New Orleans Business Market Receives National Acclaim

Over the weekend a good friend living in New York City, sent me a link to a Wall Street Journal article which outlines what all of us here in New Orleans have been seeing over the past few years, new exciting business growth. The article by Douglas McCollam, talks about the success of the non-profit […]

The Construction Lien Center

Construction Liens: Probably the most frequently discussed legal topic amongst contractors, the construction lien can be a very powerful tool for your company to avoid costly disputes and non-paying projects. Here's the catch: You must use it correctly. There are lots of twists and turns in the Washington and Louisiana mechanic lien statutes. Wolfe Law […]

Identifying Property in a Mechanics Lien

This article originally appeared at Wolfe Law Group's blog, http://www.wolfelaw.com, and is reproduced here with permission. ******* When filing a mechanic's lien on a construction project, it is of course critical to identify the property within your lien. While a seemingly simple task, the laws in nearly every state are very specific about how property […]

Identifying Property in a Mechanics Lien

When filing a mechanic's lien on a construction project, it is of course critical to identify the property within your lien. While a seemingly simple task, the laws in nearly every state are very specific about how property is identified...and the consequences of small mistakes can be fatal. In Louisiana and Washington, for example, the […]

All Notices Are Not Created Equal: Prelim Notice v Notice of Intent to Lien

In the world of construction liens, the word "Notice" gets frequent use. The technical nature of each state's notice requirements, however, are often misunderstood. In general, there are 2 types of "notices" required by lien statutes: Preliminary Notice & Notice of Intent to Lien. Preliminary Notice vs. Notice of Intent to Lien A "Preliminary Notice" […]