New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer

New York Mechanic's Lien Lawyer

New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer Representing Contractors and Property Owners in New York Mechanic’s Lien Filing, Dispute Resolution and Litigation

•New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer representing contractors and architects, as well as property owners throughout New York State.

•We help contractors file, enforce & foreclose New York Mechanic’s Liens.

•We help property owners vacate, discharge or bond New York Mechanic’s Liens.

Michael W. Goldstein is an experienced New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer representing clients in diverse Mechanic’s Lien law matters.

We Represent Contractors in Filing and Enforcing New York Mechanic’s Liens

Our experienced New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer represents general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in filing New York Mechanic’s Liens, extending Mechanic’s Liens, foreclosing Mechanic’s Liens, and negotiating Mechanic’s Lien disputes.

We Represent Property Owners in Removing New York Mechanic’s Liens

Our experienced New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer represents property owners who are faced with a Mechanic’s Lien filed against their property. Our legal services may include preparing and filing a Petition to vacate the defective or improper Mechanic’s Lien, bonding the Mechanic’s Lien, negotiating with the contractor’s attorney, appearing at mediation or arbitration hearings, as well as other means of Mechanic’s Lien dispute resolution.

We are a New York Real Estate Law Firm providing comprehensive legal services relating to Mechanic’s Liens, as well as litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction claims and disputes.

General Information About New York Mechanic’s Liens

In New York State, when a general contractor, sub-contractor, or material supplier has not been paid for the material or labor provided for a construction or renovation project, a Mechanic’s Lien may be filed against the property. The Mechanic’s Lien is recorded at the county clerk’s office where the property is located, and a Notice of Mechanic’s Lien is served on the property owner to notify the owner that a lien has been filed against the property. When a Mechanic’s Lien is filed against the property, it becomes more difficult for the owner to sell or refinance the property, without paying the claimed debt underlying the lien.

If the property owner does not pay the outstanding amount due for material and labor, the party who filed the Mechanic’s Lien may commence a legal action to foreclose on the lien.

General contractors, sub-contractors and material suppliers may file a Mechanic’s Lien to protect their rights and their ability to get paid for their work. But Mechanic’s Liens are sometimes filed by dishonest contractors as an aggressive tool in an attempt to extract unwarranted sums of money from the property owner.

The Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein represents its clients in diverse Mechanic’s Lien law matters. We represent general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and property owners in Mechanic’s Lien disputes.

Filing & Enforcing a New York Mechanic’s Lien

For our clients who are general contractors, subcontractors, or material suppliers seeking payment for materials and/or labor provided to a property owner, we can assist in the following matters:
• Filing Mechanic’s Liens
• Enforcing Mechanic’s Liens
• Negotiation and settlement of outstanding claims by contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers

Property Owners Faced With a New York Mechanic’s Lien

For our clients who are property owners against whom a Mechanic’s Lien has been filed, we can assist in the following matters:
• Legal proceeding to vacate a Mechanic’s Lien by posting a bond or undertaking
• Legal proceeding to vacate an improper, defective or exaggerated Mechanic’s Lien
• Negotiation and resolution of the dispute that gave rise to the Mechanic’s Lien
• Settlement of outstanding claims by contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers

Our resourceful New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer has experience in negotiating settlements of New York Mechanic’s Lien disputes among general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and property owners without resorting to litigation. When litigation is unavoidable, we are prepared to represent our clients in lawsuits arising from construction project claims, including New York Mechanic’s Liens.

