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Why should general contractors come to us for mechanic’s liens?

On Behalf of | Aug 21, 2023 | Aggressive Collections, Massachusetts Debt Recovery, Mechanic's Liens

If you own a large construction company, you are familiar with mechanic’s liens. These are an effective method of obtaining payment from delinquent clients. They are a powerful tool given by statute to certain actors in the construction industry, and they’re the only type of property lien that doesn’t require a judge’s approval.

The rules in the statutes are strict

In leaner days, you might have tried to enforce mechanic’s liens yourself. If you did, you probably ran into the complexities of properly recording, perfecting and enforcing mechanic’s liens. It’s a good bet your liens failed more than once, leaving you without your most powerful weapon.

In fact, it’s a good bet some of your mechanic’s liens are still failing. That is because mechanic’s liens fail unless you comply with every single aspect of the mechanic’s lien statutes.

For example, if you don’t bring a lawsuit to enforce the lien within 90 days of recording the statement of account, your lien is automatically dissolved.

Even if you bring suit within that time limit, your lien could still be automatically dissolved if you don’t file an attested copy of the complaint with the appropriate registry of deeds within 30 days of filing the suit.

No one can guarantee a mechanic’s lien will ultimately result in payment, but we employ aggressive yet ethical tactics to increase the odds of success. We know how to perfect on and collect on these liens – and what steps to take next. If we can’t secure payment for you, no one could.

Get your mechanic’s liens done right the first time and every time

The Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen & Associates LLC, aggressively prepares, records and pursues mechanic’s liens throughout the state of Massachusetts. We have over 50 years of combined experience doing just that in an effort to get our general contractor clients paid.

We do this cost-effectively. We are located in the Boston area, but we don’t pay downtown Boston overhead. We don’t have to learn collections or look up the statutes. Collections is what we do.

We are ready and available to handle mechanic’s liens in Boston, Worcester and all other parts of the state. Our goal is to secure payment for our clients, and we are relentless in pursuit of that goal.

To get started, call 508-763-6604 or reach out using our online form to schedule an appointment.