People tend to freak out when a mechanic’s lien is filed on a project. Of course liens are never a good thing but they are not the end of the world. Calm down… you’ve got options.

It is not uncommon for a general contractor or subcontractor to stop working on a project when they are not paid for work previously performed and invoiced. However, professionals in this situation should be careful to make sure their contract does not have any provision that forbids them from stopping their work.  They should also…

Often times in residential projects both general contractors and subcontractors find themselves in situations where they believe it is best for them to file a lien. Unfortunately, many of these liens are invalid due to the fact that the builder is unaware that the property is the owner’s homestead. The fact that the property is…

Time and time again I hear small business owners say that they cannot afford a lawyer. They usually follow that statement with something like “Hopefully, I’ll never need one”. This is simply a HUGE mistake and a bad business practice. Would you invest 50% of your companies earnings in the stock market but wait until…

Zachry Constr. Corp. v. Port of Houston Auth. Limits On Contractual Freedom In Construction Generally speaking, as long as your contract isn’t illegal or unconscionable, courts have a tendency to allow parties to enter into agreements at their own risk. Courts reason that any mitigation of risk can and should be negotiated by the parties…

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