• 20 minutes

Mechanics Liens and Related Remedies


Procedures and timing can be complex.

Carefully read through the controlling statutes for the remedy you are using and prepare a timeline and/or checklist to follow. There are three classic payment remedies to consider – mechanic’s liens, stop notices and payment bonds. This video provides an overview of these remedies to help you understand their nature.

Runtime: 20 minutes



Paul W. Berning, Esq.

Paul W. Berning, Esq.

Law Offices of Paul W. Berning

  • Experienced arbitrator, mediator and dispute review board member
  • Member: American Arbitration Association’s Roster of Neutrals for Arbitrations, American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Mediators, Caltrans Dispute Resolution Board Candidates List
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • Managing partner of the Law Offices of Paul W. Berning in the San Francisco area since 2011
  • Partner in the construction practice groups of two national law firms for more than two decades before founding his own firm
  • More than 33 years of experience in construction law
  • Frequently represent clients in arbitrations and mediations
  • Represents general contractors, subcontractors, owners, design professionals, suppliers and construction managers in trials, arbitrations, mediations; negotiates contracts; and provides counseling before, during and after construction projects
  • Practice includes resolving construction disputes involving payment issues; financing; terminations for default; claims for extra work, delay, disruption and lost efficiency; defective work
  • Extensive experience in counseling clients on complying with contractor and design professional licensing requirements and in representing clients in court, administrative and arbitration proceedings involving licensing claims and disputes
  • Can be contacted at 510-863-8118 or [email protected]

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