• 13 minutes

Mixing and Matching Construction Payment Remedies to Fit the Situation


Learn how to mix, match and apply payment remedies in particular situations.

In the real world, which payment remedy you use depends on many factors, who is the owner, what type of project is it, and how do the strengths and weaknesses work in relation to the problem you have? Mechanic’s liens are typically second in priority to construction loan but can create problems for owner with lender. A stop notice reaches cash but the stop notice may only reach funds left in construction account, but it can reach interest and fees paid to lenders. This video reviews case studies of the different types of payment remedies.

Runtime: 12 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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