DuPage County Mechanics' Lien Attorneys
Skilled Guidance with Mechanics' Lien Enforcement in Across the State of Illinois
Mechanics' liens can be effective enforcement mechanisms for general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and others who provide material and labor for construction and development projects. In the case of non-payment, a mechanic's lien can be a valuable tool to obtain payment security by attaching a security interest to the underlying property, or in the case of public jobs, to the public funds allocated to a job. However, the laws and requirements surrounding mechanics' liens can be highly technical, and strict compliance is necessary to invoke the law's protection. If you need to file, enforce or defend against a mechanic's lien, it is important to work with an experienced attorney that understands the complexities involved.
Tiesenga & DeBoer LLP has over half a century of combined experience with commercial litigation, contract disputes, commercial real estate and construction law, and many related practice areas. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the legalities of mechanics' liens, when they can be used, and what is required to comply with the Illinois Mechanics' Lien Act (770 ILCS 60/). We use our experience to assess your case fully and determine the best legal path forward to the most practical resolution.
Important Considerations When Filing Mechanics' Liens
There are several questions to ask to determine if a mechanics' lien is the right course of action in your case. These include:
- What county is the subject property located in?
- Is the project public or private?
- Is the project a single-family residence?
- Is your contract directly with the owner, or with the general contractor?
- What are the first and last dates of the work performed on the project?
- What is the date of the original contract with the owner?
- Is the labor and material involved of a sort that increased the value of the property as a necessary part of an integrated construction project?
Mechanics' liens are very time-sensitive, and the deadlines can vary based on the nature of the contract and the time frame of the work. There can also be requirements for serving sworn statements or notices to owners, contractors, lenders, and other interested parties. All of these require careful assessment and an experienced practitioner to apply the lien law to the facts of a client's situation.
A properly filed and perfected mechanic's lien can give valuable leverage to help procure payment from the owner, lender, contractor, or other claimants. In cases where a property foreclosure is at issue, or if payment is not forthcoming, the lien may need to be adjudicated in court. Our firm has experience both in bringing lien foreclosure actions and in joining mortgage foreclosure actions to defend the validity and value of our client's mechanic's lien.
Call Our Commercial Litigation Lawyers at 630-645-1403
Mechanics' liens are technical and require the guidance of experienced counsel with extensive knowledge of this area of the law. For a consultation with one of our Illinois mechanics' liens attorneys, contact our office today at 630-645-1403. Tiesenga & DeBoer LLP provides skilled counsel, advice and legal representation for clients in Oak Brook, Chicago, Elmhurst, La Grange, Hinsdale, Lombard, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, Westchester, DuPage County, Cook County, Will County, Lake County, Kane County, Kendall County, Grundy County, and throughout Illinois.