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Filing a Mechanics Lien in Illinois

Understand how to prepare and file your mechanics lien claim.

This topic is designed for project owners, contactors, trade contractors, architects, engineers, vendors and others in the construction industry. You will learn how to prepare mechanics lien claims for private projects. You will learn the importance of filing your lien promptly to receive payment before other creditors. You will learn how your lien claim navigates through the bankruptcy courts. Although this topic is not geared towards attorneys, it will serve as an introduction to mechanics lien claims for those attorneys who do not regularly practice in the area.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Learn the Basics

  • What Can I Lien for?
  • How Much Can My Lien Be?

Can I Lien for-

  • Incomplete Work?
  • Extras?
  • Shop Drawings?

How Do I Prepare the Lien Form?

  • What Does It Look Like?
  • What Information Should It Have?

The 90-Day Notice

  • What Is Its Purpose?
  • What Do I Do With It?
  • What Information Should It Contain?

Who Comes First?

  • What About Other Mechanics Liens?
  • What About Mortgages?
  • What About Federal Tax Liens?

Bankruptcy

  • Can I Still File a Lien?
  • Can I File Suit to Foreclose on the Lien?
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Douglas C. Giese

Douglas C. Giese

Markoff Law LLC

  • Attorney in the Chicago office of Querrey & Harrow, Ltd.
  • Practices emphasizes creditors’ rights and enforcement of debt
  • Experienced trial attorney
  • Prosecutes and defends mechanics lien claims
  • Member, Board of Directors, Illinois Creditors Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, Chicago-Kent College of Law; B.A. degree, Northern Illinois University
  • American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; Illinois Creditors Bar Association
Timothy R. Rabel

Timothy R. Rabel

Querrey & Harrow, Ltd.

Timothy Rabel

  • Partner in the Chicago office of Querrey & Harrow, Ltd.
  • Practice centers on construction law, including litigation and contract negotiation and drafting
  • Prosecutes and defends mechanics lien claims
  • Speaks frequently on mechanics liens
  • Regular contributor to the Construction Law Quarterly
  • J.D. degree, John Marshall Law School, B. A. degree, the University of Illinois
  • Chicago Bar Association; editor-in-chief, John Marshall Law Review
Bruce H. Schoumacher

Bruce H. Schoumacher

Querrey & Harrow, Ltd.

  • Partner in the Chicago office of Querrey & Harrow, Ltd.
  • Practices emphasizes all aspects of construction law
  • Conducts regular seminars on construction for lawyers and non-lawyers
  • Authors of eights books and numerous articles on construction
  • M.B.A. and J.D. degrees, University of Chicago; B.S. degree, Northwestern University
  • Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers; past chair, Construction Law Section, Illinois State Bar Association; past president, Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys; secretary, Chicago Building Congress
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Product ID: 399052
Published 2016
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