When faced with a New York Mechanic’s Lien, the property owner has several options including:
• pay the amount claimed
• send written notice demanding that the general contractor remove the lien (if the contract between the property owner & the general contractor requires the general contractor to remove the Mechanic’s Lien)
• request that the court discharge the Mechanic’s Lien, if it appears that the lien is defective (i.e., the lien is for items, such as profit, that are not lienable labor or materials, or the lien incorrectly names the owner of the property, or the lien was not timely filed)
• Bond the Mechanic’s Lien by a surety bond, in lieu of the property against which the Mechanic’s Lien is filed. After the Mechanic’s Lien is bonded, the lien is considered “discharged”. Even though the lien is bonded, the lien may be foreclosed on against the bond.
• In order to bond the Mechanic’s Lien, the property owner or its attorney needs to either have a court set the amount of the surety bond needed to discharge the lien, or alternatively, the attorneys for the lien holder and the property owner may stipulate to the amount of the bond, which is typically 110% of the lien amount. Then the property owner’s attorney submits the surety bond in the amount directed by the court order (or the amount agreed to by the attorneys.) The court should then issue an order directing that the lien be discharged from the property.
• On private non-governmental construction projects, the property owner or contractor may discharge the Mechanic’s Lien by depositing with the county clerk where the lien is filed, a sum of money equal to the lien amount plus interest to the date the money is deposited.

Notice of Pendency (formerly referred to as “Lis Pendens“)

When a contractor, subcontractor or material supplier commences a lawsuit to emforce (“foreclose”) a New York Mechanic’s Lien, a Notice of Pendency (formerly referred to as “Lis Pendens“) is also filed against the property, in order to put everyone on notice that a lawsuit to foreclose a Mechanic’s Lien is pending against the property. This warns potential buyers or lenders that a potential judgment may adversely affect the title to the property.

How Long is a New York Mechanic’s Lien Valid?

In New York State, a Mechanic’s Lien will automatically terminate after one year, if it is not extended within the one year period, unless a lawsuit to foreclose the Mechanic’s Lien is filed within one year from the date that the Mechanic’s Lien was filed. In order to protect your legal rights as either a contractor or a property owner, we suggest that you hire a competent and aggressive New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer.

A one year extension of the term of the Mechanic’s Lien can be obtained without commencing a lawsuit to foreclose on the Mechanic’s Lien. The required procedure to obtain a one year extension depends on the type of property involved. It may be as simple as filing a one year extension with the county clerk’s office, or it may require a Petition to extend the duration of the Mechanic’s Lien.

High Quality Legal Representation For Your New York Mechanic’s Lien Matter

As a New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer, we protect the legal rights of property owners, contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. We represent clients throughout New York State, including New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester, Rockland and upstate New York.

When you hire our New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer to represent you in your construction, renovation, or Mechanic’s Lien dispute, you have retained an attorney who can both aggressively defend your legal rights, and give you unbiased information which can assist you in determining an appropriate strategy.

Legal Fees And Value To Our Clients

We believe that our experienced New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer provides excellent value because our professionalism is among the highest, while our fees are middle of the road.” We cater to those clients who appreciate this high level of legal representation, and understand that all New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyers are not the same.

Tell Us About Your New York Mechanic’s Lien Case Or Legal Matter

If you are in need of an aggressive and experienced New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer, we invite you to complete our Real Estate Law Questionnaire to send an email. You may also call Michael W. Goldstein to discuss your case or legal matter by telephone, or to schedule a consultation with our experienced and dedicated New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer.

General Disclaimer

Visiting our website, submitting any information via questionnaire or email, or discussing your case with us does not create an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship with our New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer can only be established with the signing of a written retainer agreement prepared by our law firm.

New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer Disclaimer

The information in this website involving New York Mechanic’s Lien Law, NY Mechanic’s Liens or other New York legal information contained in this website is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor to create an attorney-client relationship or lawyer-client relationship with our New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer. We recommend that you discuss your NY Mechanic’s Lien Law matter with a New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer promptly.

Prior results do not guarantee or predict a similar outcome with respect to any future case or legal matter.

This website is not intended to solicit clients for Mechanic’s Liens outside of New York State. However, we do represent clients who live outside of New York State, and are involved with a Mechanic’s Lien in New York State, or who need legal services for a New York Mechanic’s Lien.

New York Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer representing contractors and property owners in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County and upstate New York.

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