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Illinois Construction Lien Law - Liens on Public Property


The Mechanics Lien Act handles liens against public property of the state, its political subdivisions and public agencies differently than liens against private property. General contractors have no lien rights. However, subcontractors have lien rights against funds due the general contractor from the public body or agency. Under Section 23 of the Act, the subcontractor only need show that it had furnished labor, material or other services for a contractor for a public improvement. The subcontractor need not show that it had a contract with the original contractor. The lien is not against the building or improvement, but only against money, bonds or warrants.



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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Thomas J. Wrabel, CPA

Barnes Wendling CPAs, Inc.

Thomas J. Wrabel, CPA, is a director in Barnes Wendling CPAs, Inc.’s accounting and assurance services department. He has over 20 years of experience advising businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Wrabel’s areas of expertise include auditing, external financial reporting, interim CFO services, asset-based loan due diligence, and mergers and acquisitions. His industry expertise includes manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate, services, trucking, education, not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans. Mr. Wrabel serves many of his clients with mergers and acquisitions and financing. His relationships with his client CFOs and controllers are excellent. Mr. Wrabel can clearly relate to them since he has frequently served as an outsourced CFO for extended periods of time and understands the challenges facing them.

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

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