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Construction Lien Law in Virginia

Don’t be caught off guard - get the training you need to successfully exercise your lien rights. Handling construction payment disputes in Virginia can be successful when armed with the necessary legal and practical knowledge. Find out how to efficiently collect payment for your work or supplies. Successfully manage even the most complex and costly situations. These reference materials will guide you through the strategies for tackling lien and bond issues in any project. Understand the complex law governing the priority of liens and payments, and protect your bottom-line with enforcement and collection strategies. Don’t wait – order today. Benefits for You •Correctly identify what property is subject to a lien and who is entitled to recover payment •Quickly spot troubling contract provisions •Understand the complex law governing priority of mechanics liens on property •Properly fulfill requirements for releasing and discharging a lien Learning Objectives •You will be able to review basics of perfecting the lien. •You will be able to discuss residential liens. •You will be able to describe defenses. •You will be able to identify practical effects and alternatives to filing a lien.
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Agenda

Basics of Perfecting the Lien
— William R. Mauck, Jr.
  • What Is a Mechanic's Lien?
  • Who May Claim a Lien?
  • The 90-Day Rule
  • The 150-Day Rule
  • Property That Is Subject to Lien
  • Identification of the Owner of Property
  • The Lien Memorandum
  • Notice
Residential Liens
— W. Alexander Burnett
  • Mechanic's Lien Agents
  • Notice
  • 43-3B Site Development Liens
  • 43-11 Claims
Defenses
— John D. Purdy
  • Lien Waivers
  • Enforcement
  • Priority
  • Satisfaction of Liens
Practical Effects and Alternatives to Filing a Lien
— Christopher G. Hill
  • Practical Effects of Filing a Mechanic's Lien
    • Claimant
    • Owner
    • General Contractor
  • Personal Liability of Owner or General Contractor (Va. Code §43-11)
  • Breach of Contract Action
  • Threat of Filing of Lien
  • Payment Bond Actions
    • Federal Miller Act
    • Virginia "Little" Miller Act
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Faculty

Christopher G. Hill

Christopher G. Hill – Moderator

The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC

  • Owner, The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC
  • Practices construction law and litigation
  • Frequently speaks on construction and occupational safety issues; writes the Construction Law Musings blog on construction law-related topics
  • Member of the Virginia Business Legal Elite, 2007 to 2012
  • LEED® AP and Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator
  • J.D. degree, Washington University School of Law; B.A. degree, Duke University
  • Can be contacted at 804-205-5155 or [email protected]
W. Alexander Burnett, Esq.

W. Alexander Burnett, Esq.

Williams Mullen

  • Partner with Williams Mullen
  • Focuses practice on construction litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, real estate litigation including landlord/tenant matters, as well as general commercial litigation
  • Serves a broad spectrum of clients involved in the construction industry including banks, owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Achieved the highest rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" in General Litigation and Construction Litigation by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine (2009, 2011 to present) and named as a "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine (2011 to present). Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Construction Law (2017 to present)
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Richmond School of Law; B.A. degree, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Can be contacted at 804-420-6481
William R. Mauck, Jr.

William R. Mauck, Jr.

Spotts Fain PC

  • Shareholder in the law firm of Spotts Fain
  • Practices primarily in construction law handling issues on delay and inefficiency claims, performance and payment bond claims, mechanic’s liens, design-related issues, and defective construction materials
  • Pre-eminently rated with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in construction law, 2011 to 2014
  • J.D. degree, Washington and Lee University School of Law; B.A. degree, Washington and Lee University
  • Can be contacted at 804-697-2061 or [email protected]
John D. Purdy

John D. Purdy

Fullerton & Knowles, P.C.

  • Partner in the law firm of Fullerton & Knowles
  • Practice focuses on all areas of construction law
  • Member of numerous professional organizations
  • Licensed in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania
  • J.D. degree, Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law; B.S. degree, George Mason University
  • Can be contacted at 703-818-2600 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 392877
Published 2014
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