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Current Issues in Illinois Construction Lien Law

Be aware of the pitfalls, challenges, and requirements involved in Illinois Lien Law.

Many contractors are aware that they have mechanics lien rights against projects to secure payment for their unpaid work. However, they are unaware of the pitfalls, challenges, and requirements that the law sets forth to utilize this powerful tool. The Illinois Mechanics Lien Act, as well as the Illinois Public Construction Bond Act, are very technical and present difficult issues even for the most experienced attorneys. In this topic, experienced construction litigation attorneys Mark B. Grzymala and Beata Bukranova will navigate through this complex area of law. They will provide a brief overview of what a lien is and its requirements along with the benefits of asserting a lien claim. They will then focus on identifying the pitfalls in asserting a mechanics lien claim and present the best practices to minimize the risks in order to maximize recovery.

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Overview

  • The Mechanics Lien Claim and Its Benefits
  • Requirements for a Lien Claim
  • General Contractors vs. Subcontractors

Mechanics Liens on Private Construction Projects

  • Perfection of Lien Claim and Deadlines
  • Enforcement of a Mechanics Lien
  • Bonding Over a Mechanics Lien Claim
  • Contract and Change Order Issues

Protection of Contractor Rights Against Public Projects

  • Lien Claims Against State or Local Projects
  • Bond Claims Against State or Local Projects

Bankruptcy and Other Challenges

  • The Automatic Stay
  • Condominiums and Mixed-Use Projects
  • Challenges to Liens
  • Attorney's Fees
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This course was last revised on February 22, 2018.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Beata Bukranova

Beata Bukranova

A Law Team

  • Managing partner at A Law Team and focuses her practice in construction and contract law
  • Experienced in litigating complex legal issues surrounding mechanics liens, municipal code and OSHA regulatory compliance
  • Regular speaker on construction law issues and contributor to numerous publications
  • Assists clients in construction contract negotiations addressing issues arising from the Home Repair and Remodeling Act, the Illinois Contractor Prompt Payment Act and other relevant statutes
  • Represents clients in Poland and Slovakia with respect to overseas business expansions
  • J.D. degree, DePaul College of Law (CALI award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy); B.A. degree, with High Honors, DePaul University
  • Member of the National Association of Professional Women and Golden Key Honor Society
  • Serves on several advisory committees of local charitable organizations
  • Can be reached at 312-218-1002 or alawteam.com
Mark B. Grzymala

Mark B. Grzymala

Grzymala Law Offices, P.C.

  • Principal of Grzymala Law Offices, P.C. and has focused his practice in commercial litigation and construction law throughout his entire career
  • Represents a variety of clients in the construction industry from small business owners to Fortune 500 companies
  • Experienced and seasoned litigator representing all players on a construction project with respect to mechanics lien foreclosures, bond claim enforcement, construction defects and delays, breach of contract, and contract negotiation
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list for Construction Litigation in 2017, 2018, and 2019. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in the state
  • Frequent speaker on construction law issues and author of several articles on contractor rights
  • Member of the ABA Forum on Construction Law and Charter Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • J.D. degree, Chicago-Kent College of Law; B.A. degree, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Can be contacted at 847-920-7286 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 397403
Published 2018
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