May 16, 2023

Common Questions About Minnesota’s Mechanic’s Lien Law

Finance & Commerce

Construction and real estate litigation partner James Hartnett and associate Josh Peterson coauthored an article for Finance & Commerce that addresses five key questions related to the pursuit of a mechanic’s lien claim in Minnesota before filing a lien foreclosure action.

The authors explain that contractors and subcontractors have a powerful tool under Minnesota law to ensure that they will be paid: filing a mechanic’s lien. However, they note that filing liens can be tricky; if done improperly, the contractor or subcontractor may be left without recourse.

Hartnett and Peterson also answer the following questions:

  1. What work is lienable?
  2. What pre-lien notices must contractors give the owner?
  3. How do you perfect a mechanic’s lien?
  4. When is the last day of work?
  5. How should claimants calculate the lien amount?

The full article is available for Finance & Commerce subscribers.

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