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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

 

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

4-1-2024

Legal Fees May Be Recoverable Under Limited Circumstances

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3-1-2024

Missed Your Time to File a Lien? What next? 

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2-1-2024

Amendment to the Prompt Payment Act

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1-1-2024

Do NOT exaggerate your mechanic's lien amount!

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12-1-2023

What options exist to remove a mechanic's lien?

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11-1-2023

Change order for increased costs?

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10-1-2023

The Prompt Payment Act Requires Payment Within Seven Days

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9-1-2023

Investigating the Existence of a Lien Fund May Be Crucial

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7-1-2023

Are you Entitled to a Jury in a Mechanic's Lien Foreclosure?

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6-1-2023

Payment and Performance Bond Hammer Clause

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5-1-2023

Beware of Forum Selection Clauses!

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4-1-2023

Danger of a Willful Exaggeration

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3-1-2023

What is the Extent of Owners Liability?

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2-1-2023

Earmark Materials For Each Project!

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1-1-2023

Be Aware of Your Time Frames To File!

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12-1-2022

New Twist In The Paid When Paid Clauses!

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11-1-2022

Always Read Your Contract!!

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10-1-2022

Be Careful When Working In A Condo Building...

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9-1-2022

The Importance of Substantial Completion...

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8-1-2022

Beware of Arbitration Clauses...

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7-1-2022

Architect's Approval For Payment...

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6-1-2022

You May Not Be Entitled to a Jury...

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5-1-2022

The Ability To Pursue An Owner...

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4-1-2022

Lien Time Frames Must Be Strictly Complied With...

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3-1-2022

The Owner Has Options to Remove a Lien...

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2-1-2022

Can a Contractor Lien a Leasehold?

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1-1-2022

Do Not Exaggerate your Mechanic's Lien...

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12-1-2021

Is a "paid when paid" clause enforceable?

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11-1-2021

Can I Include Interest in My Lien?

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10-1-2021

When Should Retainage Monies Be Released?

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Beware of an Arbitration Clause...

9-1-2021

Beware of an Arbitration Clause...

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8-1-2021

Don't miss your time to file a lien...

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6-1-2021
What Should A Contractor Do About Increased Cost Of Supplies?

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All Parties Must Be Listed On Your Lien,..

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5-1-2021
All Parties Must Be Listed On Your Lien,...

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4-1-2021

Knowing Your Lien Time is Crucial...

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3-1-2021

 

The Indemnification Clause Could Kill You... 

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2-1-2021

Knowing Your Lien Time is Crucial...

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1-1-2021

Never Exaggerate Your Lien - The Penalty Can Be Enormous...

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12-1-2020

Paid When Paid Clauses Are Unenforceable...

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11-1-2020

Does a Bankruptcy Petition Restrict Lien Rights?

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10-1-2020

Is it a good idea to renew my mechanic's lien?

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9-1-2020

Is the Owner liable to the subcontractor?

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8-1-2020

Are legal fees recoverable?

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5-1-2020

When Retainage Money Must Be Released...

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4-1-2020

Owners Options to Vacate a Lien...

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3-1-2020

Know your timeframes to file a Mechanic's Lien..

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2-1-2020

Having The Proper Licenses Is A Must...

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1-1-2020

Understanding Your Statute Of Limitations Is Crucial...

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11-1-2019

A Lienor May Have To Commence A Foreclosure Lawsuit In Order To Collect...

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10-1-2019

Not Knowing Your Contract Can Have Devastating Effects...

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9-1-2019

A Lienor Can Become A Secured Creditor In Case of a Bankruptcy Filing...

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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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