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Recent Changes in California Mechanic's Lien Law

John C. Pytel, a partner in our Sacramento office, will provide a critical update to builders, suppliers, and subcontractors regarding changes in California Mechanic's Lien Law effective January 1, 2011. 

The November 3, 2010 presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Building Industry Association (BIA) office located at 1536 Eureka Road in Roseville, CA.   The importance of these lien law changes cannot be overstated, as claimants will lose their lien rights if the changes are not taken into account on active construction projects after the first of the coming year. 

Topics discussed during the presentation will include:

-The new service requirements for mechanic's liens beginning January 1, 2011;

-The new warning/notice language that must accompany mechanic’s liens beginning January 1, 2011;

-The new procedural post-suit requirements that must be followed for lien lawsuits beginning January 1, 2011;

-General timing requirements for perfecting lien claims and stop notice claims (and tips for defending against such claims); and

-General timing requirements for perfecting payment bond claims (and tips for defending against such claims). 

Contact our Sacramento office for additional information at (916) 724-5700.