New York Construction Lawyer


Should I let my neighbor perform underpinning?

What is underpinning? Underpinning is the process of installing a new “foundation” under your existing foundation as a means of structural support. It is typically necessary when your neighbor is developing their property and their new foundation (and hence their … Continue reading → The post Should I let my neighbor perform underpinning? appeared first on NY Construction Law Blog.


Pallaci Contributes to ABA 50 State Lien Law Handbook

For more than a year construction attorneys from across the United States that are members of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Construction Industry Forum have been collaborating on a 50 state survey of the lien laws of each state. Kushnick … Continue reading → The post Pallaci Contributes to ABA 50 State Lien Law Handbook appeared first on NY Construction Law Blog.


Liquidating Agreements: What you should know

The Appellate Division, Second Department, recently issued a decision in Rad and D’Aprile, Inc. v. Arnell Construction Corp. where they analyzed the enforceability of liquidating agreements. What is a liquidating agreement? A liquidating agreement in construction is an agreement between a … Continue reading → The post Liquidating Agreements: What you should know appeared first on NY Construction Law Blog.


Home Owners Defeat Contractor’s Claim and Win Defect Claim

Two Nassau County home owners were sued by a contractor that filed a mechanic’s lien against their property and claimed it was not paid in full. The owners denied the contractor was owed any money and, in fact, claimed that … Continue reading → The post Home Owners Defeat Contractor’s Claim and Win Defect Claim appeared first on NY Construction Law Blog.


Construction mediation: Useful tool or waste of time?

What is construction mediation? Mediation is a form of “alternate dispute resolution” that is common in the construction industry. Unlike litigation or arbitration, mediation is almost always not binding. Mediation can always be voluntarily agreed to by the parties after … Continue reading → The post Construction mediation: Useful tool or waste of time? appeared first on NY Construction Law Blog.


Free Sample Final Lien Waiver (NY)

Click the link below for a free sample form of a final lien waiver in New York. This is provided for informational purposes only. You should consult with an attorney before using a lien waiver. Download a free sample final … Continue reading → The post Free Sample Final Lien Waiver (NY) appeared first on NY Construction Law Blog.


How to file a public improvement lien in New York

What is a public improvement lien? There are generally two types of liens in New York: a private improvement lien (filed against real property) and a public improvement lien (filed against a public fund). Pursuant to Section 5 of the … Continue reading → The post How to file a public improvement lien in New York appeared first on NY Construction Law Blog.


Extending a Mechanic’s Lien in New York

How long does a mechanic’s lien last? A mechanic’s lien is valid for a period of one year from recording. How do I extend a mechanic’s lien on a single family dwelling? To extend a mechanic’s lien on a single … Continue reading → The post Extending a Mechanic’s Lien in New York appeared first on NY Construction Law Blog.


Ignoring Lien Law Section 38

What is Section 38 of the New York Lien Law? Pursuant to Section 38 of the Lien Law, an owner or general contractor can force a lienor to “itemize” a mechanic’s lien that it has filed. To demand an itemization … Continue reading → The post Ignoring Lien Law Section 38 appeared first on NY Construction Law Blog.



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