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Can I Recover My Attorney's Fees If I Have to Lien?

March 31, 2014

Can I Recover My Attorney’s Fees If I Have to Lien? Another excerpt from our Lien Law seminar in November of 2013.  If you have questions or would like to know more about what options you as a contractor or project owner may have, contact us for a consultation. Construction Lawyer in Scottsdale.

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When May a Subcontractor Lien (Residential v Commercial)?

March 28, 2014

Today’s post is another installment from last November’s Arizona Lien Law Seminar.  In this installment we talk about the difference between residential and commercial projects and how that affects subcontractor lien rights. As a subcontractor on a residential project in Arizona, you ONLY have lien rights if you have a contract directly with the owner. …

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Arizona's 20-Day Preliminary Notice — What if the Project Takes Less than 20 Days?

March 25, 2014

Did you know that if you are a contractor working in Arizona, you have to send out an Arizona 20-day Preliminary Notice in order to have the right later on to record a Mechanic’s Lien?  Properly completing and serving the 20-Day Preliminary Notice is a prerequisite to being able to record a lien.  Recording a…

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Phoenix DUI Stats For St. Patrick's Day

March 18, 2014

Earlier today,, released early Phoenix DUI statistics for the weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day activities.   There were 223 DUI arrest on Friday and Saturday alone.  The average BAC was above .150, which under Arizona law constitutes an extreme DUI.   The actual number was 81/233 (35%) arrest were extreme.  Which means there is a…

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Worrisome Warranties: Who’s to Blame When a Floor Fails?

March 13, 2014

By D. Jeffrey Craven Originally published in the February/March 2014 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. In a recent Hardwood Floors Troubleshooting column about failed engineered flooring, there was an ongoing debate in the online comments about who is responsible for a failed installation. Inspectors blamed installers for product choice and failing to give care instructions,…

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