Construction Law Mechanics’ Liens and Payment Bond Claims

Asserting Your Legal Rights to Payment

Experienced Enforcement of Mechanics' Liens

When the work is done, but payment is not forthcoming, the cash flow constriction can hamper your ability to meet payroll or serve the next client and has ramifications for downstream parties who may drag your company into claims for non-payment. The law firm of Dunn & Black, P.S. asserts and enforces lien rights and payment bond rights on behalf of general contractors, subcontractors, and any party not getting paid for supplying materials or labor to the project. We also file liens for construction managers and design team members.

Our construction law attorneys provide experienced and aggressive advocacy in the filing and prosecution of mechanic's liens and payment bond claims. Serving the West Coast, our lawyers regularly represent:
  • Suppliers and distributors
  • Manufacturers and fabricators
  • Subcontractors and laborers
  • General contractors and construction managers
Mechanics' Liens and Payment Bond Claims
When properly filed and pursued, mechanics' liens confer secured creditor status, putting your payment claims ahead of unsecured creditors. They provide additional leverage to get paid, thus improving collection ratios and lowering accounts receivable balances.

Dunn & Black, P.S. acts swiftly to send notice and record the lien, perfect the lien and sue for enforcement through judgment or foreclosure. Our firm has more than 25 years of experience in construction law, including extensive work perfecting mechanic's liens and resolving payment bond claims with surety companies. We also handle construction default situations and advise clients about strategies for recovery of payments on construction projects when there are no mechanics' liens or payment bond claims. We also represent owners who need to analyze, challenge, remove or resolve lien claims on their properties.

See our Representative Work page for examples of our representative cases in construction lien and payment bond disputes.

Contact our Spokane or Seattle offices for knowledgeable and responsive representation.