Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP: New Mechanics Lien Act in California

By Edward Lozowicki and Scott Vignos In 2010, the California Legislature enacted Senate Bill ("SB") 189 to reorganize and simplify the laws governing works of improvement. The bill completely re-writes the statutes which provide for mechanics liens, stop notices and certain construction...

Be Sure to Keep Up with Mechanic’s Lien Changes

As those of you who read Construction Law Musings are well aware, the mechanic’s lien is near and dear to my construction lawyer’s heart. A well timed and properly filed memorandum of lien can and does often lead to payment without the need for the suit to enforce that lien. Of course the...