liquidating Agreements...

 

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3-1-2016

 

Know What Your Insurance Clause Covers...

 

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12-1-2015

 

Scope of a Contract...


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10-1-2015

 

Payment and Performance Bonds on Public Jobs...

 

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9-1-2015

 

Enforceability of Liquitdation Clauses...

 

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8-1-2015

 

Settlement of Claims With One Party...

 

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7-1-2015

 

A Subcontractor Must Be Proactive and Aware of the Statute of Limitations...

 

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6-1-2015

 

Benefits to a Joint Check Agreement...

 

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5-1-2015

 

Can a Landlord Be Responsible for Construction Done by a Tenant?

 

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4-1-2015

 

Always Investigate thouroughly

 

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3-1-2015

 

Minority and Women Business Enterprises

 

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2-1-2015

 

Get Paid on Time and in Full


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1-1-2015

 

Time Limitations to File a Mechanic's Lien

 

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10-1-2014

 

Precision is essential when Filing a Mechanic's Lien

 

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9-1-2014

 

Distinctions Between Public And Private Improvement Liens

 

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7-1-2014

 

The Scope of A Payment Bond

 

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6-1-2014

 

Know Your Contract!

 

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4-10-2014

 

Don't let your lien lapse!

 

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3-1-2014

 

Can a subcontractor that has been kicked off the job site be reimbursed for lost equipment?

 

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12-26-2013

 

Statement From Stuart Zisholtz - Forum Selection Clauses

 

Be sure to know everything that is in a contract before signing. A Forum Selection Clause may limit where you can resolve a dispute. This can potentially be extremely burdensome. 

 

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11-1-2013

 

Statement From Stuart Zisholtz - Entitled to Legal Fees?

 

In this brief statement, Stuart describes when a client may be entitled to collect legal fees from their adversary.

 

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