Webinar: Payment Terms in Construction Contracts in North Carolina

We will discuss common contract provisions regarding when payment is due in the construction setting in North Carolina. We will look at “Pay When Paid” provisions, “Paid if Paid” provisions, North Carolina law regarding Payments to Subcontractors and Pay Application language.

Mechanics & Materialmens Liens

Have you been paid for the material you sold to improve real property? The legal rights of a lien claimant in the construction industry includes a breach of contract remedy as well as the extraordinary remedies provided by the mechanics liens laws. The legal rights of a lien claimant can include a claim of lien upon the real property improved and the funds due to the parties involved with the construction. While the contractual claim is generally a well-known claim among most credit professional, the mechanics lien remedy can be complex and often ignored or misunderstood. Frequent failure to assert valid claims by those otherwise entitled to do so and the unnecessary cost of needless litigation is generally the result of a lack of knowledge about the applicable lien law.

Possessory Liens in North Carolina

We get quite a few questions on a regular basis where someone has provided labor and/or parts and service to a piece of construction equipment, motorized vehicle and now even electric vehicles and you have not been paid. What should you do? Is it possible that you can keep the equipment or sell it, even if the title owner was not the person who asked you to repair it?

Claim of Lien on Funds: A Potential Saving Grace for “Slow to file” Lien Claimants

As an initial matter, it is worth pointing out that a sub-contractor’s best bet for getting paid is to timely file a mechanic’s lien within 120 days of the last day of furnishing labor or materials. However, sometimes, things happen. This has been particularly true recently with COVID-19 related shutdowns, delays, and closures. If you are a sub-contractor who needs to be paid, but you find yourself outside of the 120-day mechanic’s lien filing window, you have another lien option: a claim of lien on funds

Attorney’s Fees in Lien Enforcement Actions

“Can I recover my attorney’s fees?” is a question we often receive at the outset of litigation. The general rule in North Carolina is that each party is responsible for its own attorney’s fees, unless the contract or a statute provides otherwise.

Webinar: 2017 North Carolina Lien Law & Payment Bond Law Update

Vann Attorneys will be hosting this webinar on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. North Carolina Lien Law in 2017: Three Important Things to Remember. Join us as we discuss the current lien law for North Carolina. We will identify three areas of the law that are important to remember as subcontractors and/or suppliers.

North Carolina Lien Agent and Lien Law Pending Legislation

The North Carolina General Assembly is considering Senate Bill 602 which will modify the existing law concerning Lien Agents and the North Carolina Lien law. The bill provides a new provision to the existing law which would provide a way for a Lien Claimant to give notice of cancellation of the Notice to the Lien Agent upon full payment.

Webinar: 6 Steps for Collecting Accounts Receivables in 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016 from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.Vann Attorneys Webinar: 6 Steps for Collecting Accounts Receivables in 2016 Submit your questions in advance by email and social media:Email: webinar@vannattorneys.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/VannAttorneys and #NCLienLawFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vann-Attorneys/102230089840384 Presenters: James R. Vann Attorney at Law Vann Attorneys Complimentary for Clients & Guests Webinar ID: 111-886-499

North Carolina Lien Law Under Review Again

The North Carolina General Assembly appointed a committee in 2013 to study a specific element of North Carolina Lien Law. The Lien Law Review Committee was initially charged with studying the impact of modifying lien law regarding leased real property. Just recently, several other issues have popped up from industry groups interested in changing the North Carolina Lien Law again. …

Joint Check Agreements – Not a Silver Bullet

Joint check agreements, or joint pay agreements, are a common credit management device, and can be an excellent tool to make sure that you get paid when your customer does. In most cases, however, they do not create a situation where you can seek money directly from the general contractor. In order to use them effectively, it is important to …

Webinar: Understanding the Nuts & Bolts of LiensNC

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Vann Attorneys Webinar: Understanding the Nuts & Bolts of LiensNC Webinar on how to efficiently give notice to Lien Agents Hosted by Vann Attorneys Sponsored by LiensNC and NACM – South Atlantic What challenges are you having with using the LiensNC system? What questions do you have about finding data and using the …

Webinar: Top 10 Issues in Protecting Your Lien Rights in North Carolina

Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m. Vann Attorneys Webinar: Top 10 Issues in Protecting Your Lien Rights in North Carolina Q&A on the impact of the new North Carolina lien law How is this impacting your business? What are you encountering as a construction supplier with the new North Carolina lien law? Submit your questions, experiences, challenges and …

Claims of Lien in North Carolina

With the passing of the new Lien Law in North Carolina in 2012 and 2013, new issues continue to spring up. This is to be expected anytime a new law is passed. We are constantly fielding questions from clients regarding how the law is to be applied. One question which has been more prevalent than others regards the “Subordination of …

Webinar: New North Carolina Lien Law, Session 2

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Vann & Sheridan Webinar: New North Carolina Lien Law Proposed changes to the North Carolina lien law may affect your business. We will discuss the legislative changes to the lien law and talk about how these changes impact suppliers. We will also discuss when it becomes effective. Presenters: Nan E. Hannah Attorney …